In one of the Gubkin kindergartens three months ago, the "Owl House" appeared. Gubkinsky kids got a unique opportunity of sensory-dynamic development during game sessions and minutes of pranks – in a safe playing space in the form of a hall with specially developed developing simulators and balancers. And educators are already talking about the first results.
Information In 2019, teachers of kindergarten No. 30 “Rosinka”, with the support of the Center for Assistance to Social Initiatives, developed and launched the project “Childhood without Borders”, which became the winner of the presidential grants contest.
Specialists of preschool institutions of the Swans microdistrict (teachers, psychologists, physical education instructors, speech therapists) teach children using the “Sovopraktika” methodology, which they met during a training seminar conducted by teachers of the St. Petersburg Scientific and Methodological Center. In the classroom in the sensory-dynamic hall, each child becomes the hero of the fairy tale quest and learns new ways to quickly make independent decisions. He dynamically studies and improves the capabilities of his body, develops physical strength, plasticity of movements, dexterity. Tasks for balance and coordination of movements activate the work of the left and right hemispheres of the child. Thus, both the body and the brain develop. As a result, all mental processes are significantly improved: from sensations and perceptions to thinking, creative imagination.
– Our children grow up in the technological world of total comfort. Sometimes the ability to navigate the functions of the latest gadget or the Internet, and not the surrounding space or even the capabilities of one’s own body, turns out to be much more important and valuable to them. But who or what will prepare the little person for the realities of life, make him strong and confident in his abilities, teach him to make non-standard and complex decisions? Indifferent adults who believe that each child is unique can do this, ”said Irina Taraykovich, director of the Center for the Promotion of Social Initiatives.
The Owl’s House is open for children of Swans neighborhood with disabilities and behavioral problems. Thanks to games, exercises in the sensory-dynamic hall, his guests can already boast of the first results. Last week, the guys became participants in the "Balloon Festival". Teachers and parents immediately noted that improvements are visible to the naked eye.
– Three months ago, the first children's tests of hanging shells were indecisive. They caused the kids both interest and apprehension. And today, children are happy to demonstrate confident knowledge of various techniques of movements, show their activity, courage, determination, desire to fantasize, find ways to achieve their goals, ”said Irina Chubarova, senior educator and psychologist of the kindergarten.
And participation in the holiday was a confirmation of this. Children overcame dangerous obstacles, saving balloons from the villain, climbed high uphill, went down the cable car, jumped over the abyss with a bungee, passed through a narrow opening in the cave. All this turned out to be on their shoulder.
The prizes for completing all tasks were balloons and sweets
Photo: provided by kindergarten workers
The holiday ended with a fun dance flash mob, free games on hanging shells and a vibrant photo shoot
Information The authors of the project note that their success was largely facilitated by the practice of participating in the Metalloinvest company’s Healthy Child contest: they gained tremendous experience both in preparing the project and in competent presentation of their developments. The project “Owl’s House” eventually became the only one that received a grant out of 18 Gubkin applications.