Websites to help kids learn Irish
Young primary school aged kids are at the best stage in life to get a good grasp on a language. For this reason, its important that kids get a good introduction to language at an early age. Lots of kids struggle with Irish all the way through school, so why not help your kids out by introducing them to a few helpful apps and websites that may just make that struggle a little easier.
While there isn’t a huge range of sites to choose from, here are a few that may be useful in helping the kids with their homework, or just improving their Irish in general:
Easy Irish aims to teach the language in a fun and easy way. With free podcasts covering a wide range of subjects including likes and dislikes, numbers, days of the week and much more, kids will hopefully get a good grip on the language in no time. The site also includes a few fun games for kids to play, as well as lots of useful links to Irish tv and radio stations, dictionaries and other Irish resources.
Is Feider Liom is a free online website for all types of learners ( adults and kids) that lets you learn Irish through simple online courses. It teaches the basics and foundational Irish to those who have never done Irish before or have very little understanding of it. It can help both parents and kids who are new to the language which can be very helpful for those starting in Junior Infants and learning Irish for the first time.
Cula Caint & Cula 4 Cula Caint is an Irish language learning website available as part of TG4 website. TG4 offer a educational and fun children’s section to their website called Cula4 which includes cartoons, games and competitions both in English and Irish. As part of their website they have also developed a number of simple learning apps to help kids understand the Irish language through storytelling, pictures, songs, puzzles and more. They offer a number of free apps for younger kids or for first time learners, using easy-to-follow format with pictures and words.
Langroo sends you all the resources you need via messenger to learn a language, and let's you practice it through video calls with a 1-1 native tutor! Start learning the fun way, using engaging daily videos and messages. Master topics such as natural phrases, slang, culture and pronunciation. To become a master in your language, you can request a tutor anytime. You will get to choose the focus, accent, and common interests of your tutor, who will hold weekly video classes starting from €16.99/week.
Smarty Cat Games offers games to help children learn the Irish and French language in a fun and exciting manner. I established Smarty Cat Games in June 2012 as I found it so hard to get good quality fun games to help children learn Irish. Our Cluichí Gaeilge are used to assist children with learning Irish in a fun and informal manner. They consists of ten games that are based on the ten themes of the National Curriculum for Gaeilge. The games in the pack vary to ensure that children don’t get bored playing the same style of game over and over.
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