Having completed 100 days of school and having accomplished some of the goals we had set for toddlers’ group, I would like to share some thoughts with you, concerning the way children take part in the process of knowledge. A few days ago, we went for a walk in our neighborhood and the children found and took pictures of letters or items that looked like letters. After that, we printed the alphabet and put it in our classroom.
The children use the alphabet every day so as to form words using pencils, markers, bricks or anything they find interesting. That was actually one of our goals. The active participation of every child in the process of knowledge and the ability to explore the world around them using several materials.
The movement of Philosophy for children starts with M .Lipman in the USA in the early ‘70s and then after several experimentations, it was spread throughout Europe. Lipman, by introducing “Community of Enquiry”, responds to Piaget’s claim that children cannot be taught philosophy before the age of 12.
Πόση φιλοσοφία χωράει στη προσχολική εκπαίδευση;
This year, organizing the Christmas celebration had one challenge:
How would we bring together a ready-made group of children and parents who have met since last year with a team new at school?
Πώς μπορεί μια σχολική γιορτή να ενισχύσει την κοινωνική αλληλεπίδραση ;
And when the Evil Hero gets back ... Dadda daddaaaaa ... The Super Hero appears with his super stellar net and says, "Enough is enough! Prepare to pay back for what you have done. I will do anything to protect my city. "
How many times we sit back and wonder, if our children will be able to judge what is right and wrong, when to choose something and when not and how we will show them ways to be able to resolve their daily problems without the need of an adult's intervention. We commonly wonder how to reinforce those appropriate elements in the personality of our children that will make them act like Super Heroes with pretty good solutions at the time they will need them.
Παιδιά Σούπερ Ήρωες
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And while the lights are on the Christmas trees and the lists for the Christmas gifts have been sent to Santa’s village, it is important that we stand and think about how we will pass the true magic of the Christmas spirit to our children. Gifts and walks are one part of the feast. But have you ever thought that this year during the festivals can be a great opportunity to pass important messages to your children? The way you interact and talk with your children during the Christmas season can be very special and send them important messages.
Η μαγεία των Χριστουγέννων
In recent years, great emphasis has been put on creating games that will promote children’s ability to learn and develop their knowledge. Many game developers are now generating a multitude of games for learning and entertainment, while many of them are really amazing. However, we overlooked the importance of fantasy in children’s play and focused on teaching them skills that should have been reserved for a later time in their development. And in fact, it is the pretend - symbolic play that helps the child learn a great variety of new skills and allow him to process them in order to generalize what has been learned and shape his personality later on.
Άμπρα Κατάμπρα.... Η σημασία του συμβολικού - φαντασιακού παιχνιδιού στην ανάπτυξη των παιδιών
We often ask the children to collaborate and think collectively within the classroom. Playing is the best way to get children new knowledge but also to better understand the previous ones. The yard is always the favorite playground and so we decided to take action outside and include not only our children but also some smaller ones.
Παιχνίδι διαφορετικών ηλικιακών ομάδων
The preschoolers team does not have memorizing, pre-recorded or pre-reading activities. Children are immersed in the discovery of information through all their senses and from many angles-scientific, artistic, musical, narrative, etc. At the heart of our activity is the question.
"Πώς πλαισιώνουμε μια θεματική με σεβασμό στο παιδί;"
Feelings are complicated and for this reason it is difficult to comprehend and express them appropriately, especially when we are quite young. It is an abstract concept that cannot always be distinguished as they are very subjective in the way they are experienced and expressed by each one of us.
Something that characterizes our school is the love in the arts and the free expression through them. Our space is full of children's creations and we can find an opportunity to integrate the visual arts into their program because they enjoy it.
Natural Sciences in preschool children are a basic and enjoyable way to explore and understand the environment. The cognitive development of the child is enhanced through the acquisition of experience and questioning. Through these activities, the group of children cultivates thinking skills as well as conceptual understanding.
Learning in the forest is a learning method that takes place in an outdoor landscape, where children and teachers are inspired by nature and learn through experiential experiences and problems that they have to solve.