The IQ of a child just doesn’t depend on the genes alone, but the opportunities he/she gets to use his/her mind. Children between the age of 2.5 to 5 years are at a stage of cognitive development when their thinking is governed by their perception and they learn through first hand experience of the environment. Children at Mother’s Pride are given opportunities to learn how to be analytical so that they can successfully deal with life situations.
The development of the five senses, i.e, seeing, hearing, touch, smell and taste is basic to the process of knowing and understanding. The more varied and extensive the sensory experiences, the broader will be the child’s base for forming ideas. Our sound boxes, touch & sniff boxes, audio-visual aids, smell tray and tasting kits help the Prideens get a grip on all five senses with ease.
Problem Solving and Reasoning
Who doesn’t love puzzles and block towers? At our intellectual development centre, the children learn through an integrated approach with our self designed teaching tools. They are encouraged to find solutions to diverse challenges such as solving picture puzzles, building a seriation tower using their own logic, learning tens and units of mathematics through a ‘Ganit Mala’, etc.
Development of Basic Concepts
For holistic development, it is crucial that different concepts are clear to the students. They should be able to observe, discriminate and categorise different objects in their environment and progress from ‘perception bound reasoning’ to ‘logical reasoning’. To achieve this, we host special days that introduce a particular concept to the students, such as, ‘Colour Blue Day,’ ‘My Favourite Cartoon Day,’ ‘Introduction to shape Triangle day,’ or ‘Introduction to numbers’ as a part of the development of prenumber concept. Different activities are conducted on these days to help them match, identify, name, compare and classify the objects. We also follow a monthly theme which are an amalgamation of all these concepts.
This article appeared in Hindustan Times