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Audible offering hundreds of kids audiobooks for free
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ImagineNation

https://childrensbooksireland.ie/resources/imaginenation/

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David Walliams is reading a book a day at 11:00am while schools are closed. You can find them here:

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

World Book

All Levels

The World Book is a resource offered by the PDST. It’s like a virtual encyclopedia except a lot more interactive.

https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&gr=Welcome%21

World eBook

World Book Online have just made their collection of over 3,000 ebooks and audiobooks available for free for children to access at home. They have books suitable for all ages. Click here to access them.

BorrowBox

All class levels

If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free. I use it for audio books and also, ebook. There is a children's section.

https://www.borrowbox.com/

Notes: To register, you need your library card which has your membership number on the back.

Vooks

All class levels

Vooks is committed to being a resource for families to keep kids reading at home. Vooks can also be a welcome distraction for parents, allowing them to enjoy time with their kids, watching and discussing books together. To help, we have created take-home lesson plans that can be shared with parents and guardians - built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.

https://www.vooks.com/

Notes: Free one month, sign up required

Oxford Owl eBook Reader Library

Junior Classes

Oxford Owl has an eBook library with over 250 books in it and offers free access to teachers and parents once you create an account at www.oxfordowl.co.uk They also have some vocabulary and comprehension activities for most of the books.

www.oxfordowl.co.uk

www.sorchaj.com

Infants to Fifth Class

This site covers phonics, dolch, Jolly Phonics including tricky word lists and practice reading sentences following the Spellbound order of words and more.

www.sorchaj.com

Scholastic Learn at Home

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome/grades-6-12.html

Spelling Programme

SNIP

www.snip-newsletter.co.uk

Collins Connect

Access Collins’ reading resources and activities, no sign-up required, on the website’s school portal.

www.connect.collins.co.uk

Knoword

Knoword has classroom vocabulary games and quizzes on its website to help enhance students’ knowledge.

www.playknoword.com

Handwriting Practice

You can find worksheets to help students learning to write on handwritingpractice.net

Gaeilge

Duolingo - Gaeilge

2nd - 6th Class

Duolingo can be used for learning any language but I use it in school to improve Gaeilge. Teachers can set up a class and input their pupils. This generates a username and password which can be shared with your pupils. They can use Duolingo on phones, tablets, computers. Teachers can set a weekly goal for pupils to reach or set a new skill to be learned.

https://schools.duolingo.com/

Cúla 4

www.cula4.com/en

Numeracy/Maths Resources

Hit The Button

The children love this quick fire maths game which includes addition, subtraction, multiplication and division revision sums with multiple choice answers.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

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Top Marks

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Top Marks is a website with a range of online maths games for all ages and abilities.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/

Multiplication.com

3rd Class up

Lots of games to practice Multiplication.

https://www.multiplication.com

Music and Art

Songs in Irish

Songs in Irish has over 600 Irish language songs in its online database with an English translation and Youtube link for each. Guitar chords are also provided for some songs.

www.songsinirish.com

Kidzbop

Kidzbop’s Youtube page has hundreds of dance and singalong videos for children.

www.youtube.com

Kids Activities Blog

Kidsactivitesblog.com is great for parents looking for child-friendly activities. Check out the 5-minute craft and drama activity sections of the website.

www.kidsactivitiesblog.com

Red Ted Art

Look no further than Red Ted Art for all of your art class needs for children.

www.redtedart.com

Beat by Beat Press

Discover the world of musicals with Beat by Beat Press in an interactive way to help with drama and music teaching.

www.bbbpress.com

PE

Online Videos

Fitness guru The Body Coach Joe Wick’s PE videos

RTÉ Jr also started to create 10 minute PE videos for kids to help them stay active when Covid struck.

Adriene Mishler, or Yoga with Adriene as she is known to her millions of subscribers, also has a PE series available online for parents wishing to introduce their children to yoga.

GAA Activities

https://www.gaa.ie/my-gaa/getting-involved/kids-activities

Shamrock Rovers Activities

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Maths - 3rd/4th Class

Measures - 3rd/4th Class

Geography - 3rd-6th Class

Comprehension - 3rd-6th Class

St. Patrick's Athletic Activities

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Maths - 3rd / 4th class

Maths - Shop

Geography - 3rd / 6th class

English - 3rd / 6th class

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