THE ABC'S (APPREANCE, BEHAVIOUR AND COMMUNICATION) OF HYGIENE CARE THROUGH PEDAGOGY THEATRE
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Children around 3-6 years are often inflicted with issues of personal hygiene that leads to various diseases. A child’s inability to understand the importance of hygiene ia the root cause that leads to this deficiency. The research was conducted to create awareness amongst young children (5-6 years old) on the importance of hygiene. For the purpose of the study , a total of 11 pre- schoolers were selected and data was collected on knowledge and practices of the respondents on personal hygiene through personal interviews. The data was then collated and analyzed based on observation and reflection to explore the pupils level of understanding on personal hygiene which is part of the pre-school curriculum (FK 5.1.1). Pedagogy Theatre which combines both art and educationist often used to develop language and intensify social awareness. Although pedagogy theatre is embedded in drama, it is used to educate people on important issues outside the sphere of theatre itself. In the study conducted, the respondents were found to be initially apprehensive and unclear on how to look after their personal hygiene. The findings suggest that through pedagogy theatre (researchers show and tell/ or act out situations), the pupils are able to develop an understanding to the importance of personal. They were able to respond to questions and show how to look after their personal hygiene. Here, the medium of theatre is used as a vehicle to achieve an objective that is educated the pupils on hygiene care.