About Us

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A chara,

I am delighted to introduce you to Smarty Cat Games- many thanks for stopping by the website to take a look at the games ☺ Smarty Cat Games offers games to help children learn the Irish and French language in a fun and exciting manner. I established Smarty Cat Games in June 2012 as I found it so hard to get good quality fun games to help children learn Irish.

Working as a teacher myself I know how long one can spend getting exciting and interesting resources ready for class. However, hours are precious and it was with this thought in mind that I decided to develop games that could be used to make learning Irish and French really fun and engaging for children, whilst at the same time cutting down on preparation time for teachers.

In addition to school use, these games are a fantastic resource for parents to have and play with their child at home. They give parents an opportunity to connect with what the child is learning in school and contribute to an overall more positive experience of learning languages.

I hope that you and your class, or you and your children enjoy playing these games together and that they contribute to many happy memories. I would love to hear from you should you have any questions about the games, or if you are currently using the games I would love to hear how you are getting on with them:

Phone:  087 632 8308

Email:  info@smartycatgames.ie

Le deá – ghuí,

Claire ☺

Our Products

Cluichí Gaeilge

Cluichí Gaeilge is used to assist children with learning Irish in a fun and informal manner. It consists of ten games that are based on the ten themes of the National Curriculum for Gaeilge. The games in the pack vary to ensure that children don’t get bored playing the same style of game over and over.  They help to broaden and compound the vocabulary and phrases that children acquire. Through playing these games children’s oral language skills and confidence at using the language also grows. They come in an easy to store plastic transparent box.

Age range:

These games are designed for children from the ages of five to twelve years of age. Some of the vocabulary may be new to the younger children and learning it through the use of these informal games can be a great way to assist the children. Playing these games also benefits the older children as the games act as a great revision activity.

Caith an Cat Cainteach/ Chatty Cat

The Chatty Cat Ball contains 21 questions and actions to help children develop their oral language skills in a really exciting and fun way. It develops children’s ability to speak about themselves in front of their peers.  Children throw the ball  around the class/around the circle and ask each other questions (depending on where their right hand lands). This activity ensures that children become actively involved in their own learning, rather than merely being bystanders watching what is going on.

Age range:

The age range varies depending on the child’s ability (see the Products page for a sample of the questions/activities used on the Chatty Cat Ball).

Cé Mhéad cat? (Past/Present tense irregular verbs)

This exciting game assists children with learning the corresponding past and present tense  of irregular verbs in a really fun way. By playing this game children get a good handle on the irregular verbs, without having to spend endless hours rote learning. Children learn so much more when they are actually enjoying the activity at hand, playing this game helps the players to become much more confident in their knowledge of the past and present tense of irregular verbs.

Cé Mhéad cat? (Past/Future tense irregular verbs)

This exciting game assists children with learning the corresponding past and future tense of irregular verbs in a really fun way. By playing this game children get a good handle on the irregular verbs, without having to spend endless hours rote learning. Children learn so much more when they are actually enjoying the activity at hand, playing this game helps the players to become much more confident in their knowledge of the past and future tense of irregular verbs.