General Tips for Parents

Advice on the Primary School Curriculum (NCCA)

Junior and Senior Infants

Helping Your Child in Junior and Senior Infants

Helping Your Young Child with Maths

Helping Your Child with Maths Junior Infants

Helping Your Child with Maths Senior Infants

Glossary of Mathematical_Terms

Tip-sheet for Parents on Literacy

Tip-sheet on Play for Parents of Young Children

First and Second Class

Helping Your Child in First and Second Classes

Tip-sheet: Helping Your Child with Subtraction

1st Class Maths

2nd_Class Maths

Third and Fourth Class

Helping_Your_Child_in_Third_and_Fourth_Classes

Tip-sheet Division as Sharing

Fifth and Sixth Class

Helping Your Child in Fifth and Sixth Classes

All of the above documents are also available on the website of the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA)

Educational Toys

An educational toy can be a fantastic tool to enhance your child’s social, emotional, physical and intellectual development, whether it be sensory awareness, fine or gross motor skills, maths or reading.

Here is a list of some useful websites where you can find a wide variety of educational toys and other useful educational resources:

Thinking Toys

Sensational Kids

Sensory Toy Warehouse

Parental Guides to Special Educational Needs Assessments

If you are concerned about your child’s development and or/ learning, please look at the links below for further information on the assessment process.

Information for parents on Assessment Of Need (AON) Process and referrals

NEP’s information for parents

Useful Links, by subject

Maths

www.aplusmath.com/

www.coolmath4kids.com

www.mathsisfun.com

English

www.readingrockets.org

www.literactive.com

http://www.literacyshed.com/

Irish

https://www.scoilnet.ie/ga/

http://www.digitaldialects.com/Irish.htm

Science

http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/

www.naturedetective.org.uk

http://www.noticenature.ie/kids_area.html

History & Geography

www.askaboutireland.ie

Aistear

http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Early_Childhood_Education/Framework_for_early_learning/

Fine motor

http://theimaginationtree.com/2013/09/40-fine-motor-skills-activities-for-kids.html

Irish music

https://www.thespeks.com/index.php

GAA

http://learning.gaa.ie/primary-school

Dyslexia 

http://www.sess.ie/dyslexia-section/general-advice-parents

DCU Centre for Talented Youths

http://www.dcu.ie/ctyi/primary.shtml

 

July Provision Application Site

http://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/July-Provision/

National Support Groups and Organisations

http://www.specialneedsparents.ie/national-support-groups-orgs#.WNpwDGfNvIW