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Preparing for Early Learning and Care

FREE Literacy activities and online resources


In addition to our regular updates on our facebook page check out these free online resources from our partners and other organisations. You can bookmark the page and check back as we continue to update with more resources.

Louth County Libraries 

Louth County Libraries offer a fantastic FREE eService.  You don’t have to be a current member to use the service. You can join online! Enter your details using this link  and you will be issued with an account number giving immediate access to free eBooks, eAudiobooks, digital magazines, newspapers, online classes and language learning.

Library staff are also available to take your calls & provide you with library membership over the phone (just have a pen ready to write down your number).


Incredible Years Reading with Preschoolers

Using interactive reading strategies with your child will help to develop his/her social, emotional and academic reading skills.

Click on the link below to download a FREE Incredible Years tip sheet explaining  how you can set up an interactive reading experience with your child today.

Click here : reading_with_preschoolers_handout.



Early Years Story Box have created a FREE book (and activities) to help  children to understand what is going on and to process their thoughts and feelings.

This includes a book and downloadable activities.


The Story Pot method of storytelling

The story pot method is often used in early learning and care settings and it can be just as easily used at home with your little ones, adults can join in the fun too. All you need is a pen and paper and lots of imagination…

Below is a video from the Aistear Siolta Practice Guide, NCCA describing the story pot method.