From trying not to overdo the little one’s Halloween costume, to rejoicing every Indian festival with utmost grandeur. As parents of the 21st century, trying to raise global citizen, we often find ourselves wondering how and what festivals should be introduced to our little people.
While we welcome the celebrations of the west, some of us secretly worry about how we can best imbibe Indian values and gift our children the bounties of Indian culture.
CULTURE EDUCATION – WHAT ROLE DOES YOUR CHILD’S PRESCHOOL PLAY IN IT?
In this age of westernization, it is important that we find strike a balance between being modern and rooted with our culture. While Parents can only teach their child about their own culture, preschools play an important role in making children learn about different cultures, countries and continents; allowing them to grow and become a modern, yet rooted individual. With examples and hands-on experiences, learning about festivals and celebrations at school leaves a great impact on children.
The real purpose of culture education is to imbibe great values in leaders of tomorrow. Different traditions and cultures can teach many important lessons of life that your children will surely benefit from.
Three things your child will learn from festivals and celebrations at school:
1. It multiplies the joy of togetherness and allows them to bond and share the beauty of every festival.
2. It beautifully communicates the differences and similarities of a vast number of communities, allowing children to appreciate and celebrate the same.
3. It harmoniously unites children of all backgrounds to respect and understand the values of another’s religion allowing them to be global citizens in true sense.
These experiences teach children to embrace differences and grow into becoming responsible global citizens that respect all religions and regions. So choose a playschool for child that will make him/her an individual that by all means is a global citizen.