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Teaching with Love and Laughter

Teaching with Love and Laughter

“A day without laughter is a day wasted”- Charlie Chaplin

A good sense of humour brightens up the day and makes life fun. Laughing together is a way to connect, and a good sense of humor can also make kids smarter, healthier, and can help them cope with challenges in a better way.

Laughter has the rare ability to soften hardened hearts, open shuttered minds, and endear students to one another. This allows to reach the difficult, the unmotivated, the awkward, and the unhappy.

A simple effort to add humour to your lesson and activities will instantly make you more likeable among your students. This, in turn will cause your students around you, to please you, and to get to know you better. Thus, giving you the powerful leverage to influence their behaviour.

Kids with a well-developed sense of humor are happier and more optimistic, have higher self-esteem, and can handle differences well. Not only that, they are more spontaneous and see things from many perspective, rather than the obvious.

A good sense of humor doesn’t just help kids emotionally or socially. Research has shown that people who laugh more are healthier ”” they’re less likely to be depressed and may even have an increased resistance to illness or physical problems. Laughter may even help humans endure pain, and it is also known to improve our immune function.

Teaching with love and Laughter has many advantages:

1. It motivates to behave.
Humor can help create a classroom which students love being a part of. Happiness, when felt all around becomes a strong motivating factor for the student. No student wants to wallow in time-out while their classmates share a laugh with the teacher.
2. It eases tension.
Laughter eases tension and relaxes an uptight classroom. Besides releasing tension, humor has the ability to calm vibrating knees, and brings joy to one and all.
3. It encourages hard work.
When students are happy to be in the class, one can ask so much more of them. They appreciate a classroom that they enjoy coming to every day.
4. It reaches the hard to reach.
Humor has the power to help you make personal connections with students, particularly with those who are hardest to reach. Humour has the power to guide one in a positive direction.
Love and laughter are priceless gifts. Laugh as much as you breathe, and love as much as you live!

Sensory Play and its benefits for autistic children

Sensory Play and its benefits for autistic children

Children use their senses to explore the world as soon as they are born. This is the reason we usually find toddlers putting almost everything in their mouth trying to discover the taste and texture of different objects.

However, not all children find it easy to understand the messages they receive from their senses. Hence, sensory play is what comes into light for those children that helps them in adapting to their surroundings easily.

Sensory Play and its benefits

Sensory play is any activity that stimulates the senses. This includes the five main senses of touch, smell, sight, taste, and sound, as well as the two not-as-frequently-mentioned senses: vestibular (sense of balance) and proprioceptive (sense of where each body part is in relation to the rest).

Sensory activities facilitate exploration and naturally encourage children to use scientific processes while they play, create, investigate and explore. The sensory activities allow children to refine their thresholds for different sensory information helping their brain to create stronger connections to process and respond to sensory information.

Sensory Play Activity

The brain growth that occurs through sensory play enhances children”s senses, and their enhanced senses in turn make them better able to use those senses for learning.

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Sensory play offers immense benefits in the development of a child. Here are a few skills that children develop when engaging in sensory play:

● Language Skills: Children develop their vocabulary as they are asked to talk on a particular topic everyday
● Social Skills: Children learn to share, negotiate and plan.
● Fine Motor Skills: As children manipulate small objects, they develop their fine motor skills.
● Gross Motor Skills: Children develop gross motor skills by squatting, jumping, or otherwise moving their bodies.
● Dramatic Play Skills: Children use sensory materials to engage in dramatic play.
● Scientific Reasoning Skills: Children learn about cause and effect when manipulating sensory materials.
● Self-Control Skills: Children develop self-control as they learn to respect the rules and boundaries for sensory play.

Sensory play

There are many kinds of sensory play activities out there that can help your child in numerous ways. So go ahead, try them and have a wonderful time by engaging your kids in some of the creative sensory plays. By making sure the activities are fun and varied children will have the opportunity to develop these important skills and let them be in control of their own experiences and actions.

Vaakya – Innovation for the special ones!

Vaakya – Innovation for the special ones!

Ordering food- just tap and it”s delivered in an hour”¦
Want to go shopping? Open the app and buy anything and everything.
Technology has made our lives so easy that everything is just a click away.
Our country is developing with technology and so are our people. From battlefield grenades to a mop used for home chores; every little innovation is a vouchsafe of technology.

On 11th May, 1998 India executed the successful Shakti, the Pokhran nuclear test and the first indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown to Bangalore on this day. Not only this, we also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day.

To honour our technological advancements, we celebrate National Technology Day on the 11th of May since 1999. Every year, this day, the Technology Development Board of India awards individuals with national awards for their contribution to indigenous technology.

While technology helps people share their views with everyone, there also exist millions of people who can”t voice their opinions because of speech impairment. To help such individuals, we have designed Vaakya, an augmentative and alternative communication mobile application for a smartphone.

Vaakya is a picture-based app which provides the users the flexibility of customization according to their special needs and the benefit of using Vaakya is that you don”t require an internet connection to operate it.

So this technology day, benefit a life and make it a bit easier for someone by sharing Vaakya with them.

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Happy Technology Day!

Laughter: the best medicine

Laughter: the best medicine

Ever wondered how the world would be if nobody knew how to laugh?
Imagine out of the blue, one morning waking up to be a person who doesn”t knows what laughter is.
Nobody would crack jokes, nor anyone will laugh on them.
Nobody would know what comedy shows are and sarcasm won”t be fun anymore.
How do you think that life would be?
Creepy, terrifying and moreover, lifeless.

If we analyze the word laugh it sounds a lot similar to life…it not only brings joy to all but it also comes with some serious health benefits.
A powerful antidote to stress, depression, pain, conflict and even heartbreak, laughter is a proven doctor recommended medicine that holds the power to curb any disease.

Talking in medical terms, a good laugh is chocked full of mental, emotional and physical benefits. Making us feel happy and relaxed, a hearty laughter allows us to live longer, be healthier and provides an edge when battling ailments like mental illness.
Also it helps combat stress by increasing blood flow throughout the body and also boosts our immune system, heightens threshold for pain and assists in facilitating better breathing.

Along with our medical health, laughing helps improving our emotional health as well. And researchers have also proven that laughing in company enhances social bonding and stimulates positivity around.

So if you’re feeling blue, just remember to rejuvenate your soul with this fun & priceless medicine. Although you won”t find a free medine elsewhere than a good hearty laugh.

Moreover always keep in mind what the great Charlie Chaplin once said, “A day without laughter is a day wasted.”

Keep Laughing pals!! Happy Laughter Day 😀