Parents are doing it tough right now, trying to embrace a whole new world order by keeping kids home to stop the spread of coronavirus.
Educators are working day and night to ensure students are not disadvantaged, whether they're studying from home, or still attending classes.
We acknowledge that the programs provided by educators are going to be expertly tailored to class cohorts, but many parents are asking how they can supplement their child's study program with useful screen time tasks.
Some families are facing unemployment of one or both partners while still trying to ensure their children don't fall behind in school, so with financial stress affecting so many, we've put together a list of free or temporarily free online educational resources for parents to turn to.
Also included are some quality paid sites which provide comprehensive treatments of core subjects.
Many educational sites have made their programs free for at least the next month, which gives families ample opportunity to try them and work out which ones suit best. Many also have their own app for tablet use.
'One-stop-shop' sites with several core topics covered
Khan Academy - free daily schedules in literacy and maths for students ages two-18
ABCYA - free games for preschoolers to Year six covering all curriculum
Study Ladder - free for basic membership (preschool to Year 12) and $7.33 per month per family for premium content
Teach Starter - free downloadable 'Learning from Home' booklets - Preschool to Year six. Paid memberships also available
Funbrain - free games, reading, maths, videos for kids from preschool to Year eight
EdHelper - free workbooks and worksheets - Kindergarten to upper high school
Outschool - not free, but very affordable online educational journeys for all ages presented by online educators
Get Epic - 40,000 free online books for kids aged 12 and under - you will need your child's teacher to activate
Audible - currently giving access to more than 100 free children's audiobooks
Teach Your Monster to Read - free phonics and reading for early learners and older children struggling with reading
Writing Legends - comprehensive writing program which is free until the end of term two for kids in years three to six. After that, it's $16.50 per student
Children's books read by Australian teacher John-John - lower primary age
Maths Prodigy - free Kinder to Year eight with premium membership option from $4.99 a month
Mathletics - K to Year 12 - free for seven days, then subscribe from $8.25 a month.
Cambridge HOTmaths - comprehensive maths tuition from foundation skills to Year 10. It's not free, however - $79.95 a year.
Cool Math Games - free and fun maths games for primary students
Rocking Dan Teaching Man - free YouTube videos that combine music with maths, literacy, hygiene and personal wellbeing concepts for younger children. Very fun!
Making Music Fun - free video music lessons for children
Midnight Music - free lesson plan - Years five to eight
Virtual Drumming - free and transforms computer keyboards into percussion sets. Great for older kids.
Chrome Music Lab - free musical exploration with appealing graphics
Units of work
For Teachers For Students - Lower Primary to middle high school - free detailed lesson plans
UNE Discovery - free primary and secondary activities
Science Play Kids - Australian and $14.95 a month
Generation Genius - Science - K to six - one month free
Global Guardian Project - environmental topics for primary schoolers - free registration and lessons for a month currently
Code Academy - free basic coding course with subscription options
19 Great Science Podcasts You Can Listen To With Kids
Paper structures engineering challenges - free blog with challenges to recreate
Weather Wizkids - free website for primary kids all about the weather
Cool Kids Facts - free educational facts for primary kids covering history, geography, the human body and science
Artsology - as many free art lessons for all ages as you can handle
The Pattern Maker's list of online digital art experiences for children
Stress relief and life skills
Overcoming Obstacles - free lessons covering 30 critical social and emotional skills for ages up to young adult