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Learning promotes wellbeing and development, so it is important to set aside some time each day for learning activities, even when your child is feeling unwell. There are many ways to keep young people engaged in education while they are away from school or kindergarten. Keep your child motivated by involving family, friends and hospital staff. Try to maintain some of the usual routines and activities that your child would be involved in at school or kindergarten. Make learning opportunities fun through games, creativity and hands-on experiences.
Try some of these simple activities at home to promote literacy and numeracy development.
Tutoring can be an effective way to help students who have fallen behind their peers due to illness and long term absence from formal education. Private tuition can be very expensive and is therefore not an option for many families. Before spending money on private tutoring speak to your teachers about whether your child will benefit from tutoring and in which learning areas. There may be free or more affordable services that you can access through your school or local community.
Regional Education Support Network (RESN)
Provides free online tutoring support for VCE students who live in regional Victoria.
Monash University Student Tutors
Search for undergraduate tutors from Monash University.
Ronald McDonald Learning Program
A national program that assists school-aged children with serious illnesses and injuries to catch up on missed education following treatment and recovery.