Early Childhood Education: Tips for Working Folklore with Children

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Hello lecturers and lecturers! We enter August, and the twenty second of that month is called Brazilian Folklore Day. This is a crucial date for us as a result of it highlights components of widespread tradition which might be nurtured by means of generations, by means of creative and cultural traditions – fashioned underneath our indigenous individuals, and in addition with components from different places, primarily from Africa and Europe.

For starters, it’s value emphasizing that it’s essential to method folklore in an built-in and built-in means in early childhood schooling, all the time with the goal of making certain the suitable to study. Remember that the curriculum administered by BNCC focuses on on a regular basis life and experiences, which requires that plans and proposals are child-centered. Therefore, our major problem is: How to make one thing as related as a folktale theme significant to the little ones?

To reply this query, it’s important to first keep in mind the intentional character of each academic motion. According to the BNCC, “intentionality is the group and suggestion, by the instructor, of experiences that enable youngsters to know themselves and others and to know and perceive their relationship with nature, with tradition and with scientific manufacturing, which is remodeled into video games, approaches to literature and other people. to satisfy.”

Thus, in view of this intentional dimension of instructor observe, and with the goal of selling circumstances for increasing youngsters’s repertoire primarily based on moral, aesthetic and political rules, I wish to share an instance from the varsity the place I work, which signifies the fascinating prospects for working with folklore. .

Proposal path with folktale theme

It all began when a colleague, a preschool instructor, realized that the titles obtainable for every day studying of the pictures have been now not as fascinating – creating the necessity to rotate the fabric. He then proposed a reorganization, observing which works have been nonetheless of curiosity to the group and which may very well be loaned or made obtainable to different teams. In the method, he added different youngsters’s literature books, together with collections of Brazilian folktales resembling Saki-Perere, Curupira, The Mule Without a Head, and so on.

The first level noticed was that this restructured materials piqued the youngsters’s curiosity – who began asking the instructor to learn aloud daily. With this, he started to think about this curiosity in his plans, resembling: the presentation of those folklore narratives by means of different media resembling movies and different books; dramatization of tales with costume development; video games that convey the actions, sounds and shapes of those traditional characters; And movie periods with nationwide productions that tackle our folklore, such because the Sítio do Picapau Amarelo sequence, a traditional by Monteiro Lobato tailored by TV Globo.

The spotlight of those actions, nevertheless, was but to come back: the instructor requested the youngsters to interview their members of the family seeking a group of Brazilian folklore legends – and later, requested the youngsters to retell these recollections to the category. Thus, it achieved its aim of inspiring moments the place information was shared between generations; After all, that is how tradition strikes and renews itself. Finally, the category was challenged to create a collective story, the place the instructor turned the writer of a story directed by the group (you’ll be able to already think about how this plot turned out, proper?).

Interestingly, all through these actions, the immersion in widespread traditions deepened in our faculty, by means of video games, songs and even the identification of musical devices such because the accordion within the Luiz Gonzaga traditional. Here within the south of the nation, the place I communicate, it is called the accordion, launched to youngsters by a person locally, who realized to play it from their father and grandfather. Everyone had the expertise of having fun with completely different sounds resembling baião, forró, xote and vaneira in a journey by means of the rhythms of the nation.

The secret is good planning

As proven within the initiatives I highlighted earlier, at any time, it’s doable and even important to arrange conditions that convey youngsters nearer to the wealth of cultural expression of our nation by means of legends, earrings, songs, devices, plastics and visible arts.

If, on the one hand, entry to technological sources helps us present communication with a number of information from completely different areas of Brazil, however, the rescue of native tradition permits us to worth the information of the neighborhood that youngsters are a part of. Both of those complement one another.

However, for all of this to come back to fruition, planning is essential. And proper right here, at Nova Escola, we’ve instruments that may help us on this course of. I’ve singled out two of them: this listing of classroom growth plans and this different assortment of fine references on the theme of folklore.

Based on these options, you lecturers and lecturers can intentionally make sure that youngsters have probability to develop ethical conduct, respect and empathy for individuals and numerous expressions of individuals, in addition to an aesthetic appreciation for the great thing about our folklore. Little ones also can develop their creativeness and artistic expertise, elementary to their integral growth; And nonetheless there may be the political facet, since by critically analyzing numerous cultural expressions – a few of them the goal of prejudice or stereotype – they’re able to establish the factors of curiosity and acknowledge the variations in on a regular basis life as one thing that makes us nice.

With so many prospects for work, we are able to make this twenty second of August a second of celebration and appreciation of the knowledge of our individuals, far more than a date or subject that all of the sudden seems in youngsters’s every day lives.

A hug and see you quickly!

Paula Sestari is an early childhood schooling instructor within the Joinville (SC) municipal faculty system with 10 years of expertise at this degree and a grasp’s diploma in science, math and expertise schooling. In 2014, he obtained the Educador Nota 10 Award from the Victor Civita Foundation and was named Educator of the Year by means of a mission within the area of environmental schooling with younger youngsters.

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