5 New Year Resolutions your kid can have in 2017

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Kids are like molten wax, you can shape them however you want in their early childhood. But more than parents and teachers shaping them, it is important for them to realize certain things and be able to make a choice.

Here are some of the New Year resolutions that your kids can have for themselves:

  • Save electricity and Go Green

With so many ecosystem issues coming to light of late, it is very important to teach our kids the significance of making friends with nature. It is essential that they learn to protect and respect our nurture. Kids can take a resolution to make efforts to save the environment and fall in love with it. They can start by saving electricity, switch off the electric products not in use and try to learn to use alternate sources of energy. They can also decide to go green by walking to the next store instead of taking a bus or cultivating a small garden in their balcony.

  • Read more learn more

Reading more books will always help the kids learn more. These days, kids have a lot of exposure to social media and hence, they don’t prefer to read the hard copy materials. It is essential to educate them to read more books. Kids can resolve to read at least a particular number of books throughout the year and as parents, you can motivate and encourage their resolution to do so.

 

  • Learn the art of financial management

These days, the world is very business oriented, hence, it’s important that our kids understand the value of money. They should know as to how money plays an important role in everyone’s lives and how it should be controlled. Kids can resolve to understand the various ways money can be saved. Parents can buy a small piggy bank and encourage them to put a share of their money in the piggy bank to learn the art of saving money.

 

  • Excel in a sport of choice

Sports not only give stamina and energy to the kids but through sports, kids learn a lot of new things. Sports can drive a kid’s motivation and encourage him to reach greater heights. Kids can resolve to excel in a sport of their choice. By excel, it means they should be highly dedicated towards it and make sure that they give their 100% during the process of learning it and practicing it. They should resolve to go to all the practices and learn as much as they can. You can give them temporary goals like coming 1st in class in that sport, bagging a national level medal etc. depending upon the kids’ knowledge level in that particular sport.

 

  • Learn a new hobby/craft

Learning something new always opens your mind to new avenues. You can encourage your kids to take up a new hobby or learn a new craft of their preference which will help them explore and find out new things in the world.

It is important for us to understand that kids need their own space and time. Whatever they decide, let them do it on their own liberty. Give them the freedom to be able to decide and act upon their decision. This will not only help you but it will also help them in the long term.

Ms. Anjum Sulthana - Headmistress Pre-Primary Section, Mount Litera Zee School - HSR Extension

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Meet the ever smiling and the lady who now feels MLZS is her second home - Ms. Anjum Sulthana, Headmistress Pre-Primary Section, Mount Litera Zee School, HSR Extension. Come join us, as we take you through her 5 year long journey from beginning:

Why did you choose teaching as a career?

Teaching came to me as a chance. As I started working with the preschoolers I realized my true calling was teaching, especially to the children of Kindergarten. It has been 7 years now that I am associated with the children aged between 2 and 5 and there is no looking back. I would like to retire as a pre primary specialist.

Why/How did you come across/join MLZS?

My contract with the preschool I was working with came to an end for that academic year. While I was posting my CVs to different schools I also posted one to the MLZS. Fortunately I got a call the very next day which was followed by the round of interviews. Within 2 weeks I had my appointment letter in my hand. Though I received a lot of calls from other reputed schools my intuition always said “Concentrate on what you have in your hand” and hence I never thought of attending any other interviews however tempting they looked.

What do you like about MLZS?

MLZS is purely a “Humane” school. Every person here is treated as a human being rather than a pay-roll employee. Every person associated with the school is given freedom to execute approaches that are the best for the children. ‘The Child’ is the prime focus here and every facilitator of the school is thriving endlessly to tap the unique potential of the child which is also our mission statement.

What are the changes that you have brought into a child?

As an early childhood facilitator it is difficult for me to put my finger on the changes I bring into a child. I believe that “To nurture is to nourish”. Nurturing a child encompasses all aspects of development; social, emotional, cognitive and physical. In every interaction, I nurture appropriate growth and development keeping in mind the child’s happiness.

Why is MLZS better than the other schools?

The highly used word these days “Academic pressure” is something that we don’t come across in MLZS. The children are happy and equally competent in every aspect of learning which I feel does not happen in many other schools. We lay emphasis on working with collaboration rather than isolation ie; the facilitators, the students, the parents and the management work together as a team for a high objective called “Creating 21st century leaders”.

What are the achievements in your teaching career?

Positive and constructive feedback is what everybody craves for. My biggest achievement is when I see my kindergarteners enjoying every bit of schooling. Their laughter, their innocent gestures, their unadulterated thoughts, their charming talks; every little thing is an achievement for me.

Professionally, I have climbed the ladder of success in multiple roles….from a facilitator I rose to become a pre-primary coordinator……from a pre-primary coordinator I am now the Headmistress of the Pre-Primary Wing of the HSR Branch of Samsidh MLZS..

How long do you wish to work for this school?

I have been through the ups and downs, thick and thin of the school. It is my home. Who will ever want to leave one’s home.

What do you think is the role of a teacher in MLZS?

I would first like to replace the word teacher with facilitator. Each one of us here is unique in one’own ways and this uniqueness in us helps us to identify the unique potential of each child. The facilitators go that extra mile here to ensure that students get a rich and stimulating learning environment which imparts knowledge, skills and values in amalgamation with social and emotional quotient.

If you need to describe MLZS in one word, what would it be?

VERITABLE!!!

Out of the six values of the School, which value is the closest to your heart?

“Authenticity” is the value that is close to my heart.

 

Extra-Curricular Activities shaping minds of kids

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For every kid, apart from his regular studies, extra-curricular activities are very important to shape his/her overall personality. Through co-curricular activities, kids learn how to interact with other people, how to work in a team and most of all, how to deal with various scenarios in life.

Below stated are some of the ways in which extra-curricular activities can help shape the mind of your kids:

It aids in classroom teaching

Extra-curricular activities are not only helpful standalone but they also aid in classroom teaching. If the kids are involved in extra-curricular activities that are of various flavors, they can relate to the classroom teaching more easily. Since classroom teaching is based more on presentation of concepts than conducting activities, co-curricular activities will help them grab the concepts faster while they are in the classroom.

Helps the kids to learn the art of socializing

Extra-curricular activities are one of the main things that help your kid develop an all-round personality. During their extra-curricular activities, kids get to interact with other kids from various backgrounds and learn new things. It helps the kids to mingle with each other and socialize with the community. When restricted to their homes, some kids do not get the opportunity to socialize with the community, which might lead to adverse effects on their future. Therefore, extra-curricular activities can be used as one of the best methods to break the ice between kids.

Opportunities to explore various things

There are numerous extra-curricular activities that kids can be a part of, like arts, activities related to science experiments, sports etc. All these fields are a little different from what they learn in their classroom and are more practical in nature. These various opportunities will help them explore the different fields and hence be motivated to learn more.

The diversity of extra-curricular activities is what makes them special. There are a plethora of activities to choose from, hence you can always change if you aren’t interested in one of them. It teaches kids that at any point of time in life, there are always various opportunities to explore and learn outside of their own domain.

Acts as a welcome break from regular classes

Extra-curricular activities are the much awaited time of the day for all the kids. They not only get to mingle and play with other kids but they also get to do something that’s fun and exciting. They act as a welcome distraction from a tiring day and generate fresh thoughts in their minds.

Kids get to think from a different perspective during the activities. Their mind is fresh and they think of it as a passion rather than a compulsion. They make the kids realize that working hard towards your passion can help you achieve higher in your life.

Teaches you to express yourself freely

Often times, kids are unable to express themselves freely in the community. Extra-curricular activities help them express themselves freely, either by speech or by showing their passion towards the activity.

Extra-curricular activities are an essential element of a kid’s growth and we should make sure that we let them choose what they want to be a part of.