Do you teach children in their first three years of school?


Do you spend hours searching for or making teaching resources to use with your class?


Wish you had more time for other things?


Then let readilearn lighten your workload by doing some of the hard work for you.


Resources for teaching are available in:

New resources added every week!

readilearn resources are designed for use with learners of about 5 to 7 years of age in their first three years of school. Teachers  choose and use resources appropriate to their students’ needs.

Resources are also suited for use with students in the same age group who are being home educated, or for learners of all ages who are learning English as a second or other language, as well as for older children requiring additional support.

How it works:
  • Register for access to free resources
  • Subscribe for access to all resources
  • Check out the blog each Friday for teaching ideas and information about new and existing resources
  • Sign up to the monthly newsletter to keep up-to-date with readilearn

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Hi, I’m Norah Colvin, founder of readilearn. Before readilearn, I was a teacher; probably for more years than I wish to reveal, but let’s say, quite a few. I’ve been a classroom teacher, full-time and part-time, of single-age groups and multi-age groups; I’ve been a resource remedial teacher and a home educating parent; I’ve been a curriculum writer for the Education Department, and a freelance educational author; I’ve run educational sessions for parents and their children of before-school age; I studied literacy development and ran sessions for parents on how they could help their children read.


Education is my passion, especially the education of young children. Children are our future. We need to nurture our children in ways that will help them create the future we want it to be. I advocate for curiosity and creativity, encourage questioning and critical thinking, and value diversity, tolerance and compassion. I believe that classrooms should be supportive, fun, connect with children’s lives, and provide learning opportunities that are meaningful and relevant.

Many of the resources in the readilearn collection are ones I made for use in my own classroom. Others I wish I’d had, especially the interactives. They are designed to support you in your role with lessons that are ready to teach (readilessons) and activities that are designed to progress children’s learning, not just keep them busy.

Why readilearn?

The word is made of three components that I believe are the foundation of education:

  • empowerment through reading
  • life-long learning
  • with the focus on the individual learner.

readilearn enables me to combine my passions for education, creativity and writing. I’d be delighted to receive your feedback about existing resources as well as suggestions for additional resources.

Let me know what you need, and I’ll do my best to make it for you.

Resources include

  • digital interactive stories and lessons
  • estories (digital stories)
  • open-ended problem solving activities
  • readilessons (lessons ready to teach)
  • printable activities
  • teaching suggestions
  • notes for distribution to parents
  • and much much more!

Check out the blog, published every Friday, for

  • education updates
  • teaching ideas
  • suggestions for using existing resources
  • explanations of new resources

Sign up for the newsletter, published on the last day of each month, for all the latest from readilearn.

We invite you to explore the site and register to download free resources. However, most value is obtained through subscription. For just A$25 per year, that’s less than 50 cents per week or just a few cents for each resource, you can access all resources.

Subscribe now to start using the collection of readilearn early childhood teaching resources designed to lighten your workload.

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