“Big Activities for Little People”
Our educational programme is designed to teach children skills they will use throughout their lives. The goal is to let children try as many things as possible on their own, to experience them with all their senses, and to learn from them. This is why we have dedicated spaces for children to participate in various activities. They may care for plants and animals, cook in our kitchen, make ceramics, develop musical abilities, participate in sports outside or in the gym, and work with digital education technologies. They can also learn to relax, as we have our own on-premises sauna.
An English Language Education
There is always a Czech teacher and an English teacher in groups of children of older than two years of age, so the children listen to and use both languages. Thanks to this, children not only learn these languages, but they also build a positive relationship with them and they become natural tools of communication for them.
AN INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT
We are an international kindergarten where different cultures, languages, habits, and understandings meet. We prepare a programme for our children that helps them get to know diversity, multiculturality, respect, and inspiration. External experts including parents and relatives are involved in various projects.
Taiji is a combination of exercise and painting. It develops the motor skills of pre-preschoolers and prepares them for writing while at school. This method uses spontaneous physical movement of children, and cultivates it by adding exercise with Taiji elements. It is enhanced by the use of water painting. In this way, writing becomes a conscious act of movement.
Logic games are focused on building pre-mathematical skills. Thanks to these games, we can learn and use spatial orientation, geometric shapes, sight and hearing memory and differentiation, drawing, categorisation, estimation, anticipation, fantasy, and time orientation. In preparation, we consider the connection to the classic method of teaching mathematics in primary schools as well as Hejný’s teaching method.
Emotion Toys (Emušáci)
Toys used to understand emotions are used at Bambino for the development of emotional and social intelligence. We discuss Freddie the Frog, who meets a variety of “emotion flies”. A plush Freddie the Frog and his faithful friends accompany us when discussing emotions in class. We use stories to explain when we can feel anger, anxiety, sadness, envy, and other emotions, and how to manage these emotions.