KitaFix program is topic-oriented. There are Workbooks with Worksheets, Coloring Books and Mind maps for each topic.
The activities are designed with pedagogical aspects in mind. Each book can also be used individually.
50 worksheets for each topic
Have I reinvented the wheel?
Definitely: NO! I also only boil with water and with my worksheets I treat the same topics as many others. Of course, I try to incorporate my expertise from what is now three decades as an educator. The educational approach is with me in every worksheet. I also hope that the worksheets are all lovingly designed by me.
Here comes the reason why you should buy my worksheets!
From my practice, I know how tedious it can sometimes be to get all the materials together for a topic or activity. That was ultimately the reason why I started KitaFix.
Worksheets were and are a dime a dozen, but getting good quality educational worksheets on a specific topic was and still is quite tedious. Most books are always oriented to a task. So there are enough books on swing exercises or paint-by-numbers, and so on. But books full of worksheets on a very specific topic were and still are quite few.
The search is over! With the KitaFix worksheets, you always get 50 worksheets with a wide variety of tasks on a very specific topic.
Examples of tasks:
- Fine motor skills/graphomotor skills
- Logical thinking
- Painting by numbers
- Matching objects
- Spatial thinking
- Numbers and counting
- Cutting exercises
- Swing exercises
With me, you do not buy the cat in the bag. For each book with worksheets, there is a reading sample of the entire content. So you can easily assess whether my worksheets are right for you.
I also strongly encourage you to copy the worksheets from the books for your work in the facility, so you can use them over and over again.
Even better yet, download the worksheets as PDF files to print out! This saves money, time, and paper.
Thought map for kindergarten
Mindmaps in the kindergarten. Why, why, why?
The idea for my mind map books came to me during a trip to Asia. On my travels, I like to browse through the children’s sections of local bookstores. It is very interesting to see what the different countries have to offer. Somehow, children’s books are a mirror of how a society feels about its children. Surely you know that in Asia a lot of importance is attached to a good education. This starts already in kindergarten. Books with mind maps on various topics are already available in Asia for the smallest of the little ones as picture books. For our standards kitschy-colorful, as one knows many things from Asia. That was the inspiration for my own version of mind map books.
Ultimately, mind maps are used to visualize thoughts on a certain topic on paper. This transfer from the head to the paper helps to “grasp” the topic better, but also to bring it closer to others. And it is precisely these two things, “grasping” and “bringing closer”, that make child-friendly mind maps a wonderful pedagogical tool in kindergarten.
Mindmaps in the kindergarten:
- Help to learn to organize thoughts.
- Make learning fun.
- Promote the ability to remember concepts.
- Prevent boredom.
- Create a better overview through pictures and colors.
- Are a simple learning method.
- Promote concentration on the subject.
This list I have put together in my mind and written down. As mind maps it looks like this:
Just as I could continue the enumeration, I can also add more branches to the mind map. For example, I could think about the point “Helping to learn to organize thoughts.” more and add points from there. And so on, and so forth.
Here you can see an excerpt from one of my mind maps for use in the kindergarten. For the children, I work with pictures. I think this example illustrates very well how great a mindmap can be used in the day-to-day life of a kindergarten. For example, you can provide the basic idea and then collect the individual thoughts together with the children and add them to the mind map. In the example, the basic theme is summer, sun, beach and more. In the course of creating the mind map together with the children, the conversation turns to the weather and finally to the point of sun protection.
If you continue this consistently, after some time you will have a large “mind map tree” for the respective topic.
With my mindmap books you always get:
1. A ready-made mind map on a clearly defined topic.
I have divided this mind map into its individual elements for you so that several smaller mind maps (usually between 10 and 15 individual mind maps per topic) have been created. You use the large mind map as a basis for the topic and work through the topic together with the children using the smaller ones. I provide you with the mind maps already filled in, but also empty.
2. Matching motifs
In all mind maps, I work with pictures. These are included appropriately for each mind map. You get the motives in a large version (each for coloring and colorful) to stick them for example on the wall. The children can use a smaller version for coloring in their own mind maps.
3. All motifs from the book once again in A4 format for coloring.
I recommend downloading the reading sample for the respective mind map. It contains once again an explanation as well as an example mindmap.
One topic – 111 matching motifs
Always 111 motifs – always suitable for the topic!
I would not have to say more about my coloring books. Matching each topic, I have selected 111 motifs for you and partly drawn myself. Believe me, after I gathered hundreds of motifs for the already published coloring books: It is often not so easy to find a matching motives for a topic both educationally and visually appealing coloring pages.
This work I save for you with my KitaFix coloring books!
The real coloring book!
Certainly, you might think that the choice of coloring book and the motifs contained therein is rather secondary. But this is not the case! Especially in preschool and kindergarten, a coloring book should also meet certain requirements.
- not contain (“creep”) advertising for characters or products, for example.
- contain motifs that fit the current topic.
- offer a certain variety in terms of motifs, but also in terms of the design of the motifs.
During the preparation of my coloring books, I have taken these points of view as a basis.
The coloring books are only available as a PDF file to print or as a book at AMAZON and not in bookstores!
THE IDEA BEHIND KITAFIX!
“What did you like best about your time in Kindergarten?”
I asked my preschool children this question on the farewell day. The most wonderful answer followed promptly:
“That you had time for me!”
These are words that touch me as an educator and also make me a little thoughtful.
Thoughtful for the simple reason that there is less and less time to work directly with the child. In addition to the demands of being a motivator, toilet trainer, nutritionist, comforter, first aider, shoe fitter, diaper changer, nose cleaner, song leader, fitness trainer, parent coach and much more, there is also an increasing amount of bureaucratic work to deal with.
Observing behavior, analyzing according to pedagogical principles, creating long-term educational plans, planning and preparing activities and pedagogical measures, documenting measures, creating development reports, preparing portfolios, planning pedagogical work, etc. take up more and more time. More and more attention needs to be paid to these tasks in order to complete them properly. Precious time that is lost in direct work with the children.
Especially when it comes to project planning, there is often not enough time at the facility to think, plan or prepare in peace. This so-called “preparation time”, which should actually take place in the facilities, is then often transferred to the home. Who hasn’t spent hours trawling through books, templates or the internet looking for ideas and suggestions in outline plans, worksheets, coloring books and project folders, only to pull out the old plan from last year.
This was the deciding factor for me to think about how to make the planning work in an educational institution easier. I decided to create worksheets, coloring books and mind maps.
The result: KitaFix
We are KitaFix
Founder and Developer
When Sandra launched KitaFix in 2021, she didn’t know where the journey would take her. It all began with her framework plans (available only in German). She quickly added worksheets, coloring books, mind maps and short stories (available only in German). But there are still plenty of other ideas in Sandra’s head that need to be realized.
All the works published to date have one thing in common: Unlike most other authors of educational material, Sandra does not work in a task-oriented way, but rather in a topic-oriented way. For each topic there is a set of her elaborations, in which she puts a lot of love and work. She is always coming up with new design ideas, which she implements from a pedagogical point of view.
Implementer and idea provider
Sandra’s husband has been her supporter from the very beginning. He puts the finishing touches to her books and takes care of many other things so that Sandra has her back free for her creative work.
Sandra often has to listen to one of his many new ideas. Whether it’s a new design for the website or an idea for a new themed book, or, or, or. And some of them are actually put into practice.
I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for accompanying me on this short journey through the world of KitaFix. Have fun browsing through the topics already available. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to contact me. I will also be happy to keep you up to date on what is happening at KitaFix.