“Surround Yourself with People Who Believe in Your Dreams”
Surround yourself with people who believe in your dreams, encourage your ideas, support your ambition, and bring out the best in you.” Wrote Roy T. Bennett, in his book ‘The Light in the Heart’. It, therefore, stressed the need for us to understand that what thoughts you are getting fed into your mind directs your belief and experiences. There are both positive thoughts and negative ones.
Nurture your mind with positive thoughts & values: kindness, empathy, compassion, peace, love, joy, humility, generosity, etc. These values are important at each stage of life. But most of the values we have as grownups were planted in us during our childhood years. That’s why we must teach our children the values that we want them to possess as adults. Children learn values from us, through the way we do things as a family and through their exposure to the world.
Brainy Stars International Montessori & School right from the lower classes, like Montessori, are trained to create ideas, find solutions for puzzles and practice positive traits. It is a proven fact that the brain grows exponentially and maximum development of the Brain in early childhood is say up to six years of age. So it is vital to foster dreams in the early days of schooling. Dreams, shouldn’t be confused with what appears while asleep; instead, dreams are the ambition the child develops over time.
The Foundation for such a goal is set as mentioned earlier, during schooling. Creative outlook, problem-solving skills, talent in extracurricular activities, etc can trigger cognitive development. Children use all their senses to explore people, toys, and activities that will inspire curiosity and inquisitiveness in learning. This, in turn, sharpens their skills and they try to bring in the best.
We believe in encouraging children to choose from and this is of paramount importance. Children should be given opportunities – and adequate time – to experience and explore expressive materials. Emphasis should be on the process of creativity and not on the end product. What children learned and discovered for themselves is vital to their development. We acknowledge the creative process and are supportive of their effort.
From the very start, our teaching process is oriented to the development of required skills that can create wings for the child’s dream. Depending on age group appropriate activities are put to use here so that the kids learn, sharpen their skills, and are equipped enough to realize their dreams. Some of these activities are:
Using Detectors: By hiding some objects in grasses or bushes, and asking the child to find them out using the given detector, is a good way to prompt the discovery of newer things.
Reading Books to them: This is a very good exercise not only to enhance knowledge but also to develop concentration. Read out a story while you could see your child in rapt attention. Amid the story, pause and ask questions like
What would you have do, if it was you?
How would you have fixed (a certain thing that happened in the story), if were asked to do it?
Initially, the child may respond “I don’t know”. But over some time, you will be amazed to learn the amount of creativity that the child gets through its answers.
Games for kids: Playing games with your kids helps so much in teaching your child problem-solving skills. Games help teach them the ability to look for details, obey instructions and handle pressure. It can be very disappointing, for a child when it is not able to find that object you have kept for them but being able to be patient and use steps of elimination allows your kid to be a better problem solver.
Crafts and arts: The amount of creativity that could be derived from magazines, color books, etc put to use here. Painting or coloring animals, plants, or different Professionals like that of a Postman, doctor, etc can relate the imagination to learning. This may pave the way to pretend play. Pretending to act like the one who is there in the community may it be a Barrister or an Engineer sharpens kids’ imaginative skills about a particular profession.
We at Brainy Stars International Montessori, the best schools in Jayanagar give importance to grooming a child holistically, from an early age and endow them with the skills required to realize their dreams.
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