The most effect way for children to learn.
Aistear can be active, passive, solitary, independent, assisted, social, exploratory, educational or just for fun. It is usually a multi-sensory experience involving sensations of seeing, hearing and touching, as well as carrying out activities requiring expansive or delicate movements.
During the Aister hour children are immersed in language, conversation and many of the fundamental skills we want them to develop. They have the perfect opportunity to practice the topical vocabulary and phrases our Language curriculum requires children to be taught in the early years.
Pretend or imaginative play with their peers, dolls, dressing up, cardboard boxes, and small worlds allows children to use their imagination creatively. Practicing relevant words and language, as well as enacting role play situations help the children better understand the world around them.
Below you will find various links to sites that offer support, resources, ideas and explain aistear and how to implement it in the classroom. Please feel free to let me know of any site you found useful and I will link it here.
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