Understanding a kid’s mind is an essential obligation for all the parents who are in the early years of practice. The key to this understanding is the development of skills in observing children and of interpreting those observations. A holistic approach is needed for the development of a kid.
A holistic approach to child development seeks to simultaneously address the physical, emotional, relational, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of a child’s life. The importance of the holistic approach is that it children learn different things at different stages, e.g. walking, talking, excellent motor skills etc. Holistic development is the overall development of all areas of development in children.
As such, holistic education is based on the idea that children can be taught more naturally and engagingly. Rather than compartmentalising school subjects, the holistic approach seeks to empower children to use their academic learning as a foothold for their emotional and social development.
Kshitij’s H3 program does absolutely that. H3 stands for Head, Heart and Hand. It engages the kids in fun activities which affect their cognitive, affective and behavioural skills. The primary motive of this program is to help the parent, and their kid understands their potential, likes dislike and channelise that energy into helping them become more aware of themselves and others around them. The critical feature of this program is the combination of parent and child in all engagement sessions. This educational approach is inclined towards play-based learning, children’s creativity, and their imagination. For instance, a holistic curriculum could include dance and stage performance, speech, photography, or painting (to name only a few) in addition to the “traditional” subjects.
The benefits of a holistic approach-
- According to research done by Sir Ken Robinson, a holistic educational approach redefines not only what a core subject is, but it also redefines how children should be taught.
- The most significant benefit of a holistic approach isn’t just about mental development, but it encompasses psychological, social and emotional growth.
- A holistic approach motivates children to learn about a subject. It instils curiosity and allows children to learn naturally and creatively.
- It is also attuned to each child’s persona and learning style, in contrast to the current mass educational system.
- A holistic approach helps in developing the communication skills, social skills and better confidence in the kid.
Over the last few decades, many varied holistic educational approaches have emerged. Holistic approaches to teaching and learning to recognise the connectedness of the mind, body and soul. An integrated, holistic approach to teaching and learning also focuses on connections to the real world. A holistic approach fastens a child’s capacity to understand and respect the natural environment and the interdependence between people, plants, animals and the land.
When early childhood educators take a holistic approach, they pay attention to the kid’s physical, personal, social, emotional and social wellbeing as well as the cognitive aspects of learning.
Team Kshitij’s H3 program (Head, Heart and Hand) comprises the following tests which help in the development of children. Let us have a look at the sub-divisions of the H3 program.
- First is the DMIT. This test comes under the Head section. It is a test which analyses learning style, intellectual, emotional skills, creative quotient, personality type, memory pattern, qualitative and quantitative strengths and weaknesses which eventually lead to clarity while choosing career options.
- Second is One on One Counselling. This also comes under Head section. After the DMIT reports arrive, a session will be conducted with the parents. They will be appropriately guided on aspects such as academic as well as the non-academic front.
- Then comes the Parenting Seminar. This is a part of the Heart section. The seminar will address a broad audience engaging in concepts like active parenting and passive parenting. The seminar will talk about the ‘need’ to parent and the ‘detachment’ principle.
- Next is the Community Service. This piece focuses on the value of GIVING. It focuses on nurturing the virtue of not always thinking about self which is a big scene in today’s times.
- Nature Trail, a part of the Head, Heart and Hand section is next. This outdoor program is programmed to see how outdoors reflect a change in the mindset and thinking of individuals.
- Play, Laugh, Connect- Session is up next. This piece of the program aims to bring fun in parents and children’s life through activities. This session will bring together the head, heart and hand of both parents and kids in a space that is free from fear, judgement and competition, thus allowing them to express themselves.
While this can at first seems overwhelming, educators can find small opportunities in their day to day practice to incorporate and extend ideas that promote connection, community and wellbeing.
All humans possess all multiple intelligence in varying amounts. Each individual has a different sort of intellectual composition. We all can improve education and learning style by addressing nine multiple intelligences of our students. This multiple intelligence is centred at different parts of the brain lobes. Intelligence may either work individually or together depends on ability. All these intelligence will define the human personality type.
Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT) is a scientific study associated with the fingerprint patterns and brain lobes. This helps in understanding a unique inborn potential and personality. It is a tool that analyses the learning styles, intellectual, emotional, analytical, creative quotient, personality type, memory pattern, qualitative and quantitative strengths and weaknesses which eventually lead to clarity for choosing between career options. DMIT Analysis will be based on Neuroscience and Multiple Intelligence Theory.
Centuries of study and research works have enabled development of Dermatoglyphics science. This science in coordination to the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Dr Howard Gardner has developed an accurate means to provide latent information from an individual with the help of fingerprint study and analysis. This method of analysis is known as Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test (DMIT).
How does DMIT help in a child’s progress?
You can’t imagine the benefits the Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test can have on a kid. However, here is a list of some benefits:
1. Understanding the advanced and well-grown areas of the mind.
2. Developing a better method to help the child learn better.
3. Getting a precise knowledge of the innate personality of the child.
4. Finding out the talent in a child.
5. Tracing out the weak areas of the kid through DMIT test and reports.
6. Setting the aim of study from the early childhood.
7. Understand the right parenting techniques and teaching style.
DMIT test can be applied for kids as well as parents.
1. DMIT helps parents to understand their children better by exploring their children’s hidden talents and understand their learning pattern.
2. DMIT allows individuals to explore the hidden inborn intelligence and their style of learning. This further helps in guiding the individuals to progress through life (right career path).
We, at Kshitij, are committed to create awareness and educate the masses about the benefits and the need of DMIT. Don’t let your kid be an average student. Know his/her inborn talent with DMIT test and be a winner.