Monday, May 15, 2006

Kids Love Practical Experiences

As parents, try to find adequate time for your kids and provide them with first hand experiences. Certain experiences can be taken for granted depending on the community where you live. For example, children with a rural background will have a fairly good knowledge of seeds being planted and fertilizers spread. Never assume that your kids will get access to all sorts of life experiences in school. Even if the school is a good one and provides vicarious experiences, your approach will certainly will still stand out unique.

Look at the following few experiences:
  1. Visit to a farm house.
  2. Visit to a nursery.
  3. Observing sparrows building nests, laying eggs and rearing their young ones.
  4. Visit to a printing press or a garage.
  5. Visit to a health clinic or a hospital.
  6. Visit to a plastic industry.
  7. Visit to an old age home or an orphanage.
  8. Visit to a recycling unit.
  9. Visit to a sericulture or a pisciculture plant.
  10. Visit to a museum or a zoo.
  11. Visit to a doll house or a studio.
  12. Visit to a building construction site.
Never play down the importance of such visits while conversing with kids. Even if you are well versed, show a lot of interest in the activities there. Unless you show interest, how can the kids get enthused? Kids will definitely shoot dozens of questions, once he gets engrossed with the subject. Once you are in a site, discuss the situation, raise doubts, answer questions, compare things, appreciate good work done there and yes, at the end of it you will have contributed a lot to kid development.

I have seen some parents who think that their kids are too young to catch up. But, that is not a fact. Kids too can understand and appreciate. They are curious enough to know new things. Even your daily visits to your friend's place or market or doctor will have new experiences in store for your kids to see and understand.

1 comment:

Sanketh said...

You have been the inspiration to many students like me in many ways. You have proved practicaly that students who are dumb,shy. hesitent are not so by birth as they can change thenselves to soem thing else what they didnt know.
Today there are hundreds of students whom you have moulded.

Sir let your experience reflect in your blogs