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How You Can Support Your Child at Home


“The more that you read, the more things you will know.
The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” 

Dr Zeuss

There are lots of ways you can support your child in becoming a confident reader. From singing nursery rhymes and reading bedtime stories, discussing different things you have read such as newspapers, magazines or  books, sharing thoughts and opinions on a variety of topics, to even reading labels in the supermarket together. Experiences like these will enable your child to feel more confident with words.

For further ideas, suggestions or activities, click on the link here.


Please encourage your child write for real purposes at home such as birthday cards or shopping lists. But remember, not all writing needs to be done with pencil and paper! Why not try chalk on the ground,  alphabet pasta or letters cut from magazines? For further information or activities, click here.

With your support, these experiences will enable your child to see the value in learning to read and write and explore literacy in the wider world.

The information booklets below provide additional information and tips on how you can help develop your child’s reading at Early, First and Second level.

Early Level

First Level

Second Level

Numeracy and Mathematics

Counting with me is as easy as 1…2…3!

Counting doesn’t just mean maths. It’s loads of things… counting out coins, reading the time and playing Snakes and Ladders. Click on the links below for some ideas of different activities and you and you’ll soon realise there’s an endless amount of ways that you and your child can count together.

Counting Tips, Ideas and Activities

Online Counting Games

Numeracy and Mathematics Glossary

This glossary has been developed for parents and carers. It includes guidance from Early learning and Childcare through to 3rd year in secondary schools. It provides clear definitions of some of the commonly used terms in numeracy and mathematics. It is organised according to Curriculum for Excellence and includes images and diagrams to support these definitions. To access the glossary, please click on the link here.



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