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Great ideas to help parents have fun with their children over summer! 

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Summer holidays
The summer holidays are an important time for your child to have a break, recharge their batteries, and spend time with family and friends. They’re also great for doing activities together that you might not have time for during the school year. Try these ideas!
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TV: keeping watch
Looking for tips to make watching TV a positive learning experience for your child? Look no further!
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How to choose great books for your child
Looking for some books to keep your child reading over the holidays? These tips will help you pick the right books for your child.
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Benefits of outdoor play
Encouraging your child to spend time playing outdoors can help their motor, sensory, social and cognitive development – and is great for their general health and wellbeing.
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Educational Download
If you have a smart phone or a tablet in your house, chances are your child wants to play with it. Use these tips when looking for educational apps.
A child's diary
Dear diary
The long holidays can be a great time for your child to keep a diary. Here are a few of the skills they'll develop along the way.
Worried about the 'summer slide', or just looking for ways to keep the kids entertained over the long break? Learning Potential Resources has great ideas that let you have fun together while weaving some literacy and numeracy skills into the holidays - whether you're getting active, going on a trip, or just out and about together. Here are just a few!
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Bounce and run, time for fun
(Foundation Year)
Combine sports and games with letters, vocabulary, matching and counting.
Mother and son on bus
Travel challenges
(Years 1-2)
Keep everyone entertained while travelling, and sneak in some literacy and numeracy practice.
Kids and father in car
Not so fast!
(Years 3-4)
Drive your child's spelling, vocabulary, description and number skills.
Spectator school
(Years 5-6)
Score some goals with sports vocabulary, commentary, statistics, and predictions.
Mother and daughter looking at map
Getting your bearings
(Years 3-4)
Prepare for a bigger trip by reading a map using grid references.
Map of Australia with pins
Have a good trip!
(Years 5-6)
Practise using maps, researching destinations and more.
For more ideas, activities and year levels, including online games, visit Learning Potential Resources.
If there's anything you'd like to see in future Learning Potential articles, we'd love to hear from you!
Email us at learningpotential@education.gov.au.
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