Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Though children tend to rely on and value the sense of sight to observe and learn about the world around them, we should stimulate other senses like touch, hearing and smelling to make them enhance those senses as well. We never know when in our life we may have rely solely on the other senses as well. Apart from this, the blindfold activities will stimulate and enhance different parts of brain as well.
When we break away from regular teaching pattern, the child will enjoy the activity as well.
When children use their tactile senses it creates muscular memory, which is one of the strongest memories. Remember how you never forget to cycle once you learn it?
My Giggle Garden being a Montessori inclusive school, we have tons of tactile activities for children. During homeschooling era, our parents followed up with our guidance and came up with their own form of activities to promote Tactile Exploration of children.
Children who do not identify emotions or learn to express it are usually confused as to why they feel certain way at times. Though the positive emotions do not bother them much, they are confused about anger, fear, sadness etc which doesn't make them feel so good.
It is important that we create awareness in children about different emotions they experience and also let them know it is ok to feel angry, sad or afraid at times. Knowing their emotions will guide them handle them properly and also to express them when needed without being ashamed of experiencing it.
We at My Giggle Garden encourage children to talk about their feelings and emotions. We listen to them patiently when they struggle to find the right words or actions to express themselves. Thankfully, our parents also understand the importance of it and teach it to their children.
Homeschooling did not hinder this important learning for our Gigglers. It is amazing to see them express different emotions so adeptly.
Sunday, September 6, 2020
I was quite surprised that Kundana's mom came up with this innovative way to keep the Sensorial activity going on at home. In Giggle Garden we concentrate a lot on sensory development of a child along with improving their focus on task and increasing their attention span. It is more about child development which will make learning easy rather than just memorizing the lessons.
When I started homeschooling, my biggest worry was about how parents will compensate the Montessori setup of our school. It is amazing that parents came with great ideas and did a good job with things available at home.
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