Free Resources to Extend Your Child’s Learning & Development
Back in February 2006 SparkleBox was launched as a means of sharing useful downloadable resources with parents and teachers around the world. Since then the site has grown from a handful of products to many thousands, but the fundamental aim of sharing resources remains: nearly every resource on the site is completely FREE to download! We hope you enjoy looking around and find some useful products to use with your children.
ABC Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for kids, with great online reading games and activities.
And it really works!
Children love the games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards which, along with feeling proud of their reading, really motivate children to keep exploring and learning.
Your child can learn to read right now. Register now to start your FREE trial!
From what to cook for dinner, to how to tackle an unsettled newborn, to the day’s latest news written just for them, Australia’s parents know that Kidspot is the right place to go for news, inspiration and guidance.
We have a number of ABC KIDS apps available across a number of popular platforms.
ABC KIDS TV Apps are FREE within Australia.
Our brand new ABC KIDS Play app features games from ABC KIDS favourites Giggle & Hoot, Bananas in Pyjamas and Play School! MORE
ABC KIDS iview app, specifically designed for our preschool viewers. Watch all your ABC KIDS favourites anytime and anywhere! MORE
Play Time enecourages imagination and creativity through open-ended play, exploratory tasks and engagement with Play School character’s world. MORE
Get creative with Humpty, Jemima, Big Ted and Little Ted! Make pictures and naimated movies using Play School toys and craft items. MORE
The Crayola website provides a great selection of children’s craft and colouring templates and resources.
Resources for parents, teachers and anyone who works with children. We’ve got thousands of fun kids activities like kids crafts, worksheets, coloring pages, printable mazes, dot to dot, hidden pictures and more.
Brisbane Kids is the biggest kids website in Brisbane both in online audience and in terms of community engagement. They also produce a seasonal Brisbane family magazine that is distributed to local schools and and kindergartens. Operating for over 7 years, we are all about creating memories in the wonderful community of Brisbane and providing a platform that makes that easier. We share information that will assist with every day parenting in Brisbane as well as supporting our wider community during challenges, emergencies and natural disasters.
Below are a selection of links to information that you may find useful.
They provide you with information on government entitlements, the National Quality Standards, licensing, as well as general information on children’s development, parenting and childcare.
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
ACECQA is the national body responsible for implementing the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education and Care and for ensuring consistency in its delivery.
Qld State Government website
Office for Early Childhood Education and Care
The OECECC aims to achieve a nationally consistent, accessible, affordable and high quality early childhood education and childcare system for all Australian children and families.
Early Years Learning Framework
The Early Years Learning Framework describes the principles, practice and outcomes essential to support and enhance young children’s learning from birth to five years of age, as well as their transition to school.
Raising Children Network
Provides parenting information from newborns to teens
Little Tummy Tucker
Provides nutritious food to our campuses. Full of health and nutrition tips and ideas for your home too!