Useful Educational Websites for Children

This useful portal features educational information and links to other educational sites for every school topic imaginable, from Irish to history, spelling to geography. There are lots of interactive quizzes, printable worksheets and slides which aim to make learning fun and informative.

This site features lots of pintables, activities and games designed to show kids the importance of science.

This is a great website for both primary and secondary schools which has lots of interactive and fun activities on subjects such as Irish, history, geography and science.

For a 180 day login go to

A variety of Maths and English games.

A website where children can publish and illustrate their own stories.

Launched Sept 2012. Includes audio and video content to support parents with literacy difficulties and links to others websites providing more detailed information on specific topics. The site is designed for parents, grandparents and carers of children aged 0 – 12 years and is searchable according to the child’s age.

A database of Irish terms containing over 270,000 terms, searchable under both Irish and English versions. educates on safer usage of the Internet. Aimed at students, teachers and parents it also promotes the positive aspects of using the Internet and informs on how to deal with the risks.

Well Known Websites

An online free encyclopaedia written collaboratively by volunteers all around the world

Google Earth
Google Earth combines the power of Google Search with satellite imagery, maps, terrain and 3D buildings to put the world’s geographic information at your fingertips

National Geographic Kids
Features different people, animals, and places each month with facts, games, activities, and related links.

BBC Education
Tons of information & fun on the schools and education sections of the BBC site

NASA – Kid’s Home
Games, art, stories, and activities for children presented by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Helpful Free Apps

Little Writer – The Tracing App for Kids
Free app for tracing letters and learning all the sounds and letter formation of the alphabet

Eggs on Legs
App where kids have to solve the maths problems to crack open the quirky eggs on legs.

Star Walk – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide
An App where you can point your iPad or iPhone at the sky and see what stars, constellations, and satellites you are looking at in real-time.

PopMath Basic Math
PopMath is a fun game for kids of all ages to practice basic math.

Yahooligans is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids. Each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for young people. The site is primarily aimed at primary age readers

Kids Website Directories – the following directories list out suitable sites for kids on the world wide web: 
Links to the best of the children’s web sites and all of the sites have been checked and approved for kids. 
The Internet Public Library Youth Division has seemingly endless sites of a more educational nature.

Literacy, Numeracy & Creative Apps for Children


Junior and Senior Infants

Literacy Apps

Starfall ABCs

Starfall Learn to Read

ABC Alphabet

Pocket Phonics


Numeracy Apps

Maths Age 3-5 for schools

Counting Numbers 1 – 10

Friendly Shapes

First Class and Upwards

Literacy Apps

Starfall Fun to Read

Starfall I’m Reading

A+ Spelling Test



Sight Words 2

Numeracy Apps

Match Stretch

Bubble Maths

Pattern Shapes

Pieces Basic

Math Fight

Scratch Junior

Number Frames


Lexico Cognition

Jungle Time

Jungle Coins

Tell the Time

Creative Apps

Book Creator

Spark Video

Garage Band

Suitable websites for all class levels (art ideas) (lovely reading, rhymes and phonics) (click on the menu/new storybook. Children can then create book) (lots of fun facts) (lots of fun facts) (activities and movement for all children) Enter the code IRLTWINKLHELPS to get a month’s free access