How can Aistear help me me as a parent?
There are lots of great examples, exciting ideas, and practical suggestions in Aistear to help you as a parent. For example, the Framework suggests lots of things you can do to help your child learn through everyday activities and routines, such as getting food ready for meals, going to the shops, and checking the post. Aistear shows how important play is for your child’s learning and development, and gives ideas for ways you and your child can play and learn together. And the good news is that this doesn’t mean you have to buy expensive toys. Aistear has a long list of low-cost and free resources for play.
Who else is Aistear for?
If your child goes to a crèche, a childminder, a playgroup, a pre-school, or a primary school the practitioner there may also be using Aistear. The Framework has lots of suggestions for how you along with the childminder, the practitioner or teacher might work together to help your child settle into the new surroundings and benefit from all the fun and exciting opportunities that are provided to support his/her learning and development.
Where can I find Aistear?
Aistear is available in English and in Irish at www.ncca.ie/earlylearning. When you visit the website, click on the Aistear logo to go to the Framework. If you don’t have the internet at home check your local library to see if you can get online there.