Literacy and numeracy resources for remote learning

In addition to the resources and materials that your early childhood service or school may provide, you could also use the following resources.

Get parents involved with literacy

Get parents involved with literacy includes programs and supports, including the ‘Literacy and numeracy tips to help your child’ booklet. This booklet gives advice to parents with children from birth to grade 6 about supporting their child’s literary and numeracy learning.

You can also find ideas to support the development of early literacy skills including speaking listening, reading and writing for children aged from birth through to the early years of school.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The 2020 Premiers’ Reading Challenge is now open and provides a great incentive to spend more time reading.

Ask your child’s teacher if their school or early childhood service is taking part in the 2020 Challenge. 

Participating schools will register your child and give you a username and password.

Participating early childhood services will register your child, and all you need to do is start reading with your child every day.

If your child’s school or early childhood service is not taking part, your child can still take part. Visit:

More information on how to take part in the Challenge is available at: School student and parents: taking part in the Challenge

Mathematics and numeracy at home

Mathematics and numeracy at home provides links to a range of advice and resources for families.

To support the development of numeracy skills for children aged from birth to the early years of school visit: How to build numeracy skills from birth to year 2.

Play-based learning for preschoolers

It's important that your child engages in both structured and unstructured play. For ideas about play experiences visit: Play-based learning for preschoolers.

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM)

Find ways to engage children in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) experiences.

Visit the Fun at home webpage for more parent-focused resources.

Free tutoring for regional and rural VCE students

A free, online tutoring service is available for regional and rural VCE students.

The service offers support for 20 of the most popular VCE subjects, including:

  • English
  • maths
  • sciences
  • commerce
  • humanities
  • languages.

The service can also help students with:

  • explanations to questions and concepts (within 24 hours)
  • reviewing essays (within 24 hours)
  • questions about exam preparation and university life
  • study tips and tricks for completing Year 12.

Visit the Regional Education Support Network website for more information or to sign up for free.

Note: The online tutoring service has strict child safety measures in place.

Questions and technical support

If you have questions about learning from home, call our advice phone line for parents on 1800 338 663.

If you need technical support for a loaned device or internet connectivity, contact 1800 080 082 (8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday).