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This is my conversation with 5 years old son. His learning diary. Old posts can be read here : http://prachodayat.in/category/kathan-diary/ or on Facebook tag https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/kathandiary?source=feed_text

This week, we covered two trees. One that gives us wood and another fruit. Teak tree and African Cherry Tree.

Teak

cherry cherry2

When we approach mother nature, we don’t follow text book. We pick up one hint and then observe it for several months. For example, teak wood tree. Monsoon is when flowering starts in this tree and by the time winter arrives, fruits mature. We enjoyed the flower, will keep a close watch on the progress!

Schools’ syllabus often introduce stereotypes to kids. Even when it is class about nature or environment. For flowers, roses and for fruits, apple and oranges. For wood, teak and neem. Hardly, any tree or plant is introduced as a whole. Even if it is done, it is restricted to Bsc Biology . That is it. Ideally, all our kids should have total exposure to mother nature. Not only rose flower but the rose plant, from root to fruit.

Teak tree is known for quality wood. But what about its flower and fruits. Today morning was spent with teak tree, observing its fruits and flower. They are in full bloom these days!

Don’t trap kids in stereotypes. That is fundamental to flourish their creativity and enhance their imagination horizon.


ભારતની સરકારી અભ્યાસક્રમથી ચાલતી શાળામાં, હંમેશા બાળકને વિષયનો બીબાઢાળ પરિચય આપી શકે. એ અભ્યાસક્રમની મર્યાદા છે પણ શિક્ષકની નહિ. શિક્ષક ધારેતો વિષયની સમગ્રતા બાળકોને બતાવી શકે. દાખલા તરીકે, ગુલાબના પુષ્પ પહેલા ગુલાબના છોડનો અભ્યાસ અને નિરીક્ષણ. કેરીના ફળ પહેલા કેરીના ઝાડનું આંબાવાડિયામાં સ્થાન અને આસપાસના પર્યાવરણમાં એનો ફાળો.

આજે અમે સાગના ઝાડ સાથે સત્સંગ કર્યો. અત્યારે સાગને ભરપુર પુષ્પ આવ્યા છે…મજબુત લાકડાનું બીજ સમજવાનો પ્રયત્ન કર્યો.

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