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.
For parents of children aged 0 – 12 yrs. Includes audio &video content to support parents with literacy difficulties
Activities & Games for kids aged 3 - 7yrs for reading & writing
Roy the Zebra
interactive games, stories and resources specifically designed for emergent readers.
Phonic approach to reading
Site can be used with speech programs for visually impaired computer users
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New Primary Reading Resources Page and Discussion Thread (SchoolDays, 28/06)