The following websites have activities or games that students can complete with or without parent support. We always recommend that parents and whanau view the content for themselves before allowing tamariki to use websites.
|Learning from Home||https://learningfromhome.govt.nz/||This website contains advice and resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders spanning early learning through to senior secondary to support learning at home.|
|NZmaths||www.nzmaths.co.nz/number-knowledge-activities||New Zealand Mathematics Website. These activities aim to help develop your child’s Number knowledge.|
|Epic – Literacy||www.getepic.com|
Epic is the Leading Digital Library for Kids 12 & Under. Instantly access 35,000 of the best books, learning videos, quizzes & more. Join for a 30 day free trial period.
Science Kids is the home of science & technology on the Internet for children around the world.
|Science Learning Hub||www.sciencelearn.org.nz||New Zealand science education resources|
|Sumdog||https://pages.sumdog.com||Sumdog is an online learning tool which provides personalised maths and spelling practice that children love.|
|Prodigy||https://www.prodigygame.com/||Maths Learning Platform|
|Worksheet Works||https://www.worksheetworks.com/||Create your own worksheets to support learning in a variety of curriculum areas.|
|Mathletics||https://www.mathletics.com/nz/||Online mathematics learning platform|
|Tools to support Math Learning||Math Learning||Online tools to support math learning.|
|Twinkl||https://www.twinkl.co.nz/||Here you will find an excellent collection of New Zealand Teaching Resources for use in the classroom.|
|Educational Games for Kids||https://nz.education.com/games/||Variety of online games.|
|Arcademics||https://www.arcademics.com/||Variety of online multiplayer games.|
|Studyladder||www.studyladder.co.nz||Studyladder offers a sequential learning program that includes videos, interactive activities, worksheets and assessments.|
|Nano Girl||https://www.nanogirllive.co.nz/coronavirus-soap-experiment||Nano Girl video which explains Coronavirus to children.|
|Khan Academy||www.khanacademy.org||Khan Academy is a great way for your child to get help with what they’re learning in school or to learn something completely new.|
|Story Jumper||www.storyjumper.com||Become a published author – write and create your book|
Alternative Learning Around Home
Here are some ideas of simple things you can do at home with your children.
- How to tie your laces (you’d be surprised).
- How to follow a recipe.
- How to plan a meal and a grocery list on a budget.
- How to write a CV (resume).
- How to look after the house- mow the lawn, do the recycling, budget and pay bills…
- Spend time reading- libraries have an online app to get them digitally. Ask the children questions about what they are reading, read together, make predictions, discuss why characters behave the way they do.
- Spend time writing- keep a journal, keep a gratitude list, write instructions for something, write an alternative ending to a favourite story or movie, write a story, keep a book of facts…
- How to advocate for positive change – write a letter, create a petition for example.
- How to maintain a vehicle- (tyre, oil).
- Get physical- yoga, play catch, play frisbee, kick a ball around, online exercise programmes.
- Build fine motor skills- draw, colour, knit, cross-stitch, sew, weave.
- Exist without the internet for periods of the day!
- Research things you’re interested in’.
- Get them to do a science (STEM) challenge- build a tower, bridge just using newspaper or a boat out of random household materials.
- Having time together, talking, playing card games and board games are also brilliant ways to use this hard time to connect.