EARLY CHILDHOOD TOOLKIT
The Victorian Government has suggested some guidelines to support parents and carers to engage in learning activities with their children at home:
Also, you may want to access information to talk to your children about COVID-19.
Early childhood education apps are one way to keep kids engaged while they learn at home. There are hundreds available, so it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few that feature free activities you can check out today!
Each word is highlighted as it’s being read and spoken aloud if touched.
You can add your own voice, so your child hears you tell the story in English or another language if you’re from a migrant or indigenous background.
READ-ALOUD WITH ROOP
Hey friends, ROOP has exciting news! We have launched a YouTube Channel and we will be uploading a series of Read-Aloud with ROOP videos, every week. Head over to YouTube and subscribe to our channel to stay up to date on our latest content
READ-ALOUD FROM HOME
Read-aloud sessions equip parents with the ability to further develop their children’s literacy experience at home. They also foster a love of books and expand a child’s vocabulary. The more words children hear the wider their vocabulary becomes, and their ability to communicate and express themselves increases, all of which are basic foundations of becoming literate. We have created a playlist of read-aloud videos below which can assist you to implement a reading routine with your child today!
How to read with your child
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie read by Bri
THE RAINBOW FISH read by Awnie
Clark the Shark read by Chris Pine
Quackenstein Hatches a Family read by Kristen Bell
The Very Hungry Caterpillar read by Ms Linda
Parents and children can also discover a wide range of interactive audio stories, games, and sing songs. Some stories help explain COVID-19 to young children. Start listening to audio stories with your kids today!
We are committed to supporting parents in continuing the learning and development of their children at home by reading together. We are making available FREE eBooks from African Storybook to read at home.
You can download our eBooks at any time and start your reading journey with your child today!
We must help children understand how to protect themselves and others during these challenging COVID times. Therefore, we are making a few Coronavirus eBooks available for children. These storybooks have engaging illustrations and storylines to help your children understand the virus. You can now download your favourite eBook and share it with your family and friends.
To support parents and children during the coronavirus pandemic lock-down, we have put together a bunch of FREE activities and resources which you can download now to get started. Below you can find activities for children from babies to 5 years old.
Early learning resources have been created and provided free by Begin Bright, an early years and primary tutoring organization.
PARENTS & FAMILIES
Reading out of Poverty has published the Step by Step parent booklet, which is designed to assist new parents in their child’s development.
Children’s growth and milestones are all reached at different stages therefore, their development is about their own journey.
Below you can find an online version of our Step by Step booklet and you can also support us by purchasing a hardcopy via our Books Store.