Thursday, 22 December 2016
Traditional classroom concept with black board and benches is very unconventional now days. It’s a proven fact that grasping capacity is definitely on higher side with observation rather than simply listening. Play room is the favorite room in the house for the kids. This room offers the most fun to them with no obvious reason. Hence now it’s a time to convert classroom into play room. In the todays changing environment, it is essential to develop their intellectual and physical capacity. From our point of view, play can look like just a silly fun. But from kids view, it is how they experiment and observe the world.
Kids are natural explorer. They are drawn to the things around them. If the classroom is filled with plenty of open ended toys that allow kids to experiment and try new things they can grasp the things easily and in a playful manner. Toys are more than just fun. Toys provide some opportunity for children to learn something.
Some educational toys engage a child’s sense, develop their imagination power and encourage them to interact. Every new shape, colour and sound is a learning experience for the kids. Giving different options within the classroom also helps to decrease the behavior problems. Interest areas in classroom such as blocks, toys, music etc. can help them in developing concentration. Making education enjoyable will help to develop a positive attitude towards learning. This is just similar to PopKorn Kids concept “Playing is learning”. PopKorn has created learning solutions for kids in the form of audio-visuals, educational games and books to develop early childhood skills.
By playing games, kids may be able to understand a new concept or idea. Through games kids can learn a variety of skills such as creativity, teamwork, sportsmanship etc. Using play method as a tool to teach in the early childhood classroom will bring a holistic approach to the content and will help developing every part of each child. Playing is an important aspect for healthy brain development. After teaching a lesson, letting children play will help them put the information they have just learned into imaginary real world situations. Playing also offers some cherished memories.
So, make your classroom full of fun and enjoyable for kids!
Saturday, 10 December 2016
To ensure the commitment of providing high quality learning experience to the kids of 2 to 7 years, PopKorn Kids offers the various kindergarten learning solutions with a blend of activity based and games based learning for schools, teachers, parents & students. We all know that, play is a crucial part of child’s development to explore their skills, so as the learning tools.
To emphasis on the playway learning methodologies used in pre-schools, PopKorn Kids organized the seminar on “Connect Math with Life and Life with Math” to help the pre-schools and teachers understand what kind of methods should be used while making kids learn new things at developmental stage of their life. The seminar was presented by Dr.Rebecca Klemm, The Numbers Lady of USA, the PopKorn Mom: Ms.Karishma Sanghvi and Mr. Piyush Joshi.
Seminar was organized on 26th November, 2016 and 2nd – 3rd December, 2016 at Surat, Rajkot and Ahmedabad respectively. Total 260 schools and 1150 teachers made the seminar successful. PopKorn Kids takes the path breaking step to bring global teaching methods, concepts and strategies of early childhood at our doorstep by inviting Dr. Rebecca Klemm to share her philosophy of teaching numbers in a fun way. She enthralled the attendees with live demonstrations to change classroom into playroom personally designed by her. She explained the importance of incorporating technology in a fun way of teaching and connecting math with day to day life. “We should teach children in the way they understand.” said Dr.Rebecca.
Ms. Karishma Sanghavi known as PopKorn Mom, who has participated in various Early Childhood Education seminars, has designed various learning solutions in the form of educational games, audio – visuals, assessment tools, books, activities etc. designed especially for future generation. “There are 5000 preschools (Gujarati and English language) in Gujarat and more than 30000 teachers contributing the development of the kids. Every teacher should teach the kids in the play way methods to get the best out of them. They should love to connect and engage themselves with kids in playful manner by converting the classroom into PLAYROOM. So that the kids can understand, engage and explore at early childhood development. By doing so, the kids can feel Playing is Learning.” Said PopKorn Mom.
PopKorn has designed the playway methods to make learning easy, effective and enjoyable. PopKorn aims to convert pre-school classrooms into playrooms in the near future. Hence, Mr Tejas Shah - the Director of IDeAL Experiential Learning Private Limited has concluded the event with decision to remain in the forefront of a transformational approach with his announcement of launching of the Council of International Innovative Educators (CIIE), which was greeted with cheers and a big round of applause. And Dr.Rebecca was the first initiative under this council. This council will connect all the educators at one place so as to share the new learning and teaching methodologies, tools, experiences with each other and contribute to the brighter future of the kids.
Mr. Tejas Shah, the founder and Director of Ideal addressed the attentive audience with his belief that there is an absolute need to tie global education and training directly to our infrastructure.
Dr. Rebecca has announced her Certification Course to make ‘Math Makers’ who will change our math classroom to math playroom where kids will make math meaningful in the association with PopKorn Kids.
For more information, visit www.popkornkids.com