It is desirable that anxious children more often participate in such games in the circle as “Compliments”, “I give you …”, which will help them learn a lot of pleasant things about themselves from others, look at themselves “through the eyes of other children”. And so that others know about the achievements of each student or pupil, in a kindergarten group or in a classroom, you can arrange a Star of the Week stand, where once a week all information will be devoted to the success of a particular child. See Games to boost your child’s self-esteem
In order for others to learn about the achievements of each student or pupil, in a kindergarten group or in a classroom, you can arrange a Star of the Week stand, where once a week all information will be devoted to the success of a particular child. Each child, thus, will get the opportunity to be the center of attention of others. The number of cu for the stand, their content and location are discussed jointly by adults and children (Fig. 1).
You can mark the achievements of the child in the daily information for parents (for example, at the “We Today” stand): “Today, January 21, 2011, Seryozha spent 20 minutes experimenting with water and snow.” Such a message will give an extra opportunity for parents to show their interest. It will be easier for the child to answer specific questions, and not to restore in memory everything that happened in the group during the day.
In the locker room, on the locker of each child, you can fix the «Flower-seven-flower» (or «Flower of achievements»), cut out of colored cardboard. In the center of the flower is a photograph of a child. And on the petals corresponding to the days of the week, there is information about the results of the child, which he is proud of (Fig. 2).
In the younger groups, educators enter information into the petals, and in the preparatory group, children can be entrusted with filling in seven-color flowers. This will serve as a stimulus for learning to write.
In addition, this form of work contributes to the establishment of contacts between children, since those who still cannot read or write often turn to their comrades for help. Parents, coming to kindergarten in the evening, are in a hurry to find out what their child has achieved during the day, what are his successes.
Positive information is very important for both adults and children to establish mutual understanding between them. And it is necessary for parents of children of any age.
Mitina’s mother, like all parents of children in the nursery group, every day with pleasure got acquainted with the records of educators about what she did, how she ate, what her two-year-old son played. During the illness of the teacher, information about the pastime of children in the group became inaccessible to parents. After 10 days, the worried mother came to the methodologist and asked them not to stop such useful work for them. Mom explained that since she is only 21 years old and has very little experience with children, caregivers’ notes help her understand her child and learn how and what to do with him.
Thus, the use of a visual form of work (designing stands, informational «Flowers-seven-flowers», etc.) helps to solve several pedagogical tasks at once, one of which is to increase the level of self-esteem of children, especially those who have high anxiety.
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