Activities and to support children’s learning at home
Activities to support your child’s learning at home. There are many fun and exciting activities. These activities can stimulate children’s curiosity and encourage their love of learning.
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ABC Early Education Support children’s learning through TV programs, videos, games, and more. Caters for children birth to eight years.
ABC Education Support children’s learning through TV programs, videos, games, and more. Also includes videos that can help to explain the news to children. Caters for Grades 1-10. For details on the TV schedule for Term 2, visit the ABC TV Education site.
Ideas to help with reading, writing and maths Ideas and resources to help with reading, writing and maths. These easy, everyday activities help build literacy and numeracy skills. They show how to make learning fun and give ideas on talking together to support learning.
Scholastic learn at home A three-week reading program using videos, digital books and related activities. These support children to develop reading and writing skills. Activities cater to different ages and year levels.
The Orb Journey into the history and dynamic living cultures of Tasmania’s First People.
Maths at our house Ideas on how to use everyday activities and items found at home to support children to learn maths (e.g. cooking). These include geometry, measurement, statistics, algebra and numbers.
Tiny Polka Dot Downloadable resource with 16 games to support children’s leaning in maths. The games support development in many skills including counting, recognising numbers and addition.
Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning Easy ideas for parents to play with children in everyday situations. There are no resources required!
Everyday math activities kids can do at home Resources and ideas for parents to support maths skill development using what is at home. Activities include real world opportunities, e.g. cooking dinner.
Resources – Everyday Maths Ideas about how parents can talk and play with their child. Activities use a range of household objects to develop maths skills. These include numbers, measurement, patterns and shapes.
NRich – Home of rich mathematics Age–appropriate mathematical games and activities. Children can do these at home with minimal resources.
Math for love – games Games are a great way to support children to learn maths. This resources provides mathematical games for you to play with your child (including two player games!)
Inquiry, online books and ideas for writing
Wonderopolis Over 2000 ‘wonderings’ that encourage children to ask questions. Children then complete activities that engage them in real world questions and problems.
Storyline online A collection of online videos of celebrities reading children’s books aloud. Reading aloud to children improves reading, writing and communication skills. It supports logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude. It also inspires a lifelong love of reading.
Magic blox A collection of online videos of celebrities reading children’s books aloud. Reading aloud to children improves reading, writing and communication skills. It supports logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude. It also inspires a lifelong love of reading.
Literacy shed Many animated videos of short stories and related activities. These encourage children to ask questions and engage in creative writing activities.
Science for Thinking
NASA Kids Club Video games and activities designed to build skills and interest in science. These also develop skills in technology, engineering and maths. Games and activities cater to different age groups (K – Grade 4).
DoubleHelix Quizzes, brainteasers, activities and articles that aim to build knowledge in science. They support learning in technology, engineering and maths (STEM). as well. Critical thinking and literacy skills are also developed.
Atlas of Living Australia A variety of activities that encourage children to learn about maths and science. Observing animals and the world around them develops these skills. Also includes printable resources.