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Reetika Jalan (Manay’s Mom) (SR-J)

Satellite School for Children

Dear Meenakshi mam and Kruti mam,
And the whole team of SSFC,

I, mother of Manay Jalan studying in Senior J, wanted to express my feelings and thoughts for the teachers of Senior J and the special education team of teachers.

The academic year 20-21 has been tough on all of us. This was the year when education was most difficult as everything was new for kids, moms as well as teachers. We all were filled with fear that how will the education of kids be taken care of as we could see no end to COVID.

But gradually with such wonderful teachers, everything became smooth for moms as well as kids. I myself take webinars, so can only imagine the hard word that must be going behind each online class, preparing for PPTS, coordinating with each other for each session. Checking the home work, giving feedbacks for the same, then taking care of each child’s personal needs via phone or messages, everything along with managing home and health simultaneously . I thoroughly respect all the teachers for their hard work, I still remember once Meenakshi mams mother in law was not well and her son did vomit still she was there in class all smiling and attending kids like always. So must have happened with other teachers too am sure.

I want to extend special gratitude for the amount of cooperation extended in the case of Manay when he was not ready to sit in class or regarding his special education. The teachers and special education team have been there with us whenever needed and helped me improve on my child’s graph.

I have seen all the teachers dealing all the parents as well as kids how much ever annoying the person or situation might be with lots of patience , respect without loosing their calm. It’s very difficult I can bet on that.

This was the year when we moms were most engaged as part of education and we feel extremely safe to see kids in hands of such wonderful teachers.

Thankful, obliged , indebted and will definitely miss you teachers along with kids. 🙏

Lots of love, respect and best wishes for the extremely hard-working teachers,

Reetika Jalan
Manay’s mom
Senior J.

Sejal Shah (Mother of Kanishka Shah) (SR-J)

Satellite School for Children

I would like to thank the entire SSFC faculty for putting in so much effort for us during these hard times. The school has been off but learning hasn’t, all thanks to the teachers.

A year has passed out and all the extra measures were taken to make learning more easy and simple for kids to understand and learn. So thank u for the efforts taken by you in encouraging children to learn new things even while staying at home and taking measures for their bright future, also for being so thoughtful and making the things easy for the kids as well as parents.

“I’m extremely grateful to Minakshi MA’AM, Kruti ma’am, Vaishali ma’am, Kosha ma’am, Harsiddhi ma’am, Bhavini ma’am, Sapna ma’am and Mittal ma’am.”

Thank you again to Minakshi MA’AM for planning everything in such a thoughtful, mature and wise manner. For being available always to clear all the doubts and focusing on more clear vision. Also for her suggestion and advises to make out the best from the kids. Really blessed 🙏

I would also like to acknowledge how beautifully the school has managed to help us in this arduous time.

Mother of Shreyan Agarwal
– Jr. Kg, J

Parent's Testimonial Satellite School for Children

As we are coming to an end of this academic session I would like to extend my gratitude to the teachers of SSFC who are continuously putting their great efforts to make this virtual classroom the best learning place for kids. The virtual celebrations, interactions and learning Never thought would be so effective and this would not have been possible without your immense hard work. You all have popular hart and soul to make this successful. thanks to you all.

Mother of Avyan Prajapati

Testimonial Satellite School for Children

As parents we are always concerned about our child’s education, but we really appreciate such wonderful efforts to make it successful for us with the current pandemic.
We are 100% satisfied with your school culture and online initiative. Avyan is comfortable with the process which you have designed for his online studies.
We are thankful to all the teachers who are helping my child grow in his life, your role is highly appreciated.

Tutoring Coding at School

Coding is used in preschools to engage the brains and develop analytical as well as logical skills among children. In fact, even a study has proved that children improve their mental abilities when they start to code at a very young age. Recognizing this fact, we involved coding for our preschoolers since the very inception of the school.

Coding is generally referred to as the set of instructions written in a language understandable by the computer. Well, to everybody’s surprise, coding has several phases depending on the age, hence for preschoolers, is not taught on computers.

As a preschool, at Satellite School for Children, we teach coding fundamentals to our students. These fundamentals include the following topics:

  • Algorithm Basics: Under algorithm basics, we teach students to create right patterns using shapes, letters, numbers as well as pictures.
  • Critical thinking / Problem-Solving Skills: We show pictures and sequence to students in wrong, or misplaced sequence, where they must find out what is placed incorrectly in the sequence. Questions related to what pattern will complete a particular sequence are also asked to improve the skills among students.
  • Open-ended Question Answers: In such questions, the students are given a situation in the form of a picture or elsewise, regarding which, they are asked questions. The students need to think, analyze, and answer the given questions.
  • Story Building – Students are given a sequence of pictures of a story, which they need to observe and create a story of their own. This activity enhances their creative skills.
  • What’s missing? – Students may be given order in the form of pictures, number, or alphabets, where students need to find the missing element to complete the sequence.
  • Dice Games – We employ students in dice games using if-then-else conditions. This way, they learn counting, yet improving their math skills.
  • Memory Games – We have developed games where students view the pictures, remember them, and answer the questions related to the pictures shown. These games help develop observation, concentration, memory as well as concentration among children.
  • Match-the-match: We have built worksheets where students need to match using their logical skills. The matching can be to complete any picture or given in a form to recognize a changed picture.

Apart from teaching coding fundamentals at school, we also encourage students’ participation at national and international level certified exams such as LogIQids and provide worksheets for it. These exams help children have a total development of logical, analytical, and mental skills.

7 Behavioural Issues in Toddlers and Fine Ways of Tackling Them

A lot of behavioural fluctuations are visible in your younger one as he is growing up, attain the right age for preschool, and even after he gets admitted to the primary school. Some behavioural traits may last longer, while others may diminish with proper guidance. These behavioural vacillations, if not treated on time, become the nature of your child. Hence it becomes essential to treat these in its developing stage.

Following are the different types of behavioural disorders and ways to treat them:

Children often scream and cry to demand things, and they make sure to do it even for their smallest needs. It becomes very embarrassing for the parents when this behavior gets acknowledged to the people outside the family.

Screaming

Children often scream and cry to demand things, and they make sure to do it even for their smallest needs. It becomes very embarrassing for the parents when this behavior gets acknowledged to the people outside the family.

Why does your child scream?

As adults work may often you keep you busy. Sometimes, it even becomes hard for you to listen to the never-ending demands and talks of your younger ones. Ignoring the conversation several times develops frustration, and your child starts to feel that they are not valued. Consequently, he acts in a way to seek attention and thus begin to scream and cry for even the smallest things.

How to handle this behavior?

Children act as they see. Ensure that you do not yell at anyone, at least in front of them. Also, start paying attention to their needs, make sure that you listen to them, and try to resolve their queries. You can also talk to the teacher teaching in the preschool in Thaltej and seek help from her.

Tantrums

You might have observed your toddler running away when told about something, becoming aggressive, crying, or shouting unnecessarily. Such unpleasant and disruptive behavior often occurs due to their unmet desires.

Why does your child show Tantrums?

As soon as the child develops senses and starts recognizing things, he also gets exposed to a variety of emotions. In the learning stage, though they can understand everything said by parents, toddlers often tend to fail at explaining themselves. In the long run, frustrating by which they start to develop tantrums.

How to handle this behavior?

The foremost approach of dealing with such behavior of your child is to remain calm yourself. Yelling in response to such an attitude of your child will only worsen the situation. Hence, make sure that you stay calm and keep a lot of patience during the initial years of growth of your younger one. Talking and embracing your child in such cases works wonder for such behavior. Also, make your child feel how much you love him by making him comfortable in your arms.

 Impatience

Your child may ask for the same thing again and again until you fulfill his desire. He may even start to behave rudely or start shouting if you delay in providing their desires.

Why is your child impatient?

During the developing stage of the brain, patience and delaying gratification are something that your toddler is still learning. About the age of 3-5 years, there is a big range in your child’s ability to wait, which further leads to impatient and impulsive behavior.

How to handle this behaviour?

You can explain patience well to your child by exemplifying it yourself. So, keep yourself patient to set an example for your child. You can also make him composed by diverting his attention and engaging him in some work. Moreover, get your child to play board games as these games help to teach patience by letting the players wait for their turn.

Non-Performing Attitude

You will want to make your child independent and carry all tasks by himself. But whenever you ask them to do anything, they will straight-away say NO.

Why does your child say NO?

Toddlers tend to learn negative emotions and words the fastest. NO is, unfortunately, one of those words that children learn without even being taught. Since most of their actions end in a NO from parents, the children, too, become non-performers and quickly answer a NO for anything you say.

How to handle this behavior?

The Power of 3Ps that is, Praise, Praise, and Praise, is what will help you deal with such behavior of your child. So, whenever your child says NO, praise him and get the work done. With some children, the rule of reverse reactions works better. So, ask them to act when you do not want them to act and vice-versa.

Kick ‘n’ Bite

Children tend to kick and bite the people near them in aggression or also otherwise. Some even bang their head on the ground, and in this process, hurt themselves.

Why does your child kick and bite?

Anything apart from a regular course may make the child irritated. Now, this behavior may also occur when the child is hungry, stressed, or tired. The lack of command over speaking makes it hard to explain themselves, which further makes them behave unacceptably. These include kicking, hitting, and biting as well. As the impulse to act violently is much stronger than intellectual understanding, even in adults, younger ones may still take time to learn.

How to handle this behavior?

It is not easy to handle this undetectable behavior of your child, but as a parent, it is you who must ensure that this aggressiveness ends soon. If your child acts in this manner in public, take them in private and make them calm. Once they get in order, narrate them the situation and explain the wrong behavior to them. Teach them to acknowledge their emotions and pass those emotions to you using phrases such as – I am hungry. Also, try to get them in a schedule and look for various sorts of stimulation.

Crowd-fear

Some children do not feel safe when exposed to a crowded place, and if taken out, they stick to the parents and do not leave them. Moreover, at times they act weird, and some even feel sick.

Why does your child fear the crowd?

The fear of crowd is prevalent to a very mere percentage of children. A crowded place is where they get exposed to a lot of noise, strangers as well as unfamiliar sights, thus getting all common fears in one place.

How to handle this behavior?

Crowd fear might be arduous to handle, but you need to make sure that you do not impose anything on your child. Let him take his time to overcome the fear else the situation might get worsened up. All you can do to help your child is help him feel secure in the crowd, also make sure you plan before and see to it that he has taken proper rest as well as is well-fed before you move out. Moreover, check your stress level, do not rush with your child in such places, and when you feel him getting acquainted, make a short escape leaving the child with a known person to make him realize that he can be safe without you too.

The Mobile Behavior

Your child loves to spend time with mobiles. If not given, they become aggressive and slowly develop irrational behavior. Moreover, using mobiles makes them introverts, and they gradually tend to lose interest in everything but mobile.

Why is your child mobile-addicted?

Mobile behaviour is something that is exponentially taking place among children. It begins from the time when we lend mobiles to our younger ones to feed them, considering the reason that they will eat in an adequate amount sitting in one place. Slowly the child gets addicted to watching animated videos shown to them and demands viewing them again and again. Even when out in malls or restaurants, children refrain from exploring those places as they occupy themselves in mobiles, hence missing to learn a lot of things.

How to handle this behavior?

Let your toddler be free to roam while eating. Make them devour food in the same way as our parents fed us. Do not appreciate it when they learn using the device. In fact, you give them a real learning experience by yourself reciting poems and narrating bedtime stories. If they are already addicted, slowly make them meet less with mobile phones and involve them in other activities. Also, try to make your usage less in front of them. Remember, once they enter the world of mobile phones, they will no more be interested in exploring the real world.

EndNote:

Making your child recognize the right and wrong behavior is much essential in its learning stage itself. Once the faulty behavior becomes a regular thing, it gradually forms a habit, yet resulting in unacceptable behavior.

Once you get a preschool admission in Ahmedabad for your child, the school will also get to work majorly in resolving these behavioral issues among your child. With the right guidance from you as well as teachers, the behavioral issue will fade away; make sure that you tackle them very politely.

Do you need more help over this? Kindly comment below with your contact details, and we will make sure to get back to you.

Help Your Child Make Friends with these Significant Tips

You might have recently taken a preschool admission in Ahmedabad for your toddler, who had only socialized with the family and friends until date since he was born. Such sudden exposure to a different environment may make them react differently.

With the difference of nature among children, they may be extrovert, ambivert or introvert, mischievous or well-mannered, slow, or good learners. Hence everything may work differently for them, even learning to make friends.

Initially, your toddler may need his time to make friends. He may be afraid or shy, and it is quite apparent that as a parent, it may concern you. The best you can do is, encourage your child to talk with others and make him comfortable with the environment.

Before you encourage your child to make friends, make sure to be mindful of the following points:

Learn about your Child’s behavior
Before you decide how to encourage your ward to socialize, understand how your child reacts with people. He may respond differently to family members, friends, neighbors, and strangers. Understand his comfortability level and then slowly counsel him whenever needed.

Check the Surroundings
If you find that your child is not socializing enough, probably the reason behind it is the environment the child is living. It may be a nuclear family which you are living in, or it may happen that even in a joint family, you all don’t tend to talk and socialize much. Though the mentioned might not always be the reasons for shyness in your child, there are a lot of other acting forces that may affect the behavior.

The Introvert-Shaper
It all begins with the habit of showing toddlers cartoon and rhymes videos so that they sit at one place for meals. But once this habit is provoked, there is no look back, introversion on the way to your child. So steal that mobile device that accommodates the solitary attitude in your child in the long run.

Do Not Yell
Try to motivate your child to perform the duties by speaking politely. Yelling on them makes them aggressive, which further makes it hard for them to connect with people easily. Moreover, keep a check if he watches someone being continuously harsh in his surroundings, also keep an eye if he talks rudely to others.

Get into their Shoes
It is rightly said that a person needs to be in another person’s shoes to understand emotional facts. Well, childhood is extremely sensitive, if unhandled, may lead to the evolution of an unacceptable personality. So, be mindful and acknowledge the treatment you give to the child.

The No-Compare Rule
Make sure that whatever it takes, you do not compare your child with others. Each child takes situations differently and holds various reactions to it. Comparing with others may make them lose their self-esteem, and they may start to behave awkwardly or even develop an altogether changed behavior.

As you have now understood the things to consider before inspiring your child, you can use the following approaches to encourage them to make friends:

Exemplify
In the era of digitization, making friends by interacting is something that even adults lack. Children usually do what they observe. So, try to give healthy surroundings and show how to behave with others and make friends. It is probably the best way to make your young ones learn.

Speak to them
Communication resolves most of the problems. Take your child to a calm and peaceful place, and ask him what’s stopping him make friends. Most of the time, you will find the answer from your child only.

Figure out that Uncertainty
The present behavior of your child may be due to some unfortunate influence in the past. Find out if it is the case and help him to overcome it. You can accomplish it by changing their surroundings, also if in case your child has achieved the right age for preschool, do not hesitate to seek his admission into it.

Reveal the Stories
Inform your children how and what you played and enjoyed with friends when you were of their age. Tell them how you felt with your friends as well as the difference they made. Also, make them learn about the benefits of having friends.

The Law of G2
Playing Group Games is the course that surely makes a child ask for a partner who can play along with him. Hence get them games that require two or more partners. This way they will not only make friends but also learn to indulge in group activities.

A Goodbye Note

Encouraging your child to make friends can be achievable by developing a good understanding with them as well as motivating them. Moreover, getting your child admission to the best preschool in Ahmedabad also helps them to acquire life values. Gradually, your child learns socializing and makes friends too.