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A fierce Irish legend


A fierce Irish legend

What to do with this activity?

You could read this e-book with your child. It is from the www.askaboutireland.ie website. The book is called the "Táin Bó Cuailgne” and is about the wars fought between Ulster and Connacht, centred around a white and a brown bull. It's a famous Irish legend from an Ireland of long ago. 

  • Why am I doing this?

    Reading is like a muscle – the more your child practises it the stronger their ability to read becomes. Reading with your child, encouraging them and giving them space to read makes reading part of their everyday lives.

  • How can I do more?

    Talk to your child about which books they liked and what they think would be good to read next. Look out for other activities for your child’s age group in your local library.
    Use magazines and newspapers for ideas, words and facts. Use the pictures as well as the words. Show your child different types of books - storybooks but also poetry and factual books for children, for example on nature, animals or insects. Encourage your child’s interest in reading about topics they enjoy, for example animals, music and football. Enjoying reading is the most important thing. 

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