1 Aistear Well-being Done by: Jumana Esbai, Laura Gray, Kate Gilbert, Kiely Chandler 2 Aistear Well-being Introduction: • Confident, happy and healthy • Developing as a person Two elements: 1. Psychological • Relationships and interactions with families and communities • Positive feelings 2. Physical • Enables child to explore and challenge his/herself • Awareness of their bodies and abilities 3 Well-being introduction How can the adults support the child's psychological and physical well-being? 4 Well-being Aim 1 :Children will be strong psychologically and socially 5 Well-being aim#1 Goals: 1. Strong attachments & supportive relationships 2. being aware of ones and others feelings 3. handling changes 4. confidence and self reliance 5. Respect 6. Decisions and choices 6 Achieved in childcare settings The importance's of relationships, respecting and understanding ones feelings and others: Encourage group play stories posters Mood boards Songs. Well-being aim#1 7 Links to Montessori The relationships and bonds between the children and everyone around them. Every living being deserves to be alive and respected 8 Aim #2 Children will be as healthy and fit as they can be 9 Goals Knowledge of body Bodily movements Aware of their bodies Gross and fine motor skills Hygiene Caring for their own bodies Have positive attitudes towards hygiene Health Good judgment when taking risks Have positive attitudes towards Nutrition Exercise Have positive attitudes towards exercise and routine Aim #2 10 Achieved in childcare setting Knowledge of body Posters Songs Materials/activities in the setting (cylinders) Hygiene Toilet use Hand washing and drying Blowing noses Aim #2 11 Achieved in childcare setting Health Healthy eating plan One new fruit a week Small treat on Friday Must have correct nutrition, exercise and hygiene to be healthy Exercise Outdoor time (running games, climbing frames etc.) Scheduled gym class Dancing/music Aim #2 12 Links to Montessori A. Knowledge of body Movement to extend his understanding B. Hygiene Wiping nose toilet Washing and drying hands Brushing teeth Bathing Aim #2 13 C. Health Weaning table and chair D. Exercise Exercise within the classroom Outdoors Nature walks 14 Aim #3 Aim#3 Children will be creative and spiritual 15 Learning goals 1. Children will express themselves creatively and experience the arts. 2. Children will express themselves through different types of play. 3. Children will develop and nurture their sense of wonder and awe. Aim #3 16 Aim #3 4. Children will become reflective and think flexibly. 5. Children will care for their environment and all things that are in the environment. 6. Children will understand that others may have different beliefs and values 17 Teachers role Set up creative activities. Introduce different games. Exploration activities. New sceneries. Show a good example of taking good care. Introduce other cultures. Aim #3 18 Links with Montessori Creativity is encouraged Freedom to express themselves Freedom to play Ability to explore Looking after the environment Clean up Aim #3 19 Aim 4: Children Will Have Positive Outlooks on Learning and on life. 20 Aim #4 1. Show increasing independence and be able to make choices and decisions. 2. Demonstrate a sense of mastery and belief in their abilities and display learning dispositions, such as determination and perseverance 3. Think positively, take learning risks, and become resilient and resourceful when things go wrong. 21 Aim #4 4. Seek challenge, motivate and welcome themselves. 5. Respect life ( their own and others), and know that life has a meaning and purpose. 22 Aim #4 •Allow the children to make their own decisions and give them a variety of activities they can choose from. •Have a culture corner in the classroom, with different aspects of other cultures of the children in the class. •Ensure that there are motives for the activities that the children use. •Help the children to do things themselves without interrupting them. •The staff should encourage the children's learning and give them a sense of belief that they can accomplish any task. 23 Links to Montessori Aim #4 •‘Help me to do it by myself’. •All activities should be of a learning benefit and be made of natural materials. •All age groups should be together in a classroom. •All tables, chairs and shelves with activities on them, should be of the child's own height. •Children are given the choice when they wish to sleep and eat. The children are never forced. 24 THANK YOU!