Through biology illustrations, you will be eavesdropping on what sperms are chatting to each other; you will be jaw-dropping at the busy life of the tiny factories inside you; and you will be falling in love with your every little chromosome – be it an X or a Y!
British Council offers a unique summer programme for children this year. The theme of the course is Creative Minds, Forward Thinkers. The theme focuses on enhancing world knowledge, developing 21st century skills such as critical thinking and problem-solving and improving fluency in English in kids and teenagers using special features like digital learning, public speaking, creative writing and learning with the use of films in the class. An eventful summer is ahead for your children!
Knowledge forms the foundation of the concepts and skills a child is going to learn in the future. If only we were to realize this, we would know where to focus – our children’s conceptualization of facts and not their ability to memorize facts. What your child wants to know, matters, and that should form the most of what your child should know!
Their childhood is precious. Childhood is to be the foundation of experiences and not education! Can their ‘education’ wait until they become 5 or 6 years old? If it’s the school that is the problem, shall we think again. What should we weigh more? Our child’s childhood, or the convenient school? Though it involves practical difficulties, a child’s school can be changed anytime. But, a child’s childhood comes only once.Even if the school is too much focussed on academics, can we as parents, be easy on our children at least until they are 6 or 7-years old? Can we allow them to experience childhood? Can we allow them to play, paint, swing, laugh, listen, sing and dance in those few hours they might be focussing on writing everyday? Remember it’s not the amount of time that they are spending on writing. But the focus that is put to the brain. Can we allow their brains to focus more on child things than the adult things – things that adults want a child to do?
In the Super6 Program, 6 girl students (from economically weaker backgrounds), studying in the 6th grade are selected every year to be mentored until the time they grow up to find a job. What touched me about the Super6 program is that it’s about being actively involved in educating a girl child, which requires enormous dedication.