Star Wars – May the 4th be with you

May the 4th be with you!

The students thoroughly enjoyed getting into character, dressed up for Star Wars Day, for “May the 4th be with you” festival.  Our classrooms and playground were filled with Princess Leias, Luke Skywalkers, Darth Vadars and Stormtroopers today.

The benefits of roleplaying should not be under estimated and it forms an integral part of the Aistear curriculum at infants level.  Indeed play has never been more important than it is right now after a tumultuous year of quarantining and lockdown. Roleplay…

🖖 develops communication and language skills
🖖 allows children to act out and make sense of real life situations
🖖 allows children to explore, investigate and experiment
🖖 develops social skills and ability to collaborate
🖖 Offers children an alternative perspective and promotes empathy
🖖 Learning is disguised as play
🖖 Sparks creativity and imagination

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