KIND ACTS, which stands for KINgborough, Daily, Art, Community, Teaching and Support, will be a series of activities, ideas and resources shared online, via social media and as a range of themed packages which can be sent out through the post. Please note that our posted packs are limited and are only for Kingborough residents.
This is the page dedicated to home schooling ideas and resources. We hope you enjoy the ideas and please feel free to share your activities with us on Facebook and on Instagram with #KCKindActs #KidsAtHome
Online resources can be fun and engaging but if your children are fighting over whose turn it is to use the device, or it’s simply time to get back to paper and pen, then this website can help:
There are free downloadable workbooks for Prep students through to Year 6, the tasks are varied and engaging and focus on core English and Maths skills.
If you have limited internet access or are struggling to find appropriate educational resources for your children, you can request a resource pack from our Community Services team firstname.lastname@example.org or 6211 8170.
Posted, 2 April 2020
Many parents and carers are facing the quite daunting prospect of home educating their children and young people for a while.
Schools are providing online opportunities and there is also value in obtaining paper based resources. Whilst some parents may want to replicate the school experience at home, others may want to focus on some straightforward and engaging tasks each day.
Overall, work with your child and choose activities to suit their personalities and learning styles.
It is recommended that:
- Learning sessions are broken down by time and activity – be aware that the attention span of young people varies from approximately 12 minutes for four year old’s to 30 minutes for 14 year old’s
- You include breaks and physical activity as part of your daily learning experience
- Rewards are given to children to encourage them to engage and achieve
There are some excellent online learning resources that can be accessed free of charge and each week we will be recommending some in our KIND ACTS posts.
For young children in Kindergarten to Grade 5, ABC Reading Eggs is a great resource. It includes interactive games and activities that make learning to read fun and exciting. And at the moment there is a free 30 day trial. Visit Reading Eggs (external link)
For older children, the National Geographic kids site is varied and engaging. It includes factual information on animals, science, geography and history as well as games, competitions and activities to reinforce learning. Visit National Geographic Kids (external link)
Next week we’ll be sharing information and resources aimed at teenagers following the Australian curriculum.