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Preparing for Life

Preparing for Life is an early intervention/prevention programme currently taking place in the communities of North Dublin, working hand in hand with 200 families from pregnancy until their child is ready for school.

Young Ballymun

Young Ballymun is a Prevention and Early Intervention strategy that delivers a series of integrated services for children, young people and families.

BBC Skillwise

This section of the BBC Skillwise website will explain the sounds of English, recognising letters and words, skimming and scanning, reading and understanding.

Family Learning - UK

Here you will find lots of information and links to useful resources to explain various aspects of the UK school curriculum.

Clare Family Learning Programme

Clare Family Learning Resource Pack was published in 2000 to support parents helping their children's emerging literacy and numeracy skills. As courses were piloted, research carried out and resources published, the Clare Family Learning Project became nationally renowned for its programmes, training and materials.

Words for Life - UK

This new website Words for Life gives you an idea of what communication milestones your baby and child might reach as they grow. There are ideas for fun activities you can do together to help your children develop their skills.

Kids Spot - Australia

Launched in 2005, Kidspot started as a directory of maternity, baby, and kid related equipment, toys, clothing, travel, fun, activities, sport, and related trappings. Now boasting the most comprehensive directory for parents in Australia - it makes it fast and easy for parents to identify products, services and places of interest leaving more time for all to enjoy.

Pics Art for Kids - App

The best coloring, drawing and learning app for kids. PicsArt Kids edition has exclusive high quality content created with our artists and it combines 3 applications in one:

Telling the time

This site offers three interactive activities to help work out the time and understand time.  The interface is adult friendly.  Activities include: Telling the time, AM or PM and the 24 hour clock.


Free, customisable templates for practising numeracy skills. Designed to be used in a blended approach to learning, they provide tutors with an additional resource to enhance classroom delivery.