The most influential of all educational factors is the conversation in a child’s home.” – William Temple
We are gradually reaching towards the date and day when we celebrate our country’s Independence Day (August 15th). Most of us are planning vacations as it is going to be a long weekend, and that is fine, but we should also celebrate Independence Day in a way that kids remember and feel proud about it.
Patriotism is the love and respect towards our nation. Instilling this feeling in children will develop them as responsible citizens. Small kids cannot understand speech or essay about nation and patriotism. We have to employ play way methodology to help them understand the importance of national festivals and their significance to the nation.
Hence today we shall share a few ideas of what as a parent you should do to help develop your children as a responsible citizen.
1: Tell them stories of freedom fighters
Storytelling is the best way to convey your message to kids. White Canvas Preschool has a library full of books loved by our kids. We keep telling them the stories of freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Sardar Patel, Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Rani Lakshmi Bai, and other freedom fighters. These stories will teach him the values of sacrifice, independence, and self-respect.
2: Teach respect for national symbols
Children should know the importance of national symbols such as the national anthem, flag, animal etc. This is something that we at White Canvas Preschool emphasize, by teaching our kids to treat these national symbols with respect and understand their importance.
3: Encourage participation in patriotic activities
Independence Day and Republic Day are two important national festivals we celebrate in our school. We organize fancy dress, storytelling competitions in school, among other activities and presentations.
4: Follow what we teach our kids
Finally and perhaps most importantly, to teach patriotism to children, we must be patriotic as well. Children get inspired by their parents and educators. Therefore, we should behave as a responsible citizen.
White Canvas Preschool is committed to making our preschoolers respect and takes pride in our nation because the nation will be in safe hands tomorrow if we contribute to raising Patriotic children. It will be our honor to the priceless sacrifice of our ancestors who fought for our freedom, for the future prosperity of our nation.