Ryan mentioned during the week that online resources / virtual tours for kids would be helpful for homeschoolers. Here’s a list of some useful sites:

Interactive Tours for Kids:

Dublin Zoo – kids can watch live webcams of the animals and look them up in their Animal Encyclopedia: https://www.dublinzoo.ie/animals/our-animals/

Children’s Section of Áras an Uachtaráin – see inside the Áras, learn about the President (Who is He, What Does He Do, Where Does He Live) and then take the quiz and test your knowledge: https://president.ie/en/childrens-section

Dublinia – a fully interactive tour where you can learn all about the Viking and Medieval history of Dublin: https://dublinia.ie/online-learning/

Virtual Tours:

Cork City Gaol – opened in 1824 but now operating as a museum, you can take a tour of the jail here: http://www.storywise.ie/…/Cork_City_Gaol_Virtual_Tour.html

The Cliffs of Moher – you can take a look around the Cliffs here: https://www.cliffsofmoher.ie/google-360-inside-tour/

The Giant’s Causeway: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/…/take-a-virtual-tour…

Enniskillen Castle Museum: https://www.enniskillencastle.co.uk/

Some other online resources:

The RTE Home School Hub is a great resource: https://www.rte.ie/learn/


TG4’s Cúla 4: https://www.cula4.com/en/ for both primary and secondary students.

Ask about Ireland – has a dedicated “Learning Zone” for kids to learn about Ireland’s history and geography: http://www.askaboutireland.ie/

National Geographic: https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/

NASA’s Kids Club – lots of science and space resources for kids: https://www.nasa.gov/kidsclub/index.html


Quizzes and Word Searches

Maybe create your own quizzes or get the kids to create them themselves?! If they don’t want to do that, there are a few websites that have ready-made quizzes…

EdPuzzle – Free to sign up and you can search through hundreds of quizzes made by teachers (eg. Junior Cert History): https://edpuzzle.com/

Kahoot – another place to find free quizzes on practically any topic – can be used as a learning tool for parents: www.kahoot.com

Another tip for interactive fun is to build your own word search – pick 30 words and the computer will make your own word search: https://thewordsearch.com/maker/