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Show And Tell ( Montessori Activity )

ABC Montessori conducted a “Show and Tell Activity” on My favorite Animal on 30th August 2019. The kids were dressed as their favorite animals and spoke 2-3 lines on the same. They also presented it with the help of headgears, puppets and soft toys of animals. The main aim of this activity was to develop social, emotional and language skills among the kids. This activity also assisted in boosting their self-esteem and confidence to a great level. 

Posted On : 31st August 2019 Author : webadmin Categories : News

Gadgets addiction for kids : Who is the culprit ?

Find the ‘real culprit’ before accusing your child:

I am a parent of a 5 yr old. Yes, just like most of the parents complain, I also admit that my son loves mobile games, TV cartoons and xbox games. So, whats the point in cribbing ? I thought of doing a small analysis to find out if this is a matter to be complained or proud ? because my 55 yr old father does not know to operate the gadgets which my 5 yr old son knows. So, should we really bother about this ? Here are some facts of my analysis post discussing with many parents and talking to paediatricians

Top complaints :

  1. My child is always on mobiles or TV
  2. My child demands TV cartoon , only then he/she will eat food
  3. My child does not like to play with friends, if he / she is with the gadget, that is enough for hours
  4. My child started wearing specs due to gadget addiction
  5. My child can access wifi, go to play store and download new games, I am very scared

I even have my friends who complain about their < 1 year old child who cries and demands for phone to play / watch rhymes.

But frankly, when my child is very tech friendly, somewhere in the corner of our heart, we feel proud that the child has smart brains. Isn’t ? Now, I have done some small analysis and listing out few advantages and disadvantages

 

 

 

Few Advantages :

  • A recent study from the Education Development Center and the U.S. Congress-supported Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative found that a curriculum that involved digital media such as video games could improve early literacy skills when coupled with strong parental and teacher involvement. Interestingly, the study focused on young children, and 4- and 5-year-olds who participated showed increases in letter recognition, sounds association with letters, and understanding basic concepts about stories and print.
  • Improves Multitasking
  • Increases logical thinking and quicker response skills

More references for advantages –

Few Disadvantages :

  • Children get aggressive playing with gadgets
  • They forget to realise outside life and becomes more tech-centric not human-centric
  • Their motor organs in the brain have increased growth on one area, where in physical activities are comparatively reduced
  • They learn socially connected not via meeting people, going to public places, their social contacts will be playing candy crush with others online and challenging angry birds with friends
  • A child learns to download a game even before learning potty training

More references for dis advantages –

Okay.. now with all this you would have also had same information like me, but what is the final answer ? Is gadget addiction good for kids or not ? There is no one answer. Even I do not know. I want my child to be equally technically knowledgable with his peers in the society but not face the disadvantages. But, there is another view.

Before that , I also honestly accept the fact that my parents generation used to play with sticks & stones, I was lucky to shop toys and chess kind of games, and my kid now has gadgets part of generation tech growth.. So, this is definitely not something to be stopped.. Now lets continue the culprit investigation…

Gadget exposure is fine, but gadget addiction is definitely not a good term. Have you ever realised that there is a culprit who has introduced or paved way to this ADDICTION to your child? Do you know who is that culprit?
THE CULPRIT INVESTIGATION : (Few dialogues from random families)

  1. Our family has a good habit of doing pooja and praying to God daily after we take bath, this has become a habit for my child also such that he is also disciplined to pray daily
  2. We have the habit of wishing and celebrating friends and relatives birthdays and make them feel special. Seeing this, our 3 yr old also realises the value of relationship and happily celebrates others birthdays with love
  3. We call each other with respect “ji” word attached, even younger ones, so this gave a habit to our 2 yr old to talk with respect , he has never shown a tone of disrespect to anyone
  4. We have the habit of eating together in the family during dinner. My child is also very eager and spends quality time sharing the incidents that happened in school that day

Every family has such moral value that we teach to the child not as a theory but as part of the family value system. Now tell me , how many of you enter home and the first thing you do is putting your phone in charger ? How many of your houses will have the TV ON inspite of a channel running or ad running ? How many of you have activated office mails in your phone and every “Ting” sound, drags you inside office mode easily ? How many are addicted to fb and whatsapp ? I am not mentioning that this is wrong, this is why a smartphone is invented but we fail to realise that the little one is unconsciously watching all these acts, so the family value system teaches the child to be OKAY to get dragged to the gadget or TV.

Do not spend one full day with your child, next day give 5 minutes time and ask your child what you want to do ? Phone games, Cartoon channel, youtube rhymes, talking with us , playing with friends ? The answer from your child will not give the status of your child’s mentality but it will give the % of family value system that is being injected into the child.

Now I am able to understand how a 1 yr old child can demand for phone (always seeing mama with phone), how a 5 yr old gives a condition that he will eat only when TV is on, (his parents always have TV on at home) and similar cases in different styles are there.

So, did you find the culprit who made your child GADGET addict ? Its never too late to act upon ! Come on , sacrifice few office mails at home time, sacrifice that TV channel during evenings, you will stop complaining that your child is so addicted to this tech world ! Just like me 

Posted On : 6th May 2019 Author : webadmin Categories : How to

ABC Montessori conducted a Telephonic Activity

Children need opportunities to participate in conversations. They learn to take turns as they listen and respond. Communication skill is the foundation for getting along with others. To build this quality in children, ABC Montessori conducted a telephonic activity on 13th and 14th February 2019. Children called up their parent during school hours and conversed with them. Kids were happy to talk to their parents and loved the interaction they had with them.

Posted On : 15th February 2019 Author : webadmin Categories : News

Excursion to Aeroplanet,Dwarka

ABC Montessori organized a fun filled and an educative excursion to Aeroplanet,Dwarka on 8th February, 2019. It was an exuberant experience for the kids to sit in the real Airbus A-300. They also got exposure to the functioning of aircrafts. The kids also availed the rarest opportunity to see the cockpit, got hands on experience of a flight and coping with a sudden flight disorder. They were instructed by a pilot and an air hostess. The kids learnt how to use the safety belt,life jacket and oxygen mask. Each activity was full of fun and adventure. They enjoyed the mouth watering treat provided by the authorities. The tiny tots returned with eyes full of dreams of becoming a pilot, airplane engineer or air line member.

 

Posted On : 12th February 2019 Author : webadmin Categories : News

Colouring competition in ABC Montessori Rajouri Garden, Delhi

We celebrate every moment of our life with vibrant colors of nature. They are a source of joy and happiness for everyone. With this thought in mind, ABC Montessori organized it’s first in-house coloring competition for the tiny tots on 5th February 2019. The little artists participated in the competition with great zeal and enthusiasm and at the same time took great care to color their masterpieces with their creativity. The students exhibited their skills in filling colors in the picture of a landscape. The fun they had in participating in the competition is certainly going to add a new innings to their colorful childhood journey.
 
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Posted On : 7th February 2019 Author : webadmin Categories : News

Diya Decoration Celebration at ABC Montessori Rajouri Garden, Delhi

To mark the celebration of Diwali, Diya decoration was held on 1st Nov 2018. Children enthusiastically participated in this and amazed us by showing their creativity. Bringing out the creative skills of the students was the main purpose of Diya Decoration. They executed their talent by beautifully decorating the diyas. 

Posted On : 2nd November 2018 Author : webadmin Categories : Event

3 Things About Dussehra celebration at ABC Montessori Play School in Rajouri Garden, You May Not Have Known

The occasion of Dasehra celebrations at ABC Montessori Play School at Rajouri Garden, which is near Subhash Nagar and Tagore Garden localities in west Delhi, was very aptly utilized to mark the importance of this special day.

First

First the kids came to school dressed in beautiful attire of Shri Ram Ji, Hanuman Ji, Sita Ji and other characters of Ramayana.  This was deliberately done to make the pre-school kids aware of our cultural roots and role-play.

Dussehra

 

Secondly

Secondly the effigy of Ten headed Ravana was set up and ignited in the school premises which is conveniently located for play school kids coming from Hari Nagar, Ramesh Nagar and Tilak Nagar localities, to emphasize the eternal truth about Victory over Evil. The giggles and loud laughter of the little montessorians stole the day.

Thirdly

Thirdly, and most importantly, this first-hand experience gained by kids at ABC Montessori during this time is going to enhance their skillset for keen observation, attentive listening and dramatized story-telling. 

preschool nature science learning

We are happy to contributing towards success of our little Montessorians. 

You may visit our facebook Dasehra Celebration Album  

You feedback is invited as likes and comments and is going to help us in improving our services further while contributing towards the success of ABC Montessori Play School Kids.

Posted On : 20th October 2018 Author : webadmin Categories : Event

Benefits of Block Play

Block play is an activity that gives a student an open-ended, valuable, and a creative learning experience. The children get the freedom to explore their creativity as they take the blocks apart and put it together in their own inventive way. This gives rise to their creative skills and thus, there are many advantages that can be gained through this activity. ABC Montessori is one of the best playschools in West Delhi where children learn the art of creative block building.

Imagination

Through this game, students of ABC Montessori get an opportunity to discover their own creative ideas. They stack, combine and arrange the blocks through shape, size, and color, thus, developing their imaginative skills each time they play with it.

Problem-solving skills

Teaching

Building blocks help to enhance problem-solving skills as well as increases logical thinking. At ABC Montessori, children learn to put the blocks together creatively which is the result of artistic inclinations. which increase slowly and gradually and gets better with time. 

Mathematical skills

Blocks have different colors, sizes, and shapes which gives children ample opportunities to practice some important mathematical skills. The teachers at ABC Montessori help children to understand numbers, balance, symmetry, and estimation. Children learn to compare different shapes and sizes which later helps them to understand tough mathematical concepts.

 

Social Development

At ABC Montessori, Children learn to adjust with other students and understand social life better with the help of this activity. Children are more prone to talk, communicate, share their ideas, and learn to work in a team with qualities such as cooperation and adjustment. These factors are important to lead a good social life as they try to figure out their roles and responsibilities towards their classmates. This also helps them to start a good social bond among their peers.   

Posted On : 10th October 2018 Author : webadmin Categories : News

Easing your toddler’s fears

 When it comes to distinguishing between real and unreal, a child faces a lot of difficulties. Fear is a part of our lives and most of the times this fear vanishes with time. Teachers at ABC Montessori School follow certain strategies to help a child overcome his fear. They acknowledge what a child wants to say and help them get rid of their anxieties.

Sometimes, the reasons for their fears seem illogical, funny, and unreasonable. But teachers make sure to make the students feel that their predicaments are given importance. They try to eliminate their fears with the warmth of comfort and attention.

A child is open to sharing his thoughts when given comfort. If these psychological facets are not mulled over, they may cause many issues in the future. The child will struggle with confidence issues at some point in his life. He will always be surrounded by fearful thoughts and drain along with anxieties. The teachers at ABC Montessori discern the power which is dominating the mind of a child. They give each toddler individual attention and try to pull them away from the things bothering them. Children are motivated to not be driven away by strong psychological forces or anxiety attacks. There are many kinds of fear and teachers at ABC Montessori strive to study them in detail and try some alternative approaches to get rid of them. It is important to ease a child from his fear for a healthy mental and social growth. Being one of the best playschools in Hari Nagar, ABC Montessori assures each child that they always have the support of their teachers. Though anxiety and fear are some common attributes of human behavior the teachers give their best to not let that fear consume a child’s inner peace.

 

Development of effective communication skill begins at tender age

A language is a survival tool that a human being acquires. We cannot communicate without using language. Ineffective and an improper use of language often lead to misjudgment of the message which in turn may cause trouble. Teachers at ABC Montessori understand that language is a human way to express certain emotions and this skill must be inculcated in children at their tender age. For this reason, the school tries innovative ways to help children learn the necessary skills by which they can improve their communication ability.

Development of a good communication skill starts from the preschool where a child meets a teacher and his fellow mates. A child not only needs to speak but also to understand both spoken and expressive language. The expressive language includes the understanding of signs, facial expressions, and the body language. At ABC Montessori, a child understands all the facets of language so that he can grow up without facing any challenges while communicating. ABC Montessori is a playschool in West Delhi where the teachers study the minds of children and construct a strong foundation for learning based on their individual capabilities. The preschoolers relish the golden opportunity to advance their skills and fight their battle with language. This helps in an adequate growth and development of a child.

At ABC Montessori, the children come in contact with new words so that a new word is added to their vocabulary every day. Then the teachers help them use those words in their day-to-day life. They are not showered with complex words and high-quality of language, instead, they learn the general use of language. It is important to note that a language cannot be learned devoid of a context. Teachers at Montessori create situations for children to help them understand the proper usage various phrases, adjectives, and idioms.  For further information and detail, you are invited to visit E-11, Rajouri Garden Delhi or give us a missed call at 18001370130. 

Posted On : 19th September 2018 Author : webadmin Categories : News
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