The coronavirus pandemic and Australia’s active approach towards flattening the curve has led more parents to take on the role of educator for their kids in an at-home environment.
Whilst schools have adjusted to guidelines through online learning, many parents in the Hunter region now carry the pressure of continuing their child’s education in a challenging environment whilst also managing their career from home.
Hunter-based business, Kookaburra Educational Resources, has listened and responded to the needs of local parents taking on the role of educator, by creating a set of grade-level specific learning at home packs.
Covering early childhood and kindergarten to year six, the packs have been carefully selected to help make at-home education easier and more enjoyable for parents and students alike.
Each pack contains engaging activities and learning resources that help develop a child’s mathematics and English skillsets and correlate to the Australia Curriculum.
CEO of Kookaburra Educational Resources, Justin Bielefeld, said whilst schools have made the move to a digital teaching environment, parents still need to find their own way of educating at home to ensure their child continues their learning journey.
“Playing an educational role in your child’s life as well as parent, looking after the household and bringing in income is a new and challenging obstacle for many parents in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns,” Justin said.
“What parents need to remember is that their child’s schooling won’t be the same as it was before. Your child will need to adjust, and parents need to support that process, as well as provide an environment and resources that allow their children to learn and develop in this new way.
“The packs are designed to complement the lessons that are available to students via their schools or educational facilities, as well as be engaging and fun so kids will enjoy learning in the home setting. They are also designed to remove some of the stress and hassle that parents without teaching experience face when supporting their child’s schooling at home.”
Justin said the business takes its role in supporting parents and teachers during this unprecedented time very seriously.
“The packs were created to help consolidate students’ learning and reinforce concepts taught at school through fun daily activities. We always strive to provide educational resources that are of the highest quality and sourced within Australia where possible to ensure teachers and parents are offering the best resources to our next generation,” Justin said.
“We understand how challenging this time is for parents across Australia and wanted to do something to make learning at home easier for everyone involved.”
The learning at home packs are available to families Australia-wide on Kookaburra Educational Resources’ website.
Kookaburra Educational Resources is an Australian owned and operated company based in Newcastle that provides solutions to keep children engaged, busy and learning, including books and stationery, robots and coding activities, games, craft supplies, storage ideas and more.
IMAGE | CEO of Kookaburra Educational Resources, Justin Bielefeld with educational packs.