"Childhood isn’t aimed to ,
Replicate adult life,
Sitting at little cubicles and desks,
Day after day.
Moving, Exploring, running and activity,
are what children need to thrive.
That is where they learn how world works and their place in it.
Let them move…!!
Gone are those days of seating and listening the lectures. Today’s education is all about performing, experimenting and learning from it. Well, the learning mode is really difficult in case of kids. The most important part is to firstly engage them on certain topic for a while and then making them to actually learn something and then remember it. In the age of smart phones we need smart education system too. Yes, smart means system which can be very interesting as that of cell phones today and which can actually make kids in curious mode and ultimately initiate learning mindset.
Activities are the form of play and kids simply love playing. Activities are actually a thoughtful play with a goal that kids should learn something from it. The sad part is, mostly parents think them as a mere a type of engagement. Once we understand the purpose then we can surely make the most out of it. It is exciting and even parents can play with them like team learning activity at home and teachers in schools.
The important point is choosing learning oriented activities, if not then, designing it in a very creative manner. To learn anything schools take competition, like drawing, cooking etc. We have to raise above the competitions as well. It is the process in which we should be engaged with. Playing and learning are the only two attributes of such education system. Rest feelings are to be side lined for long term benefit.
Here are some suggestions which we have seen as the good examples of activities, recently, with an intention to learn the new 3D technology, kids were asked to form their own name with the 3D technology systems. To just make their own name in the new format kids interestingly completed the activity and eventually learned the new technology. There was no competitions no tension and worry it was just a simple activity with a good learning.
At last it is not the grades where we have to worry about. But, it the communication part where we are actually going to take the feedback and track of learning outcome. Simply by asking or perhaps discussing the experience of activity we can pave the way for remembering and understanding the concept which we intended to learn through the activity. Yes, conceptual understanding is the main goal of all the activity based learning. Let them further think on the same topic and ponder what is more from it. Consistently if we practice the above surely we will develop thinking ability among kids and they can come with alternative and innovative solutions by their own. Make the entire process interesting and the learning becomes interesting which is the need of education system.