As Gabriela Mistral (1948) rightly said that -“We are guilty of many errors and many faults, but our worst crime is abandoning the children, neglecting the foundation of life. Many of the things we need can wait. The child cannot. Right now is the time his bones are being formed, his blood is being made and his senses are being developed. To him we cannot answer "Tomorrow".His name is "Today".” 
The purpose of this paper is to discuss the importance of developing and nurturing children’s ability to read and write during the pre-school days and to explore the possibility of initiating strategies for creating literacy environment for the young children of the non-literate societies. Literacy is held in high esteem in all cultures, and that it is the symbol of prestige and power is proved by many a rhyme, popular saying and folk tale. Let us take the examples of a popular Bengali rhyme and a Hindi saying:

The only unregulated area in education in India at this point is Early Childhood Education. There are a number of rules for school education, now even a law for universal school education, numerous legislations, policy structures and frameworks. However, there really isn’t anything like this for early childhood education. We do have a government pre-school system through the Anganwadis in rural areas. But there is absolutely zero regulation in the private space.

"A tapestry of footage tracing the cosmic and biological origins of our species, set to original music." 

Geography doesn’t always have to be a study of the earth’s physical features or of countries around the globe. This activity shows how our immediate surroundings too can offer immense potential for teaching lessons in social geography.

Toys are meant for a child’s play and entertainment. This is the thought that most of us have. However, lately we are discovering that toys can be much more, they can be educational material for young children. While they allow children to have fun, toys can develop and strengthen their cognitive skills.

Global warming is a reality and you can help stop it. WWF Brazil has come up with this poignant 30sec animation.

Today is International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer or more commonly World Ozone Day. September 16 commemorates the Montreal Protocol that was signed on this date by 24 UN member nations in 1987, to limit and ultimately phase out the production of manmade chemicals like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and 95 other ozone-depleting materials. This year's slogan is “Ozone: All that is there between You and UV”

Watch this short video clip & start a discussion around economic development versus ecological degradation.


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