In India, educational trusts are formed to educate young minds with efficient teachers. At the same time we see the nurturing responsibilities shared by families. Families are of different sizes which has uncle, aunts, grand parents, cousins … family engagement is an important part in the early childcare.
The emotional and physical needs are taken care which are the stepping-stones for exploring the world and build on the 21st century skills.
Syllabus is created keeping academics in focus, research indicates that inclusion of family in early learning programs is a must.
A one year old reaches out for a peach held in her mother’s hand and a learning experience is under way. The feel the roughness of the peach and smells its sweet flavours. She sees the colour and hears her mother’s voice say “peach, see this peach?” as her young mind gathers these sensory messages, new connections are formed, associations made and memories stores away. Soon the benefit of this brief experience and others like it will be evident. The child, seeing another peach, will turn to her and say, â€œpeach, peach”.
The whole world is a classroom and each day is filled with tiny but important lessons. And most of these lessons are taught by child’s most influential guides-her parents.
Perhaps the most important amongst the elements of learning with family involvement is to support child develop her potential to relax. Initially, however, language is not a child’s primary learning tool. Families paying attention to how child is exploring, building on self-esteem. By allowing learning by trial and error, listening and creating stimulating curiosity.
Some psychologists believe that curiosity is an innate drive, possibly a result of natural selection. This drive-which is stronger in some than others-does appear to help children master their environment.
A young child needs plenty of freedom and families allowing the adventure develop their executive skills.