Support for parents

Reading at home

We can’t emphasis enough the improtance of reading with your child at bedtime

  • It enriches their language development on multiple levels. …
  • It grows their imagination and appreciation for stories. …
  • It gives them an outlet for empathy. …
  • It builds their vocabulary so they can be well-spoken. …
  • It encourages engagement and conversation

Here is a link to some suggested reading material for your child. If your child is a struggling or reluctant reader, contact their teacher or local library for advice on reading material

Continuing the reading theme, here is a handout on paired reading with your child. This is such a valuable exercise, its benefits cannot be underestimated!

Starting school – some excellent resources to help prepare your child school/

Free library book packages for incoming infants, click on the link for more information:

For children with additional needs starting school:

Paired reading is an invaluable aid to aiding children’s fluency in reading. Here are some excellent tips to help you to engage at home:

Paired Reading - Scoil an Linbh Íosa

* Here is a link to a series of talks for parents in association with the National Parents’ Council and presented by Dr. Colman Noctor
1. Connecting with your child:
2. Helping anxious children :
3. Your child’s online life:
4. Building your child’s social savvy


Some very useful information from Jigsaw at this link: