What kind of environment does your child need to thrive?
Have you ever wondered as to why childhood memories become permanent fixtures in our brains as compared to the recent events that haplessly pass our minds and forgotten in a snap?
Well, this is because during the crucial age of about three to eight, the neurons in the brain of a child are being wired in such a way so that it allows it to form connections. Just like any other kind of growth, the brain also needs to be matured at the early stages of life so as to fully develop it capabilities for future learning.
Children are often compared to flowers as the similarities are quite evident. They are unique, they are beautiful, they require tender and loving care, and they bloom in their own time.
Your child’s rate of knowledge acquisition is staggering. Just notice your child remembering in detail something that they did last week (that you barely remember!) and you will understand the remarkable observers who will live in these tiny bodies.
Prodigies are half born, half made and mostly discovered at a young age. During this phase, the role adapted by parents and educators is quite important. For your kid to excel. He or she must be provided with very stimulating environment.
All parents usually start from the same place – we want our children to succeed. We want them to be happy and have lives packed with significance and meaning. Often, they focus on changing their child rather than changing their environment. Did you know that changing the environment has a big impact on how your child grows? If you consciously tend to your garden, your flowers will blossom.
So, what kind of learning environment does your child need? Read on to find out!
- 1. Safe and secure environment
- Your child learns the best when his or her physical & emotional needs are met and they feel psychologically safe. They are not to just sit and attend lectures for a long period of time. Your child needs active play, as well as periods of quiet and restful activity. The environment needs tobe safe and secure where everyone is accepted.
- 2. Right balance of learning and playing
- Your child gains opportunities for exploration, experimentation and manipulations, the skills that are essential for constructing knowledge, through play. The right balance between learning and playing promotes the development of social, emotional and intellectual abilities in your child. It is through play that your child will develop their imagination and creativity.
- 3. The class size
- While your child can benefit from some group lessons alongside his or her classmates with similar interests, they make work the best if the class size is not too large. This ensures that the teacher focuses on all students’ strengths, weaknesses and pace of learning. Large class sizes tend to be detrimental to most, if not all, students, as it can get difficult for the teachers to focus on all the children in the class and cater to their needs.
- 4. Ticklethe student’s mind
- An ordinary environment is totally different from that of a learning environment. The learning environment should be able to engage your child in activities that will make him or her learn the interactions they make.
A good learning environment for child is one that provides learning tools and instructional materials that supplement’s your child’s learning. It should also be a venue where your child’s mind is encouraged to wander free, solve problems and think outside the box.
Along with the above mentioned pointers, if you are looking for an excellent school for your child, you should keep in mind other key features such as respect and concern for students, a culture of mutual support among students and challenging academic and personal goals. An educational atmosphere with these ingredients foster success.
Finding the right learning environment for your child not only allows the scope for improvements in school work, but also boosts self-confidence in your children who might otherwise believe there is something wrong with their way of learning. Therefore, it is highly important that you look carefully at your options before choosing a school for your child and reassess as your child grows.
Keeping these important characteristics in mind, CGR International School is dedicated to academic excellence in a caring environment that provides opportunities for all its students to flourish.
Research has found that there is a correlation between student teacher relationship and student learning outcomes. Students that have positive relationships with their teachers have been found to be highly motivated, focused on their task, and have greater overall learning outcomes.
Based on this thought process, we have made CGR International School an exciting, challenging and enjoyable place for all. Our teachers are dedicated to providing an engaging and stimulating environment where all learners feel valued, ideas flourish and students realise their full potential.
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