Children are fascinated by animals and animal sounds. It’s just not a fun way to get them smiling, rather it’s an easy way into helping children produce some of their first “words.”
A set up was created, to set the background for the story telling. The dramatization was done by teachers .Children enjoyed the story telling by the teachers who introduced the sound of various animals through voice modulation making it relatable for the children. To make it more interactive, teachers asked probing questions to the children like: Who is coming in our class? Who makes a sound of tweet tweet? Who is sleeping? Who is the king of the jungle? Teachers further recited the rhyme old McDonalds with the children. Children enjoyed producing different sounds of animals as in the story.
The activity helped recognize sounds of animals and also develop sound discrimination. Children were able to guess the names of animals after listening it’s sound.
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One of the most powerful influences on child’s learning is their everyday experiences and activities. Teachers of Mother’s Pride school took the children to a Bakery store nearby, as part of their educational excursion. The objective was to introduce them to the concept of brown color.
Children were made aware of different food sections and items available at the bakery store. Teachers involved them in open conversation like “Where do people go when they need bread or a birthday cake? Where do people go when they want to eat something sweet, like cookies? Where do people go when they want croissants & hot buns for breakfast?” They also talked about colors, texture and flavors of the different bakery products. It was an exciting day for the children as they enjoyed the tasty treats at the Baker’s Corner. This fun-filled trip provided endless opportunities to help develop their observation skills, interpersonal skills and also reinforce the concept of Brown color.
To develop simple loco-motor movement among children, the teachers at Mother’s Pride school organized a Toy Relay Race. Loco-motor skills are the basic ways to move and the building blocks of co-ordination, crucial for development. The children were taken to a nearby garden where tracks were made and each child was given a position to stand. Toys were given to all the children standing in the first row. They were asked to run and give the toy to the next child and so on. The race continued until the toy reached the teacher who was standing at the end of the track. The toys were then kept back in the basket. The entire activity was fun and engaging.
To develop and enhance children’s observation skills, loco-motor and speaking skills; the teachers at Mother’s Pride school organized an activity termed ‘recreating the bunny’ for the little folks. The teachers created cut-outs of different parts of a bunny to give it a look of a puzzle. The bunny was shown to the children and a demonstration was given on how to solve the puzzle. Children were then divided into small groups. Together, they completed the bunny on the floor. The entire activity enhanced their cognitive, social and language development.
To inculcate the importance of sports among children and to make them aware on how important it is to stay fit, Raahgiri Day was organized by the teachers at Mother’s Pride school. A complete set-up of Raahgiri was done wherein a lot of sports activities were included like yoga, table-tennis, throw the ball in hoopla etc. Teachers ensured and encouraged each and every child to participate and share the importance of sports activities. The children were extremely energetic and they actively participated in all the activities which further helped in their gross motor development.
At Mother’s Pride school, children are encouraged to learn by doing and experiencing on their own. Keeping this approach intact, the children were engaged in a fun-filled activity that helped enhance and develop their observational skills. The teachers organized an activity called: ‘Magic with Big and Small’ for the children where the children were given a magnifying glass to look at their nails, hair, skin and other objects. They enjoyed noticing the difference they saw. Each child was later on encouraged to share what they noticed.
To develop simple loco-motor movement in children, teachers at Mother’s Pride school organized Hopscotch Fun activity. An interesting hopscotch pattern using toys in several boxes was created on the floor for children. Children were asked to jump all the way from start till end either only in the boxes with toys or in those without the toys. All the kids thoroughly enjoyed the activity.
An activity termed ‘variety of food tasting and making food for the puppet’ was organized in Mother’s Pride School for Play-Group children, where teachers categorized sweet and salty food items through a puppet.
The feeding activity with the puppet is an experience whereby the children taste variety of food items and speak about how these taste. This is a way in which the children are able to differentiate between various tastes, be it sweet, salty and so on. This process helped children in exploring and tasting different food items. It helped children in developing a thinking process.
In the course of the activity performed, the teacher asked each child to close his/her eyes and made the child to taste a particular food item. The child responded by telling the teacher of the respective taste.
Thereafter, the child was to feed the puppet with corn salad and bananas dipped in chocolate sauce which they made along with the teachers.
Feeding the puppet activity also encouraged children to develop a habit of sharing and developing a strong bond with the peer group.
The children were surely delighted throughout the exercise. It helped children explore their taste buds and encouraged them to getting into a conversation. It has been a complete pleasure for children.
A story telling was organized by the teachers at Mother’s Pride school to introduce children to the world of imagination and also encourage them to express their thoughts. A small theatre was set-up in the classroom, where the teachers narrated the story of “Lion and the Mouse” from behind the curtain, using various colorful hand puppets and modulating their voice to make it enjoyable for the children.
The story was narrated to the children and they were shown the sleeping lion, how he got disturbed by a rat and how the rat helped the lion later to come out of the net. All this was shown by using puppets, voice modulation and several other props. Story narration session helps children to learn new vocabulary and develop their listening, speaking and comprehension skills. They thoroughly enjoyed the entire session.