Online Learning Hub

Bringing learning to life with online experiences, activities and inspiration.

Our Online Learning Hub aims to support children’s learning and development and to give you ideas to help your child enjoy learning at home through play – the way that young children learn best.

Activities for all ages have been carefully selected by our experienced Educators; some require materials which most families will already have at home.

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  • 1 to 3 Years
  • 3 to 5 Years

Answering your toddler’s questions about COVID-19

It can be hard to explain to toddlers why during COVID-19 they can no longer go...

Bake Healthy ANZAC Cookies

Allowing children to help mix, measure, roll and shape these quick and healthy ANZAC biscuits...

Ball Pit

This activity is suitable for any baby or small toddler that can sit on their own...

Banana and Apple Muffins

Allowing children to help mix, measure, roll and shape these quick and healthy...

Beach Clean Up

Children will actively participate with their families in a Beach Clean Up event...

Beef Burrito Platters with Quinoa Rice

This recipe gets a big tick from our children and is one of our most loved...

Big Emotions

This experience has been recommended by our Nido Early School...

Building with Loose Parts & Recycled...

Is your child a little engineer and loves to read? If so, combine...

Cardboard Box City

Empty cardboard boxes hold endless possibilities! Children...

Chalk Paint

Chalk paint is a quick and fun resource which children love!...

Colour explosion

This simple science experiment explores density using oil and water...

Colour Lab

Create your very own colour lab at home! Discover how to create...

Comparing Volume

Children will be introduced to the concept of volume by pouring...

Cooking delicious pizza at home with...

This is a simple yet fun recipe from the kitchen of our Nido Franklin...

Counting songs

There are a wide range of songs that promote children’s understanding...

Creating Herb & Spice Mixes

Using a mortar and pestle, children will work with their families...

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the...

This is such a funny story which both children and adults will enjoy...

Eco-friendly watering cans

Upcycle a common household item into a watering can that your child will love!...

Exploring numeracy concepts with trains

Playing with trains and constructing train tracks is a fabulous way of developing...

Farm Fun

Add the natural materials to a different section of the tray each and add...

Goodnight Moon

This all-time classic is a lovely way to create a calming sleep time ritual with...

Growing Vegetables From Cuttings (from Our...

Have you have ever thought about the scraps of vegetables that you...

Highlighting Letters

To build an understanding of letter names and letter recognition, children...

How many planets do we need:...

Working with your child to calculate your carbon footprint is a great...

Learning how to Belly Breathe

Promoting wellbeing in young children has many important benefits for...

Let’s construct

Nido Early School Baldivis Curriculum Leader Claire Galbraith shares a great...

Letter recognition

Children will use the found gum nuts to form the first letter of their name...

Letter Writing

Brighten up a family member or friend's day by helping your child to...

Loose parts play

Loose parts play is a type of play which promotes problem solving, critical...

Maambakoort STEM Story Time

Watch and listen to this STEM story time. Beccy Gartlett, a Whadjak, Balladong,...

Making a Poppy Wreath

Using materials around your home such as cardboard, egg cartons, cupcake...

Mopoke

Winner of the Picture Book of the Year 2018 Honours, Mopoke is a visually...

NatGeo@Home

A free website from National Geographic which supports families to support...

Nature Puzzles

Give your child the opportunity to work on spatial awareness with these...

Nature scavenger hunt

Create a scavenger checklist for children (or they can create their own if they...

Nature Weaving

Weaving promotes fine motor and hand eye coordination. This experience...

Nature’s palette

Take some time outdoors and see what art materials your garden or daily walk...

Oobleck sensory play

Oobleck is a mixture of corn flour and water. These are two ingredients you likely...

Paying it Forward

Recommended by our Nido Early School Templestowe Curriculum Leader, Marjone...

PE with Joe

Join PE teacher Joe Wicks for a 30-minute PE session which will get children...

Pete the Cat – I Love...

Read the Pete the Cat story, ‘I love my White Shoes’ by James Dean with your...

Plant a Rosemary Bush

Rosemary is associated with ANZAC day as it grows wild on the Gallipoli peninsula...

Playdough

Playdough is a wonderful, open ended resource for children’s play which is easily...

Potion Making

Create your very own potion making station at home! Allow your child to delve...

Print making using recycled materials

Printmaking for children is a great process art experience, it gives children a chance...

Quick Beetroot Dip

Another favourite afternoon tea recipe, children love this service with vegetable...

Rainbow Travelling Water

During this science experiment, children will be introduced to colour mixing and will...

Ramps and Rolling

Babies are fascinated by movement and often enjoy watching objects roll, slide,...

Read ANZAC Ted by Belinda Landsberry

This beautifully illustrated story is about ANZAC Ted, a teddy who was passed down...

Recipe in a Jar

Children will use and build on their measurement skills to create a ‘Recipe in a Jar’...

Remembering ANZAC Day with Children

The Australian Memorial Website has a dedicated section for remembering ANZAC...

Round and Round the Garden

This age-old rhyme is a wonderful way to connect with your baby. Hold baby’s...

Salt Art

Claire Galbraith, Curriculum Leader at shared this great art experience loved...

Salt dough decorations

Using a straw, make a hole in the dough so you can tie your ribbon or string through...

Self portraits

You will need: paper, pencils, black felt tip pen, textas or paint to illustrate, a mirror...

Sensory bottles

Sensory bottles are easily made with household items and provide a safe way for...

Sesame Street: Caring for each other

Sesame Street website contains a toolkit to support parents during COVID-19...

Shaking and moving

Self-regulation skills allow children to manage their energy, emotions, and attention...

Sing it Bag!

Engage in this musical experience shared by Claire Galbraith, Curriculum Leader...

Sleeping outside

Have you ever offered your child the choice to sleep outdoors? Outdoor sleeping...

Spray Bottle Painting Outdoors

This activity has been recommended by our Nido Early School Dandenong South...

Spring confetti

Springtime is the perfect time of year to get out in the garden and see what...

Stop and Smell the Roses

Our Nido Early School Templestowe Curriculum Leader, Marjone Zeeman...

Supporting independence skills at home

Learning to become increasingly independent starts from a very young...

Sustainable rainbow collage

Rainbows are a great way to teach children colour recognition, providing...

Sustainable Seedlings

Children will use empty tins from the kitchen and seeds from fruit and vegetable...

The Day the Crayons Came Home

This hilarious book is a brilliant sequel to The Day the Crayons Quit and is a...

The Wiggles: Social distancing

The Wiggles have recorded this fun social distancing song to support your...

This Little Piggy

This age-old rhyme is a wonderful way to connect with your young child....

Tips for discussing Coronavirus with children

The rapidly developing Coronavirus crisis is affecting our daily lives in unprecedented...

Treasure baskets

Place collections of materials in baskets for children to explore...

Watch Michael Rosen perform We’re Going...

Celebrating 25 years in publication, watch one of the authors perform...

Water Play

Set up a tub of water with everyday containers from your home for children...

What’s in your backyard?

This is a great learning experience which can be extended in many ways...

Where did everybody go? A book...

A book about Coronavirus is a fantastic story which the author developed...

Who is that in the mirror?

Sit next to your baby in front of a mirror. You can also do this during...

Wildlife Wonderers

One of the most significant and easy starts to spark children's intrigue of the...

Wombat Stew story – Marcia K....

Place small containers of water, mud, feathers, toy flies, bugs and creepy...

Zesty Orange Cake

This quick and easy afternoon tea not only tastes delicious but makes your...

Zoos Victoria

Zoos Victoria are live streaming their zoos so that families can enjoy watching...