Here at St. Louis we’ve put together a list of websites you may find useful, as a parent, to assist your child with their learning.
We’ve divided the list up into curricular areas to make it easy. So, whether it’s a little additional help your child needs with their times tables or you’re looking for a creative art idea to keep them busy at home, you’re bound to find something you’ll love here.
- http://www.rewardinglearning.com/dreimire/ – interactive website with good Irish games, stories and activities and pronounciations
- http://www.teachnet.ie/clane/2008/ – has songs/poems on different themes as well as IWB downloads, powerpoints, worksheets and kids games ideas for all class levels
- http://www.focal.ie/ – Online Irish/English dictionary
- https://cnag.ie/ga/ – Conradh na Gaeilge is an Irish speaking community forum who try to actively promote the language.
- http://www.beo.ie/ – monthly Irish magazine published online.
- http://www.foinse.ie/ – Online news, sports, education and other features for those fluent and those hoping to improve their “cúpla focal”
- http://www.seomraranga.com/ – Irish resources site
- http://www.ranganna.com/ – Online Irish courses at all levels
- http://www.scoilnet.ie/ – Irish resource portal
- http://www.readingrockets.org/article/82 – 103 Things to do before and after reading
- http://www.storylineonline.net/– Children’s books read aloud by famous actors
- http://www.storybird.com/ – Make your own story book
- http://www.spellingcity.com/ – Tools to help with spellings
- http://www.letters-and-sounds.com/what-is-letters-and-sounds.html – Improve your letters and phonics
- http://www.fizzyfunnyfuzzy.com/index.php – Great poetry for primary school children
- http://www.bogglesworldesl.com/cloze_activities.htm – Cloze Activities to build vocabulary
- http://www.makebeliefscomix.com/Comix/ – Make your very own comic book with this comic maker
- http://www.freeeslmaterials.com/comics.html – Make your very own comic book with this comic maker
- http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/ – Tablet Friendly E-books online for free
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english – Literacy skills for adults
- http://pbskids.org/games/ – Literacy Games for younger children
- http://www.funbrain.com/ – Brain training games for children
- http://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/games – Manga High Maths Games (Fun Maths)
- https://www.khanacademy.org/ – Khan Academy Maths Games (Fun Maths)
- http://www.noetic-learning.com/mathdrill/ – Create Maths worksheets on any topic
- http://www.sums.co.uk/ – Maths games (Fun Maths)
- http://www.mathsmaster.org/ – Excellent Maths videos explaining each topic
- http://www.mathsisfun.com/ – Maths games covering each topic
- http://www.mathszone.co.uk/ – Maths games covering each topic
- http://ie.ixl.com/math/ – Maths link to the Irish curriculum from infants to secondary school
- http://www.aaastudy.com/g2_14ax1.htm#section3 – interactive maths games for all ages/class levels
- http://www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/math/ – create your own maths worksheets for any maths strand e.g. fractions, multiplication, decimals, percentages, etc
- http://www.digitaldialects.com/math_games.htm – For younger classes, basic maths games for addition and subtraction.
- http://www.transum.org/Software/Tablesmaster/ – How quick can you answer 20 times tables questions?
- http://www.primaryscience.ie/ – Primary science in Ireland
- http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ – National Geographic
- http://www.askaboutireland.ie/ – History and environmental site for Ireland
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/ – San Francisco Museum (Fun Science)
- http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/interactive/ – BBC History resources
- http://www.crickweb.co.uk/ks2science.html – Interactive resources for most strands divided into younger and older age groups.
- http://education.usace.army.mil/clubhouse/science.cfm – List of quick experiments under various headings.
- http://www.exploratorium.edu/snacks/snacksbysubject.html – Lists of experiments under different strand headings.
- http://pbskids.org/zoom/printables/activities/ – List of experiments under different headings.
- http://www.kids-science-experiments.com/index.html – Kids science experiments (Fun)
- http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ – National Archives website.
- http://www.nli.ie/digital-photographs.aspx – National Library digital photographs of the past
- http://www.irishtimes.com/archive/ – Irish Times paper archive in digital format going all the way back to 1859
- http://www.kbears.com/ks1.html – Website with everything from countries, animals, the sea and dinosaurs. Aimed at younger classes but good for older classes too. Interactive and well animated.
- http://www.timeforkids.com/ – Covers most major countries and continents with fact sheets, quizzes and worksheets at all age levels.
- http://www.kinderart.com/ – Great art ideas for kids
- http://www.iamanartist.ie/ – Art ideas linked to the Irish curriculum
- http://www.funart4kids.blogspot.com/ – Art projects
- http://www.fingertipstv.com/ – Make and Do with videos
- http://www.artsconnected.org/toolkit/ – Exploring the art elements
- http://www.dltk-kids.com/ – Art printables
- http://www.crayola.com/ – Crayola art ideas
- http://www.artsonthemove.co.uk/ – Drama ideas for kids
- http://www.outoftheark.co.uk/ – Plays and Music resources for Drama
- http://www.artistshelpingchildren.org/ – Lots of art ideas, crafts, how to draw, colouring pages, etc
- http://www.creatingmusic.com/ – Games, listen/learn about, play and create music (all ages)
- http://www.teachnet.ie/ddonnelly/ – Learn about traditional Irish music.
- http://www.sfskids.org/ – Learn all about the instruments of the orchestra. Listen to the sounds of the different instrument and create a tune.