Kuraby State School
Our Approach to Continuity of Learning and COVID-19
Suggested Websites for Students
To provide consistency for children, it is a good idea to set daily limits around time spent watching television and playing devices. This makes life easier for parents to control the daily routine and ensures children continue to develop a range of skills in other areas.
For example, 30 minutes to 1 hour of device time in the morning after chores and school work is complete, would be ideal. And perhaps another timeslot in the afternoon when parents require some down time. It is best if children use the internet for constructive purposes, for example they could:
- research a place they are interested in
- find out about a hobby they would like to try
- learn about a career they may like to pursue
- choose an educational website to continue learning
GOVERNMENT-ISSUED LEARNING RESOURCES
Please take some time to view the downloadable learning materials and tips for parents on the Queensland Government's new Learning at Home website. https://education.qld.gov.au/curriculum/learning-at-home
An extensive list of well-regarded, free educational websites can be found at:
Please see below for a list of educational websites in addition to those on the QLD Government site, that your child can access from any electronic device with internet access (laptop, iPad or computer). Please note that some websites are offering free trials which may require the user to set up an account. Your child may also require adult support to be able to engage with the sites effectively.
STUDY LADDER https://www.studyladder.com.au/info/school-closures . A comprehensive program of online educational activities for students aged 4 to 12, mapped to the curriculum.
IXL https://au.ixl.com . With a comprehensive curriculum, individualised guidance and real-time analytics, IXL meets the unique needs of each learner.
ABC READING EGGS https://readingeggs.com.au . Makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities. Currently offering a 30-day free trial for parents, with four different options to choose from depending on the age of your child.
LITERACY PLANET www.literacyplanet.com/au . Help your child improve their English literacy skills. 14-day trial.
TEACH YOUR MONSTER TO READ www.teachyourmonstertoread.com
SPELLING CITY https://parents.spellingcity.com . Spelling practice and exposure. A family membership costs $35/yr.
Improve spelling and early literacy skills. Currently offering a 48 hour free trial.
SPLASH LEARN www.splashlearn.com . Maths learning
MATHS SEEDS https://mathseeds.com.au . Maths learning
ART FOR KIDS HUB www.artforkidshub.com . Art website
TYNKER www.tynker.com . Technologies/Coding Website
MATHLETICS https://www.mathletics.com/au/for-home/free-trial . Mathletics makes learning Maths engaging, fun, and rewarding. Currently offering a 48 hour free trial, with various options should you wish to take out a subscription.
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