In kindergarten, your child learns to know his body and improve his physical skills. To do this, his teacher offers, for example, games where he has to dance, run, crawl and jump. The goal is to make him move to develop his gross motor skills.They also improve their fine motor skills by doing crafts (cutting, gluing, folding, etc.), drawing, painting or exercises to draw letters with a pencil.Your child also learns the importance of taking care of their body. This can be done, for example, during workshops on tooth brushing, on diet or on relaxation techniques (e.g. yoga or breathing).
Affirm your personality
Different activities are planned to help your child say what he wants and how he feels. He also learns to recognize his strengths and difficulties and to have confidence in himself.
In order for him to succeed, the teacher regularly asks him to talk about himself by recounting a memory or an event. She helps him use the right words to express himself. She also offers him activities that leave room for his creativity, such as drawing, painting and the use of musical instruments. He may also be asked to evaluate himself after certain activities.
The teacher also accustoms the children to a class routine to promote their autonomy and to make them more responsible. For example, your child may be given a task that benefits the whole group, such as washing tables or watering plants.
In addition, your child learns every day to organize himself well:
He must pick up his equipment, put his clothes in his locker, put his lunch in the right place, etc. It helps him to become independent, confident and proud of himself.
Get along well and act well with others
To function well with other children in the class, your child must learn to respect his or her needs and those of others. He must also find ways to settle disputes, learn to share and work in groups.
To help her, the teacher can, for example, tell stories that present small problems or ask her to find solutions to certain situations.
For example: “What can you do if your friend has his hands full and he drops a pencil on the floor?” Or “What can you do if a friend is having fun with a toy that another student also wants?” Your child could also act out situations with a friend using puppets.
The cooperative games are another way to learn to get along with others. For example, the body sculpting game where three children have to form an A, each using their body to make a part of the letter is a good example.
Communicate with others
In International Kindergarten, your child learns to listen to instructions and participate in discussions. He should speak up and let others take turns speaking. He also begins to associate sounds with letters to prepare for reading and writing.