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Parent Resources To Support Your Child

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If you would like to help your child develop their literacy and numeracy skills these links below are child (and parent) friendly. They reinforce and build on the concepts your child will encounter in the classroom to support your child’s learning. 

Information for Parents/Carers

Literacy

Dear diary, writing to you is so good for me (5-11 years)  

Get a grip on your child's pencil grip (4-8 years) 

Bookworms devouring books together (5-9 years) 

Learning to read 1: phonemic awareness (5-8 years) 

Learning to read 2: phonics (5-8 years) 

Learning to read 3: vocabulary (5-8 years) 

Learning to read 4: fluency (5-8 years) 

Learning to read 5: comprehension (5-11 years) 

 

Activity ideas to do with your child

Learning Place (4-12 years) 

The Early Years Count (0-8 years)

The adventures of education kid (5-11 years) 

Word of the Week (5-11 years) 

BBC Bitesize (5-11 years)  

Spelfabet (5-9 years)

ICT Games (5-8 years)  (Based on UK)

 


Information for Parents/Carers

Numeracy

Helping with primary school maths homework (5-11 years) 

How good is your child with money? (5-11 years) 

Maths problem, no problem (10-11 years) 

 

Activity ideas to do with your child

Learning Place (4-12 years)

The Early Years Count (0-8 years)

Boredom buster board game (5 -11 years) 

Math Prodigy (5-11 years)  

Math Playground (6-11 years)  


General activity ideas to do with your child

ABC Education (4-12 years)
Australian Children's Television Foundation (4-12 years)
Aussie Educator (4-12 years) 
Learning Potential (4-12 years)
ABCYa 
Study Ladder
The Great Outdoors
Fluency and Fitness
Free educational subscriptions
Twinkl (Use code AUSTRCODE for a month free)


Wellbeing activity ideas to do with your child

Bullying. No Way!
Human rights education
Healthier happier Qld
Reach out


Department Apps

Our useful range of mobile device apps includes school information finders, a language development app, and an iPad story app to help children with their social and emotional development.

Look out for new additions as we continue to develop interesting and relevant apps for both children and adults.


Sally and Possum app 

Sally and Possum Season 1 (ipad only version)
Sally and Possum Season 1. The world's first app exclusively in Australian Sign Language (Auslan). Join TV's Sally and Possum as they combine Auslan and game-based learning to improve literacy and numeracy in deaf and hearing-impaired children aged 4-6.

Sally and Possum Season 2 (ipad only version)
Sally and Possum Season 2. Sally and Possum are back! Join them as they continue their quest for knowledge and adventure using Australian Sign Language (Auslan) in a series of challenging and rewarding games.


SPEAK app

SPEAK app (Speaking Promotes Education And Knowledge) provides lots of fun, free activities, ideas and information for parents, carers and educators to support and nurture language development in children from 0 to 6 years of age.


Take a Stand

Read up on tips and advice about bullying through the Take a Stand browser-based app.
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Last reviewed 12 February 2021
Last updated 12 February 2021