A parenting app popular with Gold Coast families is
getting a refresh in time for the school holidays thanks to the Turnbull
Potential app contains hundreds of articles, activity suggestions and
advice to help families with children of all ages and has been downloaded 118,000
times since its launch in August last year.
Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and
Skills and Federal Member for McPherson, Karen Andrews MP said updates bring a
range of new features and 45 new articles that include a variety of activity ideas
and parenting tips developed based on information families had been asking for.
“The Learning Potential app is a trusted resource for parents across the Gold Coast
because it uses the latest national and international research and is designed
in collaboration with experts across the education sector,” Minister Andrews
“The Learning Potential app is free to download and easy to use and it helps parents in
their role as the first teachers in any child's life and better allows them to
complement the work of teachers and schools.
“The Turnbull Government’s Learning Potential app gives parents ways to easily tap and share
advice, tips and ideas on being actively involved in their child’s learning and
to ultimately help boost their personal skills and education outcomes.
“Whether they’re in the high chair or when
they’re in high school, the Learning
Potential app has hundreds of articles, games and tips designed to help
parents no matter what stage their children are at,” Minister Andrews said.
Minister for Education and Training Simon
Birmingham said the app offered parents trusted advice for any of the burning
questions they had.
“As a dad I know what it can feel like to be
looking for guidance but not wanting to sift through some of the dubious parenting
advice you find on the internet,” Minister Birmingham said.
“Our Learning Potential app helps fill that gap of trusted advice and helps encourage
parents to try new ways of engaging with their children.
“Our updates build on the success of the popular Learning Potential app with new articles
on a range of topics like how to teach children to read using phonics, whether
handwriting or typing notes is best and managing stress during exams and
activities for little ones designed to improve motor skills or encourage a love
For further information or to download the app