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Fun and games

Kindy provides many play-based learning opportunities for your child.

But learning doesn't stop at the kindy gate.

At home, your child's education continues with your involvement.

Enjoy these links to games, activities and resources with your child.

Events

The Kindy counts! team spreads the word about kindergarten to communities all over Queensland through event participation.

The Say g'day to Jay Kindy Concerts is a series of shows performed by kindy ambassador Jay Laga'aia to promote the benefits of kindergarten. The kindy concerts began in 2014 as the Say g'day to Jay Kindy Roadshow touring through regional and remote Queensland visiting communities including Longreach, Thursday Island, Mount Isa, Rockhampton, Emerald, Blackwater, Barcaldine, Cairns, Alligator Creek, Tully and Ilfracombe.

This year Say g'day to Jay Kindy Concerts visited the Gold Coast, Logan, Kingaroy, Toowoomba, Caboolture and Brisbane.

Check out the highlights from the concerts on our YouTube channel.

The Kindy counts! team also partners with Playgroup Queensland and participates in activities celebrating National Playgroup Week.

The Kindy song

Download and listen to 'The kindy song' (MP3, 5.8MB) kindy ambassador Jay Laga'aia. You can also download the lyrics (PDF, 568KB) (RTF, 51KB) to learn the song and sing along with Jay.

Games

'Monster Match' 'Monster Match' is a great way to spend some time playing games with your child. Play the online game  or download a copy of the game (PDF, 289KB) to print and play at home.

Note: If printing, you will need to print out 2 copies of the sheet in colour and cut along the dotted lines of each Monster Match letter.

When playing, encourage your child to take turns with others and encourage them to suggest new ways to use the game.

Looking at the Monster Match letters, you and your child can:

  • pull the same face the monster is making
  • match the monsters by colour
  • identify the monsters' moods
  • give the monsters a character and describe the foods they would eat
    decide which of the monsters are friends.

Activities

The Allen Adventure free iPad app is a fun, interactive story about Allen, a young visitor from another planet who explores the social and emotional skills children need to make friends. This app is recommended for children aged between 3 and 8 and requires an iPad 2 or higher with an operating system from iOS4.3 onward.

Read more about Allen and download the app

Looking for some interesting activities to do with your children at home?

The Kindy aged resources page has factsheets, e-books and video tutorials containing activities.

Resources
The State Library of Queensland supports early literacy through its resources and fun activities online and at the library. Read the library's children and families page for more information.

Licence
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia (CC BY 3.0) (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/ )
Last updated
10 April 2017
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