How important is training or should I use the more civilised term education for little children… the way things are in India and the way the courses and syllabus’es are designed leaves a lot to be desired… and this mad rage to get their own children first… its quite annoying to me…
I proudly say I never came first… but I understood most things… I always had my hands raised when a teacher finished telling a story and asked questions from what she just had narrated… !!
Recently had been to Bharuch and saw a friends daughter being grilled to the limit in studying… I couldnt believe what I saw… she was 5 months older than Hriday but they are in the same class. They were in the same class rather… now that Hriday came to Indore he is in CBSE board while that school follows ICSE Board…
When I first saw Hriday writing directly cursive handwriting I was bemused. I think when I learnt I wrote cursive only after 1st standard. Here in KG-I or junior kg they taught cursive writing direct. Fair enough Hriday wrote quite well… he liked studying… I hated seeing him with his books and that led to him going after me more so … he wanted me to teach him to write and I wanted him to play with his remote car… !!
Anyways coming back to that friends daughter… She has spellings like “Fountain” “greenery” etc in Senior KG… about 90 spellings… the other day my friend gave her dictation to her and she got all 90 right. She gets spanked by her mother if she gets wrong. ( I advised my friend as much as I could to stop this urgently but to no avail. I hate it when kids are beaten. It only means one thing, the parents lost patience and nothing else. )
She even has history !
Questions like : When did we get our independence ?
Answer : We became Independent on 15th August 1947. ( she has to write such answers !!!!!! Just Imagine !!! )
She even has Maths !! 1 + 1 = 2 already addition !!!!!!
For Christ Sake !!!!!!!!!! is anyone listening !!!!!!
Junior KG !!!!!
Holy Moly this is a 5 year old kid !!!!
writing question and answers !!!!!!
General Knowledge (Environment) !!!!!! (this is still ok..) plus languages… Hindi and English !!!!!!!!
I cant believe it… the worst part is my friends wife is obsessed with getting first rank for her daughter.. My friend successfully failed 2 times in 10th and 5 times in S.Y.B.com before giving up. Somehow his wife is bent upon not having the same thing to happen to their daughter. The kid is grilled.. her mom has several sets of test papers prepared and zeroxed from their office….. everyday she is given a few sets of papers to solve… !!!!!!!!!! She does solve them all and comes first…. My question is how long…?? how long before the kid hates studies… hates books… hates her Mom !!!!!!! seriously !!
I couldnt believe it and in no uncertain terms I told my friend Please dont torture the kid… !! While we were alone I even blasted him how can you let the kid be tortured like that… !!!!!! Sigh butthe Mom won’t have any of him…
The Mom is intent on getting first rank… !! And can anyone tell me why is there so much burden on the 5 year old kid… and who designs all these curriculums ?? huh ?? He needs to be given a piece of my mind… really !!!!
I m thankful Hriday just has numbers and 3 letter words… and I am in no hurry to teach him anything more… I wouldnt mind if he comes last one bit… I hope he comes last… if anything I hope he enjoys playing… drawing… learns swimming… skating etc… !!!! Studying can wait… seriously and honestly… !!
Just recently I came back from vacation and his mom is like lets do homework on Sunday and make up for lost time… !!!!
I was very clear to my son !!!
Sunday = Holiday !!! No Home work….
Its not the kids fault that his dad’s brother decided to marry and he had to take holidays … !! absolutely not his fault… !!! My wife will not agree on this… I am sure once I am gone from the house… the kid will be grilled a bit… !! But its unfair on the kid… really…
Enough of training and education I say… let the kids play and have fun…. seriously !!!! I know training (education as you all call it) is necessary but its not the end of the world is it ?????
Seriously some creativity needs to be put into the curriculum of these kids… seriously !!!!