Pre-learning activities

Actual education can begin only after the child has acquired the necessary basics. Reading and writing are preceded by recognising, understanding and connecting. Here are a few pre-reading and pre-learning activities to help prepare the child for her/his education.

A garden of their own

Everyone agrees that especially with young children, learning by doing is the best way to go about teaching. We have pulled out from our archives an article that introduces you to how you can get children to create their own garden and learn a lot while doing it.

Learning with bricks

V Udaya Bhanu

Here is a simple yet mult-idimensional activity for the primary classes. This exercise helps concretise concepts in math and language.

My experiments with matras

Promila Naniwadekar

If you are a hindi teacher, try this novel idea to familiarize your primary class students with the vowels.

Concept mapping

Tapaswini Sahu

Sometimes learning becomes a lot more easy when you look at a concept as a whole and realize the relationship of the parts with the whole. Learn how concept mapping can will help you in the classroom.

Models to brighten your class

Manognya Reddy
Read up about this simple idea to bring your geography classes alive. The models that are described in the article can be easily made with readily available materials and resources.

Do we realise…?

Zarin Virji

It’s Teacher’s Day, so we bring you an article about teachers from our archives.

Young poets of Class V and VI

Meera Madappa

Digging into our archives, we found this simple article that says a lot about how poetry can be enjoyed both by the teacher and the student.

From tigers to tadpoles

S Theodore Bhaskaran

Teacher Plus is in its 25th year and to celebrate this occasion we are taking a trip down memory lane with articles from our archives. This is our first classroom update from our inaugural issue and it talks about how teachers can make an EVS class come alive. Read on and you will see how relevant these ideas still are despite the fact that they are 25 years old!