Children of all ages can benefit from Mindful Learning, the simple practice of bringing a gentle, accepting attitude to the present moment.
Mindful Learning – the need of the hour
“Mindfulness is a powerful tool that supports children in calming themselves, focusing their attention, and interacting effectively with others, all critical skills for functioning well in school and in life,”
The New School San Francisco, an inquiry-based, socioeconomically and racially integrated charter school, serves as a model for mindful teaching and learning strategies.
It is concluded that when mindful strategies are implemented, students have significant opportunities to exercise the 21st-century skills of creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking, essentially called the 4 C’s of Mindful learning.
Mindful Learning – the right way to learn!
Many studies have been conducted on various forms of education systems. Project-based, skill-based, activity-based, research-based and more. Each of these curricula works best for specific age groups. What the studies concluded largely was that mindful learning with the proper integration of the 4 C’s in the curriculum exposes kids to practical life situations making it better for them to relate to concepts.
Mindful learning focuses on divergent context-based learning, thereby expanding minds which only encourages creativity but also triggers the search of multiple perspectives for multiple solutions to fit multiple contexts. It promotes the ability to question and see things in a different light, drawing novel distinctions.
Several schools in the US, have switched to mindful learning methodologies. We have one such close to home as well. Eurokids’ Eunioa is a unique and carefully curated mindful learning pedagogy for kids through ages 2 to 6.
Mindful learning happens to encompass musical experience, storytelling, DIY workshops, a good combination of indoor and outdoor activities, sports, physical exercises, dancing and lot of physical aspects.
These activities help the kids in a way where they can actually see, touch and feel the objects to learn languages, mathematics, science and become aware of their surroundings.
This enables kids to learn life essential skills, something we see greatly missing in kids who are more attracted to mobile games than books. Often, we forget there is another option all together than these two. Take your kids out once a while and spend a day with DIY projects and fun activities.
Participate in events, where kids can play, learn, have fun, make new friends and explore a whole world just for them. One such is HappyOn at the Lalit Ashok, Bangalore on 29 Feb 2020.
Make sure you are there with your kids. You can book your entry on their website www.happyon.co.in for just INR 49/-. You can also meet Eurokids at the event, who is the proud Knowledge partner for HappyOn. Hope to see you all there, mommies!
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