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Children`s parties and traditions

In the past, day-to-day family organization and duties were primarily the responsibility of women and mothers. In addition, they also dedicated themselves to the fruition of family celebrations and to maintaining the existing traditions. Due to women’s ever-increasing demands in their professional lives, however, there is continually less and less time to cultivate these family […]


In 05 of September of 2018

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In the past, day-to-day family organization and duties were primarily the responsibility of women and mothers. In addition, they also dedicated themselves to the fruition of family celebrations and to maintaining the existing traditions.

Due to women’s ever-increasing demands in their professional lives, however, there is continually less and less time to cultivate these family traditions and rituals. Often, this results in the responsibility to plan out and throw a party to eventually be passed on to outsourced companies. * In this type of event, unfortunately, children`s participation and creativity are not stimulated or even required for the preparation and organization phases. This means that in cases such as these, the children simply become consumers. In addition, children will not have those fond moments of anticipatory joy or suspense that would be felt and emphasized during the active participation in the preparation of the parties.

Festivities and celebrations are of great importance in the lives of children. Experiences and contact with traditions transmit security, protection and strengthen the spirit of collectivity. Events that happen every year, such as the June Festivals, the Lantern Festival and birthday parties, also provide a sense of chronology.

The joint preparation, organization and celebration of parties with the students is part of our pedagogical work and accompanies our daily life throughout the school year. Students learn important traditions depending on their age and the time of year. In addition, they learn other cultures and their respective traditions.

We want the children`s parties to be experienced and felt with great pleasure and with all the senses, that is, with the head, heart and hands, so that positive experiences and memories can accompany children throughout their lives.

 

 

 

 
*Fonte: Kita-Handbuch Kinder Brauchen Traditionen
Ingeborg Becker-Textor und Martin Textor