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Category Archives: Education

The Essential of Discipline

Good habits don’t come so easily and discipline is one among them. In today’s modern world where people don’t have time for their family, bringing up children in a good environment is getting costlier and difficult as well.

Schools educate children for their bright future; while parents try to groom them in the best possible manner they can in order to give them a life worth living. Obedience is part of discipline which takes years to settle in children’s minds. Words of morality do come out easily but trying to walk on those defined path is as difficult as can be imagined. Children need not be punished every time they don’t obey their elders, be it teachers or parents. Punishment makes children rebellious and hardened which actually brings the opposite effect on them.

They are humans like all other, therefore, children also feel frustrated when they are being humiliated in front of everyone. This will surely piss them off and subsequently they will oppose every other decision taken for them. Parents and teachers need to work with harmony at all times, thrashing or scolding should be minimal and in a few cases is permitted as well if they aren’t trying to understand the instructions given to them. At home the usual scenes seen are that children after being scolded by them run and hide themselves in the attic or in any kind of hidden room where they can find some solace. Such acts can lead to the liking for isolation among them which in turn will be harmful for their future.

Children need to be guided in the right direction following the right means in order to keep from feeling bitter towards anyone, teachers or parents for that matter. Orthodox methods of teaching and training do exist even today but aren’t of any use because it develops animosity in them which converts in to blind hatred. Hatred destroys a person on the inside which can lead to harmful results in later life. Teachers and parents need to identify the factors which show signs of disinterest either in class or at home. Lack of interest in attending school, demotiovated about themselves, frustrated about any particular incident, mood swings or depression, jealousy for any particular reasons, bashing and bullying children at school are some of the vital signs which should be a warning sign for both, teachers and parents.

Dealing with children is not everyone’s cup of tea, situations at time do get crucial , in order to handle them in a better manner both teachers and parents to follow a logical and humane approach to make them understand where they were going wrong and what can be the potential result of such acts. Parents should communicate more with their wards to know what they think, sometimes praise them for their work and give children rewards as appropriate to the situation.

On the other hand, children should tell their parents each and every detail in order to get better comments and suggestion for any further action. Parents and teachers should show their trust in them which will boost their morale and confidence to do better. Gradually, while all these steps are followed a mutual understanding between parents, children and teachers should develop resolving all queries and issues regarding their future, although this practice needs to go on for a long period of time. The results will surely be beneficial for the children and both, parents and teachers can also breathe easy.

Tips to Teach Kids to Keep Environment Clean

The initial step to keep the environment clean is by keeping a dustbin in the house. Neat and clean environment gives a cheerful effect and a sign of civilization. We should feel fortunate to have the opportunity to get educated. It’s our responsibility to keep our town clean and develop civic sense. The living standard of the people reflects from the cleanliness of the place. Therefore, it is very essential to keep the surrounding area where one lives dirt free so that the residents do not get affected by any kind of ailment.

If you want to make the change at the global level you should act at the local level and it only needs your initiative. If you follow this, then a clean home will lead to clean street, a clean street will lead to clean nation. Dustbin should always be placed in front of the house or in front of each classroom of the school so that child can develop this habit of throwing the things in dustbin and not in other place. It compulsory to have a dustbin in every class because it make lots of waste paper in form of charts, answer books and other decorative materials.

Parents should keep in mind that they should always a dustbin in every bedroom and ask their kid to dump arid waste such as paper, old receipts, pencil shavings, chocolate wrappers in the dustbin. Parents also should make their children collect all the thrown away stuffs from the dustbin and throw them in the dumping zone or garbage. Throughout the procedure the kids will also learn the significance of taking care of the environment. If you don’t separate the garbage at the earlier stage, a lot of time, energy and manpower goes into separating garbage later on, and by then a lot of the dry garbage would have been spoilt.

Parents should always try to utilize less plastic stuff and instruct the kids exactly the same. Children in a school are taught by teachers to maintain clean environment and they have one separate subject environment study called EVS also. In this teachers teach about the importance of safe and clean environment and how to maintain it.

 

Tips to Make Your Children Close with Book

Familiarize them with the book

A child can consider a book as friend or a foe. Generally parents thrust the books on their child by telling them that they should read a book. But book reading should not be a compulsion. If a toddler is given a book everyday just like that then he consider that book like any other toy. He tries to glance through it trying to understand the meaning. He/she should be left alone with that toy. Now the book is his/her friend. As they grow we should start having designated time in which we read out a story to them. As parents are getting busier the child appreciates that the book reading time and consider it as a time spend with their parents. So they attach a positive memory with book reading. Thus thereby they know if they want some time with their parent, they would ask them to read the book. Now book has become their best friend. Like a famous quote by Winston S. Churchill “If you cannot read them, any rate…fondle them. Peer into them…let them fall open where they will,…Set them back on the shelf with your own hands…If they cannot be your friends, let them at any rate be your acquaintances.”

Understanding the child’s interest

In the world of social networking child does or wants what they like. We should try and find the interest of the child and find the books related to that. It is easier for children to read materials that interest them. As a matter of fact, if a child doesn’t like animals, it is almost impossible to get him to make any sense of the article he is reading. So the best way to start him on his literary journey is to find his interest, and once he has developed his interest of reading, he’ll become more interested in different areas. By then, he would have acquired a reading skill that will help him understand what he is reading.

Setting an example

If the child grows up in the house full of books there are more chances of being a book lover. Therefore the parents will have to set an example for them. They should be reading everyday so as the child also follows you.
Make it a fun & never ending experience!
Books have power to transport you to a magical world or hard-hitting reality with just some black and white words. And it has been proved again and again that children who read books have more fertile mind an thus perform better than their counterparts.

  • Treat the world of book reading a fun time.
  • Select right book for your child. You can select a series of books of their favorite characters from the fascinating world. Read fun books, exciting books and adventurous books to your children.
  • Involve the family in becoming the characters of the story. This will make them understand well.
  • Atmosphere can play a big role in developing a child’s interest in reading. You can also set the place and make the kids imagine that how the place would be where the story is going through.
  • One should not let the child read in his own mind. This makes their diction and pronunciation poor. Reading aloud is always recommended to kids as it makes them speak fluently.

As they say “Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.” Books are and always remain man’s best friend. The way they are read can change but their importance will never diminish.

 

Tips to Make Your kids Gentle Enough

  • Always giving a green signal to the kids may lead to your children taking you for granted. It makes them feel that they can get anything and everything that they want. Therefore, parents should know when to say no and when to say yes towards the demands of their kids. Saying no in the right situations restrict them from dreaming of unnecessary wishes,
  • Many parents are found to be bribing their kids rather than rewarding them. Bribing not only spoils the moral character of the kids but also of the parents. On the other hand, when children are rewarded for something good that they have done, gives them a lot of encouragement and also build up a positive attitude inside them,
  • Parents should always teach their children to share their stuffs. They also should be taught to give their stuffs to those who are in need. Even when your children receive gifts in their birthdays, ask them to give a return gift to the other kids. It gives them a sense of sharing things and also giving gifts to others,
  • Just do not buy anything your kids ask you to buy. In fact, providing them with allowances make them understand the value of money. When your kids crave for something, ask them to buy the stuff with that allowance. It teaches them many lessons of life from a very early period,
  • One of the vital things is action. Tell your kids that every action has consequences and also tell them that more they will commit mistakes, more they will be punished. In fact, punishment is something children fear the most. At the same time, also do not forget that too much of punishment may lead to a negative impact on the kids,

Parents’ love for their kids is something very natural, but an extreme level of this may hamper their life. Therefore parents should be a little strict with a kind heart.

Movement Education

Art

Concepts like shape, size, spatial relationships, and line are part of both art and movement education. Whenever kids arrange their bodies in the space around them, it can be said they’re discovering creative concepts as well as physical ones. When they move into different levels, in different directions, along different pathways, and in relation to others and to objects, they’re growing their spatial consciousness.

Language Arts

the potential for discovering language arts through movement are infinite. Consider acting out the meaning of individual words from stories, poems, or even spelling lists. Through movement, kids can begin to understand the meaning of action words like slide, follow, jump, or stomp – or expressive words like elegant, smooth, or vigorous. According to pre primary teachers training course preschool kids can work in pairs to display the meanings of simple opposites like sad and happy, or up and down, with primary-grade partners challenged to show possibilities for tight versus loose or open versus closed.

Mathematics

Quantitative ideas are part of the verbal communication of mathematics, and movement is an ideal, physical means of conveying many of these ideas to kids. For example, activities linking levels and body shapes can show the concepts of big and little, long and short, high and low, wide and narrow. The movement element of force is all about light and heavy.

Music

to experience movement and music together, sing the scale to the kids, explaining how each consecutive note is higher in pitch than the previous one. If probable, show on a keyboard or show the scale written on a staff. Ask the kids to sing the scale with you. Then ask them to lay their hands in their laps, raising them a little bit higher with every note you sing. Once the kids have grabbed the idea, confront them to show with their whole bodies, beginning close to the floor and getting as close to the ceiling as probable.

Science

many themes classically explored in classrooms fall under the science category, as well as the human body – body parts and their functions, the senses, cleanliness, and nutrition, seasons, and other topics related to nature – weather, animals, plants, and the ocean. All of these naturally lend themselves to movement experiences. Relaxation exercises that require the kids to contract and relax the muscles are also excellent for increasing an awareness of these important body parts. Similarly, relaxation exercises focusing on the breath can generate an awareness of the lungs.

Social Studies

Lessons in social studies for young kids begin with the kids themselves because that is where their world begins. Self-concept, therefore, is a logical starting point. Ask kids to imagine walking as though sad, madding, arrogant, scared, tired, or happy. Can they show these emotions with hands or faces alone?

Possibilities flourish for exploring such social studies themes as holidays and celebrations, occupations, and transportation. For the latter, you can ask kids to think of and portray modes of transportation found mainly in cities, on water, and in the sky. Introduce the kids to traffic lights by playing a movement game with three sheets of paper – one red, one yellow, and one green. When you hold up the green sheet, the kids walk. They walk in place when they see the yellow sheet and come to a complete stop when you hold up the red.

 

Positive Influence in Boarding School

Often parents need to make a choice between a boarding school and a public school. And the choice can be based on different aspect for different families. The parents need to consider so many things like financial resources, needs, and priorities that may differ from family to family. But over and above, boarding school score much higher than a public school.

To begin with, the size of the class is much smaller in a boarding school. And due to the smaller class size, the students in a boarding school get much more personal attention and chances are that he will get a complete positive atmosphere for his growth and development. Such one-on-one attention allows students to develop specialized study habits and better focus while learning. But if you look at the public schools they often have a very big class size that can go up to 30 or even more. Thus boarding schools ensures personal attention for every student studying there.

Another big benefit of boarding schools is the qualified and experienced staff. Most of the teachers there are completely dedicated to their students. As the class size is already small, it does not take much effort for the teachers and student to develop special bonds with each other. This too acts as a good foundation for a great education.

As the boarding schools do not have to face any financial limitations, there are no cut backs and the students are given the best opportunities in the field of learning. You will find these schools offering diverse programs like sports, art, yoga, equine programs, music, and many other outdoor activities like water rafting or rock climbing. Students of other schools definitely miss out on such opportunities. This clearly shows that students in a boarding school get a well-rounded education that is not possible in public schools.

Another advantage of a boarding school is that they nurture family bonds and focus on family relations. Parents are encouraged to get involved and have a complete say in their child’s education. They attend meetings, participate in outings with their kids, go on adventure trips. All these develop stronger skills in the home and the child feels very close to his or her parents’ despite remaining away from them in a boarding school. The family interaction goes along way in developing new skills and strategies among both parent and their children that strengthen the family bond and improve functioning at home.

To wrap up, one can clearly see the many advantages of putting your child in a boarding school, but keep in mind that not all boarding schools are made equal. So make some effort and put your child only in the best boarding school.

 

About Edutainment

Edutainment is a form of amusement planned to educate as well as to entertain the mass. Edutainment is the term which was used in 1948 by The Walt Disney Company to describe the true life adventures. It can be used to illustrate a variety of learning sections. This term has existed for millennium in the form of parables and fables that encouraged social change. Modern type includes television productions, film, and computer software which use entertainment to attract and maintain an audience with educational content or messages. Various groups in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Latin America have used edutainment to deal with health and social issues such as immunization, teenage pregnancy, and cancer. Edutainment uses mix of communication theories and fundamental entertainment to guide the preparation of the programming.

Radio can also be used as effective tool for edutainment. The British radio soap opera is educating its audience on agriculture matters, similarly Tanzanian radio soap opera promoted family planning. Edutainment is also used by college professors in order to keep the interest of students in long classroom lectures. An important teaching technique of education is to use variety, by utilizing various mediums such as video, in-class skits, demonstrations, and Power Point slides along with lectures. While delivering the lecture, the instructor can add comedy and discussions of personal experiences of the professor or students which create positive environment in the class. In this modern age and fast paced life we are indulge into multi-task.

Time is also rushing and there’s just so much to do in little time. This fast-paced lifestyle has reduced kids’ attention span even more and educators are always searching for new and helpful ways to educate the students. The approach of mixing education with entertainment and presenting it to the kids in the form of edutainment really works. Remember those days when you were a kid and you have been taken for school excursions. You and your friends took a trip to a farm, the zoo or a discovery centre instead of spending the day in a classroom.

This is called edutainment. Edutainment is not only limited to one thing, school excursion, a computer game, watching a puppet show or even a film can be used as edutainment. It allows children to learn through play and the prime thing about edutainment is that it enables children to learn through play activities. Parents and educators can practice edutainment at home and in school by involving entertainment or fun into teachings. This can be the multiplicity of making role playing, resolving fun problems or introducing songs and dance into a session to make it entertainment added with entertainment, which is now popularly called edutainment.

 

Educational Toys for 2 or 3 Years

Digital beaded box

The education role of the digital beaded box is to teach your baby to recognize colors, shapes, know 1-10 numbers, to understand the relationship between the number and quantity, and simple operation of the addition, subtraction, multiply and divide.

The game method: first, teach the baby to recognize variety of colors, and let him find out the beads of the same color. Teach the baby numbers, and tell him the relationship between each number and the corresponding quantity.

Shape set of box

Let children grasp and grip the wooden set of box at will to primary exercise flexibility of their fingers. Then let them assemble the box of different sizes in sequence, to train their hand-eye coordination ability. Let children compare the size of the box, and arrange in the order, to lay a good foundation of understanding numbers. The assembly box can help to recognize colors, images, animal cognition and develop children’s language skills.

Children drawing board

The educational magnetic double-sided drawing board is very suitable for children over the age of 2, which applies to a variety of color pens, chalk, graffiti, writing, easy cleaning and more originality. The clever match of the color pen and chalk to drawing an outstanding children picture with strong three-dimensional sense is beneficial for preschool children fully develop imagination and creativity. With double-sided design, parents and baby can use together.

Magnetic puzzle

The magnetic puzzle is a full set of good quality wooden toy and environmentally safe paint children’s educational toy. With refined design and exquisite workmanship, the wood block is very thin and magnetic. It overcomes the shortcoming of easy collapse of general building blocks.

The magnetic puzzle includes a stack of pattern cards, and children can play under the guidance of parents. Children can full play their imagination and creativity to make out the pictures they want, also help them to recognize colors, shapes, and exercise the hands-on ability.

Perforated blocks

Children can put the blocks through the wood stick, stack up, creating a scene. Mix matching of blocks can encourage children to solve problems, and also enhance their hands flexibility. For children at this age stage, the world around is full of curiosity, they need to understand various knowledge in life, establish simple space and logical thinking.

The perforated block is relatively simple, and the wood material is solid, safe and smooth, meet the developmental needs of children at this stage to understand and learn colors, patterns, shapes, cars, letters, animals and other aspects knowledge.

 

Boarding School for Your Child

Even in these days, there are places which lack good schools. This tends the parents to send their children outstation to major cities. There are lots of boarding schools which adds an advantage to many of the parents. Many parents from the nearby cities enroll their children to these boarding schools. Boarding schools as compared to the day schools provide much more time to present a full educational program, which includes sports, cultural activities, community activities and outdoor activities to the students.

Boarding makes a good sense to those parents who don’t find a suitable day school within the reach. Some children are very independent and like to flourish in boarding schools; while others may feel home sick and feel rejected when they are put away from parents and become very much demodulated. Boarding schools offer different experience to your child who dislikes boarding schools. In metro cities, where life runs at a fast pace, people are much dedicated towards their work.

They do not have time to even take care of their health. In such cities both parents are working, they are not able to give proper time to their children. Due to the hectic schedule of the parents, children do not get proper parenting which is very important in the beginning years of life. For this reason they want to send their ward to the best school and many often opt for boarding schools. There is a wide range of top schools.

These schools aims at the overall unfoldment and gentle blossoming of the child at the physical, mental, intellectual and spiritual levels of his/her personality. Top schools combines the very best in educational practices, powered and propelled by a philosophy of education that is combined with elements of different sources and yet truly modern.

 

How to Teach Care to Kids?

Teaching kids to care about others early in life grows as a result of the development of emotional intelligence. One approach for cultivation emotional intelligence and increasing caring behaviors in kids is through the use of stories.

Tips to Choose Story

To determine whether a book can be used to teach kids about caring, read it to determine the extent to which the characters share objects, time, and opportunities; engage in fair play; do their share; show compassion; consider others; donate or give; help others; keep promises; fulfill commitments; tell the truth; show respect; or offer love and affection. When these caring behaviors are explicit and meaningful to young kids, and woven into an interesting plot, the learning experience becomes real.

The Approach

According to early childhood education, the literature approach to teaching caring is effective when consideration is given to group size, preparation for reading, and active participation.

Group Size. Young kids learn best in groups that do not include more than five or six kids. This small setting gives the kids a sense of connectedness and community. The kids, seated either at a table or on the floor, can talk with each other, see the book’s illustrations clearly, hear the dialogue, and interact, verbally and non-verbally, with other members of the group.

Preparation for Reading

Kids need to bring their own experiences to the story. Invite kids to share situations in their own lives that relate to the kinds of caring behaviors illustrated by the characters before reading the book.

Active Participation

Some suggestions for encouraging active participation by teacher training Mumbai are listed below.

  • Retell a story using felt board pieces, puppets, or prop boxes. It is particularly important for kids to retell the parts of the story where characters behaved in a caring manner.
  • Role-play several different characters in a story. This develops the kids’s ability to take the perspective of others.
  • Use pictures from story books and search for characters that demonstrate the caring behaviors found in the story they heard.
  • Read from memory dialogue from the text using voice inflections which demonstrate the feeling the character is portraying. This works well as a choral response.
  • Encourage the kids to recreate a character’s caring behavior using art materials, such as clay, paints, paper construction, or drawings.
  • Use the language experience approach to dictate their own story about caring for others. This can then be illustrated, read several times, laminated, and placed in the library corner.
  • Learn songs and finger plays that relate to the kinds of caring behaviors demonstrated in the story. New words that relate to a story’s theme can be written to familiar songs and rhymes.
  • Make a caring calendar. Invite the kids to draw a picture showing a caring behavior for each day of the week or month of the year.