Mix learning with a little bit of fun

Mix learning with  a little bit of fun

Everyone is fond of chirpy kids but for parents, it can be quite a task to make the young ones sit down and learn what is essential. With school admissions becoming more of a stressful procedure and cut-throat competition defining the times today, it becomes all the more crucial for a parent to introduce their proteges to innovative ways of learning.

To cater to this, there are a variety of options available in the market. A glimpse of these can be had in the ongoing World Book Fair at Pragati Maidan. Contrary to popular belief that the book fair is only a haven for book lovers, Metrolife comes across some interesting material/tools with which you can teach kids
who feel sleepy at the sight of books!

Starting from a newborn to a toddler, a new toy is always the top demand. It is for this age group that Knowledge Cubes come in handy. These are available in basic pictorial format, as well as in descriptive-style, and appear as if a book has been transformed into a cube to enable a child to play and learn simultaneously.

To add to these flashcards are available in different shapes and sizes.

“There are two things – capacity of the brain and learning. If the capacity of the brain is more, it can restore more and therefore the use of flashcards can be implemented even when a child is newly born. Like humans work best under pressure, brain too works best under pressure and grasps knowledge about different colours, animals, etc,” says Hemali Gada from Krazy, the brand that makes flashcards on 21 topics, available in seven languages with English translations. While the front of the flashcard has a picture of an object/animal/ transport, the flipside has some basic details about the picture which a parent can read out to the child.

Those who are a little older, can be introduced to Board Books which are not cumbersome to read and impart knowledge on various topics in a pictorial way. Also, Puzzle Books are another alternative to ward off the fear of books from children.

“There is an activity on the left page and a jigsaw puzzle on the right. Children learn to correct jumbled words, which are basically the names of characters from a cartoon and also get to play the puzzle alongside,” informs Kanishk Shrivastav from
Purple Turtle.

If the approaching Board exams are a concern and your children often doze on books then switch on the TV.

“I too used to feel sleepy like any other child while trying to focus on books. To get rid of the boredom, we have introduced CDs, DVDs and pen drives containing audio-visual videos of their subjects. These are available for all classes and even for entrance exam prep-aration,” informs Sunny Verma from Noida-based
Tirumala Softwares.

So the next time you spot your child dozing in front of an open book, don’t yell.
Instead allow them to complete their course through alternative ways.

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