During the COVID19 pandemic, below are some ideas to support parents with educating their students at home.  After the holidays, information about class EdStudios will be shared.  In the meantime, here are some ideas to support you:
* Ensure your child reads every day.  After they have finished reading, they can complete one of the following activities:

- Write or tell you what they have read.

- List facts or informaiotn about what they are reading.

Divide apage into four sections and dreaw or write the orientation (or beginning of the story), complication in two parts (the problem in the story) and the resolution (the conclusion of the story).

- Ask the students to construct some questions about the story - Who, WEhat, Where, When and How and write answers to these questions.

* Writing - using the website - Students can use this website to write for 10 to 25 minutes, encourage your child to edit their work when they have finished writing.

* Reading Eggs

* Mathletics

* Use the website -

*Cooking with your child, playing boardgames or card games are also educational for your child.


Below is a list of online books for your children to access:


Students will be able to access Story Box Library at home at

using the Login details below:

Login: StoryBox@Darra

Password: StoryBox2018


Free online books for children

This award-winning website from Oxford University Press is your online resource for children's books and other reading activities.

It's designed to support their learning at school and at home. Once you register for free, you can access more than 250 free Oxford ebooks for kids along with storytelling videos, games and guides that help them develop their reading skills.

Storyline Online is another award-winning, interactive children's literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Eva Longoria, and others reading children's books alongside minor animation elements.

Each video has a brief explanation below it showing details of the run time, book author, illustrator, and publisher, suggested grade level, and a plot summary.

Run by The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, the site offers books developed by credentialed elementary educators and aims to strengthen verbal, written and comprehension skills for English language learners.

ICDL is a nonprofit organization that provides access to the best children's books of their culture, and cultures around the world regardless of where they live. There are over 4,000 titles in 59 languages to choose from, that you can read to your children.

If you want a personal bookshelf for your family, create a free account and save your favourite kids' books, set personal preferences, and bookmark books you'd like to read later.

Alternatively, use the simple search interface to find suitable titles by age, length of book, genres, reading level and more. You can also pick a book from some of the featured titles on the home page, and read away for free anonymously.

This site is part of the nonprofit Internet Archive and houses a collection of more than one million books, with access to over 22,000 free online books for kids – classic and newer titles – for free.

 Amazon isn't just an online store to buy stuff from. It's also a rich resource for kids' books online.

You can find free Kindle books for kids categorized under the Children's eBooks section. There are several subcategories like Action & Adventure, Animals, Early Learning, Sports & Outdoors, each with 100 free eBooks to pick from so you can read a different one each day to your kids.

With more than 3,000 children's ebooks, you're sure to find something you and they will like.


Last reviewed 22 April 2020
Last updated 22 April 2020