We had a great school year and are now busy preparing for our new session in June. Before we closed for the summer, we did the fun and very important concept of ‘Community Helpers’.
Given that the topic is an extremely wide one, we gave it great thought and decided to focus primarily on those people who the children meet as part of their daily lives, such as, doctors, teachers, domestic helpers at home, policemen, chefs, etc.
Check out all the fun we had.
An interactive story-telling method, where preschoolers can participate in the story telling process, resulting in higher attention spans and better retention. Listen as Andal Aghoram, Principal of Veranda, a multiple intelligences school in Chennai, narrates the popular tale of Goldilocks […]
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