A unique concept Step up kids believes in chanting ‘Shlokas’. ‘Shlokas’ are associated with energy or better say “Cosmic Energy”. The vibration caused by chanting the shlokas helps the child gain positive energy and distress.
Learning to create and appreciate visual aesthetics is very important in the development of a child. Step up encourages the need of the child to express his feeling and emotions. We lay great emphasis on art and craft as we know that it not only caters to the development of fine motor skills but also their imaginative potential.
Music and dance enhances cognitive skills in children. A class that engages the child in age appropriate activities incorporating drama, music, creative movement along with the excitement of basic dance steps gives young dancers skills for self-expression through art.
Children tend to recognize words by sight or by looking at them. Therefore, pictorial books arouse curiosity in them to learn more. Reading can be a fun and an enjoyable activity for children. They can have better grasp of the fundamentals of the language.
Our library is well equipped with fun books for the children to browse through. We try to boost their learning potential by making reading an integral part of the school activity. Our vision is to make books an indulgence and not a chore.
Play reduces stress and improves self-expression in a child, therefore, Step up has paid much attention to its activity room. Our activity room is filled with toys and educational games. Toys and games can benefit the child in various ways. It encourages imagination and creativity and builds self confidence in a child.
As a child masters a game he gets a sense of achievement and his sense of self-concept grows stronger. Children tend to bond with one another over toys and games and this inculcates the socializing skill in them. Step up realizes the myriad of benefits of toys and games and therefore has designed the activity room to cater to the needs of the children and to help them learn the fun way.
Many of the developmental tasks that children should achieve like exploring, risk-taking, fine and gross motor development and the absorption of vast amounts of basic knowledge can be effectively learned through outdoor play. We, at Step up, consider our playground to be places where children’s play can come to full expression, where children can make a mess, run, jump and hide, where they can shout, whistle and explore the natural world.
We believe that a child should be aware of his natural surrounding and develop relationship with the natural world through experience. To achieve the interaction with the natural environment we encourage nature walks. This activity not only makes the child aware of his environment but also develops his social skills. Step up team is aware that children go through varied kinds of distractions, temptations and over stimulation. To deal with these challenges we encourage the practice of yoga.
This nourishing atmosphere encourages children to relax and have fun while they develop not only strength, coordination, flexibility and balance, but also body awareness, better focus and concentration. In addition, we also hold annual days, sports day, stage performances, picnics to cater to the all-round development potential of a child. Encourage active participation of the parents as well by holding parenting workshops and counseling programs.