Eid Charity Drive 2017

This year, the children of Podar jumbo Kids Bannimantap will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr with a special gesture. They will share their happiness with those who are less fortunate through the Eid Charity Drive initiative at our school.

To participate in the Eid Charity Drive, simply send lightly used and usable clothes, footwear and toys that you no longer need. All donated material will be collected, packed by us, and forwarded to Goonj, a New Delhi-based non-governmental organization that provides disaster relief and community development services across the country. To learn more about this wonderful organization and the work that they are doing to help the less fortunate and the rural poor across India, go to their website.

We hope this Charity Drive will light the spark of giving in your child, and set the tone for a lifetime of contributing to the community.

Remember to send clothes and other material that are not damaged and can be used. All clothing materials must be washed, and sent in a bag. The last date for sending materials for the Eid Charity Drive is June 22.

We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in this initiative!

 

Parent Orientation Program and Start of Academic Year

It’s that time of the year again! We are excited and looking forward to the beginning of the new academic year.

The academic year 2017-2018 at Jumbo Kids will kick off with a special Parent Orientation Program that has been planned for Monday, June 5, 2017.

The program will help parents become familiar with the academic schedule for their children in the upcoming year, and will also help them understand the curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum that is adopted at Podar Jumbo Kids. You will also have a chance to spend time in your children’s classrooms, meet with the class teacher, and participate in the kind of preschool and kindergarten activities that your children will now be enjoying at school regularly.

The schedule for the Parent Orientation Program is as follows:

Date: Monday, June 5, 2017

Timings: 10 AM for Nursery

11 AM for Jr. KG and Sr KG

Attendance is mandatory for all parents with their children. Please do not miss the Parent Orientation Program, and cooperate with us to make your child’s upcoming year, a memorable and happy one!

Classes will start from June 6 for Nursery, and June 8 for Jr KG and Sr KG.

How Do We Develop Language and Communication Skills at Podar Jumbo Kids Preschool?

Most parents of preschoolers are concerned about the development of their child’s language and communication skills. That is natural because the years from 2 to 5 are when maximum language development takes place. Children learn new words, learn to form sentences, and learn to speak in complete and articulate groups of sentences. They are capable of learning more than one language at this stage.

Our preschool curriculum and system place special emphasis on helping children develop essential and vital  communication skills. Nursery and Kindergarten children at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap have access to special activities, like role-play, drama and elocution classes that specifically help children speak better.

Drama is an essential part of the curriculum that allows Kindergarten children to express themselves freely, in a non-stress environment and without fear of rebuke or criticism. A stress-free, encouraging environment that is completely devoid of censure or criticism is vital for your child to develop essential language skills.

Role-play is another vital activity that both and Kindergarten and Nursery children engage in regularly. Role-play allows the child to understand not just himself, but also the people around him, the environment that he lives in, and helps him interact with them in an appropriate and functional manner. Be it doctor play, or kitchen play, our Playschool and Nursery children enjoy the opportunity to be someone else for just a few minutes, expressing themselves, and using language that goes beyond their everyday vocabulary.

We use special supervised preschool events in which children are given the opportunity to play roles in a much more formal and organized setting. We conduct events in which children dress up as various characters, like fruit and vegetable sellers, and customers, and interact, with each other in their designated roles.

Curious about how our children learn to speak and engage with each other? Call us on 9900622908 and inquire about the Nursery and Kindergarten early childhood education programs at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap.

Why Is Your Child’s First Nursery School so Important?

Nursery Activities

The decision to put your child in nursery school or preschool is a very important one. This is your child’s very first learning environment, and making the wrong decision at this stage could prove disastrous. When the first learning environment is an insecure, drab, joyless, or depressing one, it makes for a very shaky foundation for a child’s development.

The Nursery program at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap is designed to promote holistic development of every child. The program is open to children who have reached a minimum of 2.6 years of age.

At this stage, the program specifically focuses on social skills and language development, communication skills development, physical and social development, besides introducing children to literacy and numeracy skills.

All activities are designed to be age-appropriate, and are focused on brain development. 98% of the child’s brain development occurs before the age of five, and we make sure that we target holistic brain development during this very sensitive and critical stage of your child’s life. Our Nursery school programs are designed to help children interact with others, including their peers as well as teachers, and to make sense of their environment.

Our children are encouraged to explore and investigate, form friendships and relationships, move about and explore in a structured manner under the careful supervision of the teachers. The goal is to make sure that children are able to progress into their kindergarten years, seamlessly and smoothly without any hassles.

Our Nursery class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 20 in each classroom, ensuring that teachers in each classroom are able to provide personal and individual attention to each child.

Want to know if Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap is the best early childhood learning center or nursery school for your child? Drop in to our preschool today and learn more about our programs, curriculum, and methodologies! Or call us today!

Learning Environment-What Are Our Classrooms Like?

At Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap, the classroom is not just a classroom.

We believe that the classroom is, in fact, the third teacher of the child, second only to the parent and the teacher.

The kind of environment that your child spends his playschool or nursery hours in will play a very strong role in his learning outcomes. A child, in a drab, colorless, joyless learning environment is likely to be unstimulated, and therefore, unresponsive to any kind of learning. At Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap however, our classrooms are designed to be fun, stimulating, colorful and joyful.

Our preschool classrooms provide a spacious learning environment, and are designed to give each child sufficient individual and personal space, while promoting interpersonal and social interactions.

The walls are colorful, and shout out the achievements of each child! Display boards exhibit the child’s art and activities – we believe that this plays a key role in a child’s sense of confidence and self-esteem. We know that our children love it when their work is displayed for the world to see!

Our early childhood learning environments promote easy access to toys, material and equipment. There’s a reading corner, where children can grab age-appropriate, international books to browse through, and a special art corner to grab a crayon and paper and simply doodle away. Puzzle corners encourage mental stimulation, and provide a welcome break from classroom work for kindergartners.

Each Nursery classroom is equipped with foam-padded flooring to ensure that children can play, mingle, and bounce about without any fear of injury. All furniture is child-friendly and safely designed without any sharp corners and edges that can hurt, and painted in beautiful colours.

Want to see what a typical Nursery or Kindergarten classroom is like at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap? Drop in to our center any day between 9 AM and 3 PM, and take a guided tour of the classrooms. Our teachers are more than ready to answer any questions you have! Call us on 9900622908 to schedule a visit today!

Why are Events Such an Important Component of Our Annual Preschool Calendar?

At Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap, we believe that learning should go beyond A,B,Cs and  1,2,3s.  At this very sensitive stage in a child’s life, parental involvement is key. Our yearly preschool planner is designed to increase parental involvement, with plenty of extracurricular activities and events planned for children, teachers and parents.

All special events and activities are integrated into the Nursery and Kindergarten curriculum to ensure that children think of their school as a learning and development center where they are encouraged to enjoy and explore under the supervision of both their parents and teachers. Parental involvement and collaboration is a key component of our approach, and we believe that parents who take a very strong role in participating in their children’s extracurricular activities in preschool are more likely to see significant improvement in their children’s learning and cognitive development.

We, therefore, encourage all parents to participate in the events that are conducted throughout the year. Research has shown that parents who participate in their child’s kindergarten stages are much more likely to be also involved in their child’s school life as the child leaves his early childhood learning center, and moves to primary school.

From honoring and cherishing fathers on Father’s Day and harnessing the patriotic spirit of Independence Day, from enjoying a cook-off with parents on MasterChef  to special stage performances on Annual Day, our yearly calendar is chock full of events that parents are invited to. At many of these events, parents take center stage as the Star Guests of the day!

Your child’s first pre-primary school experience should be an enjoyable and fun one. Learn more about why Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap is the best choice for your child here.  Or drop in at our center for a visit!

5 Ways We Help Your Preschooler Develop Reading Skills

At Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap, we strongly believe that Readers Make Leaders. Reading skills are stressed on and encouraged at our preschool, right from the nursery school stage.

From our curriculum which focuses heavily on development of reading skills, phonetics practices and sight-reading skills, to extracurricular activities like our Jumbo’s Book Club, which helps children develop and form a lifelong bond with books, we invest heavily in developing your child’s literacy and reading skills.

Here are five ways we help your kindergartner develop reading skills.

Reading Corner-Every classroom has a little reading corner, where your child can enjoy browsing through and reading international books, and developing a bond with the written word.

Full-Fledged Library-Our early childhood learning centre has a full-fledged library with an extensive collection of age-appropriate children’s books. Whether your three-year-old is in nursery school and is just beginning to get introduced to books, or a five-year-old kindergartner, he is likely to find a wide array of books to interest him.

Glenn Doman Reading-We use the internationally-acclaimed Glenn Doman reading technique, which is a time-tested way of helping preschoolers to learn using sight-reading practices.

Phonetics-Our British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum also stresses significantly on learning phonetics, right from the Nursery stage (helping them recognize the sounds of letters and correctly pronounce them) to progressing to reading two and three- letter words in Junior Kindergarten, through reading sentences, paragraphs, and books by the time they complete Senior Kindergarten.

Jumbo’s Book Club-One of our most popular Kindergarten initiatives is Jumbo’s Book Club which is exclusive to our preschool. Our Senior Kindergartner Book Club members are encouraged to borrow books from the library, strengthen their reading skills and are applauded and appreciated for their efforts.

Interested in knowing more about our reading skills development practices? Call 9900622908 and talk to us!

Why do we call Jumbo Kids an International preschool?

At Podar Jumbo Kids, Bannimantap, we pride ourselves on being an  international preschool with an Indian ethos.

What makes our school international? 

Our curriculum, methodologies and  pedagogy make us so.

EYFS

Podar Jumbo Kids follows the Early years Foundation Stage (EYFS) standard which is followed by all schools and preschools in the United Kingdom.  In fact, we are the only kindergarten chain in India  to follow the EYFS methodology and curriculum.

Montessori 

Our leaning practices also include many that are borrowed from Maria Montessori’s  internationally recognized methodology of teaching children.  We use didactic material, and our staff is trained to encourage age-appropriate learning that is sensitive to the child’s needs and  his development stage. Your child’s daily experiences will include sensorial stimulation that helps his mind absorb more.

 

Rudolf Steiner 

We are also heavily influenced by Rudolf Steiner’s three R’s – Rhythm , Reverence and Repetition.

Rhythm – Our children enjoy and participate in music and movement activities as well as  rhymes and actions songs that enforce language and communication skills.

Reverence -We encourage children to have a deep respect and reverence for the environment around them through gardening activities, nature tours and field trips.

Repetition – Repetition of concepts reinforces learning, and is one of the strongest and proven methods to achieve learning progress.

Our school doesn’t simply have an “international” tag – it is truly global in its approach to early childhood education and its adoption of the best practices from around the world to help your child learn better!

Preschool Physical Development Activities at Podar Jumbo Kids Bannimantap

Preschoolers are at one of the most sensitive growing years of their lives. Physical development-related activities at this stage are critical in order to develop gross motor development, and build the fine motor skills that children will need as they progress to higher education.

Unfortunately, children these days are getting more addicted to smart phones, tablets and technology, ensuring that they lose out on their daily dose of physical activity.

At our Bannimantap preschool and nursery, the Kindergarten curriculum and daily planner includes activities that are specifically designed to exercise specific muscles, and help enhance gross motor and fine motor coordination.

Here’s a look at just some of the activities that we conduct as our Bannimantap playschool to make sure that your child has his fair share of physical activity every day.

Yoga-yoga helps calm the child, and helps him to relax. It strengthens respiratory functioning, helps children rejuvenate, and builds strength and flexibility. Children at our Kindergarten enjoy Yoga positions in a supervised environment, and with their friends.

Parachute Play– This is a multidimensional activity that encourages both gross motor coordination and fine motor coordination. When children play with a parachute, they are exercising their shoulder, arm, hand and other gross motor-related muscles, and are also helping to strengthen finger muscles, and other fine muscles that are linked to writing, painting, and other activities. Children at our preschool and kindergarten absolutely enjoy this activity.

Outdoor Play- Children have specified sessions to play in the Play Area that is equipped with high-quality, child-friendly play equipment manufactured by Little Tikes, USA.

Water Play-Water play gives preschoolers the chance to splash about in water, enjoy with their  friends, and engage in physical activity while having fun at the same time.

Interested in knowing more about all of the different types of exciting activities that your child will enjoy at our preschool? Drop in at our Bannimantap Nursery, and have a look around! We look forward to seeing you!