New session of Primary schools is starting soon. Many schools in Navi Mumbai have declared their school admission results; others will also do it by the end of February. You as a parent must be very excited and also tensed. You must be remembering the days when you first went to school, cried a lot when your parents left you alone and then a caring teacher helped you wipe your tears until you settled yourself in the classroom.
As you enthusiastically prepare for your child’s first day in school; this checklist will inform and guide you in your journey towards making your kid’s first day in school a joyous experience for you and your child as well.
Here we go…
- Familiarize your child about school before the first day. Tell them story about ‘what school is like’. Highlight on things like ‘how wonderful it is to be at school’, ‘making new friends’, ‘drawing and colouring’ and ‘singing and dancing’.
- In order to familiarize the school setting to your child prior to the first day, take him/ her to the school and let him/ her spend some time there.
- Get a proper tiffin box, water bottle and stationery.
- Check out and note down the daily schedule of the school.
- Calculate school distance and time required to travel; this will help your child to be at school in time and also saving you time.
- Check out the school bus schedule and decide your preparation accordingly.
- Make a plan for how you are going to send your child to school. Accompany him or her to school on the school bus the first day.
- Ensure that you have kept your home and work contact numbers in his backpack.
- Introduce yourself to at least one teacher of your child.
- Mention about allergies (if any) of the child to the class teacher and also fill the emergency contact form.
We wish that the first day in school will help your child experience the beautiful beginning of ‘learning’ journey.
Nursery admissions season is here and it’s here with something more than just admissions. The ‘point system’, a point based admission process is on the verge of extinction and ‘lottery system’ is seen as an alternative. There is hue and cry from Parents and private schools at large. They are claiming that the change in system of nursery admission will make the admissions more complex. It was in 2011 that ‘point system’ was introduced and child scored points based on various parameters one of which is the distance of the school from child’s residence. 20-40% points were awarded on the basis of distance i.e., preference will be given to a child who lives near to the school in which he is getting admitted.
As the Delhi High court has halted the admission process for the 2013-14 academic sessions, private schools as well as parents are going to suffer. Many city schools in New Delhi had already started the admission process and many were in the process of verifying documents of applicants. At the same time many parents are sad because they were confident about their child’s admission based on “point system” admission process and now are in dilemma about their child’s admission.
These days most parents are looking out for excellent educational institutes for their children. All they want is to have their child to mould well both in curricular as well as co-curricular activities. Navi Mumbai, known as one of the largest planned cities in the country vouches for best educational institutes.
If we run through the Navi Mumbai schools list, you can come across some of the best schools, which are not just doing well in the city alone but are set up in different parts of the country as well. Delhi public school (DPS) nestled in Nerul, Navi Mumbai offers one of the best educational platforms for the child. The school takes care of the child’s holistic development, and offers studies and fun. On the same lines, you will find DAV Public School, a school that lives up to its reputation of meeting the global standards and offering an integrated approach.
The best schools in Navi Mumbai are using high-end teaching methodologies that help the students enjoy their learning experience. By bringing innovative teaching methods, schools are able to cater to all the needs of the students, which will help them in developing and enhancing their overall personality. DAV International School, Harmony International School and Sanjivani International School offer a child centric learning environment. They have created a place that is safe for students and lets them learn with fun activities.
“Start it early”, is what the experts have to tell the parents when it comes to educating their kids on sex. Kids have a natural curiosity about the changes in their bodies while they are growing. Once they are six years old, they tend to take a keen interest in the opposite sex. Parents should be open to discuss about sex with their kids at this age. Starting the topic early can help you to overcome many embarrassing questions. Open communication about sex education helps and younger kids open up to parents and ask parents about their doubts regarding sex.
Sex education at home
Home is the most secured place for kids, and parents are the most loved persons. They believe and respect them and that is why it would be right for kids to get the sex education from the home itself. Instead of getting knowledge from an unknown person, or someone the child does not trust, the child should be educated by the parents as it is a sensitive topic.
Parents find it embarrassing or difficult to talk to their kids about sex. Although it is true and awkward to most of the parents, it is necessary too. Remember, your child is growing and might get wrong information from the sources like the schoolyard or the TV, where fantasy is projected that imbibe wrong impressions on an impressionable mind. With the increasing crime rate and rising wrong doings of kids, a need for sex education among growing kids has been felt in all the levels of society.