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Halloween is a great time for family fun together - getting that costume sorted, planning your trick-or-treat route, enjoying Halloween themed games and activities. Click here for listings of Halloween Events happening around Ireland.
And click on the yellow activity link below for a Halloween themed crossword, also from ABCYA. You can either print it out for your child, or they can do it online.
Writing is like a muscle – the more your child practises it the stronger their writing ability will become. Your child is also more likely to write about things they like or are interested in – writing is a way to express yourself and using writing in this way can be more meaningful to a child. Word searches and crosswords can help with pattern recognition and spelling, and help build vocabulary and spelling.
Give your child lots of opportunities to write - notes, birthday cards, emails or text messages. Encourage your child to make and write their own books about something they are interested in, for example, cars, dinosaurs, fairies or dogs. They can draw or stick in their own pictures.
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