Students in India's schools learn many languages including english. Yet they cannot talk in these languages. An in-depth look at language teaching methods in formal education.
This post analyses the effects of starting education early. There are positives and negatives to enrolling children in play school at 2 or 3 years old. So, what do early pre schoolers lose out, in their quest to learn ABCs ?
I know we are making baby steps in the path of natural education and un-schooling. But regardless of what name we give it, we are enjoying every moment of this.
Montessori schools are fast spreading throughout India. If you are a parent to a toddler, and are searching for play schools for your child, chances are that you have seen Montessori play schools in your neighbourhood. For those who are wondering what Montessori schools are all about, this post is for you!
At the completion of two years, children can gradually observe and understand how the world works. They learn what nature is, how men and women interact, the role of parents, recognize pets, appreciate food etc etc... Every child has his own way of observing and exploring the world. Some children are fast at understanding, while some take a longer time. However, these are best learnt by silent observation at the child's own pace. Increasingly, children start preschool between two and three years.The reason for this is the academic competition prevalent in India, nuclear families with working parents, and the social pressure to do what every one else does. The best we can do is give much thought in to selecting a preschool. What kind of play schools are out there and how do they affect child development? Here are a few thoughts....