Enriching Endeavours

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Gardening

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Gardening helps children learn valuable lessons of life.

– Patience: as they learn to wait for the plant to grow,

– Responsibility: as they see how important their care is to the garden, and

– Loss: when flowers die at the end of a season they not only understand the meaning of loss but also understand loss of life and coping with loss.

“They learn about nurturing a life and what it takes to keep something alive,” says Amy Gifford, an education associate for the National Gardening Association.

 

Cookery

Cooking with children is one of the best ways to make connections across and amongst many disciplines. Cooking is not just about food, it is about

– teaching science in action,

– helping to lay down basic math,

– reading and time-telling skills,

– encouraging healthy food choices,

– building confidence and creativity,

– enhancing communication and deepening connections with child.

Indeed, cooking with little ones is nothing short of awesome.

 

Dance & Music

ee-n2Young children are drawn to music & dance. While the physical benefits of dance are well-known, dance also brings social and emotional benefits, according to the National Dance Education Organisation. Music & Dance is a form of expression that is very essential for the holistic development of children.

By introducing Music & Dance during early years of life, we are ensuring that our students learn & develop social skills such as cooperation, team work and peer interaction. Moreover, such engaging & performance based activities helps in building confidence & self-esteem.

 

 

Speech & Drama

act2Performing arts is a great way to develop creativity, intelligence and confidence in a child. Speech & drama helps a child to express creatively & clearly while boosting his/her stage confidence. A child not only learns to speak in public and but also learns to socially engage & interact with friends & peers. It also helps in developing his/her thinking skills.

 

Yoga for kids

A child who learns yoga during early age will develop health and wellness of mind, body and spirit for lifetime.

Yoga’s rising popularity can be attributed to its basic stretching advantages and improved body awareness, development of self-esteem and self-respect, with the added component of a mind-body connection.

With Yoga one learns proper breathing techniques, healthy behavioural guidelines, right physical postures; Yoga is a path to constant self-discovery and inquisitiveness.

There are five key areas where kids benefit from the practice of yoga:

– It Enhances Physical Flexibility.

– It Refines Balance and Coordination.

– It Develops Focus and Concentration.

– It Boosts Self-Esteem and Confidence.

– It Strengthens the Mind-Body Connection.

Christina Enneking, the founder of Heart Happy Yoga, California, believes yoga introduces cornerstone values “such as non-harming, truthfulness, moderation, cleanliness, gratitude, and self-discipline.”

 

Wall Painting

Imagine a wall in your backyard where kids are allowed to paint, colour, draw, and be themselves. At “Our Children’s House“, we will be introducing wall painting since kids love colours, they love to be creative with colours. We aim at helping kids to be more imaginative, refining their motor skills, helping them to know about the science of primary- secondary colours, mixing them to make new colours etc.
 

Rock Climbing

ee-n1School rock wall represent the ultimate in alternative physical education. Few other indoor physical education activities can be as empowering, challenging, and exciting as rock climbing on a school rock wall. Rock climbing is a total-body workout for kids. It improves their muscular endurance, flexibility, coordination and balance. Rock climbing also builds self-confidence, as kids can set goals every time they reach a new height. A child’s self-confidence gets a boost every time they accomplish their set goals.