Wexford Public Library Service offers the following free online programmes to help with literacy, numeracy and writing skills.
These are web-based programmes, available directly on your PC or laptop, or they can be downloaded by app to your phone or tablet.
TTRS and Nessy Reading and Spelling are available through your child's school.
Please ask the teacher to contact us if you would like your child to avail of one of these licences.
Touch Type, Read and Spell is a multisensory, structured, online course for children and adults to learn reading, typing and spelling. There are 24 levels with 31 modules in each level. For age 7+
TTRS Touch Type Read Spell (For age 7+) https://www.readandspell.com/us/free-trial-ttrs
Nessy Reading and Spelling:
Nessy is designed to reinforce spelling, reading and listening skills in a multisensory way. There are 100 structured lessons packed with video strategies, motivating games and 1000’s of supporting printable worksheets and card games. For age 6+
Nessy Reading and Spelling (For age 6+) https://www.nessy.com/free-trial/signup
This is an online reading programme with three levels: Starting Out, Beginning to Read and Building Confidence. There are 40 lessons in each level. Games, songs, golden eggs and other rewards motivate children to keep exploring and learning. For age 2+
Please contact us directly in relation to Reading Eggs by email or phone, to your local library branch, contact details can be found here.
Reading Eggs (For age 2+) https://readingeggs.com/parents/signup/
Nessy Reading: Dyslexia Awareness Training Courses (For adults) demonstration
How it works: The dyslexia training programme is designed to provide essential information about dyslexia in easy to access, short animated videos.
The training modules cover the identification of dyslexia, intervention strategies, accommodations and the use of technology. Each module is followed by a short quiz to review key concepts and assess learning. The training can be done on a smartphone, tablet or computer. The course takes most learners 2-3 hours to finish. A certificate is awarded upon successful completion.
These programmes can be used to help children and adults with:
• Reading, writing, spelling and counting
• Computer keyboard skills
• Literacy issues such as dyslexia and dyspraxia
These programmes would benefit:
• Children developing pre-literacy skills
• Children building their reading competence
• Students who experience reading and writing difficulties
• Adults needing help with literacy skills
• Students learning English as a second language