The Ministry of Education union has launched “Jaadui Pitara” to encourage fun learning for children between the ages of 3 and 8. Materials include games, puzzles, stickers, flashcards, storybooks, and more.

India is home to more than 444 million children in the age group of 0-18 years. This is one of the largest groups of children and adolescents in the world.

a UNICEF report It shows that learning outcomes remain one of the biggest challenges in the country as millions of children complete their primary education without achieving basic literacy and numeracy (FLN) skills.

In an effort to enrich the learning and teaching environment and make it child-centered, lively, and joyful, the Federal Ministry of Education has recently launched play-based teaching and learning materials called Jadoye Petara (which translates to Magic Box) Foundation Stage.

Here are 10 things to know about learning and teaching materials.

The Union Ministry of Education has launched play-based teaching and learning materials called Jaadui Pitara for Foundation Stages.
  1. Jadoye Petara It is designed based on the National Curriculum Framework for Foundation Stage (NCF-FS) 2022. It indicates that children in this stage learn best through playing and being active, speaking, listening, using games, working with materials, drawing, painting, singing, dancing, running and jumping.

2. Last year, the Ministry of Education launched the NCF Foundation Stage Framework. In accordance with the Curriculum Framework, the National Computer Emergencies Center developed and collected educational and teaching materials, and released them on February 20, 2023 as Jadoye Petara.

3. the Jadoye Petara It recommends learning and development in five domains – physical development, social, emotional and moral development, cognitive development, language and literacy development, and aesthetic and cultural development. Positive learning habits are also included as another area of ​​development at this stage.

The concept based learning materials are intended for learners in the age group of 3 to 8 years

4. An innovative, child-centered learning experience is expected to enhance conceptual understanding among learners in the age group of 3 to 8 years.

5. The materials include toys, games, puzzles, puppets, posters, flashcards, worksheets, story books and engaging playbooks for students, available in 13 Indian languages.

6. It also includes a handbook for trainers, which sets out the curriculum objectives for the future training of teachers at the foundation stage.

Playbooks and storybooks are available in 13 Indian languages.

7. The Foundation Stage learning materials are designed in accordance with the New National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, which envisages a “5 + 3 + 3 + 4” curriculum learning structure. In other words, children will spend five years in Foundation Stage, three years in Preparatory and Middle School, and four years in High School.

8. Under the Union Ministry of Education, the Department of School Education and Literacy formed the National Steering Committee, chaired by Kasturirangan, for the development of NCF for each of the stages.

9. While editing a file Jadoye Petara Federal Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said, “It is a giant leap towards enriching the learning and teaching environment and making it more child-centred, lively and happy. Amrit generation, as envisioned in the New Economic Policy.

10. These resources are available digitally at DIKSHA platform.

Edited by Pranita Bhatt


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