BANGALORE: A socio-dramatic play was organised with a theme super market by Tree House Education and Accessories Limited at their centre. Children from age group of two to six years took part with great enthusiasm.
A replica of a super market was created and the students played the role of customers, shopkeepers, and security guards. Suhas, a three-year -old kid was so engrossed in playing the role of a customer that he wanted to buy all the fruits in the market. Abijai Sheya Dutta, who was at the billing counter, did her best to make her role seem real as she went on playing with the dummy laptop with sincerity and enthusiasm.
The supervisor of North Bangalore, Sheba said, “This type of learning environment gives them the freedom to deal with a real scenario and experiment with different roles. As children are without any inhibitions they improvise on roles and this helps them to develop problem solving skills. These students were trained for 10 days and then were let to act in their own style.”
In the previous instance, germination and farms were recreated. The kids were asked to bring seeds from their homes to encourage the practice of planting trees in the vicinity.
Farms were recreated and real cattle were brought to inculcate the methods of farming in the minds of kids, when the theme of farm was chosen by the organisation.
The socio-dramatic play is organised every month by the institution.
The COO of Tree House Education and Accessories Limited, Ravi Warriar, said, “In many institutions, kids are taken out to explore the outside world and come face to face with practical situations. We do not endorse such methods as they are not safe for kids of this age group. We decided to recreate the same thing within our four walls. This will continue for 10 days to a week. On the last day, even the parents join in and they are content to see their children take active part in these socio-dramatic plays.”
Teaching in India is considered as one of the most noble profession. However, today there is a tremendous shift in the process of teaching as well as learning. It is moving towards a more practical approach rather than being limited to text book curricula.