‘Play gives children a chance to practice in what they are learning.’ —- Fred Rogers
Making learning fun is now an integral part of academics, going hand in hand are the extra-curricular activities, a natural fit for extending the cognitive well-being of the child beyond the classroom. Along with the regular classes of Rhymes, Phonic sounds and Numbers, children are encouraged to participate in hands-on activities that include paper tearing, tear and paste on pre-drawn pictures, crumpling, scribbling, balancing etc. These activities enhance fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination. Children show utmost interest in these activities and are thoroughly engaged.
Extracurricular activities like craft and music are channels for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in the real-world context. It is surprising how much these tiny tots await for these classes. Children enjoy swaying to music, singing with the few words they know and independently trying to participate and complete the activities. Thus, the effort of learning through play has blossomed.