Teach Starter Blog

For Parents

As a parent, having kids in school can often make us feel like we are students again ourselves! In this blog category, you’ll find the best tips and advice for supporting your child through their schooling journey (plus awesome ideas and downloads for school holiday activities too!). We’ll look at everything from homework tips for parents, to what you can do to help when your kids are learning to read. Maybe you’d like to refresh some of those primary school Mathematics concepts that you haven’t really thought about in years! Bookmark this page for your regular fix of no-nonsense, actionable tips and tricks and helpful, teacher-designed downloadable learning resources.

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For Parents

Thoughtful Teacher Gift Ideas

After a lively conversation here in the Teach Starter office about the whole concept of gifts for teachers, here's a little food for thought!

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For Parents

Preparing Your Child for High School

Starting high school is a big change for most kids. Read these tips from teachers to help your child with their high school preparation.

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For Parents

Home Reading - A Guide for Parents

Getting those home readers home for the first time can be both exciting and daunting for parents. Read this blog for some hints and tips for reading at home.

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For Parents

Ambidextrous Kids in the Classroom

Is it ok if my child is ambidextrous? Occupational Therapist Cindy Chuan explores this question and more for parents and teachers of ambidextrous children.

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Art Ideas for Kids: Outdoor Line Drawing

Check out how I took this simple kids art activity and turned into something special! With tips for parents and curriculum links for teachers, this post might just spark your children's creative imagination.

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For Parents

16 Nature Walk Activities for Kids

Get back-to-nature with 16 fun activities to do on a nature walk with your children.

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For Parents

6 FREE School Holiday Art Activities for Kids

As a parent with school holiday boredom in mind, I've compiled a list of six simple art and craft activities you can do at home with your kids, using some of the FREE primary resources available here on the Teach Starter website.

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Teaching Ideas For Parents

13 Fun Sight Word Activities for Home and School

Learning sight words doesn't need to be boring or mundane. Your children/students will be begging to learn their sight words with these fun and engaging activity ideas.

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10 Tried and Tested Fine Motor Activities

Before children head to formal education, parents will often spend hours focusing on developing their child's gross motor skills, such as, catching a ball, swinging on a swing by themselves and climbing playground equipment. However, fine motor skills, and developing the muscles in a child's fingers and hands, is just as important.

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How much does my child need to know before starting school?

The kindergarten program in Australia teaches a variety of concepts through play-based learning. This is intended to assist children to transition into their first year of schooling. However; it is important to recognise that children will develop at their own pace.

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