Reading & phonics resources:
Excellent tips sheet:‘Supporting Reading At Home’
Oxford Owl: Reading & activities (register for free access to books) – https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/
Jolly Phonics– Download ‘Jolly Phonics’ App to your smart phone or tablet click here
Twinkl – An array of activities & games www.twinkl.ie
Collins Big Cat Readers –high-quality fiction and non-fiction banded books by award-winning authors and illustrators. Google ‘connect Collins‘ and follow these directions:
2. Click on ‘Teacher sign in‘.
3. Type in
Starfall: Phonics games & reading – https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-classic/
Phonics fun games – https://www.ictgames.com/phonicsPop/index.html
Tricky words – https://www.starfall.com/h/ltr-lv-i/match-sw/?t=289994500
Reading – 103 Things to do before and after reading – http://www.readingrockets.org/article/82
Oral language resources:
Excellent Speech & Language tips for Junior & Senior Infants:
Excellent Speech & Language tips for 1st & 2nd class:
Fun question cards to develop conversation skills
Letter formation – https://www.doorwayonline.org.uk/literacy/letterformation/
Typing – http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z3c6tfr
Creative writing – Make your own story book/comic – http://www.storybird.com/
Tumblebooks: South Dublin County Libraries (library ID number required). Free access to story books or read-alongs while schools are closed – https://www.
Storytime online: Children’s books read aloud by famous actors – http://www.storylineonline.net/
Story Berries: Free online collection of easy-to-read stories, comics and poems – www.storyberries.com
Audio books: Amazon have made all books and audio books free to access and stream while schools are closed. https://stories.audible.
Vooks: Free for teachers and home school educators – https://www.vooks.com/blog/2019/5/28/free-for-teachers