New website brings school lessons to life at home for Pearce families

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, has encouraged parents and families to take advantage of the resources of a new website that has been launched by the Liberal Government to help school children with their learning and homework.

Mr Porter said the new website, Learning Potential Resources was filled with hundreds of ideas, activities, games and videos to assist parents of primary school children to get involved in their child’s learning.

“The Learning Potential website will help parents and families bring school lessons to life at home,” Mr Porter said.

“Now that the books, school uniforms and lunchboxes are taken care of, I know that parents are turning their attention to how best support their child’s learning at school, and that’s where Learning Potential Resources comes in.

“This new website gives parents access to the resources that teachers are using in the classroom, adapted for the home environment.

“Learning Potential Resources shows how to turn everyday activities like cooking, watering the garden or walking the dog, into a fun and interactive learning opportunity.”

Learning Potential Resources supports the Australian Curriculum for primary school and contains three main sections, which include:

•    41 ‘every day ideas’ to show parents how to practice literacy and numeracy skills with their child during everyday life.

•    80 ‘practice together’ articles to guide parents on how they can reinforce the literacy and numeracy skills their child is learning at school. 

•    80 ‘practice online’ activities, including internet games and videos that parents and children can do together to practice these same skills. 

The new website complements the popular Learning Potential app, which has been downloaded more than 119,000 times since it was launched in August 2015.

The Government is committed to making use of ever-evolving digital technologies to provide engaging ways for children to access information and to learn.

The Learning Potential Resources website was created by Education Services Australia with support from the Liberal Government. More information can be found at http://www.learningpotential.edu.au/