Choos­ing a gift for grad­u­a­tion in kinder­garten is not an easy task. The par­ent com­mit­tee needs to work hard to please every child and at the same time not hit the wal­let too hard.

How to choose a gift?

Here are a few cri­te­ria to con­sid­er when choos­ing:

  • The sur­prise should bring pos­i­tive emo­tions so that the future first-grad­er can remem­ber this day, feel the solem­ni­ty of the moment
  • You should not be guid­ed by the prin­ci­ple “the more expen­sive the bet­ter.” It is more impor­tant that the present was cho­sen with love.
  • Safe­ty and qual­i­ty. The pre­sen­ta­tion must be made of safe mate­ri­als. When it comes to toys, it is bet­ter to avoid mod­els made of cheap plas­tic. The donat­ed item must be reli­able and durable — if it falls apart in a ek, the grad­u­ate is unlike­ly to remem­ber the gift for a long time.

What can not be given for graduation in kindergarten?

First of all, you should not be guid­ed only by what you con­sid­er use­ful and cor­rect. Here’s what you def­i­nite­ly should­n’t buy for grad­u­a­tion:

  • Dan­ger­ous toys. This includes fold­ing knives, pis­tols with plas­tic bul­lets.
  • Chi­nese fakes. The Chi­nese often fake toys of pop­u­lar brands. The qual­i­ty of such toys leaves much to be desired, and out­ward­ly they can dif­fer sig­nif­i­cant­ly from the orig­i­nal.
  • Small office. Pens, note­books, pen­cils will soon come in handy for future first graders, but this, as a rule, does not bring much joy.
  • Cos­met­ics. It is bet­ter for girls not to give cos­met­ics, even for chil­dren. First­ly, for 6–7 years old it is not yet par­tic­u­lar­ly inter­est­ing, and sec­ond­ly, the child may devel­op an aller­gy.

List of best gifts

Good mem­o­rable gifts for grad­u­a­tion in kinder­garten can per­form dif­fer­ent func­tions. Some will empha­size the tran­si­tion to a new sta­tus of a school­boy, oth­ers will allow you to stay a lit­tle longer, oth­ers will give you unfor­get­table emo­tions. So, tell you what you can give chil­dren for grad­u­a­tion.

  • count­ing mate­r­i­al. These can be unusu­al scores, cards with clothes­pins and tasks, a game set with minia­ture count­ing fig­ures. So the preschool­er will be able to mas­ter the count in the form of a game and con­sol­i­date this skill.
  • Wood­en con­struc­tors. A large set with cubes, blocks, cylin­ders, wood­en pyra­mids will give a lot of new impres­sions and ideas for games. Games with a design­er devel­op fine motor skills nec­es­sary for writ­ing, spa­tial think­ing.
  • Mosaics, puz­zles, tan­grams. These puz­zle games require per­se­ver­ance and atten­tive­ness, two essen­tial skills for a first grad­er.
  • Geoboard. You need to stretch the rub­ber bands on the base board with short wood­en pins, draw­ing let­ters, num­bers, geo­met­ric shapes with their help. The game trains log­ic, mem­o­ry, fine motor skills, per­se­ver­ance.
  • Desk­top, flip cal­en­dars. They will help the future stu­dent to nav­i­gate the days of the ek, remem­ber the names of the months, and also count the days to impor­tant dates for him.
  • Watch. With the help of them, the child will remem­ber and under­stand the prin­ci­ple of the hour and minute hands. And how much joy will bring the imi­ta­tion of a real watch and the abil­i­ty to set the time your­self.
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I would like to pay spe­cial atten­tion to chil­dren’s desk­top cal­en­dar-clocks.

Devel­op­men­tal cal­en­dar

It is vital for preschool chil­dren to learn to nav­i­gate in time them­selves: deter­mine, mea­sure time (cor­rect­ly denot­ing in speech, feel its dura­tion (in order to reg­u­late and plan activ­i­ties in time, change the pace and rhythm of their actions depend­ing on the avail­abil­i­ty of time. Abil­i­ty to reg­u­late and plan activ­i­ties in time cre­ates the basis for the devel­op­ment of such per­son­al­i­ty traits as orga­ni­za­tion, com­po­sure, pur­pose­ful­ness, accu­ra­cy, nec­es­sary for the child when study­ing at school and in every­day life.

Time can­not be touched, seen, heard, tast­ed, so babies do not feel it. The task of par­ents is to help the child mas­ter this com­plex con­cept. Be patient and do some prep work. Chil­dren begin to under­stand a top­ic after they have acquired cer­tain skills — the abil­i­ty to think abstract­ly and count ll, usu­al­ly by the age of six.

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To quick­ly teach the child timeit is worth adher­ing to a cer­tain algo­rithm:

  • Whole hours. With them it is nec­es­sary to begin the first stage of train­ing. The big hand is at 12 and the small hand shows the hour. The kid will become clear­er if you attach a dai­ly rou­tine to learn­ing. For exam­ple, at 7 — rise, 8 — break­fast, 9 — walk. Let the baby prac­tice by com­plet­ing tasks, show when he has din­ner, goes to bed. At this stage, it is not worth empha­siz­ing that the sec­ond cir­cle of the arrow has a dig­i­tal val­ue (13,14,15), an expla­na­tion of “three o’clock in the after­noon”, “three o’clock in the morn­ing” is enough.
  • Half, quar­ter of an hour. After explain­ing to the child what a half, a quar­ter of an hour is, how many min­utes they con­tain, offer a work­out with arrows.
  • min­utes. Using the watch as an exam­ple, tell that there are 60 min­utes on the dial in order to cor­rect­ly find out their num­ber, a per­son does not have to count the dash­es. Each num­ber cor­re­sponds to the num­ber of min­utes: “1” — 5, “2” — 10, “3” — 15. Invite the child to prac­tice, deter­min­ing the posi­tion of the minute hand, count­ing in fives.
  • Sec­ond half of the day. The most dif­fi­cult moment of train­ing, which should be moved on after a sol­id mas­ter­ing of the pre­vi­ous lessons. Often, chil­dren ask why there are 24 hours in a day, and 12 on the dial. In response, you need to tell that from 0 to 12 is the first half of the day, then the sec­ond begins, last­ing until 24–00. You can count up to 12 or 24, remem­ber­ing that the val­ue of the num­bers indi­cat­ed by the hour hand in the sec­ond half increas­es by 12. Draw a cir­cle with num­bers from 13 to 24 and place it under the train­ing dial. This way, chil­dren will be able to visu­al­ly under­stand the mate­r­i­al.
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How to play Nature Cal­en­dar? You can start the morn­ing by set­ting the date, and then mark the time and what day it was: sun­ny or rainy, it was warm and cold. The child will be drawn into this process with inter­est, and then he will learn to deter­mine the fea­tures of the ather him­self and mark them on the busi­ness board.

The cal­en­dar will teach obser­va­tion, help to study dif­fer­ent ather con­di­tions, learn all the months, days of the ek and time. At school with­out this knowl­edge in any way!

It is impor­tant not only to choose a gift, but also to present it cor­rect­ly. Don’t do it in a hur­ry, on the run. How to pack a present? Of course in the orig­i­nal gift box (if the size of the item allows), with a shiny wrap­per and a bow.
Grad­u­a­tion in kinder­garten is an impor­tant event for chil­dren. Gifts, con­grat­u­la­tions, part­ing words, inter­est­ing events — all this will help make the begin­ning of school life an unfor­get­table event for the future first-grad­er. And a good gift will allow them to feel their impor­tance in this world, to feel the tran­si­tion to a new lev­el of grow­ing up, to enjoy pleas­ant emo­tions, and also to remem­ber this stage of their life for a long time.
And can only wish the grad­u­ates a hap­py jour­ney!