How does nightzookeeper.com improve reading and writing?
By providing thousands of fun and engaging lessons, challenges, and games, nightzookeeper.com 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.
Is nightzookeeper.com typing or handwriting?
Most of the work completed on nightzookeeper.com is through typing. However children can also submit their handwritten work. We also send regular printable resources that are perfect to work on handwriting skills!
Is nightzookeeper.com available in American or British English?
Nightzookeeper.com offers both options! Simply select your country when you register for the correct curriculum.
Is nightzookeeper.com appropriate for children with special educational needs?
Our program is fully flexible and easily adaptable to your child's learning needs. Our interactive interface works really well for children with special needs, including dyslexia, autism and ADHD. Visit our blog for more information on this!
Do you offer school subscriptions? How do I get a quote?
Yes, we have thousands of schools that use Night Zookeeper in the classroom. Prices are tailored to a school's needs, and you can start a free trial by visiting our Teachers page (linked in the menu). If you want an estimated quote for a large school, district, charter or homeschool co-op, email us on [email protected]
and we'll be happy to help.
How does my child get feedback on their work?
Children receive feedback in the form of comments, which are left on every written piece that has been submitted for review. These comments include encouraging phrases to motivate children or more in-depth suggestions on how to improve their work. Our tutors aim to provide feedback within 48 hours.
What are the payment methods for nightzookeeper.com?
Our program operates its own payment system, which means that you can safely input your card details when you register for easy payment. We accept all credit/debit cards except discovery card. If you are having trouble signing up, you may need to inform your bank you'd like to proceed, in order to complete registration.
How much does nightzookeeper.com cost?
The cost of your subscription depends on the length of your plan, as well as how many children are in your account. For more information on pricing, please visit the 'Parent' Page. Pricing is available in several currencies.
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.
My child doesn't like writing - will nightzookeeper.com help?
In short, yes indeed! Nightzookeeper.com 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 nightzookeeper.com?
Children should try to use nightzookeeper.com 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 our program so we recommend a few hours a week, or 10-20 minutes a day to 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?
Nightzookeeper.com 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.
Can I check my child's progress?
You certainly can. When you join nightzookeeper.com 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, nightzookeeper.com works across tablets, PC’s and laptops. We recommend using either on Safari, or Google Chrome browsers for best performance.
Do you have a family subscription?
Yes, you can add more than one child to your account. Simply press 'Start Trial' and then add the number of children you would like (up to 3). The price will be displayed on the screen.