Parents – here are two lovely free online books to enjoy with your child. The first one is :
Coronavirus, a book for children which answers key questions about the Coronvirus, the book has wonderful illustrations by Alex Sheffler and was written in consultation with health experts, educationalists and a child psychologist. You may have heard Axel Sheffler being interviewed by Ryan Tubridy.
The second book is Everybody Worries, a picture book for children who are worried about the Coronavirus. This is also lovely for children and parents to read and discuss together, and the text is perfect for beginner readers.
Reading Eggs – a fun reading program
Parents may be interested in trying out the Reading Eggs program which is offering a free months’s trial at the moment. Note – a subscription will automatically begin through Google Play or iTunes after a month, unless you cancel it.
It’s an enjoyable way to practise and have fun reading, and children begin with a wee test to set their starting level. There are maths activities also.
Out of the Ark, the creators of many of our wonderful Christmas musicals, have given everyone a great new song to sing every day! There are fun family activities to go with the songs also
The Great Isolation Activity Books
We hope you enjoyed a safe and healthy Easter break. Click on the links below to copy or print some really fun and interesting activities for your family to enjoy at home. Thank you to the two kind Dublin teachers Fiona and Lucy who created these resources and shared them for free, they are inviting people who may wish to do so to donate €3 to Cystic Fibrosis as thanks.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1gasHX74OYHHH4hrrP5Y823FarA_TgnuI/view (activity book for kids )
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rknVez7YOh7RFsYqeAZH-id_ILrcdJ7m/view (activity book for adults and teens)
Free online Wordville.com reading passages with interactive questions for desktop, tablet and mobile phone browsers.
Levels: Senior Infant, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th + 6th . No need to print.
Oxford reading books are available free during Covid 19, as ebooks https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/free-ebooks/
Make Your Family Tree – a lovely activity to do with your family
The FREE FAMILY TREE TEMPLATES website has a big selection of free printable family tree templates, which can be as simple or as complex as you like, in a variety of styles.
The FAMILY ECHO website has a free program where you can input all the names of your family and create a printable family tree which you can share and download. You can add photos to each name if you want.
Be a Green Detective! We have time now to open our eyes and ears to the wildlife and nature around our houses, down our lanes, up in the sky.
Visit our green team home activity page for ideas and help to identify plants, insects and even stars in our night sky. – What can YOU find?