COVID-19 Resources for Families

March 26, 2020 by Variety - the Children's Charity

At Variety, we share concerns regarding the increasing risk COVID-19 (coronavirus) is having on our community.

We are closely monitoring news and advice from the Department of Health and doing all that we can to play our role in flattening the curve and protecting those most vulnerable in our community.

We know that in this uncertain time, it can be difficult to find the words to explain what is happening to children, maintain a sense of stability at home and keep kids engaged with their learning when they’re no longer able to attend school.

We’ve compiled a list of resources that you can use to help educate your kids about COVID-19, keep them learning at home and to prepare for life and social isolation.

TALKING TO KIDS

EDUCATION & LEARNING

  • Scholastic Learn at Home Projects
    It’s important to keep kids engaged with learning whilst they’re out of the classroom. Scholastic have created videos and activities for kids of all ages, to keep them occupied and learning. Take a look at the different resources.
  • ABC Education
    Perfect for Primary and Secondary students, ABC has thousands of free educational games, shows, articles, activities and resources. Covering topics from across the board like language, geography, history, economics and technology – there’s no shortage of content to keep children busy! View resources.
  • Code Camp World
    Code Camp World have taught over 100,000 kids from across the world how to code. Now, they’re opening up their online coding platform for free! With lesson plans designed for young minds, this might be the perfect time to teach them a brand new skill. Check our Code Camp World.
  • 54 Free Educational Websites Parents Can Access While Schools Are Closed
    The irony isn’t lost on us that we’ve included a list in a list here! This comprehensive collection from Popsugar was too good to leave out. Your kids will have no shortage of things to do and learn with this endless array of online educational content. Check it out here.

PREPARING FOR LIFE & SOCIAL ISOLATION

For the latest advice from the Australian Government, please visit the Coronavirus (COVID-19) health alert on the Department of Health’s website

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