Thursday, November 19, 2009

Exams and Graduation

The week was so cool since we were busy doing our end of term exams. Children were so focused busy revising because this exam will determine whether promoted to the next class or not.

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

Student from St. Lawrence University

The week started well with the school receiving a visitor from America.
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)

  1. Develop children’s vocabulary.
  2. Children are able to express themselves freely and confidently.
  3. They speak fluently and clearly.
  4. Improves their listening ability, concentration, understanding and memory.
  5. It enables children to look at and interpret details in objects, pictures, symbols and signs.
  6. Develop eye-hand co-ordination.
  7. Use basic tools for writing and drawing.
  8. Develop interest in books.
  9. 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

  1. Poems and rhymes.
  2. Stories.
  3. Riddles.

Examples of writing skills

  1. Scribbling.
  2. Doodling.
  3. Tracing.
  4. Writing patterns, sounds and alphabets.

Posting by Tr. Judy Baby class.