‘Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself’.
Education which involves everyday life activities and objects enables students to learn in a holistic manner. An Open House was conducted by the students of PP1 and PP2 for their parents in Delhi School of Excellence, Banjara Hills, on 21st September, 2019. It was a time for color, creativity and fun for the tiny tots. The various activities were designed to enable the students to develop their fine and gross motor skills.
The tiny tots enjoyed the activities that were about learning the alphabets of English, Hindi and Telugu, and numbers by tracing them in sand and on cards; number sequencing; basic words in the three languages about daily used objects, animals and their homes. They also showed their parents how they paint using vegetables and brushes. Singing of nursery rhymes, learning about different shapes and sizes of objects, story sequencing using cards and picture cutouts, and matching words with their corresponding objects were the other activities they were completely engrossed in.
They also had physical fitness activities called ‘It’s Play Time’. The students thoroughly enjoyed the various tasks set for them that involved running, balancing objects on their head, frog jumping, crawling and crossing hurdles. The Open House showcased the creativity and hard work of the teachers. They used cutouts, pictures, pop-up pictures, placards, and everyday objects. The students enthusiastically participated in decorating the class rooms. The parents were overjoyed seeing their wards using on hand learning techniques