importance of free play

Although children are naturally inquisitive about their surroundings, the concept of play and recreation has evolved in a way that can stifle this curiosity. Where once the word ‘play’ meant exploring the great outdoors, it now evokes images of children huddled around the TV, or tapping a hand-held screen!

what is critical thinking?

Teachers treat consultants like us as a “wild animal” in their domesticated zoo (I mean school), where there is times tested rules and regulations. So when we say new jargon words like critical thinking, creative thinking, it creates more sense of uneasiness than motivation for action. “How can we teach critical thinking to kids as young as six year old?” Teachers always wanted to teach (???) and I told provide opportunities that lead to critical thinking rather than teaching critical thinking.

what makes learning fun?

We had lively interaction with teachers. Normally teachers won’t be forth coming with correct description of problems they face. But this time, they opened up. Their question “what else we need to do to make sure the students taking their learning tasks and daily responsibilities seriously?”

why our kids need to play outdoors?

More and more studies are finding that allowing children to play outdoors can do wonders for their growth and development; but there are, of course, issues relating to safety, especially for families that live in urban city environments. As parents, how are we to find the best solution? Experts in child development are coming forward to promote outdoor play, but many are skimming over the problem that there are now fewer places to safely play outdoors than there were when we were kids. Fortunately, we’re now starting to see outdoor areas, even in inner cities, becoming more welcoming, educational, and safer for kids. Online resources also offer plenty of parenting tips on games to play outdoors and how to find somewhere to play them. So there’s no better time to start encouraging more outdoor play! This article explains everything you need to know.

King and Sculptor

There is a golden advice for kings in Arthasastra. The Kings or whoever oversees the work of the sculpture should never see the statue before they complete. For others it’s half done job, but for the sculptor, it’s work in progress. Sculptor only has the visualization on how the sculpture is going to be. Others may not be able to appreciate the work. Though he may be a king, he is not supposed to see the work.

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