The Stoke and Elma Turner Libraries are now open. Read more

30 Mar 2020

Resources for Kids and Parents

Looking for resources online to support learning at home? Or perhaps something to keep the kids occupied during the lockdown? Check out these websites below for our top picks for online learning and entertainment for children / tamariki.

Subscribe to the Children's Newsletter

Sign up for a weekly email from the Children’s Library - our children's librarians are hard at work and they have some fun things to share with you from around the globe.

newsletter kid

School Work and Learning Support

ZdWVDH4V 400x400

 91873007 1494677080691303 237065156603936768 n

Ministry of Education

The official website of the Ministry of Education, with all the news, updates and support for learning in your household during the lockdown.  

Study Ladder

An online learning programme aligned with the New Zealand curriculum. Includes videos and interactive activities.


 91174906 3056471947710827 4694292292662460416 o

Any Questions

Online homework help provided by the National Library of New Zealand. Chat with a librarian in real time, and have them help you find resources online.


Learning from Home

An additional website from the Ministry of Education with resources and advice to support distance learning, from pre-school to secondary school.

Online Story Times

 story box logo v2  1572129802741

Story Box Library

Watch and listen as New Zealand and Australian storytellers read you favourite stories to you from the comfort of you home.

This website is for library members, and requires your library card number and PIN. 

Goodnight Kiwi Stories

The Goodnight Kiwi and Cat are back with NZ celebrities to read to you your favourite bedtime stories.



1400 Best OF STORYTIME Podcast TILE 1400x1400 7


RNZ - The Best of Story Time

The latest and greatest children's stories and songs from New Zealand. Ngā pūrākau me ngā waiata nā Aotearoa.



A website with hundreds of online videos read by celebrities alongside creatively produced illustrations.