We’re on the School Readiness Funding menu

Eligible kindergartens and early learning centres in Victoria can apply for funding to access Story Box Library, as part of the permanent Victorian School Readiness Funding program.

Supporting the key priority areas of language development, access and inclusion, Story Box Library builds upon the foundations of literacy and learning that early learning settings already deliver.

With a diverse digital library of almost 450 stories and supporting the Early Years Learning Framework outcomes, our digital collection of picture books helps young children understand the world around them and gets them excited about reading and learning.

For more information to support your funding application, read our brochure for Early Childhood Organisations here. Or visit our listing on the School Readiness menu here.

Story Box Library helps educators foster a love of reading from a young age, developing literacy and learning skills in the younger years. Our safe and trusted platform enhances early learning education, with a diverse digital library and additional educational resources. Explore our new Resources page to find stories and resources for particular interests, additional features such as Activity Time, PD events to nurture teaching confidence and knowledge-base and more.

Watch our online PD: Mythbusting Screen Time for Kids

Watch Mythbusting Screen Time for Kids, our expert discussion featuring Early Childhood education teacher and consultant Linda Harrison, and Story Box Library’s Education Resource Developer, Amelia Otto, and learn more about:

  • The benefits and importance of digital technology and play in early settings

  • Picture books as provocations for learning

  • Busting myths about screen time for young children

  • Using Story Box Library’s multimedia stories to enrich play and learning

  • Educational resources and approved learning frameworks with national curriculum links

Watch ‘Mythbusting Screen Time for Kids

Using multimedia stories to spark curiosity, conversations and creativity

“Have you considered sharing literature with young children via digital technology? Some of us remain cautious about the inclusion of technology in early learning settings, however, it doesn’t have to replace hands-on learning, instead it can be used as another tool to enable and enhance it.” Read more from Early Childhood Education expert and consultant, Linda Harrison

Using Activity Time in early learning settings

We understand the importance of reading, singing, rhyme and play for building the foundations of literacy and learning. Designed to be incorporated into teaching, or as a suggestion for families to continue story engagement at home, our activities let imaginations fly. Explore selected Activity Time ideas below, or find instructions via the ‘Activities’ tab on each story page.

After watching Ten Tiny Things, children can create a 10 tiny things scavenger hunt for a friend or family member.

After watching Howl, children can make their own megaphone using everyday craft materials.

For more information to support your funding application, read our brochure for Early Childhood Organisations here.