A parenting app popular with Pearce families is getting a refresh in time for the school holidays thanks to the Australian Government, with hundreds of articles, activity suggestions and advice to help families with children of all ages.
The Learning Potential app has been downloaded 118,000 times since it launched in August last year and the latest updates come in time for the school holidays with a range of new features and 45 new articles that include a variety of activity ideas and parenting tips developed based on data of the information families had been seeking out.
Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said local families had been enjoying Learning Potential’s advice and suggested activities to do with their children.
"The Learning Potential app is a trusted resource for parents across the country because it uses the latest national and international research and is designed in collaboration with expert agencies, like the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority and the Office of the Children’s E-Safety Commissioner,” Mr Porter said.
“The Learning Potential app is free to download, easy to use and it helps parents in their role as the first teacher in their child's life which better allows them to complement the work of teachers and schools.
“In the face of Australia’s declining rankings in international education benchmarks, the Government’s Learning Potential app gives parents ways to easily share advice, tips and ideas on being actively involved in their child’s learning and to ultimately help boost their personal skills and education outcomes.
"Whether they’re in the high chair or high school, the Learning Potential app has hundreds of articles, games and tips designed to help parents no matter what stage their children are at.
“The app offers parents trusted advice for any of the burning questions they have.
“I’m a dad and I know what it can feel like to be looking for guidance but not wanting to sift through some of the dubious parenting advice you find on the internet.
“Our Learning Potential app helps fill that gap of trusted advice and helps encourage parents to try new ways of engaging with their children.”