Improve Writing Skills with Night Zookeeper

Night Zookeeper Review

{disclosure – this is a sponsored post, we were given a Night Zookeeper subscription for this review}

I am so thankful Night Zookeeper reached out to us and has partnered with us for this review. My daughter loves to write and when I read about Night Zookeeper I just knew she would like it. I just didn’t know how much she would LOVE it. She has begged to keep using this and has been playing, creating, and writing almost daily since we have had it!

Be sure to read our full review below and know that we have an incredible discount code for our readers! I am sharing that first so you don’t miss it!

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What is Night Zookeeper?

Night Zookeeper is a website designed to improve writing skills of children. It is best for ages 6-12 and when you join you’ll be able to select the age of your child, which will change the type of lessons, challenges, games, and level of vocabulary that they will encounter.

How It Works

The process…

When I first logged on to take a look around I was a bit overwhelmed, but then I realized how it all works and now I love it! I will outline the main process for you so you, as a parent, can see how your child will be using this website! Below you can see a sample of the homepage a child will see, with the different areas. It is amazing how quickly a child will explore and figure this out – faster than I did!

Home menu

CREATIVITY

Children draw their own magical characters that go with them through the Night Zoo, developing and growing their creative writing skills. Below you can see a few of the creatures my daughter has created! She LOVES this part so much!

Night Zookeeper Creations

VOCABULARY

The foundation of all great writers is their broad and rich vocabulary. Night Zookeeper helps your children learn thousands of new words through exciting, personalized activities and games. The creatures you create show up throughout the games, making things more personalized and fun!

Word Games

GRAMMAR

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. She doesn’t necessarily love this part, but she does it willingly. As a teacher/parent, I LOVE these games!

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WRITING

Children are then challenged to put their learning into action, producing stories, reports, poems and other styles of writing.

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This is such a neat feature and she has written more than I even realized! I logged into her account to grab a screenshot and found this story I didn’t even know she had written! There is a “blog” that shares children’s writing which is approved by moderators before going live. They also provide feedback through comments, like you can see at the bottom of the screenshot below.

Sample Story

More facts about Night Zookeeper:

  • 7 day free trial, cancel anytime online   
  • Night Zookeeper works across tablets, PC’s and laptops. They recommend using either on Safari, or Google Chrome browsers for best performance.
  • Night Zookeeper is based in the UK so if you live in the US, you will notice some spelling differences and your kids will probably point them out to you – like mine did! It provided some great conversation!

Final Thoughts…

I definitely recommend Night Zookeeper! I honestly wasn’t sure at first, but as we have used it and I have seen how much my daughter LOVES it, I am totally on board! It is a wonderful addition to our language arts homeschool curriculum.

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    Christmas Story Starters

    Inspire Me Story Starters Fall Fun

    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, and word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

    We have a brand new CHRISTMAS set for you today, with 6 different photographs with a Christmas theme to inspire young writers. Many of these Christmas photos feature animals, which are sure to inspire young writers!

    Word ideas print on back if desired!

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    See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

    We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

    Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

    Download your free Christmas Story Starters here!

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    Looking for more Christmas fun?

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    The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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    Grab our other free Story Starters…

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    Inspire Me! Story Starters ~ Dogs in Costumes

    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

    Dogs in Costumes Story Starter Cards

    We have a brand new DOGS in COSTUMES set for you today, with 12 different photographs of goofy looking dogs. These dogs crack me up and I figured many kids would get a giggle with these.  Funny photographs often draw a child in and make writing more fun!  I hope these silly story starter cards inspire may young writers to write fun and silly sentences!

    Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

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    Word ideas print on back if desired!

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    See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

    We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

    Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

    Download your free Dogs in Costumes Story Starters here!

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    The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

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    Grab our other free Story Starters…

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    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Fall Fun Theme

    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

    Free Fall Story Starter Photo Cards

     

    We have a brand new FALL FUN set for you today, with 12 different photographs. Six of the photographs are of people in fall, and the other 6 are all funny squirrels and a chipmunk. We haven’t used these yet, but I wanted to share them since it is fall for much of the world right now!

    Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also! If you look you’ll see my boys in a few of the photos!

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    See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

    We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

    Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

    Download your free Fall Fun Story Starters here!

    Inspire Me Story Starters Fall Fun


    The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

    Choose-your-Own-Writing-Paper43121  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart4121  Young-Writer-Printables21


    Grab our other Story Starters…

    Summer-Fun-Story-Starters-Printables[1]  Bugs-Story-Starters-Printable-Photo-  Cats Story Starters Printable Photo Cards


    Looking for more FALL fun?

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    See more Fall ideas here on our Pinterest board!

    Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Fall Theme on Pinterest.



    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards ~ Cat Theme

    Cats Story Starters Printable Photo Cards

    Inspire Me! Story Starter Photo Cards feature a simple photograph on the front, with word ideas on the back.  You can see more about why they were created and how we use them here in our original post!

    We have a brand new CAT set for you today, with 18 different photographs. My daughter helped me choose some of these and was giggling as we picked them.  A reader shared with me that she plans to use these with her ESL students, what a great idea!

    Here’s one of the stories my daughter wrote using one of our cat cards!

    Story Starters Cat Theme

     

    Below you can see the photographs included in this set, there are matching word idea cards for each photo also!

    Cat Photo Printables Cat Photo Printables Cat Photo Printables

     

    See a video walk through here showing you how we use and organize our cards, and the extra printables we use alongside of them.

     

    We have more themes coming and many will be released here on my blog for FREE.  I am also listing sets in my Teacher’s Notebook Shop.  Be sure to subscribe to our blog posts so you don’t miss any of our free printables!

    Have a theme idea for a set? Leave me a comment!

    Download your free Cats Story Starters here!

    Inspire Me Story Starters Cats


    The printables shown below were were created to go along with our story starters! 

    Choose-your-Own-Writing-Paper  Choose-Your-Own-Alphabet-Chart  Try It Sheet


    Summer Fun Story Starters Printables  Bugs Story Starters Printable Photo Cards


    Looking for more CAT fun?

    Follow {1plus1plus1} Carisa’s board Cat Theme on Pinterest.