This month, we have a lot of psychological workshops on the topic of “Identity”, through which we get to know ourselves and new friends that we can’t wait to meet.
In the following period, as of September, we plan to acquire knowledge about how children in other parts of the world live through the topic “World Cultures for Kids”. We will work on associative thinking through symbols, flags.
– Kindergarten open hours: 7:30 am – 6 pm
– Full-day and half-day care for children ages 1 – 7
– The kindergarten is open throughout the year, except during state holidays
The greatest motivation for learning is the desire for our children to be the best that they can be! Undeniably important is our awareness of who we are, which part of us we want to pass on to our children and which we don’t, what our values are, and what are the things we wish to change.
This summer too we have enjoyed our little experiments – when do wooden objects come together in the water and when do they have a “falling out”/ when do they come apart; how are magic circles created on the surface of the water sprinkled with pepper; we increased the salinity of water and observed how this makes objects float better.
We caused water to evaporate, observed how a jar „sucks“ the water out by vaccume and reveals submerged coins.
Since we discovered why sea water is salty, we started “painting” using salt. We spread the salt over a black paper, poured the salt from one hand to another, felt it on our palms, and spread it over the paper, which created black and white patterns (we played with our sense of touch, smell and taste).
We used coloured ice to leave traces on paper. That was especially fun! Half way through, we had to rub our hands together to keep them warm.
We were naming rivers and lakes of our country; seas that we’ve heard of, visited, and we learned a few new ones. We learned what rocks and mountains are; how sand and gravel are formed; what is a rising and what is a falling tide. We made the learning even more interesting with experiments and experimental art games.
We checked the aggregate state of water; what floats on water and what doesn’t; why liquids of different densities don’t mix.
We are slowly rounding up our summer activities. The central topic this summer was “Water Surfaces of Planet Earth”.
We talked about the water cycle in nature; what are flowing and standing waters; springs, streams, rivers, seas, oceans, ponds and lakes. What are the characteristics of these water surfaces of our blue planet.
In the previous period – during June, July and August, we played games according to “Mensa’s recipes” – games for developing concentration, tactile perception, patience, logic, pinch grip, hand-eye coordination.
Children worked with sand, stringed beads, tore up little pieces of paper, made foil balls, used clothespins to hang pieces of paper on clothing lines intertwined across the yard; sensory games with water, sand, salt, marbles hidden inside a glove.
We enriched the central topic with the lyrics to the song “Imagination” (which we used to travel to various parts of the world):
We can go to Rome,
We can go to Vienna,
We don’t need a ticket,
Our word is all we need.
We can fly off the roof,
We can go through the garden,
We don’t need a car,
We have our imagination.
We will see wonders,
Experience different things,
We have a passport,
It’s called imagination.