British Council ISA 5: Kingdom of Dolls
In today’s technological age, when we talk of the world being a “Global Village”, dolls from all over the world – Ethnic Dolls along with the flag of the country were brought under one roof. Kingdom of Dolls Project encompasses an array of activities, which were conducted for pre-primary. and Grade 1 children to acquaint them with the culture and tradition of various countries around the world.
Under this title, a variety of activities were organized like Doll making activity, an excursion to the Doll's Museum, enactment of International Dolls, Power Point Presentations and Quiz. The activity was conducted with the aim of providing a learning environment that respects diversity. Also, it was conducted for the students to enable them to have a better understanding about the basic concept of dolls. The pre-schoolers embraced this opportunity and whole-heartedly took part in the activity.
A doll is a model of human being often used as a toy for children. This ISA Activity helped in developing social, emotional, motor and cognitive skills of a child, which will further help him in his personality development and understanding skills.
The teachers collected the information of dolls from different kingdom through internet, newspapers and magazines and shared it with the pre-primary students up to Grade 1. Students of Class Nursery to II visited the Doll Museum as dolls are known in all cultures and are one of the oldest and widespread forms of toys, “Bib and Tucker” activity was held in the premises of the school in which the students adorned the attires of various countries depicting the culture and tradition of countries across the globe. Not only this, the students of Grade K.G, I and II made the beautiful attires of dolls and also coloured the dolls in the worksheets provided to them.
The project concluded with the exhibition which was organized by the school for parents in order to make them aware about the learning activities of the children at school. Also, a feedback was taken from the parents, teachers and students.