A Glimpse into the Play School Syllabus in India

You might want to get your child admitted in a playschool and you are looking for an overview of the syllabus they offer. Well, you just landed in the right page.

A playschool is an initial introduction to a systematic approach in life. It’s multi-disciplinary approach enhances a child’s general knowledge, physical growth, mental awareness, social skills and many other crucial aspects of life.Various Researches in Neurosciences have shown that during this stage, a child’s brain develops most extensively and promptly.  So, going for a good playschool that has an all-round syllabus for the development of your child should be on top of your consideration.

We have put in a brief description of the syllabus that various top playschools in India offer.

Overview of the Syllabus

Play School syllabus in India have multi-disciplinary approach which engages all the senses and reinforces the strengths of every child. A good play school focuses on a child’s individual performance and ability. The curriculum involves following things like – 

a. Students learn language through songs, games and verbal communications, hence building vocabulary and proceeding towards learning grammar in a play way method.

b. Students learn to develop their senses by experiencing things practically. e.g. a kid is taught about different types of fruits say an apple, an orange and a banana. Then the child is actually given a chance to visually examine these fruits,which helps them in understanding not only the basic shapes, colour, taste of these fruits but also other differences among them.

c. They get an in-depth knowledge on the concept of large and small objects,ascending and descending order, concept of time, puzzles and pattern sets through live objects.

d. Outdoor activities, city tours, short trips to places of interest etc, helps in widening their learning horizon.

e. Celebrations, circle time, group performance, role play, internal activities, summer camp are some of the activities and events which helps in the holistic growth and development of the children.

f. Interesting activities on numbers, names, phonetics, blending of words, storytelling, rhymes, show and tell,help the students to develop a real love for learning from a tender age.

g. Singing, aerobics and learning dance step and showcasing their latent

h. Indulging in outdoor activities help in the kin aesthetic development

Age Wise Syllabus

The curriculum for playschools is based on a child’s mental growth and ability to grasp new information and activity. You don’t want a syllabus that overloads the child and hampers their overall growth. So, some of the best playschools in India have pre designed syllabus that encourages an easy and adaptive syllabus according to the child’s age.

Nursery (2-3 years):

The right age for playschools in India is considered between 2-3 years. However, in some places it varies from 1.5 years to 3 years. The first stage of playschool is Nursery. Here basic knowledge about subjects are taught to children. Lots of classroom activities and outdoor activities are done simultaneously.

a. English (language) where students learn basic techniques of holding the pencil and writing.

b. Alphabets – Learning of capital letters from ‘a to z’ and acquaint with various objects related to the alphabet

Simple Sentence Formation

i) Vocabulary Building

ii) Pre-Math Concepts like Same-Different, Big-Small, Tall-Short

iii) Numbers Identification, Number and its value, Sequencing from (1-20), Count and Match

iv) Shapes like Circle, Square, Rectangle, Triangle

v) Colours 

LKG (4 Years):

i) English here is slightly advanced then nursery with addition of certain lessons.

ii) Capital Letters (A-Z) Small Letters (a-z) – Identification, writing, objects related to each letter, matching capital and small, vowels and consonants, rhyming words to improve listening skills

iii) Opposites: Differentiate between gender and pairing

iv) Numbers

v) Pre-Math concepts Same-Different, Big-Small, Tall-Short, More-Less, Heavy-Light, Full-Empty, In-Out, Thick-Thin

vi) Numbers (1-50): Writing Count and Match with quantities, joining dots, missing numbers, count and write/tick/circle count and colour, before, after and between numbers, number names

vii) Shapes: Circle, Square, Rectangle, Triangle, Semi-Circle, Oval

viii) Colour

General Awareness –

i) Personal knowledge- Learning how to introduce yourself, Body Parts, Family, Birthday, Home, School

ii) Safety – Traffic rules, Hygiene.

iii) People who help us – Doctor, Teacher, Policeman, Postman, Carpenter, Farmer

iv) Modes of Transport – Road, Rail, Air,

v) Seasons– Summer, Winter, Rainy

vi) Animals– Wild, Domestic, Water, pet

UKG (5 Years):

i) UKG syllabus is more advanced compared to Nursery and LKG. However, it is still a continuation of the previous two classes activities but just a level up.

ii) English (Language): Besides everything that had been taught before in the previous standard, children additionally learn concepts of this-that &these – those, articles- ‘a’ and ‘an’, rhyming words, etc. Conversations, sentence making using certain words are all done.

iii) Numbers: 1-200 is taught. Before, after, between numbers, simple addition, subtraction with pictures, smaller than greater than (<,>) are also included in the syllabus.

iv) Shapes: Beside triangle, circle, square, rectangle, complex shapes are introduced like conical, semi-circle, diamond.

v) Colours: They are taught on the basis of shades i.e. light and dark

General Awareness: 

Personal development like family, home, school, sensory organs.Lessons on different seasons (summer, rainy, winter); Transports mediums; animals (sounds and offspring).

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