Launch of Play and Learning Supports for Parents

A number of supports for parents were launched on Friday 24th April by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs.

A key element of that support comes under First 5, the Government’s strategy for babies, young children and their families, and includes play and learning resources for children under 6.

These online resources are being hosted on the First 5 website,, with ideas and activities under the themes of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework.

As well as activities for parents to enjoy with their children, the online resources also give tips on supporting children with their feelings, and ideas and activities for learning through play

Let’s Play Ireland is a government-led initiative aimed at promoting play for all children living in Ireland during the COVID-19 emergency.  The website is packed full of useful ideas and information for children and their families.


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