Pūkeko Learning From Home
On this page you will find some resources, activities and links to support your child's learning from home necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Baking and cooking at home makes use of maths skills and helps children to see that maths is all around them.
- Helping with housework teaches children important skills around teamwork, contribution, and being organised.
- Start a project - they could learn or find out about something new or do something they are very passionate about. They might ‘tinker’ with something, grow something, create something or build an invention. They could spend some time most days working on their chosen project.
- Design and complete a fitness routine, this could include Just Dance, GoNoodle and Tabata.
- Spend time practising a musical instrument, if this is part of ongoing routines for your child/ren.
- Keep a journal or a scrapbook. They could incorporate drawing, photos, plans, stories, records of what they have done.
- Email or write to family members or friends. Tell them what they are up to and how they are doing.
- Read, read, read! This can include books, magazines, comics, graphic novels, e-books and listening to audiobooks. It also includes being read to - people of all ages enjoy this.
- At an age-appropriate level, work on critical thinking - making sense of the world around them. Talk with family members about news items or opinion pieces, and discuss whether or not they agree with what is being said.
- Visit one of the many amazing museums around the world through the virtual tours available through this link. Museum Virtual Tours
- Play a board game with one or several family members, and see the game through to the end. This helps to build cooperative skills and the skill of reacting well when you win and lose, which is one of our Respectful goals.
- Make a plan that fits with your family’s approach around the balance of screen and non-screen time your child/ren will have each day.