Category: Child Development

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a Boy Who Has a Cerebral Palsy

Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a boy Who Had a Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a group of permanent movement disorders that appear in early childhood and may affect a child’s muscle movement, and tone. It is the most common disability in childhood. Children affected with CP may need constant care and support throughout their lives.

Ian (2018) is a short-animated true story of a boy named Ian who has the Cerebral Palsy. All he wants to have friends and play in the playground. But it seems impossible due to the bullying and discrimination which he encountered in his life. Continue reading “Ian – A Short Inspirational Story of a Boy Who Has a Cerebral Palsy”

The Difference a Year Makes: The Dangers of Early Schooling

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD
By Ahmad Amirali

Last Week, a parent came to me and shared that Inara (made-up name) lacks concentration in class-tasks and her class teacher always complains about Inara’s lack of concentration in classwork. This phenomenon is called ‘Distractibility’ and is common nowadays in both Eastern and Western countries. Commonly, these symptoms associated with the term ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), according to which, students continuously forget things, make careless mistakes and seem like they are daydreaming in sessions and activities. Continue reading “The Difference a Year Makes: The Dangers of Early Schooling”

Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills

Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills
By Ahmad Amirali

Last year, during my 8th-grade‘ parent-teacher meeting (PTM)’, the majority of parents shared serious concerns about their children’s reading habit. They believe that technology has ruined their children’s healthy lifestyle. Their children (age between 12 to 13 years) hardly even read a newspaper or a comic strip. Interestingly, they also have solutions like banning all their children tech gadgets, and cellular device at home will impact their children’s reading habit. I should have mentioned that my previous post about the role of technology in a child’s mental development was inspired by such PTMs where parents and even students bring their daily life issues and concerns to me. Continue reading “Read-Aloud Habit in Children May Increase Their Literacy and Articulation Skills”

The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives

The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives
By Ahmad Amirali

Yesterday, after-school session, one student (aged between 13 to 14 years) came to me and asked, ‘Sir, I want to become a doctor, but my friend want to become a football coach, so should I become a football coach, a doctor or an Engineer because my mama want me to become an engineer’. Well, I must say, the struggle was real. Kids at this stage, often, encountered such issues like setting up new year’s goals, future goals, career goals, what they want to achieve and how they make their goals. Continue reading “The Importance of Goal Setting in Students’ Lives”

Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?

Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?
By Ahmad Amirali

During my days, the maximum technological tools provided and used by the school was a one-hour computer session once a week in which we learn basic computer programs and their functions. This trend has drastically changed over the past two decades. The black/green board and chalks/markers are now replaced by Smartboards, Google boards and high-tech multimedia equipment. Continue reading “Does the Use of Technology During Classroom Lessons Increases Student Engagement and Learning?”