Parents
Age 6+
A Kid holding a tablet with Will and Rya

Transform your child into an amazing writer!

  • Website available across all devices
  • See results from just 30 minutes a week
  • 7 day free trial

How it works

    words
    Fun, engaging games that increase vocabulary and improve spelling
    sentences
    Puzzles and challenges that develop grammar and structure skills
    stories
    Inspiring prompts and story creation lessons that spark imaginations
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Website available across all devices
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A child's journey

Inspired by their own creations

Children draw their own magical characters that go with them through the Night Zoo, developing and growing their creative writing skills.
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Growing a rich vocabulary

The foundation of all great writers is their broad and rich vocabulary. We help your children learn thousands of new words through exciting, personalised activities and games.

Developing grammar skills

As children progress, they'll encounter sentence building games, short writing challenges and many more exciting activities that help them to use these new words in longer, more complex sentences.
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Writing creative stories

Children are then challenged to put their learning into action, producing stories, reports, poems and other styles of writing. Their work will live in a personal portfolio that can be shared with family, friends and a global audience!

Fast and effective feedback

Children get instant feedback on everything they write. They’re encouraged to improve their writing as they receive comments from Night Zookeeper characters, as well as personalised feedback from our team of educators within 24 hours.
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7 day free trial
Website available across all devices
Cancel anytime online

What our customers say

Night Zookeeper is a wonderful resource. In fact, it's the best my children have ever used and the most motivating by far. They want to work on it all day!

Amelia, Parent of 7 & 9 year old

Endorsed by teachers

"This is the best interactive writing tool I've come across in 24 years"
Laura Seiser
Northeast Hamilton School USA
"Night Zookeeper captures the children's imaginations and can promote a positive reading and writing experience - in and out of school. We love it!"
Emma Cotton
Langham Village School, UK
"Night Zookeeper has been a game changer for my students' writing. They write more and have improved significantly as a result of using this engaging platform."
Matt Peebles
Forest Elementary, USA

Why choose Night Zookeeper

A safe, moderated environment
Engaging and motivating
Developed by experienced educators
Proven to improve results
National Curriculum aligned
Perfect for Key Stage 1 & 2

Nightzookeeper.com brings together a compelling story, innovative digital technology, and effective curriculum-aligned educational content, to help your child boost their literacy skills.

Joshua Davidson, Author of the Night Zookeeper

Frequently asked questions

People often ask
How does Night Zookeeper improve reading and writing?
By providing thousands of fun and engaging lessons, challenges, and games, Night Zookeeper helps children to learn new words, use them in sentences, and then create amazing pieces of writing that are shared with children from around the world. They receive feedback from our team of tutors as well as other children that highlight where they can improve. In-game awards and competitions keep them motivated to continue to learn and progress.
What will my child write about?
They’ll write about everything, from stories about magical animals to instructions on how to make the perfect hot chocolate. All genres of writing are gradually introduced including newspaper articles, persuasive writing, reports, and poetry.
But my child doesn’t like writing! Can this help?
In short, yes indeed! Night Zookeeper has been proven over and over to inspire even the most reluctant writers to develop a love of writing. Trust us, your child will love it too!
How often should we use Night Zookeeper?
Children should try to use Night Zookeeper a minimum of 30 minutes a week to get the best out of the program. This will give them time to complete their weekly assignments and check feedback from their tutors. But there is SO much to do on Night Zookeeper so we recommend a few hours a week to really take advantage of all the material on offer, and to help your child improve their reading and writing faster.
What ages are best for this program?
Night Zookeeper is best for ages 6 to 12. When you join you’ll be able to select the age of your child, and this will change the type of lessons, challenges, games, and level of vocabulary that they will encounter. You can always adjust this in your parent dashboard. Speaking of…
Can I check my child’s progress?
You certainly can. When you join Night Zookeeper you will be given access to a parent dashboard where you can easily monitor your child’s writing, achievements, and the feedback they are receiving from their tutor.
Can I use this on a tablet?
Yes, Night Zookeeper works across tablets, PC’s and laptops. We recommend using either on Safari, or Google Chrome browsers for best performance.

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2011-2019. Wonky Star Ltd

Registered Company no. 07706300