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

End of Year Gifts for Teachers - Hints and Ideas!

Teachers are kind of a big deal. Choosing gifts for teachers can be tough. Read our top suggestions and ideas from real teachers (you may be surprised!)

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For Parents

Should My Child Repeat Kindergarten? | A Teacher-Mother Perspective

Read all about a teacher mother's journey in the decision of repeating her son in Kindergarten.

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For Parents

How to Talk to About Report Cards With Your Children

As a parent or carer, we can spend a significant amount of time (over?!) thinking the best way to talk to our kids about their report cards. Here are 5 tips to ensure a meaningful conversation is had!

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For Parents

5 FREE School Holiday Craft Activities for Kids

Here are five free printable craft activities that are perfect for kids on school holidays.

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For Parents

"Quiet Please!" A Parent's Guide to Peacefully Creating Calm

Find out how to beat the busyness of life with these simple ways of creating calm for yourself and your children.

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For Parents

35 Different Ways to Ask "How Was Your Day?"

Don't get stuck in the same old after-school conversation! Check out this great list of alternatives to asking "How was your day?".

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Teaching Ideas For Parents

10 Picture Books and Activities About Starting School

We've looked at these 10 picture books about school in detail, creating activities for each one! Find out why these 'starting school' books are worth reading...

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For Parents

Activities to Help Kids Develop Creative Thinking Skills

How do you teach the kinds of creative thinking skills that kids in the 21st Century really need? Find out here...

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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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