Useful links and articles

There are many things you can do at home that can assist with your child’s growth, development and safety. The links below offer a wealth of tips and resources for all age groups.

The information is free, up-to-date, reliable, independent and backed by Australian experts.

Educational activities for children to do at home

Starting Blocks has ideas and tools for all pre-school age groups from birth to 3-5 years.

Raising Children provides ad-free parenting videos, articles and resources tailored to different age groups and stages.

Department of Education and Training provides a free app with tips and explains ways parents can be more involved with children’s learning. The website is also full of resources for activities, development, creativity, literacy and numeracy, play and life skills tailored for early learning and primary school years.

Early Childhood Australia Learning Hub - Five things to know about promoting creativity and play

Fuse, the Department of Education and Training's online learning platform with a specific early childhood section.

Creative activity ideas

Educational Activities and Games provides links to various sites such as ABC Kids

School Holidays offers many ideas for activities

Preschool games offer a variety of activities for children 3-5 years

Scholastic provide access to learn at home programs

Fun with sounds from Reggio

Cosmic Kids Yoga provides yoga for children

Elizabeth Morgan House has produced the most beautiful pictures that can be downloaded and printed for children to colour

Learn to paint with Ken Done

Kids Gardening Fun activities that provide fun activities for families to learn together, while encouraging love for nature and the environment.

Resources for children on COVID-19

How to explain social distancing to children

Emerging Minds has developed a host of resources to support children during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Supporting children during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

Council to Homeless Persons has collated a range of resources on COVID-19 for children and young people

Australian Childhood Foundation has collated several excellent resources in their response to COVID-19. Check out At Home Together with the 4 M’s, Many ways to Share a Hug and Like a Tree.

A delightful book called Coronavirus from the UK

The International Play Association have released their Play in Crisis booklet to support parents and carers.

Virtual experiences to enjoy with your child

Visit the animals at the Melbourne Zoo

Meet the new baby otters at Melbourne Zoo

Take a 360-degree virtual tour of the The Ecotarium Museum of Science

Enjoy a performance at the Sydney Opera House

Visit Yosemite

Explore the Melbourne Aquarium

Resources to support parenting

Connected Parenting is a resource to support you in raising your child

Mindful Parenting is filled with ideas and strategies to support you to be mindful and reflective in your parenting.

Melbourne University 3A Family Booklets can turn an ordinary event into a chance for learning at home.