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Tag Archives: "literacy"

28 Jul, 2020

Nursery Rhymes

Do you remember the nursery rhymes you learned as a child? Do you know that as well as being fun, nursery rhymes are a great way to build our children’s language and literacy? Here are the words of lots of the favourite nursery rhymes, from the Early Childhood Ireland website. Just click the link https://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie/work/information-parents/resources-parents/nursery-rhymes/  

28 Jul, 2020

Supporting your child’s literacy and numeracy skills at home

The Early Childhood Ireland website has some great information and resources for families like these ideas for supporting literacy and numeracy skills at home Supporting your child’s literacy and numeracy skills at home: A list of fun and practical activities Research shows that families are the most significant influence on their children’s learning and development. […]

22 Jul, 2020

Books for children and young adults

Here are some great book ideas for children and young people from the Irish Independent https://www.independent.ie/life/family/parenting/ The best children’s books for all ages to enjoy over the summer break Kids need to escape into a world of the imagination more than ever (Míp by Máire Zepf and Paddy Donnelly, published by Futa Fata) Books are passports […]

7 May, 2020

Interested learners – top tips for parents of 10 – 12 year olds

By the age of 10-12 years our children know what they are interested in. If we can tap into this we can help them learn in all sorts of ways. Ordinary everyday tasks also help them to learn. You can find lots of learning activities on http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/10-12 Ages and stages At this age children use language […]

7 May, 2020

Learning in everyday life – top tips for parents of 8-9 year olds

Here are some more ideas from http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ this time for parents and guardians of 8-9 year olds. Children learn in so many ways in everyday life. There are lots of learning activities available too, http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/8-9 for talking, playing, reading, writing and counting. Top Tips Listen to your child. Encourage them to tell you about things that interest them. […]

6 May, 2020

Home is a learning place – tops tips for parents of 3-4 year olds

Here is a great short video about how 3-4 year olds learn, taken from the Help My Kid Learn website. Building it into your day As a parent, you are your child’s first teacher. Your home is a place where lots of learning is happening every day – the most important thing is that your […]

6 May, 2020

Living is learning – useful tips for parents of 0-2 year olds

Help My Kid Learn http://helpmykidlearn.ie/ is a great website full of lots of information, tips and resources to help you help your child learn. Our children are learning about the world from the moment they are born. We are already doing so much to help them understand and to develop the building blocks for language, reading, […]

4 Sep, 2019

The Parent/Child relationship is key – learning at home

  Right from when they are born your children are learning. You can do a lot to help them learn and here are some great ideas from the Tusla Parenting24Seven website And here they are as PDFs Helping_your_young_child_with_maths Tipsheet_for_parents_literacy If you want to find out more about the key messages for you and your child […]

8 May, 2019

Encouraging books before screens for our babies and children

Our thanks to Donegal County Childcare Committee who were involved in the development of this leaflet along with CYPSC, Tusla and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. To get a pdf version of the leaflet just click on the link:-  Books not screens