Pre-Primary Wings

The Pleasure of Reading

The modern education system is generally considered demanding, leaving little room for hobbies. Those giving their Boards have their day structured in such a way that reading books for pleasure is completely forsaken. Many school libraries stop issuing books to students giving Board exams so that they focus only on the syllabus. However, research has shown that there are students for whom reading fiction has actually helped them cope with the stress of exams. Developing the habit of reading in childhood has many benefits like language improvement, but that is not to say that it cannot be de...
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Good Handwriting-a Boon!

We have often heard parents and teachers drilling into us the benefits of neat and well-formed writing. In the technological world that we live in most of our adult life is completely taken over by the keyboard and it does not matter whether we have a good cursive writing or not. Notwithstanding that, our school life still has use for handwriting skills. At the pre-primary stage, it helps if a child is: taught to hold the pencil right, sits in a comfortable chair of the correct height so that he/she can bend at the correct angle, which, in turn, will ensure that the correct amoun...
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Safety of Children in Schools

The recent spate of crimes which have been targeting the very young in schools is alarming and every citizen needs to wake up to this plague that is slowly eroding the fabric of our society. The urgent need to address this issue has prompted education departments across the country to put various measures in place to ensure the safety of our children. Most of the crimes reported are by teenagers and pedophiles. When parents drop off their children in schools, what do they think? That their little one is safe from injury, bullying, acts of sexual nature and psychological harassment. But what...
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Waldorf Method of Education

Aims and Goals of Waldorf education is "to produce individuals who themselves can impart meaning to their lives". The aim of Waldorf schooling is to educate the whole child, "head, heart and hands". Q. What is Waldorf education? Waldorf education is a unique and distinctive approach to educate children. In the Waldorf method emphasis is on skill improvement and education for life than on education for academic excellence or education as a means for earning a livelihood. Q. What is unique about Waldorf education? How is it different from other alternatives (public schooling, Montessori, Mo...
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The Montessori Method Of Education

The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. Dr. Montessori’s Method has been time tested, with over 100 years of success in diverse cultures throughout the world. It is based on the observation that a child is naturally eager for knowledge and is capable of learning if the environment is supportive and conducive to learning. The Montessori Method values the child and aims to develop his physical, social, emotional and cognitive attributes. Components n...
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Fine Motor Skills

The development of fine motor skills is an important milestone in a child's life. It is a necessary skill for the child to succeed in school. It involves the smaller muscles of the body which will help in actions such as holding a pencil, tying the shoelace, coloring etc., vis-a-vis the gross motor skills which involve the larger muscles and aid in functions like jumping, running or reaching out to things. Pre-school activities mainly focus on developing of fine motor skills through drawing, painting, pasting, cutting to prepare the child for tasks such as writing, turning the pages of a book ...
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Fabulous Phonics

According to the Department of Education; phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skillfully. Using phonics children can: Recognize the sounds that each individual letter makes. Identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make - such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’. Blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word. Indeed, phonics reading is very important in the education of children. In the first instance, phonics reading is very important in helping children to learn how to spell words. It will be impossible for a person to spell any word correctly ...
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Discontinuation of Academic and Vocational subjects at Secondary and Senior Secondary level

Learning of phonics is the very base on which the edifice of education rests. The Department of Education has described phonics as a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully. The major objectives of learning phonics at the foundation level are: To recognize the sound that each letter makes To identify the sounds that a combination of letters can make To join and blend these sounds to make a word. Phonics helps the child to spell words correctly and effectively. Children identify sounds from the day they are born and associate sounds with voice and emotions. Phonics helps ...
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How to Open a Pre Primary School in India

Land and Infrastructure Select a land for your school which is at least 4000 sq.ft.- 6000 sq.ft. The land may be owned or may be leased with a rental agreement for 30 years. Requisite Classrooms, Activity rooms, Indoor playrooms, Administration rooms, Audiovisual room, and Outdoor play area form the infrastructure. The rooms must be bright and airy. Colourful walls, suitable furniture, pictures, toys and teaching aids too are required. Safety measures must be carefully installed in and out of the building. The Trust or Society It is advised that a trust or society of likeminded individuals ...
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Pre-Primary Wings

A preschool, also known as nursery school, pre-primary school, playschool or kindergarten, is an educational establishment or learning space offering early childhood education to children before they begin compulsory education at primary school. Most preschools will start accepting children at around age 2 ½, but that doesn't mean your child is magically ready for preschool when he reaches that age. Readiness for preschool has more to do with where your child is developmental. Readiness for preschool has more to do with where your child is developmental. Is he socially, emotionally, physica...
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