Twinkl - Twinkl has heaps and heaps of content across all learning areas. They have opened up free access to parents.
Te Reo Māori
Books to read online (there are 100 in this alone):
Reading Eggs - you can get a 30 day free trial
Sunshine Online - a great reading site for juniors, books, letter and word activities. Parents can sign up for a free 14 day trial, we are working on full access for you all.
Ready to Read - these are the same books we use at school, some will be familiar to your child. Thanks to our friends at Dyer Street School for this list!
Free maths home learning packs to download from a UK site
TV/ Videos with some educational value:
Storybots - science videos with catch songs, ok for all ages.
Daniel Tiger - for junior students, good discussions about emotions and values.
Our Planet - wildlife documentary
Brainchild - science talk show for kids
Who Was? - a fun history show
If I Were An Animal - animal facts
Dream Big - One for the budding builders and engineers
Access via Heihei to make sure you only get kid friendly content
Kiri & Lou - 5 minute videos with calming music and good discussion of values.
Goodnight Kiwi - NZ celebrities (and Jacinda Ardern!) reading NZ picture books.
Horrible Histories - funny but accurate historical stories
Junk Rescue - encourage creativity - let your kids loose with the recycling and see what they can make.
Kitchen Science - Scientist Dr Michelle Dickinson (Nanogirl) does cool experiments with household ingredients.
Speak Māori for Kids - your tamariki can practice their reo
YouTube (YouTube needs to be supervised - children can easily get on to inappropriate content, we recommend using YouTube kids if possible).
Cosmic Kids Yoga - yoga and mindfulness activities, great for a wet day
Go Noodle! - songs and dances, kids will know these from school!
Mindfulness and calming activities:
FOR OUR CHILDREN ➡ ➡️ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLO27UAuimTzLrnlq6XaYFy78SV29yDx5_&fbclid=IwAR21Q1EoGsuHl5upkneM1ui2Q5NQCY7arHZr_k5cpzD4P0Ub6J8kn_x8u9U
This is a beautiful shout out to our teachers, parents and especially our children in these uncertain times.