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Supportforfamilies

There are lots of things you can do to learn about language and culture at home. Talk to your child's educator about how you can be involved in ELLA experiences.

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Scroll down to explore resources you can use to extend ELLA experiences at home.

Interactive 'hello' activity

We've developed a fun PowerPoint activity to use at home.

Children can learn how to say 'hello' in thirteen different languages.

 
This file will require a PC with Microsoft PowerPoint installed or free versions of PowerPoint installed on a smartphone or tablet. Look for these in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
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Everyday ELLA ideas

The 'Everyday ELLA ideas' are a suite of resources developed especially for families. They contain practical ideas to support families at home with the language learnt from the ELLA apps. 

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Everyday ELLA ideas for reading (1 MB)

Tip sheet for choosing culturally diverse books
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Everyday ELLA ideas for counting (2 MB)

Tip sheet for learning to count in another language
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Everyday ELLA ideas for cooking (1 MB)

Tip sheet for introducing cultural food
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Everyday ELLA ideas for making art (1 MB)

Tip sheet for introducing other cultures through creating art
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Everyday ELLA ideas for celebrations (1 MB)

Tip sheet for talking about cultural celebrations
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Everyday ELLA ideas for exploring the community (534 KB)

Tip sheet for using your local environment to explore the world

ELLA games and posters

Print these resources to play language games at home.

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Hello poster (3 MB)

Polyglots characters say hello in different languages
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Colour board game (711 KB)

Race the coloured crabs from the Shell memory learning experience
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Colour labels (4 MB)

Use to identify and group colours
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Coloured fish (4 MB)

Create your own fishing game from the Feed the fish learning experience
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Likes and dislikes game (3 MB)

Game based on the Playmat learning experience
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Memory cards (16 MB)

Matching memory card game showing different parts of the body
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'Hello my name is...' template (243 KB)

A template to create a visual representation of your own face and practice saying 'Hello, my name is...'

Watch and listen

Hear words and phrases from the ELLA apps. Watch an ELLA song and sing along with the Polyglots.  

Choose an ELLA language below to start exploring greetings, and expressing likes and dislikes.

 

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Arabic

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.
Chinese (Mandarin)

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

French

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

German

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Hindi

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Indonesian

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Italian

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Japanese

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Korean

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Modern Greek

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Spanish

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Turkish

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Vietnamese

Sing a greeting song with your child from App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

Download the lyrics to see the words and phrases from the App 1 song.

Hear the words and phrases for expressing likes and dislikes from the 'Playmat' learning experience in App 1: The Polyglots in the Playroom.

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