With a houseful of three kids (for those who have followed my posts know that I have two boys. Yes there’s another girl in the house, my boys’ first cousin. We live in a joint family) , all under five, summer vacations did not pose a very pleasing proposition to me. I have dreaded this years summer vacation with all my might and pondered on every resource available trying to figure out how I could keep the kids busy throughout the vacations. Summer camps and activity classes were an option, but most of the options available last only a week or so that too just 3-4 hours a day. This really wasn’t a sustainable solution. To add to that the kids constantly insisted that they do everything together. My elder son is the only one at a respectable age to gain from the summer camps and like activities, but he won’t go alone.
It is quite a relief that most of the pre-schools today believe in developing sensory and fine motor skills of the toddlers through activity based learning. Toddlers aren’t handed a pencil and notebook right away and asked to write and learn numbers and alphabets in this tedious and boring way. For those who have started play school for their toddlers in the recent years must have got a little nervous when your kids were not handed pencils during the entire year of going to the play school. In my case, even at the lower kindergarten level, my son’s school has begun the writing curriculum only now after the summer vacations. The entire learning during the preschool has happened Continue Reading