the way of learning.
Little Idea is a part of Little Sprouts Education & Development Pvt. Ltd.
which is a well known brand in chain of pre-schools called Little Sprouts. Little
Sprouts offers it's innovative & creative curriculum to many formal & pre-schools
called Little Idea.
A child is born with more than 100 billion brain cells ! But his usable intelligence is not determined by the number of brain cells,; Rather it's determined by the number of connections that are made between these brain cells. These connections are formed by the experiences and thoughts that we give to our children in the early years. Research says that 98% of a child's brain development happens in the first five to six years and this is the time when the brain is developing it's connections, so it is important that the child gets stimulating and enriching activities since these are the foundational years.
Little Idea believes that since as a child has enormous ability to absorb and learn during this period, the child thus needs to be exposed to a "Structured" environment where he/she can be exposed to a variety of concepts. That is the reason we say our curriculum is child-centric as it is focused on the needs of the child.
Everybody understands when we discuss formal school curriculum because
it is prescribed by NCERT & BOARDS (CBSE, ICSE and STATE) but there is a very less understanding
of what goes into a curriculum for a pre-school. Since pre-school is considered to be an informal sector, defined education goals
have not been laid by the education system in India,
because of this, most of the pre-schools follow their individual methodology & structure which they feel is right.
Most of the larger schools that have pre-primary sections still follow a blackboard system which is mostly teacher-centric rather than child-centric.
So, well defined curriculum is extremely important for a pre-school as the ages between 0-6 are the most important years in a child's life.
Why Little Idea Curriculum
There are several reasons why Little Idea is the best solution today. We have developed the curriculum with intensive research on all
aspects of pre-school education. Serveral aspects of the Little Idea curriculum are put to practical test & new improvements are worked on regularly.
We have seen the substantial overall development in children following Little Idea curriculum. This has reiterated our faith in the curriculum
& we know that for sure if followed properly, it can do wonders for the child.
The main differentiator for the Little Idea curriculum has been it's child-centric nature. Most of the pre-schools follow a teacher-centric curriculum where the methodology/activities are focused on making it easy for the teacher to conduct a class. But we believe that a pre-school must provide the best possible enviornment for the child to develop and prosper.
Little Idea Curriculum
Learning the new way.
The traditional education method is no longer acceptable as all the parents` want their child to be creative, be caring, have knowledge & not
to be burdened with heavy school bags. We have taken this initiative to cover the entire subject matter through specifically designed colorful Worksheets.
Little Idea believes that every child is special & unique; So a curriculum that is being implemented must take into consideration the fact that every child comes with different abilities, skills & background. Our age-appropriate curriculum helps children to develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, musically and socially to their fullest potential.
Our innovative and creative curriculum is based on high academic standards. It provides developmentally appropriate, child initiated & teacher guided activities. Our curriculum focuses on the philosophy that children learn best through play. It is important for children to have opportunities to construct their own knowledge through exploration and interaction with materials.
★ Learning is Child-centered : Worksheets allow child to explore and learn at his/her own pace and on their own terms.
★ Children naturally learns Self-discpline : There are specific "ground rules" for the class that are consistently enforced by the teacher and other fellow students. This environment naturally teaches children self-discpline and it refines important skills like concentration, self-control and motivation.
★ Learning method inspires Creativity : Children are sometimes allowed to choose their activities and work on their own terms, creativity in the classroom is encouraged. Children work at tasks for the joy of the work, rather than the end result, which allows them to focus more on process than result - a natural path to creativity.
Other advantages of Worksheets
★ Worksheets are truly an invaluable tool for the child's learning, making learning more fun and interesting.
★ Worksheets reinforce instruction by guiding independent learning and making classroom learning more productive.
★ Worksheets personalize the learning process in the classroom. Students learn best when they are given a chance to interact with their teaching material and to explore it.
★ Worksheets allow students to interact with each other and to help each other learn. Sometimes we put students in groups of two to four and allow them to finish the work together. This helps to develop the communication and teamwork skills of our little learners.
Little Idea other advantages
★ No Bag load.
★ No Books, Workbook or Copies.
★ Structured Program.
★ Age appropriate Content.
★ Easy to handle for Kids.
★ Child friendly.
★ Less Space occupied on the study table.
★ More time for Classroom learning.
★ Parent Involvement.
★ Easy Reference.
★ An invaluable gift for the child.
Components of Curriculum
★ Sensomotor - Life skills, Sensorial, Gross motor, Fine motor.
★ Cognitive - Mathematics, Science, Environment, Concepts.
★ Language - Expression, Vocabulary.
★ Personality - Problem Solving, Decision making, Social skills, Independence.
★ Creativity - Music, Arts, Crafts, Construction, Role play.