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Make counting fun! Here families will find ways to explore mathematics through books and songs.

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Here are some great activities young children will love. Families can use the activities in this resource to help develop their child's language skills through storytelling and play.

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Reading eggs is an online reading program for children aged 2 to 14. Children do animated online lessons where they learn reading and phonics skills.

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These short stories from ABC Kids will entertain both families and children. Stories include favourites like Possum Magic.

 

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Great ideas for ways to be active indoors and outdoors at home. Have fun playing with people in your house - dress up, go on a hunt or make a tent.  Being active can be playful and fun.

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Singing songs is a great way to help children learn the alphabet. Here are some links to help.

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Art can be messy and creative. Children learn a lot from drawing, painting, scribbling and finger painting. This can be challenging for families but it's fun for children. It's always worth the mess.

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These links will help children learn about some of the things they can see in the Australian night sky, Australian wildlife that comes out at night and other activities with a night time focus.

 

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These 5 links will take children on exciting adventures with some of their favourite Play School characters.

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Tune into the birds you can hear and see in your backyard! These links will help to improve your child's listening and reading skills, through activities such as identifying common birds in South Australia and making a bird feeder to attracts more birds to your backyard. Helping your child to listen more carefully is important for their reading

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Explore the science by blowing bubbles. These links give lots of learning activities families can do with bubbles.

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These links will help families learn about bugs, slugs and creepy crawlies.

 

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Learn about the ‘magic’ of metamorphosis! Explore the wonder of nature – the lifecycle of butterflies. See if you can find a butterfly in your own backyard and make your own origami butterfly.

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These links give families lots of different ideas for activities with a car theme.

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This website contains a variety of creative activities based on popular BBC children's television programs like 'Sarah and Duck', 'Hey Duggee', 'Go Jetters', 'Charlie and Lola' and 'Andy's Dinosaur Adventures'.

Activities include puppet making, singalongs, games, puzzles, recipes and visual art ideas.

 

 

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Changing seasons in Australia give lots of opportunities for learning mathematics and science at home. These links are all about autumn.

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These links will give families ideas for activities to help their children develop skills by giving them opportunities to experiment with writing and drawing.

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Lego building blocks are a great way to introduce children to the world of construction and coding. A code is a set of instructions.

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Here are 2 online interactive stories about Daniel Tiger's neighbourhood. They work best on desktop computers and iPads.

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Learn to make shadow puppets and tell the story of the dinosaurs in your own play.

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This teaching and learning resource helps educators to design preschool and school learning programs in, and through, the arts. It supports dance, drama, media arts, music and visual arts from Reception through to Year 8.

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Confused about which apps are best for young children?  The following free apps provide fantastic, fun ways to learn language and literacy skills. 

These apps can be downloaded from Google Store.  

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These links have activities to help children to think and work like engineers.

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This resource shows how families can use everyday activities to help children from 4 to 5 years old. The activities help build maths knowledge, skills and thinking.

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STEM learning is about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. These are simple, everyday activities and ideas for families to do STEM learning from home.

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This resource includes fifty five creative ideas for families to do together. 

 

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Younger children can develop their listening skills by watching popular French children's program Trotro and Monde de Titounis.

These vibrant videos are aimed at junior and middle primary students and support the development of vocabulary, listening skills, pronunciation and comprehension.  

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This is a collection of resources to learn about gardening, planting seeds and growing vegetables. Aimed to inspire children and families to get out and garden.

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The ABC Kids website has lots of fun activities for young children. Here are a few links to games to get families started for learning with computer games at home.

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Kitchens are great places to learn. Here are some easy recipes that families can use with young children.

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These links from GreatStart give ideas for creative learning opportunities to try at home. 

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GreatStart has lots of ideas and activities that can help families make the most of everyday learning and events.

 

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These links will get the whole family moving together inside and outside the house.

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Simple activities families can do with children to help them learn and explore by using their senses.

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These links from the GreatStart website give families ideas for activities that help children learn mathematical concepts. 
 

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Simple maths activities for families to do at home.

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Find the patterns in children's daily and weekly routines. Learn the days of the week, and plan the week ahead with a colour coded calendar.

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Ideas and activities families can use to create reading opportunities with everyday things.

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These links from the GreatStart website give families ideas for activities to do in or around their homes that are all about growing plants.

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These links from the GreatStart website give families ideas about how to help their children develop early writing skills. 

 

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These links from the GreatStart website give families simple ideas for getting children talking and storytelling. 

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Information, ideas and inspiration to make healthy food choices, and involve children in cooking at home. Learning about healthy foods can never start too early.

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Making slime and playing around with it is a great way to help children understand scientific principles - and it feels amazing! Slime is a combination of household products that together create a substance that acts like both a solid and a liquid, depending on how you play with it.

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These 5 free apps for Apple devices are fun, educational ways to help young children learn language and literacy skills.

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These YouTube videos include songs and basic concepts in Italian for younger learners.

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Children love to sing. Here are some links to get families singing at home with their children.

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This YouTube playlist features a series of Kaurna language lessons developed by Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi and presented by young Kaurna teachers. Students are introduced to the language of the Adelaide plains through topics including greetings, landscapes, foods, kinship and giving instructions.

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Kiddle is a visual search engine for kids, offering safe kids web, image, and video search. Results are vetted by editors and safe for children to access and use.

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Here are some ideas for games and learning about numbers and time with clocks.

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These resources will give families ideas and useful tips for things to do with children so they can continue learning through play at home.

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Learning mathematics is important for children and adults, because maths helps numeracy skills.

These links provide families with activities and information to support their child’s numeracy development as part of their everyday activities

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Advice for busy families about building learning experiences into everyday routines.

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Here are some activities families can do to help children learn the skills they need to be successful readers.

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Messy play includes experiences that stimulate a child's sense of touch, smell, taste, sight and hearing, as well as their movement and balance.

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An animation series with supporting resources for both parents/carers and educators. Designed to provide support for early year educators with ideas and options for including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge, understanding and skills in their teaching and learning program.

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Explore the environment through the eyes of a young child and see what you can see.

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Playing with magnets is a fun way for children to learn about science. These links will give ideas to get families started.

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Create plays with this free iPad app featuring a library of 8 animated fairytale characters and 5 background scenes. Children could use the app to:

  • retell a story or event 
  • take photos to create new backgrounds to help retell events 
  • create short stories.

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Children love to make music, these games are both very noisy and interactive! Children make up their own music by clicking on characters.

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Young children love making music. These 11 activities will help families make and play musical instruments at home.

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Young children often have a favourite toy. This activity has ideas to help the child develop basic language concepts by making a picture book with their favourite toy.

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Identifying and managing emotions is a tricky thing to do, but with practice and encouragement, even young children can make it. These links provide resources for children and families to help them learn about identifying emotions and strategies to support emotional regulation in stressful situations.

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Dancing and singing is great fun - especially if you get the whole family involved! 

The singing walrus is great to sing-a-long to and Banana, banana meatball will have families making up their own rhymes & raps about any and every topic. Inside oyull find some great songs to get you moving.

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Ideas to keep your body moving. Young children love being physically active and they need to be, every day! Involve them in moving outside or inside and help them understand how their muscles move their bodies. You'll find links to online games and workouts the whole family can play to keep moving.

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Young children love to play games and they love music. This website gives families a list of 10 activities that help children to develop rhythm, rhyme and pattern.

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These links will give families lots of practical and fun activities to do with their children. The activities will help children learn about their body and how to build muscles to learn and play.

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Young children's identity comes from their family - and their name!  Playing with their name, writing and drawing should be fun. Experiment with writing inside and outside in lots of different ways. Try writing short letters or emails to grandparents or friends together.

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Here are some links to videos families can use to explore the world from home.

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These links are for families who want videos and activities about exploring space. There are also some experiments to do at home. 

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Here are some fun computer games for children to play to help them develop eye and hand tracking skills.

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Simple, everyday activities and ideas that families can use at home.  When families engage their children in experiences within their routines it helps children learn. Families can create numeracy experiences in their everyday routines to help with this.

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Make words fun!  Language and literacy skills are important for everyone, including babies.  In this resource, families can work through the everyday activities provided in the links below to develop their child’s skills and understanding and use of language.

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Get physical with fun ways to exercise and be active either by yourself, or with people at your home. Young children love to be active and need to move regularly and often. It's important to include some energetic play every day.

 

 

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These resources will support children and adults to engage in a range of creative activities by offering ideas and resources that can be explored at home. The value of children’s creativity is not the product of the creation, but in the process itself. 

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Reading every day is important. These fun ideas will help families encourage children to read, read, read.

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Learning to read requires many skills and rhyming words is just one of them.  

Below are a suite of resources families can use to support children with rhythm and rhyme.  

 

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Children love dinosaurs! These videos and activites will give families learning ideas to have fun with children interested in dinosaurs.

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Fun, easy and educational experiments to introduce preschool children to basic scientific concepts.

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Some of the best preschool learning activities are science related. Preschool-age children are inquisitive and open-minded, perfect traits for budding young scientists!

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ScratchJr is a visual programming language designed to introduce coding skills to children ages 5 to 7.

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Make maths fun! Help children understand mathematical terms like – short and long. Fun and interesting ways to engage children in mathematical learning.

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These are quick and simple songs, games or videos using Aboriginal language or about Aboriginal culture. Families can use this with young children. This will help build language skills at home.

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This free, easy to use website includes resources for parents, tutors, teachers and schools to support students with specific learning difficulties. 

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Camping or making a cubby house in your back yard can be so much fun. A selection of ideas and activities for camping and playing, indoors or out.

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These are free audio stories for kids that can be listened to via podcast or on the website. Stories include fairy tales, myths and legends, stories from around the world, and poetry.

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This is a storytelling website where the picture books are read by astronauts on the International Space Station. The focus here is on 1 picture book, 'Rosie Revere, engineer' by Andrea Beatty, but you can explore all the books on the website.

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These links are to an award-winning children’s literacy website which has videos featuring actors reading children’s books. The books in these links are familiar to young children.

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Take virtual trips to see real animals and explore Australian and overseas locations from home.

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These guides from the Australian Literacy Educators Association (ALEA) will help families become familiar with the language of maths so they can use it in activities, conversations and play with their children.
 

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    Connected to the Tate gallery, this website hosts a variety of materials that teachers can use in their planning, and families can also use with students.

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    These resources give useful tips to help families read in a way that is engaging and educational for their child.

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    Exploring simple natural materials is a wonderful way for children to investigate their world. This will help families with ideas for children to explore with water and ice.

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    Teddy bears are everywhere and just about everyone has a favourite teddy! They're cute and cuddly, mischievous and wise.

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     Shadows can be mysterious and fun and give young children an opportunity to play with science and maths.

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    Wombat Stew is a favourite Aussie storybook about a cute and cuddly marsupial. Come on in and explore the fun.

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    Learn about the changes in seasons in Australia and have fun with some autumn activities.

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