Parents

Useful websites to support your child’s learning

 

Website address Description
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Numeracy

 
http://www.mathplayground.com Games covering all Maths topics
http://www.ie.ixl.com Maths skills according to class level
http://www.coolmath4kids.com Games to increase number speed
http://www.multiplication.com Quizzes and games based on number
https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Starter_of_the_day/ Daily brain teasers for older children
http://www.mathscore.com/ Maths skills for all class levels
https://www.arcademics.com/ Competitive number based games for all levels
http://bedtimemath.org/ Real life Maths
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Literacy  
http://www.goodreads.com/list/tag/children Book suggestions on various categories
http://www.starfall.com Phonics, songs, poetry and a reading library
http://www.gamequarium.com/readquarium Vocabulary and comprehension activities
http://www.vocabulary.co.il Games to extend vocabulary store
https://www.squigglepark.com/dreamscape/ Engaging reading games for all levels
https://www.spellingcity.com/ Practise your target spellings each week
https://www.funfonix.com/ Literacy worksheets and games
https://www.storynory.com/ Listen to audio stories online
https://www.seussville.com/ Read, play games and hang out with Dr. Seuss
http://storylineonline.net Children’s favourite books read by famous people
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Gaeilge  
http://cula4.com Activities, competitions and stories as Gaeilge
http://focloir.com Support in translations
http://easyirish.com Podcasts, media and games
http://www.seideansi.ie Stories and games
http://leighleat.com/ Poetry, rhymes and stories
https://irishforparents.ie/ Support for parents
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Science, Geography, History and Nature  
http://noticenature.ie Information on wildlife in Ireland
http://askaboutireland.ie Articles, images, maps, audio tracks, ebooks and videos on SESE subjects and the arts
http://nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html Discoveries in space and current missions
https://www.nps.gov/yell/learn/photosmultimedia/virtualtours.htm A virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park
https://www.countryreports.org/ Cultures and countries of the world
http://www.clubscikidzmd.com/blog/ Science and cooking experiments to try at home
https://accessmars.withgoogle.com/ Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover
http://switchzoo.com All about animals
https://www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china Virtual tour of the Great Wall of China
https://britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/ A virtual visit to the iconic museum in London
https://elementalscience.com/blogs/news/80-free-science-activities Science activities to try at home
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ All things geography and nature
https://www.ducksters.com/history/ World history and historical eras
https://www.scoilnet.ie/primary/theme-pages/history/ Various topics and important events in history
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The Arts  
https://www.highlightskids.com/activities Craft activities and recipes
https://www.funology.com/arts-crafts/ Nature, recycled and seasonal crafts
https://www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne Virtual tour of the Louvre museum
https://www.nga.gov/education/kids.html Introduction to art and art history
https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Experiments Experiment with sounds
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/music-fun.html Learn musical notation, all about instruments and compose your own music
https://noveleffect.com/ Add sound effects and character voices as you read your book
https://www.virtualmusicalinstruments.com/ Virtual music instruments
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All subject areas  
http://twinkl.ie Resources and supports in all subject areas
http://khanacademy.org Numeracy, science, history and geography
http://oxfordowl.co.uk Educational activities to support literacy and numeracy
https://www.abcya.com/ Maths and reading games
https://fluencyandfitness.com/register/school-closures/ Educational brain breaks to help students review essential literacy and math skills
https://www.nomsterchef.com/nomster-recipe-library Recipes encourage culinary skills, literacy, math, and science
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Physical and mental well being  
https://www.gonoodle.com/for-families/ Follow the leaders on screen to get moving
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w Joe Wicks 5-minute daily workout for kids
https://www.cosmickids.com/ A child friendly approach to yoga
https://www.thewell.world/mindful-music/mindful-poetry-moments Mindful music and poetry
https://app.sworkit.com/collections/kids-workouts Strength, agility, flexibility and balance
https://chopra.com/articles/3-kid-friendly-meditations-your-children-will-love Guided meditation scripts
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Support services  
http://cogg.ie Lists of teaching resources and support services
http://takethefirststep.ie Adult education support service