Today’s children have their life so mechanized that they do not have time to explore or have real fun. Life is far too scripted today. Plans are made. Classes are attended. Gone are the days of free play and creating something out of nothing. Many children today are simply following a script that they would free themselves from if given a chance.
Not all children have the interest or aptitude in music or dance or chess or other routine fine-art classes but most children are enrolled in atleast one or two of these classes. We somehow try to link everything with academic success and enroll children in handwriting classes, abacus, phonetics and what not! Everything ends up becoming mechanical and stressful for the child that he/she no longer enjoys the most beautiful of life’s seasons – Childhood!
At Jhoola, we believe in experience-based learning. Every month’s theme and activities are researched for hours and days together to ensure that the child sub-consciously learns about various values and life-skills like Emotional Skills, Social Skills, being okay with losing, being kind, sharing, being patient, reduce wastage and so on.
So many researches and studies carried out internationally claim that experience and value-based learning are the most effective with children and free-play, something that we at Jhoola, give a lot of importance to, is what really lets the children learn what they are naturally inclined to and are interested in.