Home play and learning

Being at home with children of different ages all day every day is hard! Here are some ideas about activities, routines and staying safe online.

Activities for 0-5 year olds

Activities for school aged children

  • Cool Australia offer free video clips, documentaries, images, articles, stories and news for each major topic, designed to entertain and inform at every turn
  • Curious Kids articles from the ABC

Family routines

Staying safe online

English classes

Carringbush Adult Education classes is still running using distance education and telephone/online support.


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