Resources for families and children
Information Support and Resources
Latest updates and advice on services and health information:
Department of Education and Training
Information, updates and advice about the Covid-19 pandemic in relation to schools and early childhood services.
Visit: Department of Education and Training
Melton City Council
Local information about Covid-19 and impacts on local services and programs.
World Health Organisation
Information, advice and resources regarding the Coronavirus Covid-19 situation around the world
Visit: WHO website advice for public
Useful websites and articles:
The Royal Children's Hospital
Children and Parenting Support Service (CAPSS)
The Children and Parenting Support Service (CaPSS) program aims to strengthen family relationships, reduce family breakdown, and increase family connection. Their Facebook page offers a wide range of activities to do with children and short videos on some easily applicable parenting tips.
Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Island Child Care
Covid-19 an online safety kit for parents and carers
Autism Spectrum Australia
Centre in Excellence and Family Welfare
Free printable resources
Mind Heart CoviBook for kids
A resource to support discussion and exploration with children regarding Covid-19.
Visit: Mind Heart CoviBook for kids
Printable Coronavirus Social Story
A free printable resource to help explain Coronavirus Covid-19 to children with autism from The Autism Educator
Visit: Coronavirus Social Story
Returning to school social story
Activity ideas for families and children
Education and learning
Educational, curriculum based resources for primary and secondary school aged children.
Visit: ABC Education
Downloadable and printable resources based on primary school curriculum.
Educational worksheets, guided lessons and games for kindergarten to grade 5.
Storytime with City of Melton Libraries
Regular sessions of baby rhyme, toddler time and story time sessions. Under certain COVID-19 restrictions this will run online.
Visit: City of Melton Libraries
Melbourne and Werribee Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary provide virtual tours, animal encounters and live streaming from some of their animal houses.
Visit: Animal House
Enjoy a world of Museum experiences at home including virtual tours and Scienceworks interactive sessions
Visit: Museums at Home
Favourite storybooks read online by storytellers.
Visit: Story Box
Story Box can be accessed for free with library membership. Visit Melton City Libraries for more information about library membership.
Cosmic Kids Yoga
Guided yoga and mindfulness sessions for children.
Visit: Cosmic Kids Yoga
At home play and activity ideas
Melton City Council 30 Days of Play
100 activities and games for children.
Creative play at home during Covid-19 Pandemic.
Visit: ABC News
City of Melton Libraries
Explore the e-collection of books, magazines, music, films, story times and games. Regular sessions of baby rhyme, toddler time and story time now available online.
Visit: City of Melton Libraries
Mental Health Support
Mental Health Support - 24/7 Support lines
- Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support Line - 1800 512 348
- Lifeline - 13 11 14
- Beyond Blue - 1300 22 46 36
- Kids Helpline - 1800 55 1800
- Mens Line - 1300 78 99 78
- Care in Mind- 1300 096 269