Our super list of great ideas for kids at home – updated

Independent Schools Victoria

We're staying safe at home for longer, so we have updated our super list of home-based activities for kids of all ages. There are ballet classes by Emma from The Wiggles, guitar lessons, Auskick activities, drawing lessons, and much, much more.

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Resilience, commitment and hard work: how teachers are meeting the challenge in these strange times

Principal Jim Laussen has watched his teaching staff rise to the challenges of the COVID crisis. He's emboldened by what he's seen, writes Peter Hanlon.


Best of the Web: TikTok, YouTube Kids and more – what parents need to know

A parents' guide to apps popular with kids, encouraging compassion in children, Mixed Martial Arts getting a family following, and how dads' play can help kids' development.


Dress-ups, virtual sleepovers and a four-legged friend: Kids talk about life in lockdown

How have young people coped with lockdown? We asked a group of kids from around the world to talk about their experiences. Watch the video here, the first in a two-part series of Kids in Lockdown.


Best of the Web: the viral ad helping parents talk to their kids about pornography, and more…

The viral video from New Zealand helping parents on the issue of kids watching pornography, why it's okay to cry in front of your children, encouraging emotional intelligence in boys, and the new approach to screen to time during COVID-19.


Together we can end the coward punch – the Pat Cronin Foundation

Pat Cronin was a young university student on a normal Saturday night out with mates when he was punched from behind, and later died. His family is working to end the coward punch and educate young people, writes Geoff Smith, from the Pat Cronin Foundation.


Why it’s time to rethink education

Should the return to the classroom mean it's back to education-as-usual? We should seize the opportunity to rethink the relationship between school and life, write Christopher T. McCaw and David Browning.


Andrew Fuller: Ideas for moving from stressed to strong

Andrew Fuller

We've been through a lot, and there's more to come. Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller offers some inspiring ideas to help us cope in these trying times.