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Let’s Play Links and Resources

1 May, 2020

Let’s Play Links and Resources

Published: 24 April 2020 From: Department of Children and Youth Affairs

Here’s a list of some great organisations that have really useful information and resources on their websites.

The Ark

At home arts activities and other creative resources for children.

ark.ie

Barnardos

Helping transform children’s lives through their services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children.

barnardos.ie

Children in Hospital Ireland

Making hospital a happier place for children through play and advocacy.

childreninhospital.ie

Cork healthy cities

Games promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and energy awareness, place-making can economic prosperity.

corkhealthycities.com/playful-cities

Cork Sports Partnership keeping active at home

Resource from Cork Sports Partnership team and partner organisations to support families to keep active at home.

corksports.ie/keep-active-with-csp

Creative Ireland

Supporting the mainstreaming of culture and creativity in our lives, our communities and our society.

creativeireland.gov.ie

Early Childhood Ireland

Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector, representing 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide.

earlychildhoodireland.ie

Help My Kid Learn

Help My Kid Learn is a website where people can see that supporting a child’s literacy and numeracy development is a natural, easy and fun activity that can be integrated into any part of their day, with a dedicated Play Tab.

helpmykidlearn.ie

ISPCC

Activities for children during COVID-19.

ispcc.ie/index.php/parent-hub/activities-during-Covid-19

Jigsaw

The National Centre for Youth Mental Health.

jigsaw.ie

Libraries Ireland

Irish public libraries provide all users with a wide range of free online services including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, online courses and online newspapers.

librariesireland.ie

One Family

One Family is working to ensure a positive and equal future for all members of all one-parent families in Ireland – changing attitudes, services, policies and lives.

onefamily.ie

Parents Plus

List resources for individuals, families and parents on how they can help themselves and their children during COVID-19 including articles, visual aids, stories and stories specific to COVID-19.

parentsplus.ie/post/resources-for-individuals-families-and-parents-during-covid-19-crisis

ReCreate

ReCreate online videos of activities mainly using items that can be found at home.

recreate.ie/interactive-workshops

SchoolDays.ie

Parenting and Education in Ireland.

schooldays.ie

You can find out lots of information about the importance of play plus ideas for play on the Let’s Play Ireland website at https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/lets-play-ireland/

 

nicola

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