Griha Shiksha Kendra

(Research, Demonstration and Training Centre for aligning education with Sustainability)

Dear Parents,
Your Child Needs "Shiksha Fifty-Fifty" and
Griha Shiksha Kendra can help you!


Age 1-3/Toddlerhood

1 yr - age 3 / toddler and nursery kids learn to try to do physical things on their own, as their gross motor skills are getting developed. They learn by listening a lot as this is the time when their speech is also getting developed.They learn from play which they enjoy as a means to explore their world.Children of this age are natural scientists.

Physical play is most important form of learning this age as It is the time to develop his gross motor skills , body balance , hands and leg muscles ( not fingers for writing) , life skills , communicate his desires / fears / emotions , discover his own liking or innate trait / talents in fields like music / dancing/ painting , reading , speaking, sports , numbers , nature . It is also the time to build vision , immunity , food habits , logical thinking , impulse control , community skills with other kids, like conflict resolution , pooling effort , helping and teaching and basic personal safety etc.

At this age the child cannot explicitly voice his interest area.They simply get engaged to the concepts and plays that draw their attention. Their energy levels are extremely high and their control over their own emotions is very less.So it is upon the caregiver adults to understand what engages the child the most and accordingly should channel his or her energy and built his capabilities through play,storytelling ,drama , nature walks , social interactions etc. It has to be a conscious effort of his parent to engage him in various play activities and impart him experiential learning in playway methods.

This is the age of pure homeschooling through supervision and monitoring of the child’s own play.Adults need to give wide range of exposure to kids through reading, storytelling, drama , roleplays , singing , dancing, music , play activities in order to find their natural inclination, remove their stranger anxiety , settle them in presence of other children and in unfamiliar places.

People :
Interaction improves communication as they hear different people public transport , parks , fairs , playgroups , party, family get togethers , picnics , marketplaces , shops.
Prosperity :
Prosperity for a toddler comes with diversity of exposure in diverse culture , art , music , nature , play. Activities involving sights, touch , smell , taste , sound that triggers wide range of sensual exploration. A child who easily takes part or opens up or responds to a stimuli , gives his opinion and talks is an indication of his open mindedness and adaptability to many ideas.
Peace :
A toddler is at peace when he can trust his company. His stranger anxiety which is also a natural survival instinct needs to get overcome when he meets someone new. Normally he starts with playing himself and gradually learns to make 1 - 2 friends. Parents are the world for a toddler and his / her peace depends on the peace in the family.
The child has to form learning groups in playgroups in this building community , in play schools,daycares, after schools , parks , weekend explorations in nature . They can appreciate and learn about community helpers who assist us us in hour of need like policemen , firemen , milkmen, cleaners . They learn about jobs , roles and responsibilities within the immediate families this time.
Planet :
A toddler by nature show awe and interest in natural phenomena , birds and animals behavior , play with mud,water games ,colours of sky , see the starry nights, hiking on the hills , digging the soil,play with sand on beaches . They love and learn through sensory play and perfectly able to sense emotions in animals and make pets. This is the time to develop a child’s compassion towards all plants and animals
1. Assessments :
The children of this age group learn to be good enquirers and communicators
2. Learning Periphery :
With in 10x10 meters of the home.
3. Best Learning Activities :
Physical Free Play , Music , Doodling and colouring , nature walks , socialising with people, Water play, mud play , sand play , gardening, household chores.