HelpMyKidLearn.ie – an activity guide for parents
Just because the kids are off school doesn’t mean they have to stop learning – it just means parents have to be a little creative.
Thankfully, www.helpmykidlearn.ie will do most of the work for you. It includes general information, useful tips and hundreds of fun activities that can be done in the home or outside. And best of all, the activities will help children to learn without them even realising it.
Play is one of the most effective ways children learn and helpmykidlearn.ie is packed full of fun ideas that will entertain kids and also support their literacy and numeracy development.
The website mixes the old with the new, from card games and hopscotch that help practise maths, to children’s e-books and apps for reading and pleasure.
All you have to do is enter your child’s age into the website and you will find lots of suitable fun activities to do with them.
“Many parents will find it challenging to come up with things to do with their children over the next few weeks so by using helpmykidlearn.ie parents will have something to turn to when they hear the dreaded ‘I’m bored’ from their kids. It will also help to ensure their child’s learning skills continue to develop.
All you have to do is enter your child’s age into the website and you will find lots of suitable fun activities to do with them to ensure they don’t lose the valuable skills they learned in school so far this year,” said Dr Inez Bailey, CEO, NALA.
The website was developed by the National Adult Literacy Agency and supported by the Department of Education and Skills (DES). It is part of the actions outlined in national strategy to improve literacy and numeracy among young people which recognises that parents who are engaged in their child’s learning have a significant positive impact on a child’s educational achievement, especially in literacy and numeracy.
About the Help My Kid Learn project
The national strategy ‘Literacy and Numeracy for Learning and Life’ (Department of Education and Skills), includes a range of actions to enable parents and communities to support children’s learning. The strategy recognises that parents who are engaged in their child’s learning, have a significant positive impact on a child’s educational achievement – especially in literacy and numeracy.
As part of this strategy, the Department asked the National Adult Literacy Agency (NALA) to highlight the role that parents and communities can play in improving children’s literacy and numeracy, using media, online resources and celebrity endorsements.
To achieve this, NALA developed Help My Kid Learn – a simple website that brings together relevant information for parents and the wider community to support children’s literacy and numeracy development.