Is Competition an ineffective tool in Preschool

      “A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it, it just blooms” Parenting is a subtle art of giving children creative freedom to explore, discover and learn without subjecting them to a competitive trap that actually limits their creativity for more reasons than one. The moment we talk of Competition, at least two words logically follow – Win or Lose!  Competition by itself is quite a healthy concept but certainly not an effective tool [...]

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0 to 6 years – Critical years in the life of a child

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning “- William Arthur Ward Walt Disney, a pioneer in Cartoon films and the creator of Disneyland created history in the world of entertainment. The Electric light bulb invented by Thomas Edison changed lives for billions across the world. Albert Einstein’s theory of Relativity set the foundation for revolutionary inventions such as Nuclear energy.  The one thing that set these innovators apart from the crowd is intense curiosity that drove them to [...]

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Mixing children across age groups

Maria Montessori, renowned Educator and a strong advocate of mixing children across age groups, said “The main thing is that the group should contain different ages, because it has great influence on the cultural development of the child. This is obtained by the relations of the children among themselves. You cannot imagine how well a young child learns from the older child: how patient the older child is with the difficulties of the younger “ What exactly is the concept [...]

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