4 1/2 to
5 1/2 year olds
Hello! I’m Jamie from the USA. I love to share my culture and language with the children at Enkku. I’ve been living in Finland since 2011. I have a multicultural family and a bilingual son. Kyllä puhun ja ymmärrän suomea! I try to start and end each day with a smile. I enjoy art, music, nature, science, and games. Together we will explore the world around us and have fun in the process!
In the Happy Hedgehogs group the children learn to be more independent, e,g. getting dressed and undressed by themselves and helping with small tasks in the classroom. They develop self-awareness, self-concept, and are introduced to cultural and language awareness.
They participate in activities that develop team work and social skills, and focus on improving their fine and gross motor skills in preparation for their preschool year.
The English language is taught through songs, daily routines, morning circle, weekly topics, learning stations, gym, art, and music. English is introduced to the children through the use of simple instructions, phrases and vocabulary. This group has personality, is always up for a good challenge, and is, of course, a very happy group!