Resources for Parents During School Closures

Curriculum Resources
Folens Online Registration is now free for parents.
Check out Edco and CJFallon websites to register for curriculum resources for all classes.
Twinkl have offered a months free membership to their bank of resources for all class levels and abilities.

The NCSE have provided the following resurces for pupils with additional needs.

RTE School Hub Worksheets to accompany online lessons can be found here:

Stories and Reading…/grades-3-5-week…Easy to access with lovely audio books and articles to read,quizzes and written tasks.

The World of David Walliams is releasing an audio story from ‘The World’s Worst Children’ every day for the next 30 days. Head to each day for the latest story!

Amazon are allowing kids everywhere to stream an incredible collection of stories for free!! Stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet using the following link

J.K. Rowlings new book.


Here is an amazing website that has easy to do science experiments, projects, games and facts to keep your budding scientists busy during the school closure!!


National Geographic for Kids

You can find everything from games to videos and fact sheets about animals , wonders of the world and climate.


The National Museum Of Ireland and London Zoo.

Virtual exibitions of The National Museum Of Ireland and London Zoo can be found here.


Nasa Stem Engagement

Nasa has created a website dedicated to teaching children about science, technology and space with tons of content for every age!

Projects and Architecture

A Cork artist has created a free art project for children to enjoy! You can find mini illustrations available for download here.

British architecture studio Foster + Partners is publishing a series of architecture challenges, including building a paper skyscraper and creating a city, to keep children in coronaviruslockdown entertained.

Click on the following link to discover a challenge today.

foster + partners launches ‘architecture from home’ challenges for children

P.E. – Keeping Active

Each week Clare McSweeney will share a PE @ Home video, designed to evoke curiosity & fun while learning through movement. Clare has worked in Scoil Oilibhéir before and has some great ideas to keep active!

View her youtube channel here:

Here are some other good links to some videos to help keep  children active during Covid 19:


Check out the BBC Good Food kids recipe section!

Here is some baking recipes from BBC Good Food.

Jamie Oliver also has a few good ideas and tips to get kids cooking too!

Resources and publications relating to the current COVID-19 Pandemic.

The Department of Education National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS) have many resources that you may find useful while the school is closed. These resources can be found on the Department website here.

A plan for the day template is available here to help you and your child put a structure on the day. It suggests trying to have a schedule, creating time for
fun activities, time for learning, break times and time for physical activity

NEPS has published Advice for Young People while Schools are Closed which is available here.

Relaxation Techniques Podcast
This link will take you to a podcast from NEPS to help parents and pupils practise relaxation techniques.

NEPS has also published A Guide for Parents on Supporting Children and Young People with Daily Routines while Schools are Closed which is available here.
Toolkit for children with autism dealing with School Closures.
A book for children about coronavirus that aims to give information without fear. The book is available to download or print from the above website.

Below find some more recent publications relating to COVID-19

Barnardos – Parent Support Line 1800 910 123 10am – 2pm 

Barnardos has launched a national telephone support service for parents in response to the challenges they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic.

They are providing support and advice to parents on the following issues:

  • How to talk to your children about the corona virus

  • Setting a good routine

  • Managing children’s behaviours and sibling dynamics

  • Managing aggression and family discord

  • Home schooling/managing school expectations

  • Fostering natural learning opportunities in the home

  • Healthy eating

  • Accessing fun and educational activities for families and individual children

  • Managing your child’s worries

  • Self-care for parents

  • Helping parents manage their own worries and anxieties

  • Managing children’s online activity.







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