A few thoughts about those first days
The first occasion when the child comes to the kindergarten and meets the people and objects there almost always has a fundamental impact on their later attitude towards the kindergarten. Children may have different feelings about the kindergarten. At this age, any emotion has to be considered natural. It is important for the teacher to find – with the help of the parent – the easiest way to win the child’s confidence.
When children go to the kindergarten, getting accustomed requires care, patience and affection. Getting accustomed usually proceeds as dictated by the needs of the child; the daily activities and established habits of the other children, however, need to be considered. An ideal solution in our opinion is that the child’s mother can spend the morning of the first day together with the child in the kindergarten, and that in the following days she can provide security from the background.
This means that if the child is tired and cries, the mother has the possibility to calm the child and be together with him/her.
If getting accustomed is reasonably smooth, the child may also spend the following days alone in the kindergarten . Sadness and a few teardrops when saying good-bye in the morning are only natural, and can be expected to go on for some time. We thank you for your understanding and patience. We are always at your disposal for questions regarding getting accustomed to the kindergarten, and are always willing to share our thoughts on the matter. During the day, you may request information about your child on the phone – in person – any time; we will always give an honest answer to your questions.
English as a Second Language
People say that as you age it gets harder and harder to learn
From our experience we can say that children learn languages easier and faster when they are younger. At this age (between the age of 2-7) children are very curious about all sorts of information. They are open to the world and absorb everything easily. We feel that by teaching and playing in English allows the children to learn by experiencing naturally as they would learn their own mother tongue. Learning in a multi-cultural environment also has its advantages: Children speak to each other in different languages, due to cultural differences they learn to accept and respect others.
The children will be more understanding and will have more empathy for others.
Getting acquainted with the computer in the kindergarten
Today we live in a fast moving everchanging world. The technology and above all, information technology is changing so rapidly that we (adults) could barely keep up with it. That is why we at Mother Goose Kindergarten find it very important to acquaint the children with computers in their early years so that later on in elementary school they will have an advantage.
Learning to identify colors, letters, symbols, and signs through the usage of the keyboard allows them to be familiar with the computer. The children are also allowed to play games on the computer that are apropriate for their age.
One can come across ticks being outdoors during excursions in wooded, shrubby and grassy areas from spring to autumn. They live on the back side of leaves and in tall grass. Human infection can follow the bite from an infected tick and can cause a serious disease (commonly known as Lyme disease) and other health problems (including fever, headache and possible meningitis).
In Europe and in the USA, infections are common mainly during the summer when we are spending more time outdoors.
Here in the hills of Buda tick bites are very frequent, and since it is very difficult to tell whether they may cause infection or not, please talk to your family doctor about a possible vaccination. If you find thick remove it immediately or seek professional help.
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