Resource Library

List of Books Available from our Resource Library:

General Information

  • A Guide to Policy and Procedures in a Childcare Setting
  • A User Guide to the GF/CF Diet for Autism, Asperger Syndrome & AD/HD
  • AD/HD Handbook
  • An Chead Chein, Basic Irish for People Working with Young Children
  • Autism and Asperger Syndrome
  • Best Practice Guidelines for Childminders- The Lagan Family Daycare Network
  • Beyond Toddlerdom - Keeping 5 to 12 year olds on the rails
  • Birth to Three Matters - Supporting the framework of effective practice
  • Buds of the Banner, A Guide to Growing Native Trees and Shrubs in Clare
  • Cerebral Palsy Handbook 
  • Child Centred Play Therapy
  • Child Development - A first course
  • Childminding – a step-by-step guide
  • Children's Language and Communication Difficulties
  • Choosing Childcare a Parent's Guide Video
  • Down Syndrome – The Facts   (2 nd Edition)
  • Dyslexia – an introductory guide
  • Dyspraxia in the Early Years
  • Early Childhood Education, society and culture 
  • Éist, Respecting Diversity in Early Childhood Care, Education and Training
  • Enhancing Learning through Play
  • Fobairt Naionrai Teoranta - DVD outlines Advantages of Sending your Child to Irish Language Pre-school Service
  • Freaks, Geeks & Asperger Syndrome - A user guide to adolescence
  • Genius Genes: How Asperger's Syndrome changed the World (article)
  • George and Sam - Daily life with two autistic sons
  • Good Practice in Caring for Young Children with Special Needs
  • Handbook for Learning Support Assistants
  • How to Manage Communication Problems in Young Children
  • Jigsaws Celebrations
  • Lullaby for Hamza DVD, European Childcare Services and Diversity
  • Making Play Work - The promise of after-school programmes for low-income children
  • Outdoor Play Resource Pack and DVD - produced by South Dublin County Childcare Committee
  • Pavee Children - a Study on Childcare Issues for Travellers
  • Play it safe - A guide to preventing childrens accidents  
  • Quality Improvement Programme IPPA, Open-ended Materials
  • Respect, Education without Prejudice, a challenge for Early Years Educators in Ireland papers presented at a Pavee Point conference in 1998 in Dublin 
  • SarShaothar sa Naionra, Quality model for Naionra
  • School's Out- A Practice Manual for Providers DVD (School Age Childcare)
  • Someone Very Important Has Just Died
  • Supporting & developing an Anti-Bias/Anti-Discrimination Approach in Early Childhood
  • Supporting Identity, Diversity and Language in the Early Years
  • Supporting Quality Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Services
  • The essential guide to Special Education in Ireland
  • The Living Farmland, a Guide to Farming with Nature in Clare
  • Time to play in Early Childhood Education
  • To do or not to do – Ethical Practice Guidelines
  • Topics in Downs Syndrome - Teaching reading to children with Down Syndrome.A guide for Parents and Teachers
  • Towards Quality Daycare – minimum quality standards
  • 500 Tips for working with Children with Special Needs
  • The Childminding Handbook
  • You and Me. Lets Talk. Useful Phrases for Early Years Settings in Polish, Latvian, Irish, Lithuanian and Portugese.

Programme Activities/Curriculum

  • 101 Games for social skills
  • 50 Exciting things to do outside
  • About Me - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Angel Friends - Supporting Personal, Social, Emotional and Health Education through Story Video
  • Another Trip Around the World Activities Book
  • Anti-bias Curriculum, Tools for Empowering Young Children
  • Anti-bias Video - How Good it is to be You!, An Anti-Bias Journey
  • A Practical Guide to Activities for Young Children
  • A Practical Guide to Activities for Older Children
  • Altogether Better Video - from "Special Needs" to equality in education
  • Autumn and Winter Festivals - themes for early years
  • Bikes, prams and Pushchairs - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Child's Play 1 & 2 - games for life for children
  • Circle time for the very young
  • Creative Art and Activities
  • Creative Play Activities for children with disabilities
  • Creative Resource for Infants & Toddler (2 nd Edition)
  • Cultivating Creativity in Babies, toddlers and young children
  • Dens and Shelters - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Dolls and Soft Toys - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Disability awareness pack
  • Education and care in the early years
  • Enhancing Circle Time for the very young
  • Entertaining and Educating Young Children
  • Entertaining and Educating Babies & Toddlers
  • Essential skills for Managers of child-centred settings
  • Experiencing Reggio Emilia, implications for pre-school provision
  • Finger Play and Rhymes - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • For the Kids! A family friendly guide to outings and activities for children in Ireland
  • French Flash Cards
  • From Birth to Five years - Childrens Developmental Progress
  • Going Out - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Great Gardens for Kids
  • Gymnastics activities for infants
  • Hands around the World
  • Helping children to be competent learners
  • Heuristic Play with Objects - Video
  • Helping children to be competent learners
  • Infants at Work – Video
  • Involving Parents in their Children's Learning
  • Irish Flash Cards 
  • Just stop and think - helping children plan to improve their behaviour
  • Kids will be Kids Movin and Groovin - Frank Leto, Children's Exercise to Music
  • Lamhleabhar do Striurthoiri Naionra
  • Learning to be confident, determined and caring
  • Lets Get Active Video, HSE
  • Life behind glass, A personal account of Autism Spectrum Disorder 
  • Mark Making - Progression in Play for Babies and Children 
  • Movement and Beat - Progression and Play in Babies and Children
  • Nature and Young Children Encouraging Creative Play and Learning in Natural Environments 
  • Nature Through Nurture - Claire Warden, Mind Stretchers Scotland
  • New Youth Arts & Crafts
  • Once in a lifetime: Early Childhood Care and Education for Children from birth to three
  • Ourselves Themes for Early Years
  • Parents Matter Supporting the Birth to Three Matters Framework
  • Play activities for the early years
  • Playful World, a selection of games from around the World, includes DVD
  • Playing, Laughing and Learning with children
  • Playing and Learning in the Outdoors
  • Preschool in three Cultures
  • Role Play - Practical Preschool
  • Role Play - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Self Esteem Games - 300 fun activities that make children feel good about themselves
  • Small World Play - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • Talking and Thinking Floor Books - Using Big Book Planners to Consult Children - Mind Stretchers Scotland
  • The Breathing Circle - Learning through the movement of the natural breath
  • The Fascination of Learning by Doing in the Outdoors. Simple Ideas and Big Results for Supporting Language Development in Young Children
  • The Little Hands Big Fun Craft Book Creative Fun for 2 to 6 Year Olds
  • The Natural World - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • The Potential of a Puddle - Outdoor Play
  • The Right to be Me
  • The Sensory World - Progression in Play for Babies and Children
  • The Usborne Book of Art Ideas
  • This is Me! Observation Guidelines for Babies and Toddlers. NIPPA.
  • What does it mean to be four?
  • What does it mean to be three?
  • Toddlerobics

Children's Story Books and CDs: Stories and Music

  • A Birthday for Ben - story has a focus on children with Hearing Difficulties
  • Acker Backa Boo! Games to Say and Play from Around the World
  • Adventures on Tug Boat River
  • A Family for Sammy (explains Foster Care process to young children)
  • A Friend like Simon - story has a focus on Autism/ASD
  • All Kind of Beliefs
  • All Kind of Bodies
  • All Kinds of Feelings
  • All Kinds of People
  • Amhrain do Phaisti - CD Gniomhamhrain Saothair, Amhrain do Chluichi agus Amhrain don Imirt Aithrise
  • An Afternoon in the Naíonra/ Tráthnóna sa Naíonra
  • And Tango Makes Three - Story about a penguin with two fathers
  • Angel & Friends Video
  • Baby Dazzlers – Glittery garden
  • Baby Dazzlers – Sparkly day
  • Boots for a bridesmaid
  • Boys & Girls Superheroes in the Doll Corner
  • Brothers
  • Carousel:   40 Nursery Rhymes & songs
  • Celebrations – Jigsaws 
  • Children Don't Divorce
  • Children Just Like Me - A Unique Celebration of Children Around the World
  • Damhsa Na gCoinini - CD Seanamhrain agus Rannta Traidisiunta le Ceol Nuachumtha D'Og agus Sean 
  • First Irish Word Book Usborne Farmyard Tales
  • First Place (helps children to accept & overcome speech impediments)
  • Five Little MonkeysOver 50 Action and Counting Rhymes
  • Freddies Super Summer - story has a focus on Down Syndrome
  • George's Garden Dual Language English and Bengali
  • Going to the Supermarket, Swimming, the Restaurant, Doctor, Dentist and Hair Dresser
  • Hatties House - Dual Language English and Turkish
  • Heather Has Two Mommies - Story about a young girl with two mothers
  • Hello Peanut
  • High low Dolly Pepper with CD 
  • Irish language CD's Music and Stories: Cochaillin Dearg, Am Codlata i Lár na Coille, Na Tri Mhuicin agus 3 scéal eile and An Sicin Beag Bui 
  • Just Like My Dad - Dad is a lion in this story, celebrates the child/father relationship
  • I am We Are - Activities Pack
  • I'm Special - Story About Feelings
  • Ian's Walk – A story about Autism
  • Joe's Special Story (explains inter-country adoption to young children)
  • Kid's Create - Art & Craft experience for 3-9 year olds
  • Kids Multicultural Art Book
  • Kids Multicultural Cookbook 
  • Learn to talk about it – Extraordinary Friends
  • Let's Feed the ducks
  • Let's go to bed
  • Let's go to playgroup
  • Let's have fun
  • Lift the Flap Book
  • Look Look Look Again Winter, Autumn, Summer and Spring
  • Maidin sa Naionra - CD Amhrain agus Rannta do Phaisti Oga a gCanadh ag Treasa Ni Cheannaigh agus Maire Breathnach
  • Mama Zooms - mother is a wheelchair user
  • Mango Spice with CD - Caribbean Songs
  • Mei Ling's Hiccups - Albanian & English
  • Merrily to Bethlehem CD
  • Mothers are Everywhere
  • My Dad - story about a young girl's father
  • My Daddy and I - A father and son story
  • My Holiday Family
  • My Parent's Divorce
  • My Social Stories Book
  • Nursery Rhymes and Children's Songs - Carousel, 40 Best loved Songs for Children of All Ages
  • Peter's Party Dual Language English and Chinese
  • Play Songs and Action Songs CD for Babies and Toddlers
  • Rosie's Room Dual Language English and Gujarati
  • Sing Hey Diddle Diddle with CD 
  • Singing sack book with CD
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • So Much Story about Baby and Afro-Carribean Home Life
  • Songs of the Irish Travellers - Traditional ballads and lyric songs 1967-75
  • Start with a Song CD - 44 songs 
  • Stories from Eiriu's Island
  • Start with a song book with CD 
  • The Bogle Wogles
  • The Bravest Girl in School (explains to children with diabetes importance of medicine/diet)
  • The Famous Hat (Prepares children with leukaemia for treatment & a stay in hospital)
  • The Feelings Book
  • The Lost Puppy (shows young children positive aspects from using a wheelchair)
  • The Okay Book 
  • The Raineys, Pavee Point Travellers Centre
  • The Winner (explains Asthma to young children)
  • This is My Hair
  • Toddlerobics
  • Tom's Special Talent - story has a focus on Dyslexia/Learning Difficulties
  • Travellers and Fellow Travellers Keepers of the Flame, Pavee Point Travellers Centre
  • Two Eyes, A Nose and a Mouth
  • We All Went on Safari A Counting Journey Through Tanzania
  • We Can Do It Meet Five Special Children and See What They Can Do! 
  • Where's Mouse - set in a Traveller Halting site
Membership for the Resource Library is €10 and resources can be borrowed for a month maximum.