Play-The name itself has a lot of curiosity, enthusiasm and fun. When a child plays games and participates in any activity, he does a lot of effort to win and face the challenges. Playing games improves various skills, values, and more so brings curiosity in the minds of these children
Sports teach us to face challenges, to become decisive and of course the possibility of winning a competition.
We should play with children to know their personal lives, challenges, abilities of thinking. When we play with children, they become more comfortable in sharing their thoughts and this way develop a strong bond with their mentor.Children like to play with their friends and family with a lot of enthusiasm. Sports also remove hesitation and fear of public speaking in a group or a team.
Last summer I went to Delhi to attend a workshop 'Drama in Education' which was an amazing experience for me. Before going there, I had lots of questions in my mind like -
What will happen? How will we do? Who will be our mentor? How he/she will behave with us? How will I speak in front of unfamiliar people? and so on. I was a little nervous but excited at the same time to learn from the workshop. This curiosity and enthusiasm makes me optimistic to face whatever will be next. We reached there and met many people belonging to different parts of our nation, made friends, did many groups activities. Through all the games, skits, dances, orchestra related to the academic subject, we learnt skills of collaboration, observation, punctuality, responsibility, imagination, confidence and many more!
Playing games also cover our subject related problems and that’s why all educationists are emphasizing on play-way methods in schools because it makes our learning easy to understand.
A curious child learns more effectively. As it is said, “Curiosity is the mother of discovery”, so an educator must inculcate this skill into a child through his teachings and let him/her find the information. In this way, children become more self-reliant by doing it themselves. It thus creates a learning environment.
Enthusiasm is basically dependent on the environment and physical health. Parents, educators, guardians should learn to be an enthusiast and fill it in their children through storytelling and adventures. We should also tell them the success stories of our players and great leaders.
An enthusiastic child can be a great leader, actor, educator or inventor. It plays a big role in our life and helps in achieving a goal. It never keeps us down. It motivates children and makes them ready to face the world.
A happy child always creates curiosity and enthusiasm and these aspects rejuvenate and recreate our thoughts, imagination and learning.
Urmila Rathore, Educator
TheFabindia School, Bali