Each day of November is going by real quick and as that happens, many children in the country are waiting eagerly for the day which belongs to them. Children's Day has been celebrated on every November 14 of the year a commemoration of Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru's birth anniversary. Mr. Nehru was the first Prime Minister of the independent India and played an important role in the freedom struggle and the development of the young country as it started out on its own.
The day is celebrated on Mr. Nehru's birthday because of his fondness for children and how they would call him Chacha Nehru. He was adamant on how a child should be provided with all the requisites that would help them grow into responsible and productive members of the society.
The day was recognized as Children's day in the year 1964 and following that year, annually functions are organized in school and organizations that work with children, Cultural performances are very common, and many schools and organizations collect clothes, food, and other usable products to be donated to children from low socio-economic backgrounds.
Parents and teachers are people that children look up to. They feel secure with them. So there is a certain responsibility that you, as a parent or a teacher, have towards your child or your students. Here are a few things that you can do for your child or student, which will enrich their knowledge and strengthen the bond between you two:
Visit a Planetarium with them
Stars and constellations are wonders that are still being explored. Heavenly bodies are one thing that most of the children will quickly get attracted to. You just need to take them to a good place where there is a proper tour and someone would help them with their queries.
Teachers can plan a class trip to a local planetarium. Students will find the whole trip very exciting. If you can, bring in telescopes and students can watch the stars and have closer look at how space really is.
Make a Collage or a Card
For Mother's Day, Father's Day or Teacher's day children usually make collages and drawings. This time you can put together some gum, paper, and color, and add some photographs to make it look really fancy.
Teachers can make a really simple card if not a college, and mention something good for each student in the card. This will make their day and will motivate them.
Organize a Quiz
Quizzes can be a lot of fun for children. They get to learn so much from a 50-minute session. The quiz can be about any topic that the children are interested in or it can be a general quiz. You can make the quiz fun by dividing the class, or a group of children into sub-groups.
As a parent, you can invite your children's friends for the quiz. Make sure you have a really good gift packed for the winner and consolation prizes for the other participants. The focus must be that the children must take away something important in terms of knowledge, from the whole quiz.
Buy a Book for them
Books are really good gifts for children. It can be a collection of poems or classic literature or a Sci-Fi series. Children are always looking forward to learning something new and are always curious. Books open these doors for children and they help them understand various aspects of life. It doesn't have to be a novella, but can be a non-fiction on history or science, an autobiography or even a comic book. Books will always be helpful and spark a want for knowledge.
Spend time with them and tell them your stories
Children learn the most from their parents and teachers. Adults are the figures that children mirror, imbibing many of the characteristics of you, in them. So when you sit down with them and tell them of stories from your childhood they become interested in the conversation.
Children are always curious about how their parents and teachers were during their childhood. It strengthens the bond between the adult and the child. Thus by spending some quality time, and telling them of your old times and listening to what they think, you get closer to your ward or your student.
There are many things that a parent or a teacher can do for their child or student. You should always remember how important you are to them and continue to be their pillar of support.