Articles in the Primary Pack Category
November 2013, Primary Pack »
Stories are exciting. Stories are fascinating. Stories are inspiring. Stories are also educative. Find out how you can use stories to teach children the nuances of the English language.
October 2013, Primary Pack »
When teachers assign projects to children, they need to go beyond the ordinary and give meaningful projects to encourage exploration and application. Projects must help children attain a deeper understanding and develop skills such as communication, collaboration and personal responsibility. This article outlines what a good project is and how teachers must go about assessing the project.
August 2013, Primary Pack »
Every child has the potential to connect his learning at school to real life issues and find solutions to whatever problems that might arise. It is the responsibility of teachers to nurture this potential to think, reason, apply and solve especially in the primary school years.
July 2013, Primary Pack »
Kobita Dass Kolli
Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink. With just one per cent of fresh water available for the entire humankind how do we conserve this precious resource? How do we tell our children the importance of saving water?
April 2013, Primary Pack »
Find out how and why the arts and crafts are the best way for young children to learn and grow.
March 2013, Primary Pack »
Communication is an essential work and life skill. Children need to be taught to use language spontaneously and not in a laboured fashion. Here are some interesting language games for children that teachers can make use of.
February 2013, Primary Pack »
Dr. SN Gananath
You have surely heard of the Sudoku and perhaps even attempted your hand at it. Now try your hand at KenKen, another number puzzle from Japan.
January 2013, Primary Pack »
How does one begin a remedial programme for children who find it difficult to read? A helpful starting point would be to address their attitudes to reading and talk to them about what readers do when they read. Sharing an entire story, preparing them to embrace the new vocabulary, using a tape recorder are some important ways to engage them in this task.
November 2012, Primary Pack »
Sheela Iyer and Pallavi Mallya
Children often misunderstand the concept of division and end up with the wrong answers. Teachers must first understand the concept completely before they pass on their learning to children. Division needs to be developed from simple and easy numbers to complex and complicated numbers. This article explains how the concept can be taught clearly and with the help of a few tools.
Classroom Update, October 2012, Primary Pack »
As everyday passes by we can see around us how violence is becoming more and more ingrained in human beings. Is it not time now for us to start building a sense of community in our students so that they learn to live peacefully with each other? Here’s how you can use your social studies classes across levels to nurture a peaceful citizenry.