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Happy Learning – Making learning fun for your child!

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Remember the time when your child started counting numbers? Or learning alphabets? We taught them counting as they climbed stairs, as they played with their toys or even as they were eating. And to teach them alphabets, we would associate the alphabet with an object and present a picture for it. The idea of doing this was to reinforce their learning in a fun way.

Since pre-historic times, our species have witnessed the importance of art in sharing knowledge among each other and for passing it on for the generations to come. The ancient Greeks and Egyptians were known to carve the walls and stones to let their stories flow.

And we, at HeyCloudy, believe that learning could be fun with the right combination of certain elements. We call it, “Happy Learning”.

“Happy Learning” can be done effectively with a three-pronged approach. LISTEN. EXTEND. ENCOURAGE.

LISTEN

Listening is the basic form of teaching, a child is exposed to. Even as a baby, a child can actively learn by ‘listening’. To think of it, that’s primarily how a child learns a language.  They learn the words, the grammar, the usage – all by listening! For a child to actively listen and absorb information, the best medium that we recommend is STORIES. Stories have the potential to pack in a lot of valuable and sensitive information into a fun package.

EXTEND

Once a child listens to a story, they don’t leave it there. They take it with them in their hearts and minds. Let’s look at these ideas as a ‘Dot’.  Arts and crafts play a great role in turning these “dots” into reality. Soon, you would be witnessing them connecting these ‘dots’ and giving them a whole new meaning. These ‘Dots’ and their inter-connections shapes a child’s personality and makes them into a person they would grow up to be.

ENCOURAGE

“Happy learning” doesn’t end there. It actually starts at this point. Once you have enabled a child to listen and extend a story, it is time to step back and watch them use their imagination to build upon this framework. For younger children, this step can mostly be achieved by free play and nudging them with conversation-starters around the concept.

So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started with “Happy Learning”!

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