Poetry by Danuta Wawiłow in a Kindegarten

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Kulpa, Magdalena (2016)
  • Publisher: Edukacja Elementarna w Teorii i Praktyce
  • Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327)
  • Subject: Education | kindergarten education; education through literature; children's poetry; children's folklore; game and play; emotional education; mathematical/natural/language education; child-adult relations | pedagogika | wychowanie przedszkolne; wychowanie przez literaturę; poezja dziecięca; folklor dziecięcy; zabawa; edukacja emocjonalna; edukacja matematyczna/ przyrodnicza/językowa; relacje dorosły-dziecko

The aim of this text is to remind one of the best Polish contemporary poet, writing for children - Danuta Wawiłow (1942-1999). The author of the article proves that poems by Wawiłow are excellent to use while working/playing with children in a kindergarten. They have a very good impact not only on language education (which is obvious), esthetic education (education through art), emotional education, but they may be used in almost every educational field that is demanded in the kindergarten curriculum (eg., in mathematics or nature). The basic topics in this poetry are mentioned and discussed. These are topics especially important for children aged 3-6: a family, family relations, joys and problems of childhood, children's plays, dreams, fears, and also - the nature. In every part adequate poems are mentioned (some of them quoted in fragments). Additionally, at the end of the article there is a bibliography that will help teachers to find discussed poems and use them in their work with children.
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