Today Guru Nanak Jayanti, the birth of Guru Nanak Devji was celebrated across all the branches of Mother’s Pride.
We started the day by welcoming children, and wishing them “HAPPY GURUPURAB”. Children were beautifully dressed in the traditional Punjabi attire. Wearing turbans and pathani suits, our Prideens looked amazing.
The branch was beautifully decorated with fresh flowers. The gurudwara setup was done by the teachers .Our parents further extended support in creating the aura by bringing in the Palki Sahab. Shabadkirtan was played throughout the day. Panch Pyara were taken out from each class and nagar kirtan was done by few teachers by visiting all the classes chanting WAHE GURU to invoke the blessings Guru Nanak Devji. Kadha parshad was served to all children when they came to visit the Gurudwara setup. Teachers briefed children about the day and the rituals one follows while visiting a Gurudwara such as removing shoes, covering heads. Our children celebrated Guru Nanak Jayanti with complete devotion.
Understanding opposites is important not just in education but in life, as well. Without them, we would not know what soft is as compared to hard and what cold is as compared to hot. Opposites help children in learning how to describe different things.
Teaching children the concept of opposites is crucial to help them describe a variety of things.
The context was built through the story of Chiki and Tiki. Puppets of Chiki and Tiki were made by the teachers and a jar full of cookies was kept in the class. Children were asked to put the cookies IN the jar and then take them OUT of the jar as per the instructions given by teachers. Children also enjoyed jumping IN and OUT of the hoopla ring.
Children observe and categorize what they see. They begin to make connections between familiar objects and their shapes. Learning shapes allows children to group or classify items, and they develop their ability to make logical connections, define and organize the diverse world around them. Learning shapes, helps in the cognitive development of the young minds.
Over the past weeks, various fun-filled activities have been conducted to enhance the understanding and introduce our Prideens to the world of shapes.
Our little Prideens started their day with a new friend Golu. The hoopla was covered with transparent sheet and eyes and lips were drawn on it. Through golu children were able to understand the round shape and identify it as circle shape. Rhyme and story of golu gave them a better understanding about the circle shape. Using the Aakar Parivar Kit’, Prideens were involved in sorting the various shapes as triangles, squares and circles. They were encouraged to make different objects from these shapes like a joker, hut, sun, temple etc. In another activity, cut outs of various shapes were placed in the activity area. Children matched the wooden shape (distributed by the teacher) with the paper cut outs on the floor. Once on the shape, children would spell out the name of the shape.
Children seemed very curious and eager to understand, identify and group the various objects around them. It was a delight to see their involvement and eagerness in all the activities.
Celebrating the spirit of Halloween, our Prideens made the most of Halloween.
Dressed in masks and costumes, they looked absolutely adorable as vampires, witches, Jack O’ Lanterns and cartoon characters. Teachers explained the relevance of the day to the children. Keeping with tradition, they took part in various Halloween activities. Prideens also went on a trick or treat parade to all the classes and to the in-charges.
The enthusiasm and the excitement of the students added to the Halloween fever. Prideens danced to the tunes of ‘Party with Bhootnath’ and many more. The activity was also an opportunity to help children identify the colour black.
It was yet another prestigious moment for our young Prideens. On the auspicious occasion of Diwali, the adorable darlings of Mother’s Pride met the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Shri Najeeb Jung .
Our Prideens were very excited and delighted, and conveyed their love and respect for him. It was a great honor and privilege for our students to celebrate this festival and seek his blessings on this day. His inspirational words were surely guide the children and staff to become worthy citizens of the nations.
Today the branches of Mother’s Pride were decorated with diyas, candles, flowers and rangoli. There was plenty of excitement across, as they geared up to celebrate Diwali ,
the Festival of Lights. Dressed in their traditional attire, the Prideens added colour to the occasion. Teachers welcomed our Prideens with tikka and Diwali greetings.
There was fun and festivity across the branch as it echoed with the laughter and excitement of our little wonders. Children gathered together for a special assembly. The occasion commenced with an arti.
Teachers shared the significance of the festival with the little ones. They were taught to celebrate a safe Diwali. The assembly was marked by stage performance which included English and Hindi speeches, rhymes by children and a group dance performance by the little stars.
Children also decorated diya’s with mirrors and glitter which was later given to them as a gift.Overall the children celebrated the Festival of Lights with full of devotion and enjoyment.
Teaching numbers to little ones doesesn’t have to be boring or just limited to worksheets and textbooks. Counting and number skills can be imparted in a variety of ways to built a strong foundation for them.
Numbers are fun and our little Prideens recently attended a Funny Face Party, to strengthen their understanding, quantification and recognition of Number 4.
Children came dressed as funny characters. Four teachers too dressed up in multi-coloured outfits wearing smiley masks. They also wore headgears with numerals 1, 2, 3 and 4. As the party began, each funny face introduced themselves one by one. Teachers encouraged each child to recognize the numbers and count the number of faces. Children were amused and enjoyed with the funny acts like scratching the head, jumping, falling etc. They also recited the rhymes.
There was plenty of fun and enthusiasm throughout the day. The laugh and giggles of the kids filled the aura of the entire school while teaching them the concept of numbers.
To let our little Prideens shine in transportation lessons, an exciting driving activity called ‘Chair Line Up’ was organised at Mother’s Pride, Indrapuram. The objective behind the activity was to help kids learn the usage of objects and symbols in a fun and creative way. During the activity, the children were engaged in a simple dramatic play. To give it a real touch, the teacher asked the children to sit on the lined up chairs and pretend to drive with the help of plates, which they used as steering wheels. The teacher also created noises of vehicles and guided children while asking questions such as “Where are we going?”, “How we take the right turn?”, “How we take the left turn?”, “Who drives the bus?”, “Let’s drive to the grocery store”.
It was amazing to see the joy on the faces of our little Prideens when they react to the sounds of vehicle sounds and turns. The activity indeed helped them feel as imaginative and enthusiastic as possible.
Congratulations! on the opening of our 87th branch. Mother’s Pride is now at A – 7 Naveen Shahdara, New Delhi:- 110032
Emotions play an extremely important role in how we think, respond and behave. They are the best way to express inner feelings and thoughts. We organized the march “Parade of Feeling” for Prideens of pre-nursery, to help them to understand, recognize and express different emotions with their body and facial expressions.
With the help of puppets, teachers brought to life a puppet show for the children, where they enacted various events that children are familiar with and related to. (E.g,: “I feel sad. I lost my new ball.” “Oh, OK.I’ll help you find it.”) Children connect to the feelings of puppets and share the puppet’s feelings. They were then invited to march in a “Parade of Feelings”. Children stride in a line as they express the emotions through their face and body. Teachers encourage them to be dramatic with their bodies and facial expressions. They were asked probing questions (How would you march if you were angry? Scared, sad, or happy?).
“Parade of Feeling” familiarized our little soldiers with the various emotions they encounter and experience. It was an absolutely delightful experience for Prideens.A few children narrated more situations and shared their feelings.