Thursday, November 19, 2009
We did our marking and they’ve really showed great improvement. We are so impressed with their good work. Children also practiced some songs, dances and rhymes that they will present during the graduation ceremony. It was a wonderful week full of joy and love to our children.
Friday, November 13, 2009
Hannah Grimes is a student from St. Lawrence University.
She came to Kenya to learn more about the cultures of different ethnic groups and to tour Kenya as a country
She has stayed in Kenya since August and she has really enjoyed her stay.
Currently she is at Red-Rose Children Centre teaching wonderful children and enjoying interaction with the rest of people.
Since her visit in Red-Rose, she is really enjoying to work and getting to know people at Red-Rose.
Hannah is majoring in Arts and minor in Education and African studies
Sunday, November 8, 2009
It’s a means of communication where people express their desires, ideas, excitements and disappointments. By using language, children are able to talk to each other and discuss their interest and surrounding. By doing so they develop their vocabulary. Children should be given opportunities to express themselves to enable them practice what they have learnt through stories, poems, songs etc.
Language also is an important tool for thinking. It helps children develop ideas and concepts (e.g.) when children are doing an activity, they talk about it and these helps them improve and express their thoughts.
Objectives (Why we learn language)
- Develop children’s vocabulary.
- Children are able to express themselves freely and confidently.
- They speak fluently and clearly.
- Improves their listening ability, concentration, understanding and memory.
- It enables children to look at and interpret details in objects, pictures, symbols and signs.
- Develop eye-hand co-ordination.
- Use basic tools for writing and drawing.
- Develop interest in books.
- Children are able to reason and think logically.
Role of language
By use of language children interact with those in the environment around. Through this interaction, a lot of learning occurs. Therefore language is an important tool for learning.
Children also learn to speak or as a result of leaving in an environment where speech is past of every bodies life. It is important to realize that in pre-school, children acquire and develop very important skills in language (i.e.) Oral and writing skills
Examples of Oral skills
- Poems and rhymes.
Examples of writing skills
- Writing patterns, sounds and alphabets.
Posting by Tr. Judy Baby class.
Monday, November 2, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
The week started with on set of rain. Rain is important to our daily lives. There is a lot of water which is also important to every creature. There isn’t a lot of dust which might cause some infections like running nose to our children because all the dust has been swept away by the rain.
Also due to more rain, the children were unable to play outside their classes. They were also advised to put on warm clothes all the time. Due to change of climate conditions, we taught the theme weather whereby we talked the sub-theme rain. It enables the children to understand the climate around them and also they become curious in nature. The process involves curiosity, discovery and experiment. We had experiments using water whereby we discussed things that float and sink in water.
The children were able to observe, communicate and record what happened. It was so enjoying when the children found out that a stone sinks in water while feathers floats in water.
This week we had a short break on Tuesday and all the students were required to stay at home and celebrate Kenyatta holiday.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
According to her programme back in
Friday, September 25, 2009
The kids got a surprise treat of biscuit cookies and orange juice from Ken Okoth when he came to the Children of Kibera Drama and Music Festival in Nairobi. It was an ecstatic day for the children as most do not usually get such pleasant Red Rose surprises in their day to day lives. Some were even more happy with the way their tongues changed color when they drank the juice.
On Tuesday September 22nd, there was a three hour seminar held by Anna Barford, a graduate student from
On Friday September 25th, we welcomed five new friends from St. Lawrence University in C
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
“Its delicious”, one of the pre-Unit children like’s mentioning this whenever she taste’s her lunch time meal. She takes her time to enjoy every bite of the food she eats.
Red Rose Children have no serious problems when it comes to class work since they all know that the school is the best place for them.
“We get what we want here”. One child quoted this when he was playing with his friends. He meant they were provided by the basic needs of a child.
After school, most of them don’t like going back home. They reluctantly go home at different times. Most of them complain of too much work at home since most parents/ guardians are still out in search of their dinner and so they are assigned some duties i.e. fetch for water, clean utensils and wash clothes. These duties are too much for these children, the age of the Red Rose Children at present (2yrs – 12yrs), this is why they have never liked going back to their homes.
I highly thank the Children of Kibera Foundation and Red Rose friends who have turned
Thank you so much for your great support. You are their heroes!