Mar 26 2012

Websites for Parents

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The following is a list of websites which parents of Junior and Senior Infants pupils may find useful ;

http://www.uptoten.com/ :  This is site has both  games and activities which focus on literacy and numeracy.

www.pppst.com  :  (Pete’s powerpoint station). A fantastic website for educational games, powerpoints and other activities. You need to trawl around a bit on the site initially but once you get used to it you can find just about any topic/subject you can think of on it. Very colourful and varied.

http://pbskids.org/dragonflytv/index.html  :  For curious children! Lots of science experiments and facts to explore.

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Parents/  :  Here you will find articles and features written by practising teachers designed to help with the education of your child.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/parents/  : Search for learning games, activities, or worksheets to help your child learn at home.

http://www.parents.org.uk/  : Helping at home tips for subjects on our curriculum.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/  : Advice and tips on safe internet usage.

I will add more websites to our list next term.

 

Thank you to  a Senior Infant parent for this list of things to do in our area. It may come in handy over the Easter break!

Days out

 

Ardgillan  Castle, picnic area, coffee shop, excellent free playground,  signed from M1            www.ardgillanskerries.com

Newbrige  House, Gardens and Farm, Picnic BBQ area,  Excellent Free playground, Farm, Tea rooms, look at  link for opening  times and charges for farm  www.fingalcoco.ie/CommunityRecreationandAmenitiesDepartment/Parks/ParksHeritageProperties/NewbridgeHouse/

Rathbeggan  lakes, family park and angling center         www.rathbegganlakes.com

Belvedere house, Mullingar  www.belvedere-house.ie

Zoo   www.dublinzoo.ie   www.belfastzoo.co.uk

Aquarium      www.sealife.ie/  www.exploris.org.uk/

Planetarium   www.armaghplanet.com/

WaterPark   www.nationalaquaticcentre.ie     www.funtasia.ie

Interactive  Discovery Center   www.w5online.co.uk  www.imaginosity.ie/

Pet  Farms    www.newgrangefarm.com   www.redmountainopenfarm.ie

Grove Gardens & Open Farm, Fordstown KellsCo. Meath Tel:  046-9434276

 Causey Farm, Girley, Fordstown,  www.causey.ie/

Pet farms in cavan   www.cavantourism.com/activities/Open-Farms.aspx

Steam  train ride www.familyfun.ie/cavan-and-leitrim-railway/

5X Ulster Museums  http://www.nmni.com/uftm

 

Parks, walks and beaches

 

Dun  a Rí Forest Park,  Kingscourt Killeshandra  Forest Walk, Killeshandra Deerpark   Forest Walk, Virginia

www.cavantourism.com/activities/Walking-15-walks-maps-details.aspx       www.coillte.ie

Old Bridge Estate                     www.battleoftheboyne.ie

Marble Arch Caves Global  Geopark        www.marblearchcavesgeopark.com

Beaches      Blue flag:- Port lurganboy Blue flag beach and templetown-blue-flag-beach

www.goireland.com/louth/beaches-in-louth-county-page1.htm

 clogherhead, has rockpools, lifeboat station, which if open you can usually go

in and have a look around, but lots of dogs exercised so watch your step

bettystown and laytown beach, which has playground www.goireland.com/meath/beaches-in-meath-county-page1.htm

 

Play centers

 

Jesters in Navan www.jestersplayandparty.com

Astrotots in Drogheda www.droghedaleisure.ie

Funtasia in Drogheda www.funtasia.ie

Dino’s Den www.dinosdenplaycentre.ie/ Unit  17 Mullaghboy Industrial park, Athboy Road, Navan, Co Meath (046  9093744)

Pirate’s Den www.pirates-den.com/ Dundalk, Co Louth (042 9339303)

Best  O’Matz Unit L  Kells Business pk Kells Co. Meath (046)9293432

Kool  Kids Corlurgan  Bus Park Ballinagh rd Cavan Co. Cavan (049)4372388

Little Monkeys Virginia Retail Park,    Bailieborough Road,    Virgina,     Co.Cavan.049 8549393

 

Information  sites

 

www.rollercoaster.ie

www.discoverireland.ie

www.dayout.ie

www.mykidstime.ie

www.fundays.ie

www.schooldays.ie

www.mumslikeus.ie

www.mumstown.ie

www.schooldays.ie/

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