Books for Children: Access thousands of

Audible: Audible from Amazon is free while schools are closed

Borrowbox: If you or your child/children or parent/s are a member of the local library, you can access an App or website called BorrowBox. It is free for audio books and also ebooks. There is a children’s section.

Leveled Readers with Jolly Phonics Sounds:

Oxford Reading Tree:

Magazines for Kids:

Vooks: Vooks have created take-home lesson plans built to provide children with 20 minutes a day of read aloud time and activities.

Vocabulary – This site turns topic vocab into a fun rap:

First News U.K Children’s Newspaper:


Independent Maths Activities: Child led work (Help My Kid

Maths Games: 

3rd Class up

Loads of games to practice Multiplication.

Top Marks – Hit the Button

Games are against the clock and develop number fact recall. Designed for 6-11 year olds.

Notes: A paid app version is available from Apple/Google Play/Amazon but the web browser version is free to use.

Top Marks – Daily 10


 Duolingo – Gaeilge

2nd – 6th Class

Duolingo can be used for learning any language but I use it in school to improve Gaeilge. Teachers can set up a class and input their pupils. This generates a username and password which can be shared with your pupils. They can use Duolingo on phones, tablets, computers. Teachers can set a weekly goal for pupils to reach or set a new skill to be learned.

Áiseanna Gaeilge ar líne:

Symbaloo List of Gaeilge Web Sites

Symbaloo: Gaeilge Websites

Léitheoireacht: Séideán Sí (gach leibhéal)

Seideansí – Grammar & Spellings – Instructions are ‘As Gaeilge’ but if you go straight to the games they are self explanatory

Teanga ó Bhéal: Scéal an Lae – TG4

1st – 6th Class

Short stories i nGaeilge read aloud online. Perfect for first – 6th classes i Scoil T2 or rang ar bith i Scoil T1. to the website

Teanga ó Bhéal: Soundcloud – An Gúm

Soundcloud – Irish language stories read aloud online/ scéalta i nGaeilge  ón nGúm

Irish songs online / Amhráin i nGaeilge ar líne

Anam an Amhrán – Youtube

Snas ar an scéal – interactive games (Northern Ireland curriculum)

Saol faoi shraid – Puppets – songs & activities (TG 4)

SESE (History, Geography & Science)

WorldBookOnline:  An interactive encyclopedia for children CLICK HERE


National Geographic for Kids

Scholastic Learn at Home (Free)

Day to day projects (USA based) for children Infants to Sixth Class.

Science Foundation Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

Any science experiment you could ever think of is nicely organised into lots of different sections. Much of the equipment you can find at home but well worth exploring to try and do a science experiment every few days.

Science and engineering Challenge cards:

NASA STEM  activities at home for kids:

Science Activities:

Geography Resources

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

web site covers both History and Geography from infants to 6th class including some great project ideas. There’s probably enough here to cover the entire curriculum. Hard to believe it’s almost 20 years old!

Scoilnet Geography

Infants to 6th Class

Teachers working with Scoilnet have produced a number of subject-based themed pages. Each theme page presents a set of links and resources on a particular topic. This page contains a number of resources on different Geography topics. Many of them also tie in to Educate Together’s Learn Together Curriculum.

Virtual Field Trips:

History Resources

Ask About Ireland

Infants to 6th Class

This web site covers both History and Geography from infants to 6th class including some great project ideas. There’s probably enough here to cover the entire curriculum. Hard to believe it’s almost 20 years old!

Seomra Ranga History Links

Infants to 6th Class

Seomra Ranga does not maintain any of the web sites provided as links so it assumes no responsibility for their contents, nor does any link constitute an endorsement of any other site, its sponsor or its contents. These links are just suggestions of websites that teachers may wish to visit to compliment their classroom teaching. Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each individual teacher or school to determine whether the links provided are suitable for children to visit.

Art Resources (Music, Drama, Visual Art)

Music Lab

SoundTrap : A great way for students to experiment with loops and sounds through layering tracks and building songs. Supports GSuite and Office365 logins which means all work saved to the cloud. Free version gives students five compositions to explore. Lots of learning in students playing around with the built in demo songs and their use of sound recording techniques, musical effects and layering of sounds (texture etc.) (@stephenmcf)

I Am An Artist

Glucksman Gallery:

Carlow Educate Together Visual Arts Plan

Carlow Educate Together’s Visual Arts Plan is available to everyone. It’s a Google Site that contains information on all the strands and video examples of what to do in each of them.

Draw a Robot – Early finishers-give your Robot a name and describe his powers.

See link below for Robot Inspo

Deep Space Sparkle

Cassie Stephens (Art/STEM)

Online art supports on Social Media


  1. Will Sliney coaches drawing of marvel characters
  2. Art for kids hub simple drawings
  3. Draw so cute drawing simple cartoons
  4. Use your hand as a template for drawing simple pictures- 10 ideas
  5. Craft ideas using materials in the home

PE Resources


All class levels & free

GoNoodle is a really easy and good way to get kids moving. Popsico… Pop pop sico!

PSSI PE Lessons

Included on this resource is a set of support materials for the five strands of the physical education curriculum for primary schools. The materials have been designed to complement this curriculum and to assist primary teachers in its implementation.

Religion Resources

Catholic Primary Schools in Ireland including BSRAC use ‘Grow in Love’ as the religious curriculum. It can be accessed here:

login on the website with the following details:


Password: growinlove

Catholic Confirmation Study “Chosen”

Confirmation classes (6th)  Has great videos (and worksheets/books.) Sample videos are on the website. Many of the full videos are available on youtube or vimeo to view for free, just search “Chosen Confirmation Study”. Books and dvds available to buy but resources on website are free.


All class levels

Has a wide range of resources and ideas including art and crafts, worksheets and “How to draw” videos. Resources to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Extra Resources

Relaxation Techniques for Children (Podcast from National Educational Psychology Service)

List of Subscription Sites which are free access at the moment:

Education Nation

Online learning for all school staff to better help all pupils with special needs.

Free access to all Education Nation courses for all schools until March 31st 2020

SEN Teacher

One of the oldest sites dedicated the Special Education Teaching but has expanded its use to any type of learning environment. Loads of printables and interactive resources.


For infant classes:

For children with additional needs 3rd – 4th:

For Special Classes:

Curricular Material | National Council for Special Education 

– CPD and In-School Support

Textbooks Online

Most Publishers have opened up free access to textbooks during the Covid-19 school closures. Here are some of the login details:

CJ Fallon Publishers

  1. Visit CJFallonand select ‘student resources’
  2. Filter the options to the book you require


  1. FolensOnline.ieand register
  2. Select ‘teacher’ and create an account
  3. Use 13450F as the roll number


  2. Username: primaryedcobooks
  3. Passwork: edco2020

Other Free Resources: offers      Access Code: IRLTWINKLHELPS