Useful websites for children

General websites

  1. Scoilnet: This website has a number of home usage supports for all subject areas and class groupings.Material on this website is updated regularly. 
  2. Seomra Ranga : This website has a number of resources for each class grouping and SEN children. 
  3. Twinkl:    ( free access this month  and enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS )
  4. RTE Broadcast one hour programmes 11am -12pm Monday- Friday. 


Art Competitions:

Build a Better World Art Competition: Toyota Ireland are running a Build a Better World Art Competition with a weekly theme.The winners will receive a €100 Art & Hobby Voucher. Visit  Build a Better World Art Competition for more details. 

Draw Our Heroes Art Competition:This is an Art competition for children and teenagers to draw a picture of their real life hero in this difficult time of the Corona Virus. Closing date for entries is the 30th of June. Click this link for more details on how to enter Draw Our Heroes Art Competition.

Padlets have a range of educational websites suitable for different class groupings with online games and activities.

  1. Junior and Senior Infants: organised by subject       
  2. First and Second Class online activities    
  3. Third and Fourth Class padlet :  
  4. This padlet has websites and activities for all class groupings  


  1. Storyline: Listen to some of your favorite books. This site is suitable for Junior infants -4th class students . 
  2. Children’s Library: International Children’s Digital Library with online books for all age groups and levels.  
  3. Audio Elevenses: David Williams has released a free audio story every day for the next 30 days on this website.     
  4. Oxford Owl: This website offers free E-books at your child’s book band level. Each book also has activities provided.   
  5. : This website has animated books . A great resource especially for younger children. This site also has activities to accompany books. It currently has a free trial for all.    
  6. Libraries Ireland :Borrow eBooks and audio books just complete registration and set pin to access    


  1.  Topmarks: Online literacy and spelling games 
  2. Get Squiggling: Junior and Senior Infants. These you tube videos help children practice their letter formation. 
  3. Phonics: Learn to read- Alpha blocks. These videos help children learn 
  4. A good sight vocabulary includes word lists, games and ideas 


  1. Briathra na Gaeilge App: ‘Briathra na Gaeilge’ or ‘Irish Verbs’ is a fun way to learn and engage with the Irish language.This app is available only on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. 
  2. Saibhreas na Gaeilge App : is a substantial collection of Irish phrases, proverbs and vocabulary which is invaluable to any Irish language learner.The key features of the app include: Detailed information on hundreds of similes, common phrases and proverbs in Irish with translations into English.
  3. Eleathanach: Free weekly children’s newsletters as Gaeilge 
  4. Cula4: Play Irish language games online at


  1. Addition Tables Practice, really good for number facts  
  2. Subtraction Tables Practice, number facts practice  
  3. Multiplication Tables Level 1, number facts practice  
  4. Multiplication Tables Level 2, number facts practice  
  5. Multiplication Tables Level 3, number facts practice  
  6. Mathsisfun has good tutorials for maths operations 
  7. Khan Academy: offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study Maths.  

PE/ SPHE and Mindfulness Activities

  1. Smiling mind: Free app that provides short audio sessions to help with mindfulness.  
  2. Go Noodle: Movement, mindfulness activities J Infants – 6th class      
  3. Joe Wicks : Physical Education lessons at 9am Monday to Friday. All videos are on youtube.  
  4.  Kids Gardening: Gardening activities designs 


  1. Out of the Ark: Music and singing activities: This website provides a new song every day the children can sing along with. 

Geography/History and Science

  1. DK Find Out: Learn about dinosaurs, space, animals, nature & more. Fun learning activities for kids with videos, quizzes & galleries suitable for all ages and good for project work 
  2. An educational site covering subjects such as history, science, geography, math, and biographies good  project work 
  3. Junior Einsteins kids science club have been uploading live science experiments 
  4. Science Kids:A science website with science facts, interactive games and some easy experiments using everyday items. 
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