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Welcome Parents

If your child is attending a DE funded playgroup or nursery school in Northern Ireland you will probably have heard of the Getting Ready to Learn programme and participated through stay and plays, information sessions, pyjama parties and received book bags and home lending packs. Some of you may know the programme through Big Bedtime Read, our most popular theme.

As parents, you are your child’s first and most important educator. Playing, reading and talking to your child will greatly increase your child’s language skills and how well they do at school. The earlier we begin these activities with our children the better the results and the longer they will last.

This page is dedicated to providing parents with lots of ideas and suggestions for home learning with your pre-school child.

Please feel free to download, use and share these resources with friends and family.

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Let's Make Puppets

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Coping Calendar - Action for Happinness

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MENTAL HEALTH WEEK (18th to the 25th of May 2020)

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Early Numeracy Skills

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MAKING THE MOST OF FAMILY TIME DURING THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN

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PYJAMARAMA DAY

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Sesame Street

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Stranmillis University - Ideas for Active Minds

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Let's Play with Bubbles

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Hungry Little Minds

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Coronavirus - A book for Children

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Free Access to eBooks, Audiobooks and eMagazines

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Coronavirus - Play Matters More Than It Ever Did

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Nurturing Your Child's Mental Health Through Play