ASPAM Schools are educational institutions of G P Global Group and a legacy of ASPAM foundation’s CSR initiative that provides practical support, shelter, education and healthcare for the underprivileged to make a difference in the society. On the principle that every child is unique in multiple ways and should be attended and acknowledged individually, Mr. Ashok Goel, the Chairman and Mr Sudhir Goyel, Managing Director founded ASPAM Indian International School in UAE in 2013. Their vision is to provide global excellence in education to the children living in United Arab Emirates. They believe that technological support and new ideas in education offer the possibility of integrating it with Indian culture and values. At ASPAM, CBSE curriculum along with the best of educational practices from across the world is offered to the children in the most befitting way. All the schools of ASPAM Education Group in UAE and India at Noida & Ashok Vihar,New Delhi are headed by Mr Ayush Goel, Director of ASPAM Education Group.
With their endeavor of extending their earnest bequest, Aspam Indian International UAE has now spread its horizons with the establishment of ASPAM Pre-Schools and ASPAM Scottish School, a C.B.S.E. Affiliated Senior Secondary School in Noida. With a vision to provide education to every child as his right has revolutionized Aspam Scottish’s dictum ‘Educate to Empower’.
ASPAM Day Care program is a secure haven for working parents to leave their children in ASPAM Day Care , while they are at work. It is a Home away from Home. We understand the emotional plight you go through when trying to balance your career demands along with your parenting responsibilities. Our highly professional Day care programs allow you to meet your professional goals and at the same time enjoy your parenthood, creating a win-win situation for you.
Here your child will be involved in various easy-to-learn, fun activities that help in the complete development of his/her mind and body. You can focus on your professional responsibilities and be assured of the fact that your little one is in a loving yet secured atmosphere, much like the one you create for him/her at home.
Regarded as one of the best child day care centres in Sector 62, Noida, ASPAM is a place where we not only help children grow by holding their hand, but also by encouraging them to walk and eventually fly on their own.
One of the pioneering features of Our Day Care Programme is LIVE STREAMING. The parents sitting at their workplaces can watch at any point of time what activity their child is doing at the Day Care.
The other best facet of our day care is the provision of Nutri meal for the child prepared in the in-house kitchen of the School under supervision of the Nutritionist appointed by the school authorities. The parents are assured that the meal provided to their child is highly nutritive, healthy and hygienically prepared so that parents do not have to compromise either on the food quality or food habits of their dear child.
Our Day Care Programme falls in 4 groups as per the age eligibility of the child.
|Group 1||6 Months- 2 Years|
|Group 2||2 – 4 Years|
|Group 3||4-7 years|
|Group 4||7 -10 Years|
ASPAM Schools are educational instituitions of G P Global Group and a legacy of ASPAM foundation’s CSR initiative that provides practical support, shelter, education and healthcare for the underprivileged to make a difference in the society. On the principle that every child is unique in multiple ways and should be attended and acknowledged individually, Mr. Ashok Goel, the Chairman and Mr Sudhir Goyel, Managing Director founded ASPAM Indian International School in UAE in 2013. Their vision is to provide global excellence in education to the children living in United Arab Emirates. They believe that technological support and new ideas in education offer the possibility of integrating it with Indian culture and values. At ASPAM, CBSE curriculum along with the best of educational practices from across the world is offered to the children in the most befitting way. All the schools of ASPAM Education Group in UAE and India at Noida & Ashok Vihar,New Delhi are headed by Mr Ayush Goel, Director of ASPAM Education Group.
With their endeavour of extending their earnest bequest, Aspam Indian International UAE has now spread its horizons with the establishment of ASPAM Pre-Schools and ASPAM Scottish School, a C.B.S.E. Affiliated Senior Secondary School in Noida. With a vision to provide education to every child as his right has revolutionized Aspam Scottish’s dictum ‘Educate to Empower’.
Beautiful teeth are an attractive asset as besides helping us chew properly, they provide us with self-confidence, improve the quality of life and allow us to feel more natural. Our healthy teeth have an important effect on our diet, health and overall sense of well-being. We can have healthy teeth only when we take proper care of them and we cannot take them for granted as age plays no role in it and unhealthy teeth can affect anyone across all age. The loss of teeth can be restrictive in many ways as it can be lost as a result of many factors such as gum disease, tooth decay, or due to an accident.
So when we talk of dental care, we mean the maintenance of healthy teeth. This is also referred to oral hygiene i.e. the practice of keeping the mouth and teeth clean in order to prevent dental disorders. Taking care of teeth is as important as taking care of your health. It’s crucial to take the right steps every day to take care of them and prevent problems as well as being mindful of your daily habits.
The following can help us to keep our teeth strong and our smile bright. We can have healthy teeth with the following dental care tips!
· Brush and Floss Twice a Day
It is a general recommendation is to brush at least twice a day and if not twice it is imperative to brush your teeth at least once a day. The best time to brush is after you eat a meal and before going to bed at night as brushing gets rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day. It is also recommended that you should also floss at the same time and Flossing once a day is usually enough to reap these benefits.
· Brush teeth and tongue properly
The way you brush is equally important — in fact, you must brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes, making sure to cover all of your teeth by moving the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove plaque as deposited plaque can lead to early gum diseases.
Plaque can also build up on the tongue. This leads to bad mouth odour and may lead to other oral health problems. So it is recommended to gently brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.
· Use a fluoride toothpaste and mouth wash
When it comes to toothpaste, make sure it contains fluoride because fluoride is a leading defense against tooth decay. It works by fighting germs and provides a protective barrier for your teeth against decay.
Mouthwash is also necessary for maintaining good oral health as it reduces the amount of acid in the mouth, cleans hard-to-brush areas in and around the gums, and re-mineralizes the teeth.
· Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables and limit sugary and acidic foods
Ready-to-eat foods are convenient, but are not much beneficial for teeth. Eating fresh, crunchy produce not only contains more healthy fiber and it is is also the best choice for your teeth.
Sugar converts into acid in the mouth, which can then erode the enamel of the teeth. These acids are responsible for cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also harm the tooth enamel. It is not that you should completely stop eating such food but it is always better to be careful of what you eat.
· Drink more water
Water continues to be the best beverage for your overall health — including oral health. Make it a habit to drink water after every meal. This can help wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and liquid refreshment in between brushes.
· Visit a Dentist Every 6 Months
Your own everyday habits are crucial to your overall oral health. Still, even the most dutiful brushers and flossers need to see a dentist regularly. At minimum, you should see your dentist for cleanings and checkups twice a year. Not only can a dentist remove calculus and look for cavities, but they will also be able to spot potential issues and offer treatment solutions.
A talent is a natural endowment of a person. It is an ability that one has. We all
have this special ability, but we are not always so good at identifying what it is.
Every single child is gifted and every child has challenges. Every child is an individual, with special social, emotional, intellectual, and physical qualities. Children are unique. They are individuals and no two children are alike. They are unique in their own way and this must be understood by their parents and teachers and consequently their individuality needs to be respected.
Even a young child with a gift for visual thinking might draw pictures well. He can use line, shape, and colour to communicate ideas to draw a masterpiece. Thus drawing, painting, diagramming, mapping might be the ways through which this young child expresses himself best. By inventing different ways to explore a subject and providing many ways to express themselves, all children should be given at a few chances to express themselves in the areas they are interested in.
Talents need openings to develop. If no opportunity arises for a skill to flourish, it may remain suppressed throughout a child’s formative years, after which it may be too late to develop it to its full potential. It’s important to provide a plethora of opportunities for the child so that his hidden inherent talent can blossom. It can be done by introducing the child to different topics, games, skills and activities and then provide him /her help to pursue them.
Praise and encouragement go a long way in developing a child’s recognized talents. Let the child feel that elders around him/her are proud of his/her abilities. They must show their interest in the subject of their passion. Elders should look out for opportunities for him/her to demonstrate his/her skills. Parents should provide alternate resources and other support such as courses, competitions and equipment.
When nurturing a talent in the child, every opportunity should be taken to broaden and enrich his/her understanding of the subject, as this will guide and inspire him/her. A talent can be converted into a profession if it is worth pursuing and can also be enjoyed. So if a child is drawn towards it, it’s a natural talent. He/she should be encouraged to pursue it. Let the child explore projects and games that involve patterns, matching and experiments to ignite curiosity in the child.
Verbal proficiency can be an early sign of a gifted child. It is also a key to success in other aspects of life. The child should be encouraged to write letters to family and friends. He/she should be encouraged to visit play centres specifically designed for hands on exploration. As parents/mentors, we need to encourage the child’s creativity in whatever form it takes. Provide a budding artist with plenty of materials to stretch his/her imagination. Experiment with science projects. Play music and sing songs. Take the child to play and concerts listen to their fantastic tales and provide props for their performances.
A child’s success in life is largely based on his happiness and sense of accomplishment. Let him explore his choices and interest and become what he wants be with your support, guidance and motivation.
Sleep is important for everyone be it a toddler, pre-schooler, teenager or for that matter an adult. It is a widely accepted fact that a good sleep is important for good health. Other benefits of good sleep are memory consolidation, better learning, improved emotional processing, proper brain functioning, enhanced cerebral functions such as memory, reasoning, and problem-solving and successful performance of daily tasks.
With such immense benefits, it is likely that nap or siesta i.e. a short sleep especially during the day is a crucial time for a child’s development and rejuvenation. Memory is a faculty by which the mind stores and remembers information. Although there are no rote ways of learning in pre-school teaching; it’s all experiential yet it is very important that methods and means should be devised where the Pre-schoolers are assisted in their quest for knowledge. According to a recent study it has been found that nap helps a pre-schooler in numerous ways and one of them being boosting their memory, the developmental aspect that would impact their learning abilities to a greater extent.
From the early childhood, sleep is important as the baby’s sleep pattern influences his/her cognitive development. According to the latest findings, it has been established that there is a great co-relation between vocabulary (i.e., language development) and sleep pattern in pre-schoolers as short night sleep duration are linked to their poor cognitive performance as they enter the formal school. Thus the naps besides reducing sleepiness enhance memory integration, i.e., solidification of previously learned information and improvement of subsequent learning. The researchers found that the children recalled 10% more of the items’ locations following a nap than when they had been kept awake, showing that the nap was the factor that had strengthened the memories. Thus naps can improve memory and support learning in preschool. Recent findings also suggest that naptime during the preschool day should be encouraged. It’s important to recognize that these naps are actually serving academic goals of preschool as they play a critical role in consolidating memory and augmenting learning in young children. The children who didn’t nap were simply inattentive or unmotivated.
Researches have also found that there is a bidirectional link between sleep and emotions, and poor sleep is often associated with poor mental health. Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder found that toddlers between two and half and three and a half years old who miss only a single daytime nap show more anxiety, less joy and interest and a proper understanding of how to solve problems. Napping promotes more appropriate and mature responses to differing stimuli. Children taking naps respond more positively to positive stimuli, and less negative to negative/neutral stimuli compared with children deprived of napping. Insufficient sleep over a period of time may put them at risk for developing lifelong mood-related disorders.
There have been many studies that maintain that our sleep patterns as babies most definitely impact our efficiency in our adult life. Thus daytime nap is not just a decadent luxury but helps to boost brain performance not only in the pre-schoolers but also in people of all ages, regardless of how well they slept at night.
You may have encountered your child struggling with retaining some information while engaged with in something else. Due to the monotony of the task at hand, the child may not be able to focus or the attention span is too short lived to be used in a gainful manner.
Working memory thus refers to the manipulation of information that short-term memory stores. It’s needed for tasks like following multi-step directions and there are many ways through which you can increase your child’s memory
1. Play focus games & exercises to build attention
It a accepted norm that children learn more by playing so it should be our conscious effort to try and make their activities more fun. Keep away gadgets, tablets and computers from children and allow them to play with toys, develop activities that improve attention and concentration. Train and strengthen a child’s ability to concentrate and focus by playing concentration games that require thinking, planning and the use of memory as Crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles and card games. These games actually improve attention for words, numbers and pictures. In fact in younger children picture puzzles work the best. The child has to look for things that are ‘wrong’ in the picture or look for hard-to-find objects—also improve attention and increase concentration. Sequencing is another such activity that provides a strong link between sequencing and concentration e.g. following recipes, setting the table and putting things in alphabetical order are great activities for kids who have concentration difficulties.
2. Prepare a distraction-free environment
Some children respond well in an environment that is soothing and calming but other children may thrive in an environment that has a lot of hustle and bustle. Understanding what kind of environment your child prefers to study is, the first step to increase concentration level in him/her.
The factors that can contribute in making a perfect environment for enhancing focus are
- Ambience –It is just providing a place for the kid to be work with focus with the task at hand
- Gadgets –Switch off all gadgets including televisions, iPods, cell phones etc. or keep them in a different room to avoid distractions.
- Reachable material – Keeping everything handy homework books, crayons, textbooks, pencils and even water can be kept on the table or nearby would give minimal scope for your child to get up and get distracted . All these help kids improve focus and increase attention!
3. Feed them greens & healthy food
It is a known fact that food has direct impact on a person and that applies to the kids as well .Thus Eating healthy food has a direct link to how well a child concentrates and there are different foods that help increase a child’s concentration. Eating junk food or food rich in sugar makes a child sluggish while food rich in proteins such as almonds, eggs and lean meat have the ability to raise awareness and increase concentration levels!
Children have increased their intake of junk food and aerated drinks. The intake of such foods gives them an unhealthy dose of sugar which can lead to a “crash” of energy later on the contrary eating Green food as eating toast and baked beans for breakfast increases cognition. Experts say that eating greens and fruits inject the body with antioxidants which in turn boost the brain power.
4. Fix a routine to follow
It is important to maintain a schedule for your child, even if it is a more flexible one. This not only helps with time management but also helps program your child’s brain to know when he has to study and this in turn helps to increase the child’s concentration in studies
5. Naps and breaks boost concentration
Most children are able to concentrate best after a good nights’ rest but a power nap for twenty minutes after school or in the afternoon may also assist increase concentration. Wash room breaks, hunger pangs, getting up again and again on pretext of getting things for work etc. should be taken care of before the study time begins as they have the tendency to hinder concentration.
6. Divide bigger tasks into smaller tasks
Studying an entire chapter in one go may prove quite difficult for a child. It is suggested to break it down into pages or even paragraphs so that the child feels a sense of accomplishment for finishing a small task and this will motivate him to continue on.
- Understand your child’s method of learning (visual, auditory, kinaesthetic)
All children have a different way of learning. Some children process information easily when they see it, some when they hear it and some when they have practical knowledge of it and can touch it. Therefore it is important to understand which category your child falls under, because this will help them understand information better and the learning will be more long term than short term.
- Set short time goals for better concentration
Set a time limit for the completion of a goal. If it is studying, then you can say that a certain number of pages need to be done within twenty minutes. Another thing to keep in mind is that while some children thrive under time goals, other children might feel pressurized and may start feeling anxious and lose focus.
The other ways that may help in increasing the concentration of the children are
· Set up a reward system
· Allow time for distractions
· Use their energy effectively
· Try deep breathing and imagery
Like any skill, concentration can be improved and made automatic. The trick is to be consistent. Memory-boosting tricks and games are a few ways to help you child improve but if the child continues to have significant difficulties with working memory then it is suggested to undergo an attention evaluation to resolve the issue or seek an expert advise on the matter.
Getting a child involved in fun activities in today’s scenario is quite a difficult task as the children are hooked to digital games and activities that are upgraded almost every day to keep the young children attracted to those digital games. But the helplessness of the parents is that they really can’t blame the kids, can them. So how do we want to solve this impasse ………..Put a ban on digital devices for your child…………. But that again is not a feasible idea as it may backfire. In fact, it may increase the rebellious behaviour in the child and he will specifically not do exactly what you ask of them and at the same time, we can’t let our child grow up unfit and unhealthy. At the same time it is vital for us to prevent health problems such as being under/overweight in our kids from a young age.
The young kids are passionate about video games. So we as parents need to make exercises fun to make him feel positive, happy, and good in a way that digital activities never could.
Dance is the simplest and the most fun-filled activity to do to get that daily cardio workout. It is an eternal favourite activity with kids. Just put on some music, get some preferably healthy snacks. You could just do this during family time with your children.
A few simple and easy ways to keep particularly kids healthy are-
Follow the leader:
When playing this game, you’ll be the leader and it’s the easiest way to get a good workout done by your kids. Make sure to include exercises like jumping, kicks, running, etc.
A simple game of tag where you chase your children and when you catch someone, they then have to do the chasing, is a fun old-school option for a workout.
Capture The Flag:
This is a classic game that is definitely sure to keep your kids busy and active for a long time. Gather up your kid’s friends and take them to a vast space with plenty of closed spaces to hide.
Divide them into two teams and give each team a flag that they would have to hide which the other team would have to find. If anyone catches a member of the opposite team on their team’s land they’re put on a time-out until touched by one of their own team members.
Hopscotch is a good game that can be played both indoor (using floor tiles as markers) and outdoors (with chalk on a sidewalk or pavement). Keep making the hopscotch course bigger and bigger to keep your kids active and excited by all that jumping.
Pop, pop, pop!
All you have to do for this is blow some bubbles out in your garden and ask your kid to run around popping all of them.
Another variation of this game is not letting the balloon touch the ground (without holding it for more than a second at a time).
A few measures can be taken into consideration to ensure safety and security of the child while he/she enjoys the activities outside the confines of a room and the gadgets.
- Find a fun activity. Help your child find a sport that he /she will enjoy. The more he/she enjoys the activity, the more likely she will continue it. Get the entire family involved. It is a great way to spend time together.
- Choose an activity that is developmentally appropriate. Soccer, bicycle riding, and swimming are all appropriate activities.
- Plan ahead. Make sure your child has a convenient time and place to exercise.
- Provide a safe environment. Make sure your child’s equipment and chosen site for the sport or activity are safe. Make sure your child’s clothing is comfortable and appropriate.
- Provide active toys. Young children especially need easy access to balls, jump ropes, and other active toys.
- Be a role model. Children who regularly see their parents enjoying sports and physical activity are more likely to do so themselves.
- Play with your child. Help her learn a new sport.
- Turn off the TV. Limit TV watching and computer use for not more than 1 to 2 hours of total screen time, including TV, videos, computers, and video games, each day.
- Make time for exercise. Some children are so overscheduled with homework and other planned activities that they do not have time for exercise so it’s your responsibility to help your child strategize for inclusion of game/activity in his/her regimented routine.
Extracurricular activities are activities interwoven in the school syllabus but with a different way to make learning effective and for kids they are beneficial in more ways than one. These co-scholastic activities as they are called, at times help the children to socialize, develop team spirit and stress management skills. They are critical for the development of skills such as time management and balancing of responsibilities besides improving their health.
The parents should start early in giving their kids several new experiences that help them explore the world around them, consequently these kids are less likely to face the problems arising out of boredom in their life. Kids’ extracurricular activities should be age appropriate and their interest oriented
A pre-schooler needs to simply socialize with other kids of his age as his socialisation will most certainly help to develop the motor skills. Activities related to appealing sounds, bright colours, story hour, dance or soccer work best for them. It is important for them to make friends with other kids with similar interests which is possible by participation in sports. The positive impact on health and emotional development of the kids leave them better mentally equipped to deal with the problems they might face in the future.
But the benefits of extracurricular activities of kids are not just restricted to their personality development but the achievement in these activities help the students to attain better scholastic grades. Their participation in these activities make them physically and emotionally secure and that is reflected in their improved academic performance more so due to their improved concentrate span.
As parents we must ensure that the kids do not push themselves too much to prove themselves in all fields of the activities. They should be told that well deserved relaxation is as important as any other achievement, scholastic or otherwise. The extracurricular activities of kids also need to be customised as per the proclivity and stamina of each individual child
- Getting your child involved in extracurricular activities from a young age can teach them time management skills and how to prioritize different commitments.
- Learning these skills will prove useful for the rest of their life and help with managing stress.
- Exploring new interests is important for children to find things they are passionate about. Whether it is learning an instrument, playing a sport or starring in a play.
- Accomplishments in the extracurricular arena can help build your child’s self-esteem and confidence as well.
- Being involved in an activity that involves goals and teamwork can help your child to work in groups. Teaching your child teamwork and its overall importance at an early age can help them thrive in social and occupational settings later in life.
- Your permission for pursuance of your child’s area can help them in mastering some new skills later in life.
- Goals are extremely important in life and teaching children to have goals at an early age can be very beneficial. Setting and obtaining goals can develop self- motivation in your child.
- Research has revealed that children involved in extracurricular activities tend to perform better academics than children who spend their free-time using electronics and do not indulge in socialising, sports or outdoor activities.
In recent years, electronics have become a child’s main source of entertainment – be it a child belonging to any age group but then the question is- what impact does that have on our children? The answer we already know that in the longer run, it has stunted friendships, outdoor activities, and health of our youth. Thus as parents, we need to specially get our pre-school child involved in an extracurricular activity as it will not only occupy some of their free time but will also teach them valuable skills for the rest of life such as time and stress management to teamwork and goal setting. So as a parent it is a necessity to get our children involved in extracurricular activities and help them in discovering their passion for their holistic growth and development depending on their age and interests.