Coalition Government’s app-dated guide for parents and families
13 December 2016
A parenting app popular with New England Electorate families is getting a refresh in time for the school holidays thanks to the Coalition Government, with hundreds of articles, activity suggestions and advice to help families with children of all ages.
The Learning Potential app has been downloaded 118,000 times since it launched in August last year and the latest updates come in time for the school holidays with a range of new features and 45 new articles that include a variety of activity ideas and parenting tips developed based on data of the information families had been seeking out.
Deputy Prime Minister and Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce said local families had been enjoying Learning Potential’s the advice and suggested things to do with their children.
"The Learning Potential app is a trusted resource for parents across the country because it uses the latest national and international research and is designed in collaboration with expert agencies, like the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority and the Office of the Children’s E-Safety Commissioner,” Mr Joyce said.
“The Learning Potential app is free to download and easy to use and it helps parents in their role as the first teachers in any child's life and better allows them to complement the work of teachers and schools.
“In the face of Australia’s declining rankings in international education benchmarks, the Coalition Government’s Learning Potential app gives parents ways to easily tap and share advice, tips and ideas on being actively involved in their child’s learning and to ultimately help boost their personal skills and education outcomes.
"Whether they’re in the high chair or when they’re in high school, the Coalition Government’s Learning Potential app has hundreds of articles, games and tips designed to help parents no matter what stage their children are at.”
Minister for Education and Training Simon Birmingham said the app offered parents trusted advice for any of the burning questions they had.
“As a dad I know what it can feel like to be looking for guidance but not wanting to sift through some of the dubious parenting advice you find on the internet,” Minister Birmingham said.
“Our Learning Potential app helps fill that gap of trusted advice and helps encourage parents to try new ways of engaging with their children.
“Our updates build on the success of the popular Learning Potential app with new articles on a range of topics like how to teach children to read using phonics, whether handwriting or typing notes is best and managing stress during exams and activities for little ones designed to improve motor skills or encourage a love of science.”
For further information or to download the app visit https://www.learningpotential.gov.au/