Please click the links below to a variety of useful websites you may wish to consult.
Books For Topics: Storytime Online
Access a range of stories being read by their authors and illustrators. The QR codes and links in the document lead to story readings on Youtube.
Storyberries is a free, online collection of easy-to-read and beautifully illiustrated stories, comics and poems for kids. You can select stories by theme and read and listen along with audio.
Help My Kid Learn
NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) has developed Help My Kid Learn - a simple website that brings together relevant information for parents and the wider community to support children’s literacy and numeracy development.
The website’s purpose is to provide fun activities that parents can do with their children to develop their literacy and numeracy skills. It includes general information, fun activities and useful tips. Help My Kid Learn is a website where people can see that supporting a child’s literacy and numeracy development is a natural, easy and fun activity that can be integrated into any part of their day.
RTÉ Home School Hub:
RTÉ's Home School Hub proved a big hit with students and parents during the previous school closures. Its subsequent Afterschool Hub has lots of great content. Programmes and activities can be played back on the RTÉ Player. There’s also a wide archive of ideas, worksheets and activities at rte.ie/learn
"News" Magazines for Children:
News Flash (2nd - 4th), The Primary Planet (4th - 6th) and Eipic (Irish-language mag for 11+) are now online and free for all pupils and families to enjoy.
Click here to check them out
Coronavirus - A Book for Children
Axel Scheffler, award winning illustrator of The Gruffalo series, has illustrated a digital book for primary school age children, free for anyone to read on screen or print out, about the corona virus and the measures taken to control it. Gill books has published an Irish-specific version.
Professor Luke O'Neill, head of immunology at Trinity College Dublin said, 'This book is a fantastic resource for children, and explains the corona virus in a colourful and calming way. Adults will learn a thing or two too!'
You can access the book using the link below.
Coding for all ages
Learn to Code: https://code.org/
Hour of Code Activities: https://hourofcode.com/ie/learn
Bee Bot Emulator: https://www.terrapinlogo.com/emu/beebot.html
Scratch 3 - Lost in Space: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/lost-in-space
Wellbeing / Mindfulness
Reading / Story Time