Curriculum Aims

The children's non-spoken and spoken bilingual language skills are enhanced through the use of finger plays, nursery rhymes, poetry, discussions, songs, stories and experience charts. Children are introduced to reading and writing using phonetic and visual recognition tools and exercises which are integrated into the everyday educational activities ensuring that those children ready to learn to read and write can begin when they show a natural interest and ability to do so.

Children are given opportunities to develop sorting, comparing and ordering skills through playful activities such as dominoes, dice games, etc. Additional activities are integrated into the daily life (e.g. counting trees on a walk) by the teachers to support the development of counting, recognition of numbers, fractions, time and categorisation skills.

Science experiments occur twice a week. These activities promote observation, comparison, exploration, testing, communications, enquiry and problem-solving. Encouraging curiosity and understanding about the physical world we live in is the focus here.

With food-related and cooking activities the children learn about group co-operation, weights and measures, time and changes of matter from one form to another. They also develop an understanding of how to follow direction in sequence, gain pleasure from creating simple foods, and develop good eating habits.
Social Studies
Children learn about home, self, family, transportation and the immediate as well as the larger community during social study activities. Parents and community people are invited to the class room to share their special talents and information about their daily life as part of these activities.

Art for children is a creative process that allows for choice, exploration, imaginative expression and a definition of self. Basic art techniques such as painting at an easel, finger painting, and working with clay are taught. Opportunities are given for exploring colour, line and form, and for discovering the effects of various media on different surfaces.

The goals of the music experiences are to develop appreciation, participation and responsiveness; musical competencies such as listening, performance, rhythm, and creativity; and musical concepts such as pitch, volume and contrasts. These will be developed through the use of well-known, traditional and contemporary children's songs, a variety of recorded music and exposure to the classics and works of the great composers.

Acting activities support language development and spontaneous play. Participation in simple theatre productions, pantomime, story dramatisations, role-play and puppetry requires children to follow directions and interact. Movement activities advance gross and fine motor development as well as encouraging children to co-operate and learn when to take the role of leader or follower.
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KIDS Kindergarten Sebastian-Rinz-Strasse 22 60323 Frankfurt am Main