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K I N D E R G A RT EN
GRAPH DEVELOOMOTORSPEECH PMENT DEVELOPMENT SPEECH CE N E I C S T N E DEVELOPM AL LOGIC THINKING
МАТHЕМАТICS GETTING TO KNOW THE SURROUNDINGS
GRAPHOMOTO DEVELOPMENTR DRAWING
Guidelines The book before you, whose title is I Am Starting Kindergarten, is intended for children from three to four years of age. Its content refers to their natural and social surroundings, things that children perceive as familiar and close to them. The topics covered are the basic areas of the child’s development, such as getting to know one’s own personality, the development of the knowledge of others and building a relationship with them, as well as acquiring knowledge about the surroundings. When using the work sheets, pedagogues and parents should keep in mind the limited graphomotor representation capabilities in children of this age, but also a wide range of possibilities when it comes to other ways of symbolic, iconic and practical representations. Problem solving should be preceded or accompanied by gaining experience and knowledge in different ways, such as through practical experience and exploration, as well as through handling of different objects and materials. It is a prerequisite for abstract understanding and symbolic representation.
while trying to solve a problem. It is a sign that the child is making independent efforts in thinking. Pedagogues should use the worksheets for individual or small group work with children, since that way they will be able to check if the children have understood that they have been asked to do. They will be able to help children by explaining them new concepts and unfamiliar words or encourage them to help each other within the group. A good method is to ask children to explain how they have solved the problem and give some examples from their own experience. These worksheets can be a good source of information for pedagogues and parents about the progress in development that the child has made. Also, they can be a written material that the child comes back to, each time with a more developed understanding of the world.
This book is intended for joint activities between children and pedagogues or parents. Adults should provide help and support to children by creating conditions in which the child is able to solve problems and make discoveries on his/her own. Every child’s individual tempo, spontaneous thinking and original solutions should be respected. Also, pedagogues and parents should show understanding for the “mistakes” the child makes
Questions for Further Discussion
1. DRAW YOURSELF Hello! I am Bobby. This is how I have drawn myself. Now you draw yourself. Decorate the picture frame.
How old are you? What is the color of your hair? What is the color of your eyes? Who do you like to play with in the kindergarten?
eveloping awareness of oneself and oneâ€™s look. D Learning how to draw horizontal and vertical lines by means of imitation.
2. LITTLE VERA I have a tooth-brush, neat and gay, To brush my teeth with everyday. I brush them every day morning. I brush them each night. Till all are shining Clean and bright
Decorate Veraâ€™s dress in the way it is shown in the picture in the upper right corner.
When do we normally wash our teeth? What do you wash your teeth with? Why do you wash your teeth? When do you wash your teeth?
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Learning to draw horizontal and vertical lines by means of imitation. Learning to draw crosses and circles by means of imitation. Forming a habit of maintaining personal hygiene.
3. WHAT IS IT FOR? Color the eating utensils in yellow. Color the items for personal hygiene in blue.
Show and name the objects that you colored in yellow. What are they for? Show and name the objects that you colored in blue. What are they for? Which object remained uncolored? Why?
Determining what each of the objects is used for.
4. WHO LIVES WHERE? Match the bee, the dog and the bird to the place where they live. Color the animals.
What is the name of the house where bees live? How do we call the bird shelter? Who builds doghouses? Who builds bird nests? Where do cows live? Where do sheep live?
Matching 1:1. Learning about the world of animals.
5. THE BUNNY Did you ever see a bunny, a bunny, a bunny, Did you ever see a bunny that hops so slow? He hops, and hops, and hops, and hops, Did you ever see a bunny that hops so slow?
Finish drawing the picture of the bunny in the way it is shown in the picture in the upper right corner.
Where does the rabbit live? How does the rabbit look like? What are his ears like? What is his tail like? What does the rabbit like to eat?
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Learning to draw horizontal lines by means of imitation. Learning to draw crosses and circles by means of imitation. Discovering and learning new facts about animals.
18. TELL A TALE Look at the pictures and tell a story. Color the mouse in each of the pictures.
Who was in trouble in this story? How did the story end?
Telling a story according to pictures. Identifying sequence of events.
19. GIRLâ€™S FACE Stick the missing parts of the face on the picture. Finish coloring the picture.
Show parts of the head in the picture. Which parts of the head are there? What are eyes for? What are ears for? What is mouth for? What is nose for? Show them in the picture! Which parts of the body are not in the picture?
eveloping awareness of oneâ€™s body and body parts. D Finding picture pieces that are missing.
20. DRESS THE BOY Find the stickers. Dress the boy.
Where did you stick the hat? Where did you stick the trousers? Where did you stick the T-shirt? Give the boy a name. Is the boy from this picture happy? How do you know?
wareness of your body and body parts. A Learning about pieces of clothing.
24. WHO EATS WHAT? Stick a picture of each animalâ€™s favorite food.
What does the rabbit like to eat? What does the dog like to eat? What does the mouse like to eat? What does the monkey like to eat? Where do these animals find their food?
Matching 1:1. Learning about the world of animals.
25. WHATâ€™S THE WEATHER LIKE? Put a sticker on each of the pictures. For each of them, choose a sticker that shows the weather presented in the pictures.
Why is the girl carrying an umbrella? Why is the boy wearing a T-shirt and shorts? What is the girl on the sled wearing? Why has the boyâ€™s cap just flown away? What is your favorite weather? Why?
Learning about natural environment.
26. WINTER AND SUMMER Color only the objects that we use in winter.
Color only the objects that we use in summer.
How does the tree look in winter? How does the tree look in summer? What do you like doing in summer? What do you like doing in winter? Which item did you not color in the first picture? Which item did you not color in the second picture? Why?
Identifying characteristics of different seasons. Learning what different objects are for.
27. WHAT DO WE TRAVEL BY? Finish matching the pictures. Color the little boat, the car and the plane.
How do you call the vehicles that you see in the picture? Why is the boat linked to the picture of water? Which picture did you link the car to? Why? Which picture did you link the plane to? Why? Which other vehicles go by water? Which other vehicles go by air?
Naming and grouping vehicles. Learning about vehicles
28. TRAVELLING BY CAR Color the car in the way it is shown in the picture in the upper right corner.
Which colors did you use for the wheels on the car? Which colors did you use for the doors on the car? How many wheels do cars have? What do you think, where are these people going? Tell a story about their journey.
Identifying characteristics of vehicles. Using a picture to invent a story.
29. WHO IS BEHIND THE SHADOW? Finish drawing lines around both shadows.
Who is hiding behind these shadows? What do you think, what are they doing? Tell a story about it.
Copying the shape of the human body.
Contents 1. Draw Yourself 2. Little Vera 3. What Is It For? 4. Who Lives Where? 5. The Bunny 6. The Wolf And The Seven Young 7. The Hedgehog 8. Little Bunnies Sleeping 9. It’s Time For Lunch 10. Chuck’s Lunch 11. Forest Stories 12. Little Bunny In The Forest 13. Words Starting With … 14. Words Starting With … 15. The House 16. A Duck Came Floating 17. Ripe Grapes 18. Tell A Tale 19. Girl’s Face 20. Dress The Boy 21. A Duckling On The Road 22. Riding A Bicycle 23. Vegetables 24. Who Eats What? 25. What’s The Weather Like? 26. Winter And Summer 27. What Do We Travel By? 28. Travelling By Car 29. Who Is Behind The Shadow?