As students settle into their first weeks of the new school year, the Government has launched a new resource for parents and families to help bring school lessons to life at home.
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the new website, Learning Potential Resources, is filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and videos to assist parents of primary school children to get involved in their child’s learning.
The website provides access to the resources teachers are using in the classroom, adapted for the home environment. The resources provide ideas for parents about how to turn everyday activities like cooking, watering the garden or walking the dog into a fun and interactive learning opportunity.
Learning Potential Resources supports the Australian Curriculum for primary school and contains three main sections, which include:
- 41 ‘everyday ideas’ to show parents how to practise literacy and numeracy skills with their child during everyday life.
- 80 ‘practise together’ articles to guide parents on how they can reinforce literacy and numeracy skills their child is learning at school.
- 80 ‘practise online’ activities, including internet games and videos that parents and children can do together to practice these same skills.
These resources are part of the Learning Potential suite that includes the popular Learning Potential app, which has been downloaded more than 120,000 times since it was launched in August 2015.