“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 [...]
“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 [...]
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 [...]
Parents are always in confusion on why their child behaves so well in school and vice-versa at home. Here are a couple of tips from preschool teachers to make it easy for parents to implement the same at home.
Technology has completely moulded the way communication is perceived these days. It is being valued more than anything else, irrespective of their age. There are advantages and disadvantages attached to technology, thus it is advised to limit the access of gadgets and focus on learning aspect.
Some of the preschools follow teacher centric approach and some follow child centric approach. Let us see which among the two works best in preschools and for children. The pointers will give a wide explanation on the differences each hold.
Storytelling is different from reading books because you have to create a story through your imagination. Storytelling is a great learning tool for children in boosting their vocabulary. Encouraging children to share their understanding of the story helps in enhancing language skills.
As you all know that new academic year is going to start, and before the classes start let’s run through a few pointers for effective running of the school. This will not only help in successfully running the school but also provide support from parents.
“Play is the work of child”- Dr. Maria Montessori. Play has been elevated to the status of an international right which means the right of child to leisure and engage in play and recreational activities.
Observation and assessment is the key to understanding what children really know and can do. It involves watching, listening and noting what children do and say when they play together and engage in everyday activities.