As the proverb goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” Sesame Workshop in India believes the importance of extra-curricular activities in a child’s life. Making these extra-curricular activities educational and fun is Sesame Workshop’s forte. |
Educating a child with the basics which will foster him/her just for school is not enough. Exploring a child’s capabilities and enhancing them is very important. Encouraging a child’s physical, creative and social interests is necessary. Engaging in extra-curricular activities help in building a child’s friend circle too. Children meet different children and get a chance to learn from each other about what lies outside their own family circles. Sesame Workshop in India has a TV show, fun games (online and offline), pre-schools, so on and so forth, to inculcate in a child all the basic needs to prepare him/her for life.
Extra-curricular activities help build a child’s abilities. Roleplaying as teachers, entertainers, doctors or presidents induces in a child the ability to think far-fetched about what he/she wants to procure out of his/her life. The children get an opportunity to develop their skills. When they are engaged in extracurricular activities with the others, they learn the way team work works and learn to share and compensate at times. Extracurricular activities clears a child’s mental and physical constrains. A child should never be over-scheduled or over burdened with homework. Overburdening a child with too much of homework can perplex the child. Hence, extra-curriculum helps a child to become aware of their surroundings and they learn acceptance. Most of the parents think that extra-curricular activities will hamper a child’s grades and sequester them from the activities. Very little to their knowledge they know that it is the extra-curricular that helps a child become ready for life as a whole. Sesame Workshop believes truly that education should not be constrained just in a classwork/homework schedule. Education comes in various forms. It’s not always what you teach a child, what’s more important is ‘how’ you teach him/her. The goal is always important, agreed, but the path we choose to attain that goal is where the importance lies.
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