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Our super list of great ideas for kids at home: Winter holiday edition

Engage with Koori culture, NGV activities, must-listen podcasts for tweens and teens - all on our super list of home-based activities for kids of all ages.

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Best books for kids to help them understand the coronavirus

A new wave of books has been published online to help children understand the coronavirus and protect themselves. Shih-Wen Sue Chen, Kristine Moruzi and Paul Venzo from Deakin University give their top picks.

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Best of the Web: Why we all needed Some Good News

How John Krasinski's Some Good News brought joy to our lives, why kids need forts more than ever, Bill Gates gives his book and TV show recommendations, and a podcast with tips on fussy eaters.

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Leaf lessons: Autumn learning ideas for your young children

The wonderful hues and changes of autumn can be a fun way to learn for younger children, writes ISV's Lili-Ann Kriegler. She shares her ideas for families in this article and short video.

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A checklist to look after your child’s digital health and safety

Concern about the online safety of young people has heightened during #stayathome. Here's a checklist to help keep them safe, from Michelle Dennis, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, at Strathcona Girls Grammar.

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Welcome to our new-look website

The Parents Website has a new look. Read this welcome message from Michelle Green, Chief Executive of Independent Schools Victoria, about how the website is supporting families.

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A message of Hope from Paul Kelly to our young poets

We asked the legendary singer, songwriter and poet Paul Kelly to send a message to young poets for our Student Poetry Competition. Watch Paul's video, and be inspired.

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How boredom can inspire creativity

Are your children complaining of being bored? Let it happen - and let them discover the possibilities, writes Sally Kenney.

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How to help Year 12 students get through a tough year

Keeping a routine, maintaining perspective, and staying connected - these are some of the ideas from University of Melbourne experts for families to support their Year 12 students, writes Joe Sullivan.

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