LOTE Online for Kids
Kerry Library now offers free access to LOTE Online for Kids for library members. Children can enjoy the magic of books in LOTE (Languages Other Than English) at home. Children can also watch, read and listen to each LOTE title translated and narrated in English to help with reading and literacy development. There are 2000+ of digital books in over 50 languages to choose from with new books and languages released each month.
Languages include: Ukrainian, Cantonese, Mandarin, French, Bengali, Hindi, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Polish, Brazilian Portugese, Spanish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Tamil, Urdu and many more.
You can access LOTE Online here using your library card number. There are also activities from colouring pages to word searches that can be downloaded.
This resource is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund
Times Tables Rock Star
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced maths programme created by maths teachers to solve the perennial problem of pupils not knowing their times tables.
Time Tables Rock Stars uses computer game-design elements and principles to make times tables & maths fun. It is one of the leading Ed-Tech math’s products and provides an enjoyable and interactive way to successfully boost recall and math’s confidence amongst children.
It can be used in the classroom as whole-group instruction or for homework. Teachers can choose to print worksheets or have their students play the game on the app (via IOS and Android) or website
Teachers can also benefit from access to valuable data on the performance of their pupils, which enables them to view progress and easily celebrate successes through the use of custom leader boards and certificates.
This is a school based resource and only one school account is needed to allow an
an unlimited number of teachers and students within the school to sign up ensuring the programme is available to everyone.
The programme is available free of charge for 6 months. This will be followed by a review of each school's usage and engagement with the programme. After this initial 6 month period, the schools that have engaged the most during this time will continue to have free access to the licences for a further six months. (A limited number of school licences are available so a waiting period may apply).
If your school is interested in signing up for a trial of the service please contact your local library or email email@example.com.
This service is funded by the Dormant Accounts Fund