Active learning

8 - 10 years
Everyday ways to help your child with literacy and numeracy
Mother playing basketball with son

Developed in partnership with Education Services Australia

Did you know that you can develop your child's vocabulary and maths skills while playing and talking about sport? Here are just a few ways:

  • use rich vocabulary, especially for the sports your child is most interested in
    Did you see that crosscourt backhand? What an amazing winner!
  • describe directions
    The ball went past the goal / through my legs / over his head / onto the roof.
  • talk about probability
    What's the chance that we'll score a goal in the final minute?
  • add and subtract time
    How much time is left in the match?
  • use fractions
    How many quarters have they played already?



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Last modified
7 April 2020