Youtube - Mathantics - Mathantics explains tricky to understand math concepts. The videos are aimed at older children but does explain the basics at the start of each clip.
Prodigy games - a fun, interactive numeracy website children just love!Most of our students will have a login for this engaging, curriculum-aligned math platform. If not, you are able to set up a free account easily.
Tangram - more of a puzzle solving game but great for developing mathematical thinking.
Card games – ideas on how to use a deck of cards to support learning.
Prototec - a fantastic NZ based website to develop accuracy and fluency with basic facts.
Maths dictionary – visual representation of many mathematical concepts. Excellent for developing understanding of vocabulary.
More maths games – lots to choose from. Some will require Flash player.
Math Playground – as well as the exciting games, be sure to check out the Maths Manipulatives and the Thinking Blocks. These provide great opportunities for you to talk with your child about maths.
Fun Learning for Kids - great worksheets if you have the ability to print at home
TKI Journals - Instructional Series - select the year level or the appropriate curriculum level and search through for a journal. Most have follow up activities as well.
Epic Reading - Epic has thousands of books and audio books for children. This may cost but is free (school hours) if a school account is set up. Password: mhr0700
Storyline Online - this website has heaps of books read by celebrities. Some books even have follow up activities.
Scholastic story starters - click the crank and choose a random topic to write about!
The Literacy Shed - this website has lots of writing picture prompts to inspire writing at home. Great for children who find it hard to form ideas.
Once upon a picture - even more picture prompts!
BBC – interactive content/lessons/videos/quizzes on different writing skills
freerice.com - general knowledge and vocabulary quiz
Reading Eggs/Eggspress - free 30 day trial
Ministry of Education - Literacy learning resources
Fun Learning for kids - great worksheets if you have the ability to print at home
Dance Mat - Dance Mat typing is a great typing game to help teach children how to type correctly
Give these a try at home!
Fun Learning for Kids - science and STEM activities to try at home
Ministry of Education - selection of science resources and activities
Art Attack series - Disney Junior also has a playlist of videos for arts and crafts
Art for Kids Hub - ‘How to Draw’ videos and art / craft ideas
5-Minute Crafts Play - quick craft ideas, experiments and tricks that you can try together.
Te Reo Singalong - Te Reo Singalong book, with a video introducing the book, a video of her doing the book with the song, and a video with an activity.
Kidz Bop - child-friendly versions of popular songs. Can your children learn some of the lyrics or dance along with the moves shown in the videos?
Classical Kids Storytime - Children’s stories that are accompanied by classical music.
Oat the Goat - reading along or be read to with this Kiwi story about looking after yourself and others.
Small Changes website - your small changes can be as little as playing a game together as a whānau, or spending time cooking a healthy meal together.
Health for Kids - great website to look at your health and how you can feel great
Ministry of Education - a selection of wellbeing activities.