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Africa Tikkun Bambanani

Africa Tikkun Bambanani

Africa Tikkun Bambanani
Early learning
Age groups 
Mobile Android
Mobile iOS
Offline play 
Internet required
Educational Quality
Learning Goals

The pedagogical analysis covers how the product supports learning of the identified skills. The student’s role is assessed by four contrary pair parameters, which are selected to cover the most essential aspects on the use of the product.

Afrika Tikkun Bambanani offers a full curriculum of pre-curated material for early learning. The addition of the Bamba Learn app will bring a bit more autonomy for the children as they could explore the small games by interacting with them.
Plenty of learning happens through memorizing things and replicating instructions, which is appropriate for the target group that needs plenty of rehearsal in new skills. New things are also learned through creative tasks. Both the student workbooks and the app have different kinds of tasks that support creativity and cognitive problem-solving.
The curriculum follows linear, predetermined progression through theme weeks that give a good rhythm and clear structure to the year. It is a strength that there is a clear structure and distinctive characteristics for children to lean on. Bamba learn app has a fixed path for learning.
In Africa Tikkun Bambanani Curriculum Learning happens mainly through collaborative play, with some individual work eg. with workbooks.The learners are not encouraged to compete against other users which is really nice. The app includes nice interactive activities such as drawing and listening to a story, which can be done together with a friend and while discussing work. Therefore it can be used flexibly.

The following are the high educational quality aspects in this product.

The product provides the teacher with precisely sequenced, inspiring early childhood education teaching material that supports the teacher's pedagogical skills.
The material is age appropriate and the songs, texts and visuals support learning and development of school readiness.
Teaching uses recyclable material on classroom activities that can be easily found.

The supported learning goals are identified by matching the product with several relevant curricula descriptions on this subject area. The soft skills are definitions of learning goals most relevant for the 21st century. They are formed by taking a reference from different definitions of 21st century skills and Finnish curriculum.

Subject based learning goals

Children's curiosity and interest in languages, texts and cultures is reinforced.
Children are encouraged to read and write in a playful manner.
Children are encouraged to communicate with other children and adults in different situations.
Rhymes, songs, naming objects, and reading and telling stories are used to support language development.
Children's capacity to understand, observe and conceptualize their surroundings is developed.
Children's interest is directed to historical events and to building a good future.
Children become acquainted with different world views and belief systems and related traditions.
Children get to know different media forms and practice media production in a playful, safe environment.
Developing children's bodily knowledge and management as well as basic motor skills.
Supporting healthy and varied eating habits.
A positive attitude towards food and eating is encouraged.
Children's abilities to take care of their health and personal hygiene are supported.
Children are encouraged to enjoy the outdoors and exercise during all seasons.
Developing the children's mathematical thinking and supporting positive attitude towards mathematics.
Children's relationship with nature and responsible activities in the environment are strengthened.
Children are encouraged to ask questions.
Children are encouraged to exploratory and experimental ways of working.
Children become acquainted with ICT equipment and technical solutions.
Practicing creative problem solving and design skills
Children can experiment with different tools and materials of visual expression
Children's relationship with the visual arts, other visual culture and cultural heritage is developed.
Children's interest in music is reinforced.
Children are encouraged to express themselves both verbally and physically.
Children are encouraged to use their imagination and express emotions and thoughts evoked by music.
Children practice their visual thinking, perception and interpretation of images.
Solve and explain solutions to word problems in context (story sums) that involve equal sharing, grouping with whole numbers up to 10 and answers that may include remainders.
Solve word problems (story sums) in context and explain own solution to problems involving addition and subtraction with answers up to 10.
Use the following techniques up to 10: concrete apparatus e.g. counters; physical number ladder
Develop an awareness of ordinal numbers e.g. first, second, third up to sixth and last
Order more than two given collections of objects from smallest to greatest up to 10
Compare which of two given collection of objects is big, small, smaller than, greater than, more than, less than, equal to, most, least, fewer up 10.
Describe whole numbers up to 10
Recognise, identify and read number names 1 to 10
Recognise, identify and read number symbols 1 to 10
Use number rhymes and songs
Count forwards and backwards in ones from 1 to 10;
Estimate and count to at least 10 everyday objects reliably.
Makes links to own experience when reading with the teacher
Recognises own name and names of some other children in the class [in writing]
Recognises aurally and visually some initial consonants and vowels especially at the beginning of a word
Acts out parts of a story, song or rhyme
Recognises and points out common objects in pictures
Begins to recognise that words are made up of sounds, e.g. the beginning letter(s) of their names
Answers questions based on the story read
Draws pictures capturing main idea of the stories
Participates in discussions and asks questions
Matches and sorts things according to shape, colour etc
Talks about pictures in posters, theme charts, books etc
Sings simple songs and does action rhymes
Names and points to parts of the body
Listens to and recalls simple word sequences in order (e.g. big, beg, bag)
Listens to and repeats rhythmic patterns, and copies correctly
Listens and responds to simple questions
Listens to stories and acts these out
Solve verbally stated addition and subtraction problems with solutions up to 10

Soft skills learning goals

Developing problem solving skills
Practicing to use arts as a way to express
Encouraging students to be innovative and express new ideas
Learning to find the joy of learning and new challenges
Practicing persistent working
Practising visual recognition
Practicing to observe spoken and written language
Practicing fine motor skills
Practicing memorizing skills
Practicing letters, alphabets and written language
Using technology as a part of explorative process
Using technology as a part of explorative and creative process
Practicing versatile ways of working
Enabling the growth of positive self-image
Learning to understand the meaning of rules, contracts and trust
Learning decision-making, influencing and accountability
Learning to listen other people’s opinions
Practicing to work with others
Encouraging to build new information and visions
Learning to face respectfully people and follow the good manners
Practicing to notice links between subjects learned
Learning to build information on top of previously learned
Practicing to notice causal connections
Practicing to take care of one's own and other people’s safety
Practicing to recognize and express feelings
Practicing strategic thinking
Encouraging positive attitude towards working life
Learning about cultural aspects and to respect different cultures
Supporting student to build their own linguistic and cultural identity
Getting familiar with different cultures
Learning to understand people, surroundings and phenomenons around us
Practicing to take care of own and other people’s safety
Practicing to take care of one's own wellbeing and health
Encouraging the growth of positive self-image
Supporting the growth of environmental awareness
Recognizing habits that are good for sustainable living
Practicing to look things from different perspectives
Practicing to create questions and make justifiable arguments based on observations
Learning to recognise and evaluate arguments and their reasonings
Learning to find solutions in social conflicts
Practicing to use imagination and to be innovative
Practicing to improvise
Practicing creative thinking
Creating requirements for creative thinking
Learning to notice causal connections
Practicing categorization and classification
Learning the basics of spelling
Practising to understand visual concepts and shapes and observe their qualities
Learning to acquire, modify and produce information in different forms
Experiencing and exploring sounds and music from different sources
Connecting subjects learned at school to skills needed at working life
Practicing decision making
Learning to plan and organize work processes
Practicing time management
Practicing to evaluate one's own learning
Learning consumer knowledge and smart economics

The Finnish Educational Quality Certificate

Our Quality Evaluation Method is an academically sound approach to evaluating a product’s pedagogical design from the viewpoint of educational psychology.

The method has been developed with university researchers and all evaluators are carefully selected Finnish teachers with a master's degree in education.

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