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Reading Resources & Supports at Primary Level



In order to fully benefit from the education process a child needs to be able to read. The acquisition of literacy is a focal point of the English curriculum. It is important that reading, comprehension and writing skills are acquired systematically and that children with particular learning needs are identified at an early stage and provided with adequate remedial support.

If your child is having difficulty with reading concepts, it is important to make the child's teacher aware of this so that they can provide additional support where possible. You may also find the additional resources on this page useful. If you have concerns that your child may have dyslexia you may find our Dyslexia Resources Section useful.

English Curriculum
- read details of the Primary level curriculum for English as provided by the NCCA service, curriculumonline.ie.

Read NCCA Article Tips to help Reading and Writing.pdf

Paired (Shared) Reading is a very good way for parents to help with their children's reading. Understand Paired Reading and watch a video on How to Implement Paired Reading

Learning Resources


Private Tutors


If you feel your child needs extra one-to-one tuition, our
Tutors & Grinds Section
will help locate a teacher
in your area

Useful Reading Websites

Helpmykidlearn.ie

For parents of children aged 0 – 12 yrs. Includes audio &video content to support parents with literacy difficulties

PBS.org
Activities & Games for kids aged 3 - 7yrs for reading & writing

Roy the Zebra
interactive games, stories and resources specifically designed for emergent readers.

Starfall.com
Phonic approach to reading

Storybud.org
Site can be used with speech programs  for visually impaired computer users