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Numeracy and literacy resources for families

The following resources can help parents and carers better connect with their children and help them further develop their numeracy and literacy skills.


The GreatStart website offers wide range of valuable learning resources, including games and activities based on everyday experiences for children aged under five years.

Australian federal and state government resources

National Numeracy and Literacy week is an annual event that raises awareness of the importance of literacy and numeracy skills for all Australian students. The website offers resources, ideas and event information.

The NSW National Literacy and Numeracy Week website has literacy and numeracy resources for parents.

The Queensland education department has numeracy and literacy fact sheets, activity sheets, and videos for parents.

The Learning Potential website and app offer ideas to support children’s learning in the early years, primary school, high school – and at all ages.

Other online resources for families

The Little Big Book Club promotes reading for children.

Libraries SA lists services and activities like the Dads Read program.

Let’s Read promotes reading with young children.

The South Australian Women’s and Children’s Health network promotes general child health and well-being, and has resources on topics including:

The parent information section of the Australian Curriculum website provides information for families and carers about their children and the Australian Curriculum.

Indigenous Kids Read is a literacy guide for indigenous families.

Raising Children network has a range of resources for parents of newborns to teens.

Early Childhood Australia represents young children, providing numerous resources both free online and for purchase.

Families Australia promotes the needs and interests of families.

The Parenting Research Centre has research based on parenting being a critical factor in the quality of life and wellbeing of children.

The ReadWriteThink website helps parents engage their children in reading activities.

The Social Policy Research Centre  publishes research and fosters discussion on all aspects of social policy. 


Learning Improvement Division

Phone: 8226 4297
Emaildecd.newmedia [at] sa.gov.au