We are very happy that we have chosen Ganges Valley for our daughters. We were very concerned last year since this is the first school experience for our children in India. Ganges has ensured a smooth transition for them.
Childhood is all about learning and parents are but a child’s first teachers. We all know how just about everything that a child learns from walking to cycling to swimming is easier and quicker if a parent is there to support the child and we do find parents engaged and involved during these early years. However when it comes to literacy, one often finds parents slipping into the role of ‘sleeping partners’ relying entirely on the school to do the teaching. I find that this stepping back adversely impacts learning and most children without adequate parental support fail to meet grade level expectations.
Parents are reluctant to be partners in their child’s learning primarily due to:
These articles are from credible sources like the Education Week and the Guardian and are quite informative and insightful. While they are all by academics and experts, one size does not fit all – so parents should use their own discretion in using the ideas given.
While there are enough pop ups on every site reminding us which tea to buy or which movie to watch, articles on learning do not have visibility as they are not considered ‘hot’ enough. We are therefore posting them on the Ganges website for parents to read at their convenience.
I hope you visit our parenting corner from time to time and help yourself to the wealth of information that the articles contain.
Vijaya Lakshmi Ramesh