We have two designated Aistear rooms for our Junior and Senior Infants. Working on a new theme each month they learn new vocabulary, develop their problem solving skills, work as part of a team as well as developing communication and play skills. It is a fabulous resource to have in the school and both teachers and children are really enjoying and gaining from the experience.
These are presented in three groups:
1. The first group concerns children and their lives in early childhood:
■ the child’s uniqueness ■ equality and diversity ■ children as citizens.
2. The second group concerns children’s connections with others:
■ relationships ■ parents, family and community ■ the adult’s role.
3. The third group concerns how children learn and develop:
■ holistic learning and development ■ active learning ■ play and hands-on experiences ■ relevant and meaningful experiences ■ communication and language ■ the learning environment.