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Explore the Squiz Kids for Schools offering...

Curious about what you get with your Squiz Kids For Schools membership? Here you can get a taste:

  • The always ad-free version of the Squiz Kids Today podcast.
  • A sample of the accompanying Classroom Companion exercises.
  • Explore Ukraine in a Squiz The World episode from February. 
  • Get to know Dr Seuss in a Squiz Kids Shortcut.

Squiz Kids Today podcast - 24 March 2022

Squiz Kids Today is your shortcut to the world around you. A quick news podcast for curious kids, it’s your weekday news fix that’s fun, fresh, and agenda-free. 

The Classroom Companion - 24 March 2022

Every afternoon, you'll get access to levelled literacy activities aligned to the next day's podcast and the Australian curriculum. 

We cover comprehension, inference, connection, summarising, vocabulary building, grammar, punctuation, and more. You can print the exercises or assign them digitally as an editable PDF. Click below for a sample of each level. 

MOON Exercises  Provide more scaffolding; target grade 2 - 4 students
STAR Exercises     
Less scaffolded, deeper thinking and inference required; target years 3-5 students
SUN Exercises
       Emphasise inference and critical thinking; less explicit instruction; target years 5-6

Squiz the World - Ukraine episode, February 14, 2022

Each week we give the world globe a spin, and see where we land. Then we take the kids of Australia on an audio excursion to visit that country and its people. Everywhere we go, we'll learn how to speak a few words of the language; what it's like to go to school; what's making news; and some surprising, fun facts. Open-ended activities and maps provided. 

The eastern European nation of Ukraine has been in the news a LOT lately because of concerns that its neighbour to the north, Russia, is getting ready to invade. But there's so much more to know about Ukraine, including why kids bring their teachers flowers, how a nuclear disaster has become a tourist attraction, and why the capital seems to have changed its name ... So strap yourselves into the Squiz Kids Super Fast Supersonic Jetliner as we take off and take a squiz at Ukraine ...

Squiz Kids Shortcut  to... Dr Seuss - February 23, 2022

Each week we take a deep dive into a high-interest news or current affairs topic, answering kids' burning questions about everything from the Olympics to Islam. Looking for curriculum-aligned comprehension and extension activities for each shortcut? We've got you covered.

He brought us barbaloots, wockets and the zizzer-zazzer-zuzz... His middle name is actually pronounced "Zoice"... and he makes millions of dollars every year, even though he died in 1991. We'll take you through WHO Dr Seuss was; WHAT makes his books so fantastic; and WHY his foundation decided last year to stop printing six of his books.

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