By Pooja Bhatia, co-founder of Learning Through Fun.
EDUCATE, ENGAGE AND ENTERTAINMENT
Children are the most innocent souls we have on this planet and it becomes very important to develop their mental, emotional and physical growth at an early stage. It is a whole new responsibility for parents to show them a positive and right direction at an early age so that subconsciously they can make the right decision on their own when they are growing up in the outside world. It becomes very crucial for parents to mold their child at a young age when their world is all about the parents. Thoughts, feelings, actions, surroundings, and communication in a child’s life is a part of their individuality to boost their confidence in a positive way. The early development comes with 3 strong pillars which are, educate, engage and entertain.
Education is a necessary tool as it plays a vital role in one’s life. It is very important for everyone to be able to survive in this competitive world. Education is a continuous process of learning that gains confidence among the children. A child’s exposure to the school environment develops many abilities and confidence happens to one of them. They explore new things, analyze in their perspective and reach the state of asking doubts. They also experience and learn various extra-curricular activities such as drawing, art class, painting, dancing, etc. These activities instill confidence in children and aid them to become ready for the future.
Children are the pillars of the nation. They learn what they have been taught since their childhood. They should be encouraged to study & gain a quality education.
Education is also important for other reasons as well as it helps to lead a good & healthy life, no rules & regulations while making us responsible citizens of the nation. It is rightly said that “education is the foundation upon which we build our future”. An educated child understands the benefit of teamwork and reflects the conduct throughout their life. They learn the rewards and the perks of disciplined life and the pathway to achieving success and aspirations.
An educated child can bear the burden of his family and gain a respectable position in society. Education brings self-discipline, a sense of responsibility, leadership, team-work among children and prevents them from social embarrassment, child labor. They become self-confident and good decision-makers. Hence, each & every child must be educated so that one day he/she can be able to lead a happy & healthier life.
Family engagement during the earliest age of a child’s life is one of the most powerful predictors of a child’s development. Families are children’s first teachers and it is the quality of parent-child relationships and interactions that create foundational skills that children need to be successful in school and in life. The positive outcomes of engaged parents are powerful. Children see benefits like improved academics, better social-emotional development, and improved health.
It is no surprise, then, that family engagement is an essential component of high-quality early childhood care and education. Engaging families as partners early in the educational journey allows parents to establish strong home-school connections that support their children’s achievement long-term.
Friends also play some kind of essential role in a child’s life since most of the time they spend time with their friends in school, the playground, in the evening, etc. Someone has correctly said, Company matters a lot and this not only applies to children but to a person in their whole life. Children especially tend to get influenced easily by the company they are being. So it is very important for a parent to have a healthy relationship with a child by supporting their thoughts but at the same time molding their thoughts for the betterment.
Entertainment is an important factor in a child’s life. Without some sort of entertainment, children will get dull and frustrated. It plays an important role in the upbringing process of a child. It helps a child develop his skills and help him learn new things. Entertainment and recreation also give parents a chance to let loose their children while they are busy with their entertainment activities. There is no specific form of entertainment that is helpful for a child’s growth.
Television nowadays plays a very important role in a child’s life. They clearly do get influenced by the type of shows they watch and try to imitate in the same way in what happens in the show. Parents should definitely look into the part of what are the choices of shows on television.
Other than this, sports activities are the best form of physical entertainment for children. Children like to play and there is no denying that they should develop physically. Children should be encouraged to take part in different activities like summer clubs, indoor games, and outdoor games.
Learning Through Fun also believes that the above three pillars play a vital role in the process of upbringing a child and help early development in their lives, which eventually boost their confidence. Cherish their every step and make sure you mold the thoughts by supporting their thoughts.