How can we say HELLO in Greek? What were the habits that families had in ancient Greece compared to modern ones? How did ancient Greeks wear their cloths and how does a loom work?
Children discover Greek culture through hands on learn and fun activities specially designed for their age. Together with the educator they will play with 5 group of activities inside the Familior Curiosity Box, discovering basic elements of everyday life in Ancient and Contemporary Greece. Children will play with ancient objects in copies, make a clay pot, create their own cloth in a loom and have fun speaking Greek in different ways.
ActivitiesSay HELLO in Greek
How would it be like if your child getting back home, said "Hello" in Greek to your relatives and his friends? The linguistic development of children over the age of 3-6 is characterized by a leaped ability to express themselves verbally, to recognize language symbols and to create writing.
Through the "Say Hello in Greek" activity group, children become familiar with the use of Greek written and spoken language through interactive sensory, motor and artistic activities. Sensory games, puzzles, and crafts create the perfect fun and learn environment. The activities are carried out by the assistance and guidance of our experienced educator.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
The historical past is an inexhaustible source of knowledge and experiences, so it is a valuable counselor on the side of children to support and build their future. Being aware of the variety of positive effects that history has in children’s cognitive development our team has developed the “Meet an ancient Greek Family” group of activities.
What were the habits of an ancient Greek family? What similarities and differences can we see in relation to the modern family? How different were the ancient objects compared to modern ones? Children, through role-playing and through matching contemporary with ancient objects in copies, become familiar with everyday life of an ancient family. They make a household object with clay, they learn ancient games, they get dressed as ancient Greeks and finally they dramatize an ancient family as they imagine it.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
The art of weaving is an integral part of Greek culture. From the ancient years to the early 20th century the loom was part of the household equipment. The housewives made the family's clothing as well as covers, carpets, etc.
Weaving cultivates imagination, develops fine motor mobility and unfolds mathematical & geometric perception. The procedure of weaving exercises the ability of patience and helps children in concentration & focused attention.
Through the "A Greek Loom" group of activities, children will make their own loom cloth, get to know the ancient Greek myth of Spider, design traditional cloth motifs and make their own improvised loom.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
Costumes dress and adorn the body, and present the look that the wearer wishes to give to others, providing himself with peace of mind and comfort. The ancient costumes were made from the basic raw materials, mainly wool and flax. For the weaving of these raw materials ancient Greeks used the loom. The basic types of Greek clothing remained the same for many centuries. However, they could be differentiated in terms of decoration or the way they were folded or varnished according to the fashion of the time.
“Let’s get dressed like ancient Greeks” is a group of activities that helps children discover what people wore in ancient Greece. From what material were their clothes made of? How different were their clothes compared to our own clothes? How is a traditional Greek costume? Through hands on activities children will try to get dressed the way people did in antiquity, make their own clay "buckle" and paint their own traditional pattern.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
The joy of creativity and the feeling of satisfaction is definitely one of the greatest benefits that art offers to children. Children see how it actually is to rely solely on your strengths and to create something unique on your own. “Family life in Greek Art” is a group of activities that helps children understand the way family was structured in early 20es in Greece and discover little art secrets.
How is the Greek family presented in Modern Greek Art? What are the differences in relation to the modern family? How can I put myself into a work of art and how important is light in painting?
All the activities are related to art and family. Children place themselves into the paintings they love, paint their favorite paintings, make portrait of their family, look for hidden details inside the work of art and play with paintings and light.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional