Parents who may be feeling a little overwhelmed with children learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis are now able to access a number of helpful resources online.
From lesson plans, to craftorials, and even online P.E classes, these resources can assist parents with educating and entertaining children at home.
Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition
Gold Coast Mum Kelly Quilter has launched a downloadable home learning survival guide for parents. Teacher for a Day: Lockdown Edition has everything from home tech activities to STEM learning tools suitable for primary aged children. Kelly used her 17 years’ of experience in early childhood and primary education to put together the guide of learning materials. Teacher for a Day: Lock Down Edition is $18 and can be downloaded as a PDF at teacherforaday.com/
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Learning Potential provides parents with practical tips and information to help support children’s learning, from the early years right through to the end of high school. It is a free resource that features activities to help keep learning at home fun and there are even tips for structuring the day. For more information, visit: learningpotential.gov.au/
Cool Australia Lesson Plans
Cool Australia has launched a series of free dedicated learning from home lesson plans for parents to use. The lesson plans are aligned with the Australian Curriculum and are suitable for early learning and primary aged children. There are two categories of plans – At Home Learning and self-directed lessons. All lessons assume the parent or caregiver has zero teaching knowledge, are simple to use and offer a step by step instruction sheet. For more information or to download visit coolaustralia.org
Australian Curriculum Lessons
Parents wanting help with planning lessons for children in years 1-10 can use the Australian Curriculum Lessons website. It features an extensive range of lessons for science, technology, english, maths, geography, history and social sciences. There are also useful digital downloads and reading strategies. Find out more here: australiancurriculumlessons.com.au/
Craftorials with Rachel Burke
Arts and craft expert and designer Rachel Burke has teamed up with LEGO to create a series of free online video craftorials to help kids at home unleash their imagination. Inspired by the LEGO DOTS 2D play range, the 14-part series helps kids use create fun wearables like wristbands and headbands using everyday items that can be found around the home. Check out the craftorials at youtube.com/
PE with Joe
Since March 24, British fitness guru Joe Wicks has been streaming free workout sessions on his YouTube channel to help children keep active during lockdown, and to encourage families to enjoy exercise together. All of his classes are suitable for all ages and are equipment-free. Check out his PE with Joe classes at youtube.com/
If you know of another great learning from home resource that is helpful for parents, let us know in the comments below.