Early Learning Resources


"The first years of school are so important. It is a time when your child discovers the wonder and excitement of learning, exploring and imagining.

It is really important for you to be involved in your child’s learning during these important years. Continuing the learning at home helps build their confidence at school and in life.

There are many fun and easy ways to continue your child’s learning at home. To assist you, a series of videos, booklets and factsheets are available on the Department of Education’s website.

Designed for you, these resources include fun activities you can do together as part of your daily routine. We hope you find these resources useful". (Please note: the links for these resources are subject to change by the Department).


Videos

Learning begins at home

Hello School

Booklets

Learning at home

Say hello to school

Exploring STEM at home


Fact Sheets


Before Starting School


Reading (Children 8 to 12 years old)

A starting guide of stories to read aloud with your children

Building a love of reading

Ideas for reading aloud with your children


Reading & Numbers Series (Early Years) 


Reading: Learning at home (Kindergarten) Encourage a love of reading

Reading: Learning at home (Pre-Primary) Children who enjoy reading at home are more likely to be successful in early reading activities

Reading: Learning at home (Years 1 & 2) Reading with your child and encouraging their love of reading is important!

Reading: Learning at home (Years 1 & 2) More reading ideas for you to do with your child at home


Numbers: Learning at home - making sense of maths (Kindergarten)

Numbers: Learning at home - making sense of maths (Pre-Primary)

Numbers: Learning at home - making sense of maths (Years 1 & 2)


Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas (Kindergarten)

Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas (Pre-Primary)

Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas (Years 1 & 2)


Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas when you are out and about (Kindergarten)

Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas when you are out and about (Pre-Primary)

Numbers: Learning at home - number activity ideas when you are out and about (Years 1 & 2)


Numbers: Learning at home - number game ideas (Kindergarten)

Numbers: Learning at home - number game ideas (Pre-Primary)

Numbers: Learning at home - number game ideas (Year 1 & 2)