In preschool children are encountered with activities on daily basis which cover a number of areas mentioned in the curriculum for kindergartens.
Among the important is Art where the usage of puppets is included . The thesis titled Group favourite puppet: all the same, all different in the theoretical part deals with diferent types of puppets, its role in the kindergarten and the impact on the child's development. It also outlines the course of making hand puppets modeled dolls Jake Znakec ( Signing Sam).
Puppet is an agent through which we and the children can train in verbal and nonverbal communication. And the last has paramount importance. The child's first communication before the first spoken words are gestures. With the help of gestures child establishes communication with us. Sign Language or Baby Sign language is a mode of communication that is adapted to pre-school children and in particular contributes to better communication and better language development in infants, but may very well also be used by older children. Therefore in the thesis I defined the sign language, who uses Baby Sign Language and its advantages using it in pre-school age.
In the empirical part I have combined a puppet and sign language together in activities that I have implemented in kindergarten and link them with the theme of diversity. Diversity in the curriculum for kindergarten falls under the scope of the society. Knowing the difference in preschool children provides a basis for the cultivation of mutual tolerance and respect for diversity.
In this thesis, I therefore identified the topic of diversity, its definition, stereotypes and prejudices when it is appropriate period for the presentation of diversity and diversity acts among peers.
The empirical part contains the objectives of the research questions, method of work, the daily preparation and analysis of the planned activities for a period of 6 weeks and the overall analysis and conclusions to which I found after implementation activities.