Game as a means of shaping childrens readiness for school

  • Volodymyr Antoniuk Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University
  • Nadiia Alendar Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University
Keywords: game, school readiness, institution of preschool education


The purpose of the study. UNESCO, in its four-dimensional model of education, proposed a framework for determining the basic life skills of a modern student. That is, in modern psychological and pedagogical science, when preparing future first-graders for training at NUSH, there was a shift in emphasis on teaching senior preschoolers certain knowledge, skills and skills to form their life competencies. Such changes have become possible with the reforms taking place in the education system. The main means for the formation of key competencies in future first-graders in preschool childhood can be only the game - the leading activity of preschoolers at this stage of development. The game contributes to the formation of the child's personality, the development of his cognitive activity, independence and self-regulation. The purpose of the article is a theoretical analysis of the use of the possibilities of games to form the readiness of a senior preschool to study in a new Ukrainian school.
Research methods. In the process of work we used the following research methods: theoretical: analysis and synthesis, induction and deduction, modeling; empirical: observations, comparisons.
Result. The main indicator of readiness for schooling is the desire and ability of the child to study, to own components of educational activities. All this ensures school achievement. The game provides children with the development of those qualities that allow them to make changes to game plans at will, independently enter into interaction with peers, realize their strengths and opportunities, showing independence, activity and self-regulation. These characteristics play not only an invaluable role in shaping the personality of the future student, but also contribute to the formation of elements of educational activity.

Author Biographies

Volodymyr Antoniuk, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor

Nadiia Alendar, Lesya Ukrainka Eastern European National University

Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor

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