Preschool Adventure is an integrative and diverse learning material for pre-primary education. The Child’s Book is a reversible workbook: from one side you enter the world of stories and when you turn the book the other way around, you have the material for developing math skills.
First half of the book, the world of stories, contains eight units which portray a fictional preschool called the Wild Fig and the goings-on of its children. Three of the units are intended for the autumn term and five for the spring term.
Each unit starts with a spread illustration (exist also as large pictures for classroom use). Children can practice interpreting the illustration by means of various exercises found both in the Child’s Book and the Teacher’s Material. There is also a short text intended for children who already know how to read. These are followed by multidisciplinary modules which are laid out in the National Core Curriculum (e.g. I study and practice, Me and my community, I grow and develop). The book guides children into discussing, playing and studying together. For learning each letter of the alphabet there is a whole page of activities. Careful instructions for going through the letters and modules can be found in the Teacher’s Material.
Look inside! (in Finnish)
Pen Adventure and Holiday
Pen Adventure and Holiday Booklet is an additional material for the use of children. It contains exercises with which they can strengthen their fine motor skills and perception. The exercises in the booklet can also be used as a tool for differentiation for either strengthening a child’s ‘pen skills’ or as extra material for those who are quick to finish.
The holiday part of the booklet covers the main holidays of the preschool year. Each holiday is presented by a coloring picture and an activity. Stories connected to the holidays and suggestions for celebrating them as well as other activities can be found in the Teacher’s Material.
Look inside! (in Finnish)
Before starting to work on the Child’s Book, children practice various skills related to the subject area at hand by playing, doing and experimenting. The Teacher’s Material contains a multitude of games and activities for each subject area (e.g. water on page 40 in the Child’s Book).
Read the example stories here! (in Finnish)
Look inside the guide! (in Finnish)
Digital teacher's guide
The Teacher’s Digital Material offers a lot of exercises that can be used when either introducing a topic or revising after children have studied and practiced a topic thoroughly. The Digital Material is a link between the two- and three-dimensional worlds.
Large, A3-sized illustrations for classroom use taken from the Child’s Book
The Alphabet Adventure boards can also be used with the Preschool Adventure material.
Topi the hedgehog and Alma the squirrel hand puppets are sold by Satubertta Oy, www.satubertta.fi.
The songs that follow the curriculum are written and composed by Tuomo Rannankari.
Look at this video where Tuomo is in the studio recording the Preschool Adventure CD.
Look at this! (in Finnish)