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A28 - Our diary

Duration
Over many days (a project activity) - if it works well with your child, take as long as you want and repeat as often as you wish

Age recommendation
0-6; 6–10

Key words
writing, words recognition, lexical acquisition

Languages of the original source
This activity can be used in any language.

Materials needed
exercise books, coloured pencils, pen, markers


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Aim of the activity

To help the child use language in appropriate situations.



Preparation for the activity

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Procedure

The core is here to create a collection for specific area of communication, e.g. one for school or kindergarten.

1. The child draws and writes a situation and vocabulary used in a specific situations.

2a. Scheduling:
Talk with your children about upcoming situations, e.g. before entering the kindergarten, about queuing or walking in twos. This should be in your family languages as well as the language of the kindergarten.

2b. Diary
Helps the children to use structures needed in specific situations or circumstances. It helps to create an order of using one register or language needed in a specific situation.




Significant benefit of the activity

Stepping up language preparation for children in kindergarten and school.

Help to support your children to prepare to enter the educational institution or face new situations (Amt für multikulturelle Angelegenheiten, Frankfurt am Main 2012).




Source of the activity

This activity is inspired by:


AMT FÜR MULTIKULTURELLE ANGELEGENHEITEN, Frankfurt am Main (Hrsg.) (2012): Mehrsprachigkeit. Aktionen und Projekte in der Schule. Zusammengestellt von Nicola Küpelikilinc und Meryem Taşan, http://www.frankfurt.de/sixcms/media.php/738/Mehrsprachigkeit_2012.pdf