Resources for Parents
As a parent, you play a key role in your child's education. The NCCA has developed a number of resources to help you to support your child's learning in primary school. Click the sections below to find suitable resources.
HELP MY KID LEARN
The national strategy ‘Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life’ (Department of Education and Skills 2011), includes a range of actions to enable parents and communities to support children’s learning.
To achieve this, NALA 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.
Webwise Parents offers information, support and advice on talking to your child about online safety.
Cula Caint is an Irish language learning website as part of TG4.
Pota Focal – Foclóir Gaeilge/Béarla, Béarla/Gaeilge
103 Things to do before and after reading
Children’s books read aloud by famous actors
Make your own story book
Tools to help with spellings
Improve your letters and phonics
Great poetry for primary school children
Cloze Activities to build vocabulary
Make your very own comic book with this comic maker
Literacy Games for younger children
Brain training games for children
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/math.html Maths Games for all classes
http://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/games – Manga High Maths Games (Fun Maths)
https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Khan Academy Maths Games (Fun Maths)
http://www.sums.co.uk/ – Maths games (Fun Maths)
http://www.mathsmaster.org/ - Excellent Maths videos explaining each topic
http://www.mathsisfun.com/ – Maths games covering each topic
http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ – Maths games covering each topic
http://ie.ixl.com/math/ - Maths link to the Irish curriculum from infants to secondary school
http://www.digitaldialects.com/math_games.htm – For younger classes, basic maths games for addition and subtraction.
http://www.primaryscience.ie/ – Primary science in Ireland
https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/ – National Geographic Kids
http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ – History and environmental site for Ireland
http://www.exploratorium.edu/ – San Francisco Museum (Fun Science)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/ – BBC History resources
http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html – Interactive resources for most strands divided into younger and older age groups.
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ – National Archives website.
http://www.nli.ie/digital-photographs.aspx – National Library digital photographs of the past
http://www.kbears.com/ks1.html – Website with everything from countries, animals, the sea and dinosaurs. Aimed at younger classes but good for older classes too. Interactive and well animated.
http://www.timeforkids.com/ – Covers most major countries and continents with fact sheets, quizzes and worksheets at all age levels.
https://maps.google.com/maps/about/treks/#/grid Explore the World with Google Treks
Arts Education Resources
http://www.kinderart.com/ – Great art ideas for kids
http://www.iamanartist.ie/ – Art ideas linked to the Irish curriculum
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/art.html Visual Arts websites
http://interactivesites.weebly.com/music.html Fun and Interactive Music Websites
Links for Kids
Kid Safe Search Engine
Fun facts and games