Useful websites / resources
NCSE Online Resources
The NCSE have provided a list of online resources for parents of children with additional needs. It includes very useful information from Speech & Language Therapists and Occupational Therapists. There is also information on sensory processing, developing attention & listening skills and supporting children with ASD during this difficult time.
Health & Well-
Author Fiona Forman has released a free Well-
P.E. with Joe
Joe Wicks hosts a daily 30 minute PE lesson live at 9:00am. If you miss it, you can always catch up later or choose an easier, or more challenging, workout. The aim is to keep healthy and active even when staying at home!
Yoga for Kids
Join Sophia Khan as she leads a fun and family-
Go Noodle has lots of mindfulness videos and movement activities and that provide short bursts of activity.
Social stories are a great way to teach children about an event or a social skill. There are lots of free printable social stories available on: https://www.andnextcomesl.com/p/printable-
Literacy suggestions, resources and links:
Read a book with your child: Spend 10/15 minutes reading together for no other reason than the enjoyment of reading a book. You can read for your child or they can read for you.
Animated read aloud video stories:-
Oxford Owl – Free ebook library (levelled readers) https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-
Free Collins ‘Big Cats’ ebooks: https://connect.collins.co.uk/school/Portal.aspx
Click on the Teacher portal and enter Username: firstname.lastname@example.org / Password: Parents20!
David Walliams: free audio stories https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses-
Fairy Tales, bedtime stories and poems for children https://www.storyberries.com/
Reading games: https://www.education.com/games/reading/
Jolly phonics songs : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2HYM9VXz9k
Websites with online phonics games:
Sight words / High frequency words
SNIP Literacy Programme:
This programme is aimed at increasing reading and spelling. It is broken up into three levels can be downloaded for free and printed.
Part 1: http://www.snip-
Part 2: http://www.snip-
Part 3: http://www.snip-
This is a useful video showing how to use the programme:-
Fry Sight word phrases:
Oral language suggestions
Numeracy resources and links:
Maths at our house – https://nzmaths.co.nz/maths-
This website provides some ideas for how you can raise awareness and share maths using everyday experiences and resources found around your home.
Addition and Subtraction workbook: http://carnagill.n-
Multiplication and Division workbook: https://www.twinkl.ie/resource/t-
Free online maths games for all class levels:-
An illustrated maths dictionary for kids – https://www.mathsisfun.com/definitions/
General Knowledge: free online stay at home quiz of 20 questions each day.
Lego challenge: Encourage your child to have fun and use their imagination by completing a daily challenge: https://www.mykidstime.com/wp-
This website has lots of ideas to help your child learn -
Twinkl are offering unlimited access to every resource for every curriculum subject from Junior Infants to 6th class. Set up an account -
Board Games – board games are a fantastic way to increase vocabulary development, improve reasoning skills and have fun with family (Scrabble, Pictionary, Connect 4, Snakes & Ladders ..etc)