Chairman, Sapphire International School
Children have to be taught the basic tenets of culture and religion from the pre-school stage
The child’s basic need to be happy in life is not understood by pre schools, as they are unable to comprehend the nature of a child’s mind. There is a big discrepancy between what is taught by parents at home and what gets taught by the teachers. This gap between home-education and school-education is meant to be bridged in the pre-schools.
Children who go through pre-schools have higher literacy and good grades. They are able to get better livelihood, commit lesser crimes according to the survey that has been conducted. So investment in good pre-schools is a sound economic investment in the future of the society. In India good play schools have now started opening in all the big and small cities and towns. A good play school is expected to teach help the child in developing good motor skill, language, social interactions, spiritual awareness and much else.
The curriculum of a play school is different from what we have in usual schools. Because play schools are focussed on helping the child develop basic life skills like running, jumping, calling etc.
Today the children are socially aware because of internet, mobiles, HD and 3- D. We have to make our children aware of our culture. The most important thing to teach a child in pre-school is religion. With religious knowledge, the child will become capable of differentiating between good and bad. Children have to be taught the basic tenets of culture and religion from the preschool stage.
A playschool is mostly about keeping a child happy. A major study shows that pre-schools have become regimented. The truth is that regimented preschools are not that conducive for a child’s overall growth and development.