Parents

My Early Years Child

  • You are very important in your child’s life.
  • You are your child’s first teacher.
  • Babies and young children learn from you in a very natural way.
  • Some things that are vital to help babies learn include: cuddles, talking face to face, copying each other, sharing smiles, rhymes, books, counting, moving about and going for a walk.
  • Later children learn how to eat, walk, talk and discover other new things in and around the home.
  • Families are great places for children to learn.

Contact your local Education and Training Board for more information on Family Learning

https://www.nala.ie/find-a-centre/

Books

Courses on Offer

Courses vary depending on location

COUNTY CLARE

Parent and Child

  • My Baby and Me
  • Sharing Rhymes using Rhyme Bags
  • How Young Children Learn
  • Fun Things to Create Together
  • Making Music Together

LIMERICK CITY

Parent and Child

  • Little Voices Parent and Baby/Toddler
  • Nursery Rhymes and Songs
  • Language Development (0-3 years)
  • Memory Book from you to me

Other courses on offer

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My Primary School Child

  • As your child moves to primary school you want to know more about school life and how it works.
  • Children learn both at home and at school.
  • You are an equal partner with schools in helping children learn.
  • Things that help children learn at home together can include:
  • Matching socks, putting saucepans away, setting the table, shopping together, putting shopping away, collecting the post, using money, visiting the playground, being active.

Contact your local Education and Training Board for more information on Family Learning

https://www.nala.ie/find-a-centre/

Courses on Offer

Courses vary depending on location

COUNTY CLARE

Parent and Child

  • Write a story together
  • Sharing stories together
  • Families Reading Every Day (FRED)
  • Fun Science Experiments
  • Growing Together – gardening
  • Grandparents and Children sharing stories, songs, poems and objects.

Parent Only

  • Understanding English for School
  • Family Stories in a Box
  • Supporting School Learning at Home
  • Looking after the Family, Looking after me
  • Storybags
  • Digital courses Using Computers/Smart phones/Tablets
  • Online Safety

LIMERICK CITY

Parent and Child

  • Playing Games
  • Creating Bird Boxes
  • Family Baking/Cookery
  • Family Art
  • Seeds for Success/Gardening
  • Language course
  • Maths
  • Arts and Crafts

WEST COUNTY LIMERICK

Parent and Child

  • Buddy Bench (Primary School Project)
  • Dads and Lads Woodwork
  • Glam Moms and Gals (Beauty and Hair)
  • Cookery

Other courses on offer

http://www.fetchcourses.ie/

My Second Level Child

  • Your child continues to learn from you as they grow into teenagers.

  • When your child moves from primary to second level, you want to make sure they settle in well.

  • There are lots of new words and terms used in second level.

Contact your local Education and Training Board for more information on Family Learning

https://www.nala.ie/find-a-centre/

Courses on Offer

Courses vary depending on location

COUNTY CLARE

Parent Only

  • Settling into Second Level School
  • Introduction to Project Maths
  • Online Safety

WEST COUNTY LIMERICK

Parent Only

  • Ipads for Parents
  • Digital Photography
  • Cook It

Other courses on offer

http://www.fetchcourses.ie/

Learning Myself

  • Now that your child is growing up you have time to learn something new for yourself.
  • Taking time out to learn is very enjoyable.
  • You meet lots of new people and make new friends.
  • There is a wide range of useful and interesting courses on offer.
  • There are no exams or tests on these short courses.
  • Courses are free, friendly and relaxed.

Contact your local Education and Training Board for more information on Family Learning

https://www.nala.ie/find-a-centre/

Courses on Offer

Courses vary depending on location

COUNTY CLARE

Parent Only

  • Crafts: Stained Glass, Mosaic, Creating Bird Boxes, Sewing,
  • Cookery: Basic Cookery and longer accredited courses
  • Active Citizenship

LIMERICK CITY

Parent Only

Health/Beauty/Skin, Yoga, Cookery/Baking, Sewing, Art, Carpentry/Woodwork, Hairdressing/Up styling, Flower Arranging, Furniture Restoration, Fitness, Crafts, Do It Yourself, Irish, Time for Me, Choir

WEST COUNTY LIMERICK

Parent Only

Wellbeing/Fitness/Health and Personal Development, Beauty Hair, Creative Writing, Art, Cookery, Sewing, Furniture Restoration/Upcycling, Woodcraft, Woodturning, Sign Language, Mosaic, Horticulture.

Other courses on offer

http://www.fetchcourses.ie/