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Hello, Estonia! Training handbook for the children and young people module of the welcoming program for children ages 3-5 Welcoming Programme

2018


Contracting company: Expat Relocation Estonia OÜ Contributors: Airi Kukk, Kirsti Lepp, Elyna Nevski, Katrin Sõstar ja Tiia Õun

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Table of content THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA........................................................6 COUNTIES OF ESTONIA................................................................. 7 QUIZ „I KNOW ESTONIA“..............................................................8 ESTONIA BELONGS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION...............9 THE NATIONAL FLAG AND NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF ESTONIA........................................................................10 ESTONIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM..............................................11 NATIONAL SYMBOLS................................................................... 12 A PICTURE WITH THE ESTONIAN SYMBOLS..................... 13 ESTONIAN NATURE...................................................................... 14 ESTONIAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS................................................. 20 NATIONAL HOLIDAYS.................................................................. 21 TRADITIONAL ESTONIAN HOLIDAYS....................................22 LET’S SING TOGETHER!..............................................................23 LET’S SING TOGETHER!............................................................. 24 ESTONIAN FOLK COSTUMES...................................................25 ESTONIAN NATIONAL PATTERNS......................................... 26 ESTONIAN KINDERGARTEN......................................................27 CHILDREN’S RECREATIONAL AND FREE TIME ACTIVITIES....................................................................................... 28 MY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS.............................................. 30 HELP IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS....................................... 31


HELLO, WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU ESTONIA!

IN THIS BROCHURE YO U WILL FIND INTERESTIN G INFORMATION ABOUT ESTONIA THAT YOU CAN READ WITH YOUR PARENTS.

MY NAME IS AND I AM

YEARS OLD 5


THE REPUBLIC OF ESTONIA ESTONIA IS A COUNTRY IN EUROPE. THERE ARE 1.3 MILLION PEOPLE LIVING IN ESTONIA. THE CAPITAL OF ESTONIA IS TALLINN. NEIGHBOURING COUNTRIES TO ESTONIA ARE RUSSIA, FINLAND, SWEDEN AND LATVIA. THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE OF ESTONIA IS ESTONIAN. THE HEAD OF STATE OF ESTONIA IS THE PRESIDENT. THE MONEY USED IN ESTONIA IS THE EURO.

ADVICE! THE HISTORY OF ESTONIA IS INTERESTING AND ESTONIANS LIKE VISITING MUSEUMS. FOR EXAMPLE, ASK YOU PARENTS TO TAKE YOU TO THE ESTONIAN HISTORY MUSEUM WHICH IS LOCATED IN TALLINN AT PIKK 17 AND PIRITA TEE 56. WWW.AJALOOMUUSEUM.EE/EN

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COUNTIES OF ESTONIA

COLOUR THE COUNTY WHERE YOU LIVE AND WRITE THE NAME OF THE TOWN WHERE YOU LIVE

Harju

Hiiu

Laane Lääne

Rapla

Ida-Viru

Laane-Viru Lääne-Viru Järva Jarva Jõgeva Jogeva

Saare

Pärnu Parnu

RUSSIA

Tartu

Viljandi

Polva Põlva Valga Võru Voru

LATVIA

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QUIZ „I KNOW ESTONIA“ IN WHICH COUNTRY DO YOU LIVE RIGHT NOW?

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FINLAND

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ESTONIA

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RUSSIA

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EURO

C)

LONDON

WHAT MONEY IS USED IN ESTONIA?

A)

DOLLAR

B)

POUND

WHAT IS THE CAPITAL OF ESTONIA?

A)

TALLINN

B)

HELSINKI

CAN YOU ANSWER? CHOOSE THE CORRECT PICTURE!

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ESTONIA BELONGS TO THE EUROPEAN UNION.

FIND ESTONIA!

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THE NATIONAL FLAG AND NATIONAL COAT OF ARMS OF ESTONIA THE FLAG OF ESTONIA IS BLUE-BLACK-WHITE. THE BLUE COLOUR SYMBOLIZES THE SKY. THE BLACK COLOUR SYMBOLIZES THE SOIL. THE WHITE COLOUR SYMBOLIZES ESTONIANS STRIVING FOR HAPPINESS AND FREEDOM.

DRAW THE FLAG OF ESTONIA HERE

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THERE ARE THREE LIONS AND GOLDEN OAK BRANCHES ON THE COAT OF ARMS OF ESTONIA


ESTONIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

„MU ISAMAA, MU ÕNN JA RÕÕM“

MU ISAMAA, MU ÕNN JA RÕÕM, KUI KAUNIS OLED SA! EI LEIA MINA IIAL TEAL SEE SUURE, LAIA ILMA PEAL, MIS MUL NII ARMAS OLEKS KA, KUI SA, MU ISAMAA!

SA OLED MIND JU SÜNNITAND JA ÜLES KASVATAND; SIND TÄNAN MINA ALATI JA JÄÄN SULL’ TRUUIKS SURMANI, MUL KÕIGE ARMSAM OLED SA, MU KALLIS ISAMAA!

SU ÜLE JUMAL VALVAKU, MU ARMAS ISAMAA! TA OLGU SINU KAITSEJA JA VÕTKU ROHKEST ÕNNISTA, MIS IIAL ETTE VÕTAD SA, MU KALLIS ISAMAA!

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NATIONAL SYMBOLS COLOUR THE PICTURES!

THE BARN SWALLOW IS THE NATIONAL BIRD OF ESTONIA

THE CORN FLOWER IS THE NATIONAL FLOWER OF ESTONIA.

THE BALTIC HERRING IS THE NATIONAL FISH OF ESTONIA. 12


A PICTURE WITH THE ESTONIAN SYMBOLS

DRAW A PICTURE WITH THE ESTONIAN SYMBOLS HERE!

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ESTONIAN NATURE THERE ARE 4 SEASONS IN ESTONIA: SPRING, SUMMER, AUTUMN, WINTER. ESTONIA IS LOCATED ON THE COAST OF THE BALTIC SEA. THERE ARE MANY LAKES, RIVERS AND ISLANDS IN ESTONIA. THE TWO BIGGEST ISLANDS ARE SAAREMAA AND HIIUMAA.

SAAREMAA HIIUMAA

THE HIGHEST PEAK IN ESTONIA IS SUUR MUNAMÄGI (BIG EGG HILL) – 318 METRES.

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ESTONIANS LIKE HIKING IN THE NATURE. MANY PEOPLE LIKE WALKING IN THE BOGS.

VERY MANY DIFFERENT PLANTS GROW IN ESTONIA. A BIG PART OF ESTONIA IS COVERED WITH FORESTS. MANY DIFFERENT MOSSES, FLOWERS, BUSHES AND TREES CAN BE FOUND IN ESTONIAN NATURE AND FORESTS.

ADVICE! ESTONIANS LIKE HIKING. TOGETHER WITH YOUR PARENTS YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT HIKING AND VISITING NATIONAL PARKS IN ESTONIA AT THE WEBSITE OF THE STATE FOREST MANAGEMENT CENTRE (RMK). WWW.RMK.EE/EN

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ESTONIANS LIKE PICKING BERRIES AND MUSHROOMS IN THE FOREST. YOU CAN FIND EDIBLE AND POISONOUS PLANTS IN ESTONIAN FORESTS. EDIBLE WILD BERRIES ARE, FOR EXAMPLE, WILD STRAWBERRIES, BILBERRIES, COWBERRIES, BOG BILBERRIES, AND BLACKBERRIES. POISONOUS PLANTS ARE, FOR EXAMPLE, HERB PARIS, SNOWBERRY, DOGBERRY, AND HEMLOCK. ESTONIAN FORESTS ARE ALSO RICH IN MUSHROOMS. BEFORE PICKING MUSHROOMS AND BERRIES, BE SURE THEY ARE EDIBLE. POISONOUS MUSHROOMS ARE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE DEATH CAP, FLY AGARIC, AND DESTROYING ANGEL.

DON’T GO TO THE FOREST ALONE AND EAT MUSHROOMS OR BERRIES! DO IT ALWAYS WITH YOUR MOTHER OR FATHER!

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EDIBLE PLANTS

POISONOUS PLANTS

WILD STRAWBERRY

HERB PARIS

BILBERRY

DOGBERRY

COWBERRY

HEMLOCK

BOG BILBERRY

SNOWBERRY

CLOUDBERRY

FLY AGARIC

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THERE ARE VARIOUS INSECTS, BIRDS, FISH, AND ANIMALS LIVING IN ESTONIA. THE LYNX, WOLVES, BROWN BEARS, MOOSE, AND WILD BOARS LIVE IN THE FORESTS. THE BIGGEST ANIMAL IN ESTONIA IS THE MOOSE. ANIMAL IN ESTONIA IS THE HARVEST MOUSE.

MOOSE

THE SMALLEST

HARVEST MOUSE

VARIOUS FISH LIVE IN ESTONIAN BODIES OF WATER , FOR EXAMPLE, THE PIKE, PERCH, AND FLOUNDER. THERE ARE ALSO SEALS IN THE SEA.

PIKE

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RINGED SEAL


AS TO SNAKES, ADDER AND GRASS SNAKES LIVE IN ESTONIA. ADDER IS A VENOMOUS SNAKE.

GRASS SNAKE

ADDER

ADVICE! ESTONIAN NATURE IS INTERESTING. ASK YOUR PARENTS TO TAKE YOU TO THE ESTONIAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, LOCATED IN TALLINN, AT LAI 29. WWW.LOODUSMUUSEUM.EE/EN/

ADVICE! VISIT THE TALLINN ZOO WITH YOUR PARENTS. IT IS LOCATED AT EHITAJATE TEE 150 / PALDISKI MNT 145, TALLINN. WWW.TALLINNZOO.EE/EN/

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ESTONIAN PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

NEW YEAR’S DAY

(1 JANUARY)

INDEPENDENCE DAY

(24 FEBRUARY)

GOOD FRIDAY

(MARCH OR APRIL)

VICTORY DAY (23 JUNE)

MIDSUMMER DAY

(24 JUNE)

CHRISTMAS

(24-26 DECEMBER)

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NATIONAL HOLIDAYS

MOTHER TONGUE DAY

(14 MARCH)

NATIONAL FLAG DAY

(4 JUNE)

MOTHER’S DAY

(MAY)

FATHER’S DAY

(NOVEMBER)

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TRADITIONAL ESTONIAN HOLIDAYS

SHROVE TUESDAY (FEBRUARY)

ST. CATHERINE’S DAY

(25 NOVEMBER)

ST. MARTIN’S DAY

(10 NOVEMBER)

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LET’S SING TOGETHER! ESTONIANS LOVE TO SING AND DANCE TOGETHER. THE FIRST SONG FESTIVAL WAS HELD ALMOST 150 YEARS AGO.

THE FIRST DANCE FESTIVAL WAS HELD MORE THAN 80 YEARS AGO..

ADVICE! SONG FESTIVALS ARE HELD AT THE SONG FESTIVAL GROUNDS, WHICH YOU CAN VISIT WITH YOUR PARENTS. THE SONG FESTIVAL GROUNDS IS LOCATED IN TALLINN, AT NARVA MAANTEE 96.

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LET’S SING TOGETHER! ONE OF THE MOST WELL-KNOWN CHILDRENS’ SONGS IS „PÕDRA MAJA“ (MOOSE’S HOUSE). THERE ARE LOTS OF MOOSE LIVING IN ESTONIAN FORESTS AND THE MOOSE IS THE BIGGEST ANIMAL IN ESTONIA.

PÕDRA MAJA PÕDRAL MAJA METSA SEES, VÄIKSEST AKNAST VÄLJA VAATAB JÄNES JOOKSEB KÕIGEST VÄEST LÄVEL SEISMA JÄÄB.

KOP, KOP, LAHTI TEE! METSAS KURI JAHIMEES! JÄNES TUPPA TULE SA, ANNA KÄPPA KA!

KOP, KOP, LAHTI TEE! METSAS KURI JAHIMEES! JÄNES TUPPA TULE SA, ANNA KÄPPA KA!

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ESTONIAN FOLK COSTUMES ESTONIAN FOLK COSTUMES ARE THE HISTORICAL CLOTHES OF ESTONIANS. TODAY ESTONIANS WEAR FOLK COSTUMES MAINLY AT SONG AND DANCE FESTIVALS AND IN CHOIRS AND FOLK DANCE GROUPS.

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ESTONIAN NATIONAL PATTERNS ESTONIANS USED DIFFERENT PATTERNS ON THEIR FOLK COSTUMES. MANY ESTONIAN PATTERNS ARE USED TO DECORATE VARIOUS CLOTHES AND ITEMS EVEN NOWADAYS.

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CHILDREN’S RECREATIONAL AND FREE TIME ACTIVITIES ESTONIAN CHILDREN LIKE TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS, MUSIC AND ARTS.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO? MAKE A TICK IN THE RIGHT CIRCLE!

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WHERE TO GO IN YOUR FREE TIME?

CHILDREN AND YOUTH CENTRES CHILDREN FROM THE AGE OF 7 CAN GO TO YOUTH CENTRES. YOU CAN FIND INFORMATION ABOUT YOUTH CENTRES AT THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT’S WEBSITE.

RECREATIONAL ACTIVITIES CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE CAN ATTEND VARIOUS HOBBY GROUPS, SCHOOLS, AND SPORTS CLUBS. DIFFERENT HOBBY GROUPS ARE ORGANIZED AT KINDERGARTENS AND SCHOOLS. FURTHER INFORMATION CAN BE OBTAINED AT THE WEBSITES OF KINDERGARTENS, SCHOOLS, LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, SPORTS CLUBS AND HOBBY SCHOOLS. INFORMATION ABOUT HOBBY SCHOOLS IN MAJOR CITIES: TALLINN HTTP://WWW.TALLINN.EE/ENG/HARIDUS/HOBBY-EDUCATION-SCHOOLS

TARTU HTTP://TARTU.EE/?LANG_ID=2&MENU_ID=12&PAGE_ID=2641

NARVA HTTP://NARVA.EE/RU/GOROSANINU/OBRASOVANIE/SKOLO_PO_INTERECAM/PAGE:645

(RUS)

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MY RIGHTS AND OBLIGATIONS A CHILD IS A PERSON UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE. ALL CHILDREN IN ESTONIA HAVE EQUAL RIGHTS, REGARDLSS OF THEIR BACKGROUND, COLOUR, PARENTS AND RELIGION.

I HAVE RIGHT TO: -

BE GLAD

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FEEL MYSELF WELL AND SAFE

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EXPRESS MY OPINION

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LIVE IN A NICE FAMILY

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GO TO KINDERGARTEN AND SCHOOL

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HAVE FREE TIME, PLAY AND REST

- GET ON WELL AND BE FRIENDLY WITH MY PARENTS AND CLASSMATES -

NOBODY CAN BULLY OR HIT A CHILD

I HAVE TO: - BE FRIENDLY WITH MY PARENTS, CLASSMATES AND OTHER PEOPLE -

HELP MY PARENTS AND OTHER CHILDREN

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STUDY WELL

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KEEP HEALTHY

WHERE TO TURN FOR HELP IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM?

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LASTEABI (CHILD HELPLINE SERVICE)

LAPSEMURE (CHILDRENS’ PROBLEMS)

Telephone 116111

Telephone 646 0770,

http://www.lasteabi.ee/en/

e-mail: lapsemure@hot.ee


HELP IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS AN EMERGENCY SITUATION IS A SITUATION WHERE YOU OR OTHER PEOPLE HAVE HAD AN ACCIDENT OR ARE IN DANGER. FOR EXAMPLE, A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OR FIRE HAS HAPPENED AND YOU YOURSELF OR OTHER PEOPLE NEED HELP. IN AN EMERGENCY SITUATION CALL 112.

IF YOU ARE IN AN EMERGENCY OR AN ACCIDENT HAS HAPPENED, WHICH NUMBER YOU CALL? WRITE IT HERE.

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WE HOPE YOU WILL MAKE MANY FRIENDS AND HAVE WONDERFUL EXPERIENCES IN ESTONIA!

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SEE YOU SOON!


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