Sep 22, 2017

Learning Journeys Designed As Play - Skola Toys #PlayItRight

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"Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome."

This quote holds true for everyone in life, whether they are adults or children. How we get to a destination is very important. Similarly, when children set out to learn a certain “something”, the journey to learn that is critical. Skola Learning Journeys are therefore designed to be informative and intuitive for kids. Experience these journeys as they open up new avenues in your child’s learning abilities.

When little children are taught alphabets for instance, how did they go about learning them?

  • Was it rote learning? A for apple, B for ball?
  • Did they experience anything hands-on?
  • Did they touch and feel the alphabets?
  • Did they learn that apple starts with a sound that the alphabet 'A' makes or just memorized that A is for apple?
  • Did they just memorize a fact that c-a-t is cat or learnt why it is so? And whether this was done in a hands-on & age appropriate way?
  • Was the learning child-led or forced upon?
Undoubtedly, each route of learning creates a different type of learner, and certainly a route that is hands-on, inviting, involving and enriching would create the wisest & confident learners because their journey has been most meaningful and enriching, gaining something at each step of the way.

For young children, true happiness comes from doing an activity, not completing it and finding an answer. Their focus is always clearly on the process and not the outcome.

Learning is always joyful & purposeful when it is led by the child himself & he voluntarily engage in some activity. So it is our job to give them a prepared environment with age appropriate materials so that they enjoy their journey of learning in all the areas with greater zeal & enjoy arriving at the answers on their own.

We adults have different journeys running simultaneously in our lives like journey of a parent, a professional, a daughter etc and every journey teaches us something different. Similarly a child is into multiple learning journeys at any point in time. A child may be perhaps - 
  • Learning to count objects
  • Becoming familiar with the sounds in a word
  • Starting to use his finer muscles of hand 
  • Becoming aware of the colors in nature
Every child is unique in the way they start and move through these journeys. Learning is never a single occurrence, learning even one single concept involves a series of steps.

Every Skola journey takes children systematically through a series of experiences that are incrementally challenging enabling them to discover and learn something new at each stage. Every stage is facilitated by a toy, playing with which, will allow children to challenge themselves in an interesting way.

An example of a learning journey through counting is:

Visit to understand more such children’s learning journeys like Fine Motor SkillsColorsGeometryMotionCountingArithmeticAlphabetsWordsPatterns and view toys that facilitate incremental learning.

Let us enable our future generations to play, explore and discover through "Learning Journeys designed as Play "

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