Parents encouraged to take kids on a ‘digital lunchbreak’

Parents who are looking for educational ways to keep their children occupied during the COVID-19 outbreak are being encouraged to look at new material being provided by the NSW Government.

Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said the ‘Digital Lunchbreak’ portal, collated by the Office of the Advocate for Children and Young People (ACYP), offers a wide range of online activities and resources for children of all ages.

“COVID-19 has impacted on us in so many ways, but in particular parents with young children who are being kept home from daycare, pre-school or school,” Mr Saunders said.

“On the Digital Lunchbreak site young people, and parents, can access a range of online activities and resources to keep busy and entertained during their time at home.

“It includes digital workshops, learning materials, virtual excursions and more, and is designed to ensure that children are learning and being kept intellectually stimulated while they are away from their formal education or early education providers.” Activities and resources can be found by visiting and the ACYP will continue to update the site so there is a constant stream of material.

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