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20 Nov



This Wednesday, we’re going to focus on just one website – Help My Kid Learn!

Help My Kid Learn is a website by NALA (National Adult Literacy Agency) to help parents to develop their children’s learning at home. The activities are broken up into different age-groups. The activities fall under the categories of ‘Talk’, ‘Play’, ‘Read’, ‘Write’ and ‘Count’ and discusses how to approach the activity, why the activity is important and how to follow on from the activity. They also have suggestions for online activities and for smartphone apps that could help. There’s also an option on the website to sign up for monthly tips and ideas to help your child learn.

If you have concerns about your child in a particular area, although you are always welcome to talk to his/her class teacher or to Ms Sugrue or Mr Kinsella, this is an alternative support!

The website is based on the  ‘Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life’ (Department of Education and Skills 2011). This strategy tries to improve literacy and numeracy among young people, by linking schools, parents and communities to help children’s learning. You can read more about the strategy here.

Above everything else, the website emphasises that you know your child better than anyone else and that every child has different needs. What do you think? What activities work well with your child?

One Response to “Wednesday for Parents: Help my kid learn”

  1. joseph
    2:31 pm on November 21st, 2013

    Thanks for letting us know about the website “helpmykidlearn”. I just looked at their website and there are lot of interactive and educative activities filled up. Thank you!!

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