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Why Mosaic Juniors?


Anu Handa

 

Created: May 2, 2021

What is Mosaic Juniors?

Why kids lose their innocence as they grow up? Their natural selves, open minds and curosity is replaced by stereotyped thinking. Who is the culprit: Gadgets, Technology, Being part of the Rat Race. The pressure to fit in does more harm than good.

At Mosaic Juniors we try to keep the growing up phase as fun & full of creativity as possible. For Kids Aged 8-14 years.

What's our Story?

To get the answer, you have to go back in time with me, when we started offering classroom coaching for Design & Architecture entrance exams. We offered classroom coaching for 10 long years before moving completely online. And during this phase I realized that drawing & theoretical portions can be taught very well to the students. But there were other important topics like creativity, observational skills, lateral thinking & imagination skills. These were important part of the course curriculum. But very few aspiring students showed these traits naturally. 

Though, our course was backed with a lot of creative & observation based exercises, the task was difficult. Mainly because, most of the students joined coaching in Std. 11th or 12th and were already under the pressure of Board Exams, tuitions and other competitive exams. So, we felt they were in the cramming up mode whereas entrances demanded something else. With time, we came to the conclusion that we need to start the work at an early age, when the kids are more receptive and open & not conditioned to stereotyped thinking.

Forest Kindergartens in Denmark

According to SBS Dateline, "10% of schools, about 500 of them are Forest Kindergartens in Denmark."

Watch this video to find out how unlike the conventional classroom teaching, these Kindergartens help the kids explore nature and cultivate a sense of freedom and independence in them.

 

Do you think such schools should be encouraged? Write your views in the Comments Section.

To be a part of Mosaic Juniors Community, join MJ Kids Club-Arts, Creativity & More at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1133212303770475

About the Author: Anu Handa is an Interior Designer, DIY Artist, Co-Founder and Educator at Mosaic Institute of Design. She has been the lead blogpost writer at www.mosaicdesigns.in since 2009. Her educational background in Interior Design, Urban Planning and the English Language has given her a broad base to cover a range of topics in her articles. Anu has spent 15+ years training Design & B.Arch Aspirants for entrance exams.

Passionate about Design Education, she’s briefly worked with Annamalai University as a paper setter for Design Exams. Likes to write about Design, Architecture and related fields, on online platforms like Quora. Aims at challenging the conventional & age old teaching methodology 


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