Supporting your child's learning

​​There are different ways you can help your child learn at home.​

Literacy and numeracy tips to help your child

This resource provides handy tips and ways you can help your child develop literacy and numeracy skills. It provides fun, inexpensive, accessible and practical activities you can do with your child at home.

A copy of the booklet will be included in the Prep bags for all new 2019 Foundation students.

Literacy and numeracy tips to help your child
 Available in different languages

Your family can play a key role in helping your child prepare for school, and then succeed when they reach school, by trying some of these tips and activities every day.

​Read more about how you can build literacy and numeracy.

Helping with homework

Helping your child with homework is a great way to get involved in your child’s education. Your child’s teacher will usually tell you about homework at the start of the year and give you a copy of the homework policy.

Premiers’ Reading Challenge

The Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge is for all Victorian students in Prep to Year 10. The aim of the challenge is to promote a love of reading. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.


SchoolMate is information for parents of school-aged children in Victoria. It breaks down what your child is learning at school in each subject and each year level, and suggests activities and reading that you can do at home to support your child's learning.

​​Online resources

Connect Primary Students is a Department website that links you to a range of suitable websites for primary school aged children that contain information, activities, projects and games.