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Commissioner for Children and Young People introduces her free digital challenge for 3-5 year olds in South Australia, teaching digital thinking through play - Circular 34.8

To Chief Executive Officer
Community Services Staff
Librarian - Information Staff
Marketing and Public Relations Staff
Parks and Recreation Staff
Date 22 August 2019
Contact LGA Marketing
Email: marketing@lga.sa.gov.au
Response Required No
Summary The Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia has just given her Digital Challenge a makeover especially for younger learners aged 3-5 years. The free Challenge teaches key computational thinking concepts through play – by playing a game of hide & seek or by creating a robot dance routine.

 

Commissioners Digital Challenge

Early Learning Unplugged

 

The Commissioner for Children and Young People in South Australia has just given her Digital Challenge a makeover especially for younger learners aged 3-5 years.

The free Challenge teaches key computational thinking concepts through play – by playing a game of hide & seek or by creating a robot dance routine.

Who is it for?

  • Libraries – offers a high-tech Story Time option that requires no digital devices. All content can be printed.
  • Community Groups working with 3-5 year olds.
  • Early Learning Centres / preschools / kindergartens.
  • Parents / carers / families of 3-5 year old children.

Things to know about Early Learning Unplugged : 

  • It’s a delightful future-focused challenge for every preschool-aged child in South Australia.
  • It’s 100% device-free – simply enter your email address to download and print the activities.
  • Two activities to choose from. Either activity = challenge complete!
  • The Challenge materials are free.

Things to know about the Activity Packs : 

  • Both activities were designed in collaboration with the Australian Computing Academy.
  • Activities can be completed in large or small groups, or individually.
  • There is one version of the Activity Packs specifically for educators, and another version for families to use at home.
  • The activities are aligned to the Early Years Learning Framework principles – see Activity Packs for educators for details.

Libraries, preschools and any other community groups working with early learners in South Australia can access the free Activity Packs here at:  https://commissionersdigitalchallenge.net.au/digital-thinking/early-learners-introduction/

Questions can be directed to: CommissionersDigitalChallenge@sa.gov.au 

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