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Communicating – Kilfinane Community Play School

“The theme of communicating is about children sharing their experiences, thoughts, ideas, and feelings with others with growing confidence and competence in a variety of ways and for a variety of purposes”.  (Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework)

The post box activity originated as a means of providing a storage cubby hole for the children.  It then developed […]

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Service Ideas|

Open-ended materials – Happy Faces, Askeaton

Happy Faces, Askeaton, consisting of crèche, Montessori and after school club thoroughly believes in open-ended materials and provides a wide range for the children to explore. These open-ended materials are located in interest areas to enhance different areas of development and learning. Open-ended natural materials allow you and the children to bring the outdoors indoors.
What […]

February 26th, 2016|Categories: Service Ideas|

Nurturing and Extending Interaction

Nurturing and Extending Interactions is one of the pillars in the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide.
“Aistear’s principle on relationships states, Children have a fundamental need to be with other people. They learn and develop through loving and nurturing relationships with adults and other children, and the quality of these interactions impacts on their learning and development […]

December 9th, 2015|Categories: Service Ideas|

Creating Defined Interest Areas – Kilfinny School Childcare

Kilfinny School Childcare, operate a Pre-School and an After-School Service from a room in Kilfinny N.S. The service have developed the environment to create a number of interest areas as well as providing age and stage appropriate activities for the wide age range the room caters for. The children dine in a family style setting. […]

October 14th, 2015|Categories: Service Ideas|

Creating Defined Interest/Play Areas (Kilcolman Community Creche)

As part of the Aistear in Practice Programme, Kilcolman Community Creche have reviewed the physical environment in the Montessori Room and further defined the Interest Areas in the room. Why is the environment so important? “The environment influences how and what children play. Well-resourced, well-planned and predictable indoor and outdoor spaces help children to see the opportunities that are available for play. There are two roles for the adult in [...]
July 21st, 2015|Categories: Service Ideas|

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