Be a sport, for the kids

Kids begin to learn how to participate in a group with a central goal: mastering a move, completing a task, or winning. Whether pre-school or school age, kids will benefit from extracurricular activities. The social and academic benefits reaped from extracurricular activities are fantastic. However, the degree of their success depends on the parent’s positive involvement. Here are a few tips for parents to be sporting enough for their child Be a role model Children follow and learn from their parents. If your children see you enthusiastically practice an instrument or a sport for the first time, they will be…

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First Ever “GEMS Carnival” Gets it Absolutely Spot-On

GEMS Modern Academy in South City II of Gurgaon recently held their first Carnival at the school campus. The event was a big hit with parents and children. It was big enough to even merit visits from a lot of people in the neighbouring areas. The active participation and cooperation from the existing parent and teacher community helped make the event a grand success. Senior Deputy Mayor, Shri Yashpal Batra of the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon inaugurated the event amidst cheers from the huge turnout. Shri Batra took a thorough tour of the school campus before he went on to…

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UNDERSTANDING GOOD TOUCH BAD TOUCH

Children today are around more adults on a daily basis than ever before. And children, even younger ones can begin to learn about their bodies. That’s why it is important for us to educate children about inappropriate touching.  Here is how you should go about it. Understanding ‘Good Touch’ The child should be taught to clearly differentiate between a Good Touch & a bad one. What is ‘Bad Touch’? Children should be taught how they would feel when they are touched inappropriately by someone. Understanding ‘Private Parts’ & Reinforcing ‘Doctor Names’ A clear knowledge of ‘Mine Only’ parts should be imparted in…

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How To Shoo Away The Ghost Of Maths

Mathematics is one of the most interesting subjects taught to students. While it fascinates many kids as they go on to score full marks, some kids struggle to cope with the intricacies of the subject. Whichever category your kid falls into, here are a few very interesting and effective ways that can help your little master get better at the number game. Use more visual representation Have visual learners write down explanations.  Writing and seeing are powerful for visual learners. Use a computer with your child to organize material, create graphs, tables, charts, and spreadsheets. The act of creating and…

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Understanding the ‘Other’

From material possessions to thoughts and ideas, everything is available readymade in the age of the ‘Google Devta’. From mechanical gadgets to sensational drama, it is available, all on sale (sometimes even free), in an array of variations, often exceeding human fancy. Colourful clothes, shining toys of all cuts and variety, mobile phones, television and laptops, sheets, mats, cribs, room decors and the list is endless! Most of our fortunate babies see bright pictures and fascinating material all around them right from birth. Thus, lost is the need to look inwards for the things desired. Why conceive anything of your…

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The Changing Face of School Education

  The term ‘Academic Excellence’ should be synonymous with ‘meaningful education’ focused on the development of a well-rounded personality ready to face the challenges set for Generation ‘Y’. Rather than the vague reflection of some digits on paper, the most important concern in this process of development should be the need to preserve the wonder, the sheer inquisitive yearning to learn and the inspiring joyous spirit of a happy pressure-free childhood. Thus, the new mantra is the ‘Holistic Development of Each child’. Given the growing pressures of competitive examinations, stringent admission ‘Cut-offs’ in colleges, peer pressure on parents and much…

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The Facilitators of the Learning Voyage

Education Revolution Immersed in the fear of separation, inexorably anxious about stepping into an unknown world, unguarded by the snuggle hearth of parents’ affection, the little one steps into a school for the first time… The tearful eyes are looking for a reassuring smile and the hands need to be held by a mother’s magical touch. Thus, the child embarks on the voyage of formal education. The journey of learning continues for a lifetime. The anxieties and fears keep shuffling their reasons as learning happens while years of variegated achievements and failures pass by. The institution of School boasts of…

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