Besides the unique enterior, plants and equipment, it’s our pets that make winter garden special: agama, geckoes, snake, tarantula. Living together with animals, children develop a sense of responsibility – they regularly check if the animals have fresh food and water, good temperature conditions, proper hygiene in their houses and terrariums. Also, they learn to be cautious and to respect nature. The favourite part is when animals eat salad or insect from our own production! At the same time, children have the opportunity to watch the life processes of different species – they observe reptiles skin shedding, winter sleep, life process of one flower, the life cycle of an insect etc. This way, children practice fine and gross motor skills , learn the laws of causality, observe processes in nature, become ecologically aware . Also, they learn to coexistence with animals and plants in the very heart of the city. These are important lessons about empathy, as well as about ecology and sustainable development.
Next to the rooms where we study, grow, play, rest, the house has a kitchen which always smells like home. Not rarely, you can meet kids cooking togehter with a chef, preparing snacks for friends.
The picturesque interior of the Palace is fully completed with its adventurous exterior: a beautiful yard. This classroom without walls offers a handful of activities on a daily basis. Whether children play, water the grass with a help of a ’tiger fountain’, make lunch or towers in the sand, observe the movement of ants, feed birds, or read the stories in the summer house, they gain applicable knowledge and deeply root it into their memory.
The Great Palace of Voždovac is specially organized and equipped in order to follow the upbringing process, in accordance with the educational philosophy of Povratak prirodi. By actively participating in a program based on the creativity and green principles, children age 2 to 6 years are preparing to be independent and responsible persons, in accordance with their age and development capacities.