Polylino digital picture book service

Open the door to literature and bring the magic of storytime to every child

About Polylino

Polylino is a multilingual digital picture book service for nurseries and primary schools to use with children aged 0-7 years old. The user-friendly digital solution hosts a wide range of picture books which can be read aloud or listened to English. Many of the books can also be listened to in over 50 different languages as well. 

We have partnered with publishers and literature experts in the UK to provide hundreds of high-quality picture books on your smart device or computer which are fully aligned with the EYFS and KS1 curriculum.

For each book, a child can browse the pages, listen to or mute the soundtrack and read for themselves, bookmark their favourite parts, zoom in on the text or artwork, and read together or separately.

Below you will find more information about Polylino and how it will benefit your nursery or primary school.

If you would like to try out Polylino yourself, sign up for an instant free trial, a webinar or a 1:1 demo with our customer support team.




Who is Polylino for?

Polylino is available for nurseries and primary schools to use in their classrooms for children aged 0-7.

It is not available for parents/guardians to purchase and use at home, however education providers can select our Home Access option which allows pupils to use Polylino to support their learning journey at home.

We are always expanding in each of our markets, so if you’re interested in using the solution for a different age group of children, email info@ilteducation.co.uk to register your details for updates.

Why should my nursery or primary school sign up for Polylino?

  • Access a library of hundreds of curriculum aligned books: We have partnered with the children’s literature expert Jake Hope to build a library of high-quality books from UK publishers which support the teaching of the UK national curriculum syllabus (Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage One).
  • EAL support: Many of the books in the library can be listened to in multiple languages, so the service provides an alternative and engaging way to support language development in children who speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). Read more about the benefits of learning to read in your home language.
  • Inclusive and accessible: The digital service and the ebooks are ideally suited to support language development in children with Special Education Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).
  • Support reading at home: As an add-on to Polylino, nurseries or primary schools can provide parents/guardians with access to use Polylino at home with their children. Read more about Polylino Home Access.
  • Market-leading: ILT Education is the market-leading provider of multilingual digital teaching services in Sweden – 285 of the 290 regions use one of its services – so we are trusted experts in the field when it comes to effective digital teaching solutions.
  • Internationally trusted service: Polylino was founded in Sweden, and is also available in the UK, USA, Canada, Finland, Norway, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

“Polylino brings out the children’s curiosity about language ​​and so they develop an understanding of the differences in language from an early age.”

Jenny Thulemark and Åsa Svensson, teachers

What are the benefits of using Polylino at your nursery or primary school?

  • All children can take part in storytime together – no matter their learning requirements or home language
  • Polylino can easily be used alongside traditional books so it is an ideal solution to support different teaching approaches.
  • Teachers are provided with a Teacher Guide which details how the books can be used to support the Early Years framework and Key Stage One curriculum.
  • Children can broaden their vocabulary and horizons as they have access to a wider range of books through Polylino.
  • Stimulates children’s imaginations and inspires creative thinking.
  • Eco-friendly because all the books are available digitally
  • Save money on replacing old books
  • Easy to use digital service available from Apple and Android as an app, or via a desktop . It can be downloaded to a tablet, iPad or smartphone, and even projected onto a larger screen.
  • Be part of a supportive, informative and international network of like-minded teachers.
  • Help when you need it– our customer support team are ready to guide our users every step of the way.

What do the experts say?

“Polylino offers a carefully curated library at children’s finger-tips. Early reading helps to stimulate children’s curiosity and interest and provides familiarity with letters and word sounds and language, laying strong foundations for future learning!”

Jake Hope, Chair of the working party for the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals

How do I sign up for Polylino?

The best way to discover the magical world of Polylino is to immerse yourself in it from the beginning and sign up for a free trial today. Use the form below to start your trial, or contact a member of our friendly customer service team to discuss your options.

ILT Education | info@ilteducation.co.uk

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