How can we say HELLO in Greek? What were the eating habits of ancient Greeks? How did children spend their free time in Ancient Greece? And what is Karagiozis shadow theatre?
Children discover Greek culture through hands on learn and fun activities specially designed for their age. Together with our 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 clay pots, create their own Karagiozis shadow theatre figure and play mind games with Greek mythology.
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 7-11 is characterized by a leaped ability to express themselves verbally, to argue in a complete way and to create complex writing. "Say Hello in Greek" activity group helps children become familiar with the use of Greek written and spoken language through interactive, sensory, motor and artistic activities. Letter treasure hunts, letter doodle art, and letter races create the perfect fun and learn environment. The activities are carried out by the assistance and guidance of our experienced babysitter.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
Game is the basic activity in children’s life. It plays a key role in physical, emotional, social and cognitive development. Through game children have the ability to act freely, to live in a fantasy world that can dominate, express their feelings and learn themselves and the people around them in order to explore their environment.
Ancient Greeks understood the importance of games in children’s life. So, how did children spend their free time in Ancient Greece? Did they go to school? What did they eat? What games were playing?
Children are going to play with real ancient games in copies, learn and play ancient team games, understand the way a loom works and create an ancient ball.
See some of the most popular games of antiquity to discover that some things are the same ... over the centuries!Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
Hippocrates, the ancient Greek doctor, more than 2,000 years ago said: "Let the food be your medicine and medicine is your food." The importance of balanced nutrition is proven in man’s life and that was understood by ancient Greeks.
What were the eating habits of the ancient Greeks and the rules of a balanced diet? Children will interact with real ancient household objects in copies and learn about the eating habits, meal styles and favorite foods in ancient and contemporary Greece. They will create a clay pot, cook an ancient recipe and finally they will make a diner table just as it was in an ancient Greek home.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
How many times did we play when we were young with our shadow one grows and one diminishes? How many times have we made animals with our fingers? That's why we like the Shadow Theater! Although its roots are old, it never ceases to be timely and timeless, managing to immediately invade the lives of children and adults and win the hearts of all!
Shadow Theater can offer generous entertainment to children but also be an important pedagogical tool, since it has the potential to give children significant opportunities for expression and the ability to develop skills.
Our experienced team has chosen the activity of Shadow Theater, providing to your child a short narrative about the story of Karagiozis, the great caricaturist Evgenios Spatharis, as well as his work. The activity is completed by making paper figures of Karagiozis and then by the dramatization of dialogues.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional
The benefits of mythology to children's development are great. The myth is very important even in relation to the fairy tale, and this is because, through the myth, children become familiar of the great and difficult truths of life. Myth is one of the roads that leads to adulthood. And this is a truth that the ancient societies understood very well and to which they owe much of their marvelous achievements.
Through the «Gods and monsters in Greek mythology" activity group, children will have the opportunity to “fight” with Hercules, to "cope" with Theseus the Minotaur and to “travel” with the Argonauts. Children will play mind games, create a maze trying to free themselves with the help of Ariadne, will become members of the Panathenaia processionand discover Acropolis architecture.
Children will understand that courage combined with logical thinking, intelligence and knowledge were the basic characteristics of Greek mythology gods and heroes.Developed SkillsSpeech & LanguagePhysicalCognitiveSocialEmotional