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The work with children included a variety of play techniques with the use of many developing toys; audio, visual, tactile stimulants, various materials, as well as adapted physical activity. We’ve been developing the main motor functions and small motility. I used recreational games (especially in the summer), carried out various relay races, ball games, role-playing games, skittles, darts. We’ve also worked on the development of hygiene and everyday skills.
Oleksandr is able to perform basic hygienic procedures. He uses the basic hygiene products himself. He has well-developed everyday skills and likes to perform various chores. He’s kind, active and sincere. He prefers active games among the others, likes dancing. He knows several letters, writes not correctly shaped circles and sticks, making them too large; so it is advisable to continue developing writing skills.
Georgiy is quite calm and obedient boy. He’s active when we’re getting ready and conducting events. In his free time, he prefers listening to music. He treats adults with respect, willingly performs assignments. He can independently choose activities of interest to himself.
Maxim is obedient, good-natured, ready to do all that he’s asked. Though he has extremely unstable attention, not quite developed short-term memory, and problems in the processing information perceived by the ear. He easily comes into contact with all adults. Therefore, is advisable to keep helping him with learning the world, doing special exercises for the development of motility, developing social skills.
Oleg is friendly, emotionally adequate boy; he can restrain his actions and emotions in certain situations, understand the need for certain rules and restrictions. He can independently choose the types of activity interesting for himself, plays mainly alone. He likes to look at pictures, play the doctor. He has a quite poor vocabulary. The vocabulary should be expanded, he should be familiarized with the new concepts.
Artem is a friendly, emotionally adequate guy. He adapts to the situation, readily follows the instructions. He can recite the alphabet from A to Z, distinguishes some upper and lower case letters, can write them. He understands the concept of the directions – up/down, left/right, forward/backward. He also counts up to 50. Indicates triangles, rectangles, circles. He can retell the story set out in the book with drawings. He learned a few verses. Artem needs to keep acquiring knowledge and learning new information.
Varya is a little active girl with a charming smile. She moves, runs and flip-flaps without stopping. It’s difficult for her to sit in one place, so she needs constant adult supervision. There’s a lack of some behavioral skills like grasping and retention of toys, (she always throws them over her head), and other manipulations with objects. There are some considerable lags including cognitive, language, self-service.
Zhenya is a girl with always something new. The emotional state of the girl is unstable with a tendency to increased anxiety. She has difficulties in communication with other children, she bullies, may push another kid. But there is a significant plus. Zhenia began to follow the actions of the others; before, when everyone was doing exercises, she was standing aside. Now she repeats some exercises, runs with other children. She can push and ride a manual tricycle.
Katya is a girl who fascinates with her smile. When I saw her for the first time in the orphanage, she was always single, intimidates, and had issues with contacting people. Though, now she shows a very good result. We set up a goal to learn how to eat with a spoon on her own – and we succeeded. When I started to come up to her with a spoon and a plate, all the food was around; gradually day after day we managed it. When we come up to the mirror and she sees her reflection and she smiles so dearly while doing her hair, I want to hug her so much at this moment. One more example: when we started to go outside, Katya held firmly on the handrails while stepping the stairs and put both feet on one stair. Now I see her climbing the stairs raising one foot on one stair without holding on the handrails. She is a very positive kid; it’s very easy to work with her. She reveals motivation and imitation. Katya feels comfortable with adults. She needs to pay special attention to exercises that boost physical, social and emotional development.
Vera is a beautiful girl. She likes to dress nicely (like any other girl). She likes music, sings and gesticulates with the others. She likes to have her pictures taken. She likes to play ball when the child she throws her ball to stands within a meter or so from her. She begins to understand the concept of the form, add up the parts to get the whole. She sets together the rings of different sizes in the right sequence, indicated the colors when she’s asked to do it, draws with her fingers, builds up different shapes with the kinetic sand. Vera should develop visual, auditory and tactile perception as well as observation.
I continue to work with children, conduct supervision, and study activities supporting social and emotional development as well as exercises to develop language skills, cognitive skills and physical progress.
At classes, I use a complex of program-methodological support:
“Forming ideas about the environment” by Blech G.O.
“Sensory education” by Prikoz S.V.
“Gaming Activity Formation” by Gladchenko E.V.
Translated by Olha Koshelieva
У роботі з дітьми застосовувала різноманітні ігрові техніки з використанням багатьох розвиваючих іграшок,звукових,візуальних,та