Learn Through Play! Family Activities & Resources
Welcome to our family activities page!
Here you will find lots of fun activity ideas for children of all ages to try at home.
For children, play is the best time for learning about themselves and the world around them. Following the Early Years Learning Framework, that centres around the child and learning through play, Telethon Speech & Hearing will provide a range of engaging and purposeful activities each week to help build your child’s skills in a number of developmental areas.
These activities and resources can be used by parents, carers and other family members at home.
You will be able to find them here and on our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram). Be sure to check back often and share your photos and experiences with us @telethonspeechhearing!
Activity for the week
Remember to check back often for more fun activities and strategies to help support your child’s hearing, speech and language development at home!
Mother's Day ideas
Mother’s Day is just around the corner and if you want this year to be a little more special, then try some of these great ideas! Mother’s Day is about showing respect and gratitude towards your mum, grandparent, mum-to-be, mother figure or best friend, for making your life that much more precious and wonderful.
ANZAC themed activities
Anzac Day is one of the most important national commemorative occasions in Australia, marking the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand armed forces during World War One.
It’s hard to know just how much you should share with your children about the meaning of Anzac Day, which of course includes war and loss of life. At home, keep it simple, using language your child will understand. Start by explaining that Anzac Day is a time to remember all the soldiers who went out to fight for our country to make it a better place and to keep us safe and happy.
To help explain why poppies are worn as a symbol of remembrance: The poppy flower meaning came about because the field poppy, hardy yet delicate, was a common part of the landscape during the Great War. After heavy fighting, the land did not lend itself to growing much. In his famous poem, “In Flanders Fields,” Canadian doctor John McCrae wrote about this pretty red flower that grew over the graves of those who had given the ultimate sacrifice.
Please note, some of the activities link to external websites however we have tried our very best to make sure they are quick and engaging for your child to enjoy.
Easter themed activities
Happy Easter everyone! We hope you are getting a chance to relax a little this long weekend. We’ve uploaded an eggs-tra special Easter-themed Learn and Play activities to enjoy with your child! Please note, some of the activities link to external websites however we have tried our very best to make sure they are quick, engaging and FREE for your child to enjoy.
Supporting your child at home
Feeling overwhelmed by the thought of teaching your child at home? Don’t worry, you’re not expected to do it alone! TSH’s teletherapy services allow families who have children with hearing, speech, language and literacy challenges to continue to receive ongoing support from our specialist team of allied health professionals while at home. Your child can receive support for Speech Pathology, Auditory-Verbal Therapy, Audiology, Occupational Therapy and Psychology. No referral is needed.
Read more about how to access our teletherapy services from home or request an appointment with us to get started today.
Resources & FAQs
- Telethon Speech & Hearing has created a handy guide to help look after your child’s hearing aids or cochlear implants.
- Cochlear Ltd has written a guide to device care and maintenance for children with hearing loss.
- WA’s Department of Education has a list of learning resources by year level to try at home.
- The Raising Children Network has tips and links to help families manage physical distancing or self-isolation.
- The NDIA has designed information packs for parents and carers regarding Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) – Children aged 0 to 6 years old.