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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.

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 Early Years Count website has information, games and activities to help you support your child’s development in the early years. From building obstacle courses and garden projects outdoors, tips for reading and counting each day, to recipes for making paint and playdough at home, there are lots of ways to support your child's learning through play.

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. 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.

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.

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