Department of Children and Youth Affairs: Let's Play Links and Resources

Here’s a list of some great organisations that have really useful information and resources on their websites.

The Ark
At home arts activities and other creative resources for children.
ark.ie

Barnardos
Helping transform children’s lives through their services; support parents; and challenge society where it fails our children.
barnardos.ie

Children in Hospital Ireland
Making hospital a happier place for children through play and advocacy.
childreninhospital.ie

Cork healthy cities
Games promoting social inclusion, healthy lifestyles and energy awareness, place-making can economic prosperity.
corkhealthycities.com/playful-cities

Cork Sports Partnership keeping active at home
Resource from Cork Sports Partnership team and partner organisations to support families to keep active at home.
corksports.ie/keep-active-with-csp

Creative Ireland
Supporting the mainstreaming of culture and creativity in our lives, our communities and our society.
creativeireland.gov.ie

Early Childhood Ireland
Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector, representing 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide.
earlychildhoodireland.ie

Help My Kid Learn
Help My Kid Learn is a website where people can see that supporting a child’s literacy and numeracy development is a natural, easy and fun activity that can be integrated into any part of their day, with a dedicated Play Tab.
helpmykidlearn.ie

ISPCC
Activities for children during COVID-19.
ispcc.ie/index.php/parent-hub/activities-during-Covid-19

Jigsaw
The National Centre for Youth Mental Health.
jigsaw.ie

Libraries Ireland
Irish public libraries provide all users with a wide range of free online services including eBooks, audiobooks, eMagazines, online courses and online newspapers.
librariesireland.ie

One Family
One Family is working to ensure a positive and equal future for all members of all one-parent families in Ireland – changing attitudes, services, policies and lives.
onefamily.ie

Parents Plus
List resources for individuals, families and parents on how they can help themselves and their children during COVID-19 including articles, visual aids, stories and stories specific to COVID-19.
parentsplus.ie/post/resources-for-individuals-families-and-parents-during-covid-19-crisis

ReCreate
ReCreate online videos of activities mainly using items that can be found at home.
recreate.ie/interactive-workshops

SchoolDays.ie
Parenting and Education in Ireland.
schooldays.ie

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
12th May, 2020
Region
Nationwide
Expiry Date
10th Jul, 2020