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Piano Academy
Piano Academy
  01/01
01 4972333
The Piano Academy of Ireland have adjusted their tuition to virtual teaching which, with the help of their dedicated tutors, is working out very well for their students. They have a small number of available slots for one to one online piano lessons for children aged 6 and upwards. Whether they are just starting out or need some refresher lessons -the Piano Academy of Ireland us sure that they can provide a much needed musical escape for your children! pianoacademy.ie
e: info@pianoacademy.ie
#DrawWithRob
#Drawwithrob
  01/01
@RobBiddulph
Children's Illustrator Rob Biddulph is hosting a series on youtube called #DrawWithRob, to get children stuck at home creatively involved! Get your kids drawing along with Rob's tutorials, and then post their results on twitter to the illustrator himself using the hashtag #DrawWithRob!
youtube.com
Trigg 4 Tables
Trigg 4 Tables
  01/01
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Here is a simple site to allow kids practice their times tables independently, freeing up parents and making learning a bit more fun trigg4tables.com/
Online Wildlife Map
Online Wildlife Map
  01/01
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Irish libraries have launched a new online learning resource for primary school children – the Wildlife of Ireland Map. The interactive map is a fun way to learn all about the birds, mammals and fish native to Ireland. Children can explore the island of Ireland at home on the phone, tablet or computer, learn about which species are native to which areas, and test their knowledge with quizzes as they complete activities. www.nature.librariesireland.ie.
Dublin Zoo Webcams
Dublin Zoo Webcams
  01/01
+353 (0)1 4748900
Watch the Dublin Zoo animals live, wherever you are. Catch a glimpse of the giraffes, zebras and rhinos on the African Savanna, get a birds-eye view of the penguins or watch the wondrous herd of Asian elephants bathe and chomp on their lunch with our live animal cams. www.dublinzoo.ie
e: info@dublinzoo.ie
Irish National Opera Streaming
Irish National Opera Streaming
  01/01
+353 1 679 4962
The Irish National Opera company wants to remind people that they can still watch previous performances for free on their website. Company director Fergus Shiels told RTÉ’s Morning Ireland that those wishing to “dip their toe” into opera should consider watching the significant amount of performances currently uploaded. Find out how to catch up on Irish National Opera online here irishnationalopera.ie
e: info@irishnationalopera.ie
RTE Home School Hub
Rte Home School Hub
  01/01
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RTÉ and Macalla Teo have collaborated to introduce a cross-platform teaching initiative for primary school kids across the country. Children will be able to watch, download and engage with curriculum-based content, project work, and fun activities that will keep them entertained and learning. RTÉ's AfterSchool Hub also offers a huge range of family friendly activities. Kids can tune in and take part in soccer skills, music lessons, science experiments, dance, nature, art class, book readings, cooking, singing, drama, arts and crafts, and school tours. rte.ie/learn/home-school-hub
The Wind in the Willows
The Wind In The Willows
  01/01
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In the midst of the coronavirus outbreak, the producers of the West End production of The Wind in the Willows will stream the show online for a small donation that will be given to theatre charities.
Based on the classic children's story by Kenneth Grahame, the musical has a book by Julian Fellowes, music and lyrics by Stiles and Drewe and direction by Rachel Kavanaugh. The piece follows the various characters of the book including Mr Toad, Ratty and Mole, as they follow Toad's insatiable need for speed.
willowsmusical.com
The Online Aquarium
The Online Aquarium
  01/01
+353 91585100 
Galway Atlantaquaria is delighted to present our Aquarium, and native species online for the first time in our 20 year history. This series of episodes features factual information, stories and images of our species inside the Aquarium. Professionally produced over the last few months, these episodes capture years of expertise in a fun family friendly way, including a ‘Think Tank’ quiz and family activity at the end segment. There is something for the whole family to enjoy.  www.nationalaquarium.ie
e: info@nationalaquarium.ie
B B C Bitesize
B B C Bitesize
  01/01
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Use BBC Bitesize to help with your homework, revision and learning. Find free videos, step-by-step guides, activities and quizzes by level and subject at both primary and secondary level.
bbc.co.uk
Museum At Home
Museum At Home
  01/01
athome@museum.ie 
The National Museum of Ireland invites you to explore, enjoy and engage with our collections through our range of Museum At Home activities. Celebrate the harvest by creating your own harvest knot; uncover the secrets of Viking Runes or Egyptian Hieroglyphs; explore an object close-up with a pop-up talk; or learn about Ireland’s garden birds in the Birdsong Challenge! Enjoy hours of educational fun together! museum.ie/Museum-at-Home
Online Libraries Ireland
Online Libraries Ireland
  01/01
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You can join the library online and get eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and newspapers for free straight away, or even take language and other courses. Read more here to find out how! 
librariesireland.ie
e: info@librariesireland.ie
Shakespeare for All
Shakespeare For All
  01/01
+44 (0)20 7401 9919
The Globe Theatre will be making some of the Bard's great works playable online, a great way to show your children the works of shakespeare performed by an excellent series of casts and directors!
globeplayer.TV
Virtual Museum Tours
Virtual Museum Tours
  01/01
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Google Arts & Culture also has a collection of virtual walk-throughs for dozens of international museums from Paris to New Delhi. Visit the website link below to tour some famous sites and landmarks google.com/street-view
Zoom Kids Birthday Party
Zoom Kids Birthday Party
  01/01
087 656 1144
As we've become accustomed to chatting with friends and family using video chats, we decided to put our thinking caps on to pull together some ideas for an exciting Zoom Birthday Party for your child to enjoy WITH their friends. Zoom Kids Birthday Party
e: info@PartyKidzProductions.ie
Leaving Cert Art
Leaving Cert Art
  01/01
021 480 5042
The Learn and Explore team of Crawford Art Gallery provides exam students and young art lovers with practical, easy to understand tips and useful suggestions to help with exam questions and further their arts practice.Through time lapse video students can practice drawing a face and figure drawing.
crawfordartgallery.ie
e: info@crawfordartgallery.ie
NASA at Home
Nasa At Home
  01/01
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Let NASA bring the universe into your home. From formal lesson plans to amazing imagery and stories about how science and exploration are lifting our world. Find crafting ideas, science experiments with household items and videos to watch as a family. There will also be ongoing opportunities to chat and interact with scientists directly. nasa.gov/nasa-at-home-for-kids-and-families
Audible's Free Kids Books
Audible's Free Kids Books
  01/01
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For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening on audible.com
Home Activity Pack
Home Activity Pack
  01/01
01 906 0861
Try out EPICs History at Home Activity Pack for families.   With 12 pages of engaging puzzles, quizzes, facts and activities, kids can learn all about Ireland’s past and present day explorers.  Download your pack here. dublin.epicchq.com
Internet Safety Lessons
Internet Safety Lessons
  01/01
01-4530355
We're aware that teachers and parents have had a hard time during lockdown, thrust suddenly into digital learning and having to quickly adapt lessons to make them work in an online learning environment. Due to the pandemic, we can now offer schools a revised Digital Offering with shorter online workshops based on the STAR programme. As a teacher or a parent, if you’re interested in learning more about online safety yourself, check out our video lessons. www.barnardos.ie
e: onlinesafety@barnardos.ie
Health and Wellness Podcast
Health And Wellness Podcast
  01/01
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The Kids Are All Right! is a weekly podcast specially for kids that is all about Health, Happiness and Wellness! As the impact of Coronavirus continues to be felt in every corner of the world and in every aspect of our lives, it’s unsurprising that kids have been affected as every aspect of ‘Normal’ life has bit by bit been taken away from them. The team behind The Kids Are All Right! podcast want to help get some of the best advice from the best experts out there directly to the kids via this podcast on all things Health, Happiness and Wellness. www.thekidsareallright.ie
Virtual Library Storytimes
Virtual Library Storytimes
  01/01
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Irish public libraries, publishers and writers will be hosting online storytime sessions for young people while libraries and schools remain closed to the public during the Covid-19 pandemic. This initiative will provide another valuable resource for families alongside the online services already provided by libraries such as eBooks, eAudiobooks, and access to online learning resources on Askaboutireland.ie and Enfo.ie. librariesireland.ie
e: info@librariesireland.ie
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
Free Ark Astromomy Packs
  01/01
+353 (0)1 670 7788
The Ark has made available online, free teacher and student activity packs to download about the wonderful world of astronomy & space. We aim to facilitate in-the-classroom learning through the provision of resource and activity packs for as many of The Ark's events as possible. Our aim is to support you in your delivery of the curriculum through arts experiences and activities with your class. Download the resources here ark.ie
e: boxoffice@ark.ie
Kids Art and Craft
Kids Art And Craft
  16/01 to 30/01
0864405112
This is a beginner friendly, online painting class which means your child does not need to have any painting experience to be successful.
Times: 16th: 10 - 11am / weekdays: 3:30- 4:30pm declanomearaart.com
e: declanom@gmail.com











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