Australian education sites

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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Multi-subject resources

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ABC Education
Support your child’s learning through tv programs, videos, games, and other education resources (such as digibooks). Also includes videos that can help to explain the news to your child. Caters for Grades 1-10.  For details on the TV schedule for Term 2 visit the ABC TV Education site


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Ideas to help with reading, writing and maths
Ideas and resources to help with reading, writing and maths including how to make learning fun, talking together to support learning, and easy everyday activities to build literacy and numeracy skills.

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Scholastic learn at home
A three-week reading program using videos, digital books and related activities to support your child to develop reading and writing skills. Activities are tailored to different ages and year levels.

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The Orb
Journey into the history and dynamic living cultures of Tasmania’s First People.

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eLibrary
The Tasmanian eLibrary provides access to hundreds of resources including books and stories, magazines, comics, music and videos. To access these resources you need your library card number or you can join for free.

Mathematics

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Maths at our house
Ideas about how you can use everyday activities and things found in your home (e.g. cooking, watching support) to support your child to learn maths including geometry, measurement, statistics, algebra and numbers.

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Tiny Polka Dot
Downloadable resource with 16 games aimed at developing children’s maths skills including counting, recognising numbers and addition.


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Eleven games and activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning
Easy ideas for you to play with their children in everyday situations (no resources required!)


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Everyday math activities kids can do at home
Resources and ideas for you to support maths skill development using real world opportunities such as in the kitchen, cooking dinner and watching the news.

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Resources – Everyday Maths
Ideas about how you can talk and play with your child using a range of household objects to develop maths skills (including numbers, measurement, patterns and shapes).

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NRich – Home of rich mathematics
Age appropriate mathematical games and activities that children can do at home with minimal resources.

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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

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Wonderopolis
Over 2000 ‘wonderings’ that encourage children to ask questions and complete activities that engage them in real world questions and problems.


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Storyline online
A collection of online videos of celebrities reading children’s books aloud. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

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Magic blox
A collection of online videos of celebrities reading children’s books aloud. Reading aloud to children has been shown to improve reading, writing and communication skills, logical thinking and concentration, and general academic aptitude, as well as inspire a lifelong love of reading.

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Literacy shed
A number of animated videos of short stories and related activities that encourage students to ask questions about each story and engage in creative writing activities.

Science for Thinking

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NASA Kids Club
Video games and activities designed to build skills and interest in science, technology, engineering and maths. Games and activities are tailored to different age groups (K – Grade 4).


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DoubleHelix
Quizzes, brainteasers, activities and articles that aim to build knowledge in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) while also developing critical thinking and literacy skills.

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Atlas of Living Australia
A variety of activities that encourage students to learn about maths and science through animals and the world around them. Also includes a number of printable resources.