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5 Steps Essential to be Taken for the Holistic Growth of Children

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Today learning and acquiring knowledge is no more just dependent on academic excellence but is also dependent on multifaceted skill-development of a child. Holistic education is no more just a fancy term, but these days it is aggressively implemented in the school’s curriculum for the overall development of students. It helps in building confidence, integrity, humility, acceptance etc. in children, well-acquainted with the global scenarios and aspects.

As the name suggests, holistic approach of educating a child covers a wide range of skills, teaching tools, goals & aspirations, and it should be given due importance since toddler days. The biggest benefit of this approach isn’t just about mental development of a child, but it also focuses on his/her’s:

  • Personal Growth
  • Social Skills
  • Emotional Understanding
  • Intellectual Development
  • Environmental Values

The 5 ways that should be implemented in early education for a holistic approach are:

 

Literacy Learning

This is the foremost step and fundamental ability of a student to understand and evaluate meaning through:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Listening
  • Speaking
  • Viewing
  • Representing

It is basic learning about sounds, words, shapes, sizes, languages and various other facets around us. This is very important since early years as children effectively learn these things, in everyday process, through various activities such as singing, talking and playing games.

 

Expressive Art

Art and expressing yourself plays a vital role in developing a child’s thought process, imagination, creativity, and the ability to use mediums and materials. It also provides various opportunities and encouragement to children to portray their ideas effectively through art. These skills help children to represent themselves and understand their hidden interests, skills and ideas for further development.

 

Motor Skills Development

Motor skills are associated with muscle activity. This forms a critical aspect for cognitive years and includes six most important components:

  • Agility
  • Balance
  • Coordination
  • Power
  • Reaction time
  • Speed

There are two types of motor skills.

  1. Fine motor skills: These skills are for small movements like synchronization of hands etc.
  2. Gross motor skills: These skills are for larger movements in which a child’s hands, legs or the complete body is involved.

It allows children to gain strength and confidence in their bodies and image. It also helps them to focus on their physical and mental well-being.

 

Sensory Movements

Infants discover the world through senses, and now we all can understand what importance this factor holds in a child’s development. One of the best ways to develop sensory skills is to use contrasting tastes and smell to raise a child’s awareness.

 

Speech & Communication

This is another imperative skill essential for the growth of a child. Speech must be clear & concise, and the articulation words should be proper for easy understanding. Communication skills allow a child to express themselves well and confidently in all aspects of life.

The environment of Vedas International School is nurturing, caring and aims to give every child the opportunities to develop their talents and achieve their full academic potential. We are an academically magnificent boarding school in Gurgaon, where pupils from all backgrounds feel equally valued. Our school is the best residential school in Delhi/NCR, with state-of-the-art facilities and amenities to encourage the holistic development of students. Visit our website to know the details of our admission process for 2021-2022 session.

 

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