Years from two to question In what city do you live? daughter clearly responds In Kiev !. From this age and began her acquaintance with his native city.
Personally, I love Kiev very much, I often read books about its history, I know many interesting facts about it, which I tell my daughter. She knows what district she lives in; she also knows the names and existence of other districts of Kiev, although she was not everywhere.
Recently, we were at a cat show and I was very surprised that she remembered how on New Year’s Eve was not far from this place at the New Year’s performance. When we drive around the city, I definitely call the main buildings that we meet – bridges, Dnieper, streets and sights.
Of course, the four-year-old child is completely uninterested in the biographies of famous writers and artists who once lived in Kiev – Vasnetsov, Bulgakov, Vrubel, etc. Now she is more interested in entertainment centers, a zoo and other children’s places.
It seems to me that the very concept of a city for a preschooler is very uncertain. For the time being, this is perhaps at the level of names – Kiev, cities in which my daughter’s friends and sister live. She is also well-versed in the cities of Crimea with details in the Sevastopol Sea, in the Partenit dolphins, in Alupka we ate corn.
In the autumn we were on the famous Vladimir Hill – planted roses in flower beds. My daughters enjoyed riding the funicular, walking in the park, drinking tea on the viewing platform.
When the snow melts and the puddles dry up, I plan to visit with my daughter one of the oldest streets in Kiev – Andrew’s Descent. I want to show her the Bulgakov Museum, I think she will be interested in outfits and household items of the last century, and I will get pleasure myself.
There is also an excellent panoramic cafe overlooking Kiev, an abundance of souvenirs, hand-made and even a permanent exhibition and sale of paintings by Ukrainian artists.
I am ashamed to confess, but I still can’t get together on the promenade along the central street of Kiev – Khreshchatyk. Yes, we were there in the winter, on the main tree of the city, but all walks in the center somehow will not pass by Kreschatik. I promise to correct this annoying mistake!
From nearby places of interest we have a bird market – a bazaar, which sells animals from fish to iguanas. Of course, buying animals there is not worth it, but to see – just right. Impressions are provided by the fact that you need to get to this market by tram. And I have not seen children who do not like this type of transport.
In one of the districts of Kiev there is a wonderful Park of Glory – it is even strange that there is so much greenery in the center of the metropolis. Nearby is the famous Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Singing Field (a huge hilly area, which regularly hosts open-air exhibitions). We often travel to these places, the road takes only half an hour by subway or car.
Of course, telling a child about his hometown is necessary. After all, this ensures the cultural development of the child, acquaints him with the history of the place in which he lives. Each city has its own history and places that are obligatory for visiting not only for children, but also for adults.
How do you introduce a child to his hometown?