We know this may be a difficult time for many of you. It may feel stressful, knowing your children are going to be at home and out of their normal routines for a number of weeks. The best thing you can do as a parent to support your children is be present - spend time with them, engage with them, talk to them and communicate with them.
Early childhood education isn't about fancy resources, it's about love, time and guidance, and about creating learning opportunities out of everyday experiences.
To help, we've pulled together a selection of resources which you may find useful for using with your tamariki.
The Ministry of Education is also currently developing new resources that will include:
- Practical activities - tip sheets, conversation starters
- Wellbeing guidance - dealing with challenging conversations, where to go for help
- Resources for parents and whānau - building partnerships about learning
These resources will be available on the Ministry of Education's Learning from Home website as soon as they are available.
If you have any suggestions for additional resources, websites, information or ideas, please contact us and let us know. We'd love to hear from you!
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Suggestions for supporting your child's maths learning at home, including ideas for incorporating maths into everyday activites and ways to make a collection of free or low-cost items that your child can use for exploring maths ideas.
Teaching and learning resources, provided by the Ministry of Education, to support literacy - including digital copies of print books and mp3 audio book files.
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.
Here you can learn the 'word of the day' in Te Reo.
Etu Ao, which means 'Morning Star', is a programme providing home based education and care for families in Porirua.
Playing with your young child is the best thing you can do to support their learning. Here are some great play ideas for the early learning years.
Stories help. They entertain. The teach. They keen young minds active, alert, and engaged.
Explore the collection, select a title and start listening.