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Schooling from home? These resources might help!

Published Date
25/03/2020
News Topic
Children
Homeschooling

Schooling from home?
A lot of parents have found themselves at home with kids who are suddenly remote learning. Depending on the age of your child, this comes with a variety of challenges. The younger ones may need help getting tasks done while the older ones may need to be encouraged regularly to stay focused. And the smaller ones just need attention all the time!
Whatever your particular circumstances, it’s a challenging time, especially if you’re trying to work from home at the same time. To help, we wanted to supply you with a list of resources you can use to help keep your kids learning and occupied throughout the day.

Our Library eResources
Our libraries have a lot of great eresources you can download for free. You can download audio books, films, documentaries and engage in online learning as well connect with the state library eresources.


The Randwick Council website
Staying at home is a good opportunity to learn about your local area. Discover Randwick’s Indigenous history and view a timeline of local events. Plus, learn about our local cemeteries and the history behind some of the people buried within, then go and visit them as part of an outing.


Use the NSW state resources
The government has set up a website to supply parents and carers with all the resources they need to help their child learn from home. You’ll find curriculum specific resources by grade as well as early childhood resources as well as advice on what to expect when schooling at home.


Fun stuff
There are a lot of resources online that you can take advantage of to keep the kids busy. David Walliams is releasing free audio story every day for the next month. You can listen here. Plus, Girls Who Code are releasing their home curricula activities for free, which can be found here. Plus, here’s lots of activities for kids of all ages and grades, including cooking, crafts and games.


Get growing
Every gardening project can be turned into a deeper scientific lesson, making it a perfect activity to share with homebound kids. For a new generation of green fingers there are different ways to bring nature into the home. Paint your own pots, build balcony boxes, create your own bird feeders and even get friendly with worms! Council’s nursery is still open and will be the perfect excursion for curious kids. Nursery staff will be on hand to answer questions and give advice.

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