Suggestions for Activities & Play

This section gives links to websites that offer suggestions for activities and play with children, including sensory play, practical hands-on activities and recipes for play-doh and slime! 

Please also refer to ‘Play and other therapies’ in the section called ‘Childrens’ Mental Health’ where you’ll find information about play therapy and other therapies for children.


Websites

A website giving suggestions for activities with Under 3s 

http://handsonaswegrow.com/50-toddler-activities/

This website focuses on learning through play and gives lots of practical hand-on activities for creative and sensory play, for different age categories 

http://www.learning4kids.net/list-of-sensory-play-ideas/     

The website Helpmykidlearn is Part of the National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among Children and Young People 2011 — 2020. Resources are grouped in age categories up to age 12

http://www.helpmykidlearn.ie/activities/0-2   

The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment provides factsheets for parents on literacy, numeracy and play. 

Play factsheet: 

http://www.ncca.ie/en/Curriculum_and_Assessment/Early_Childhood_and_Primary_Education/Early_Childhood_Education/Aistear_Toolkit/Tip-sheet_on_play_Parents_of_young_children.pdf