District Institute of Education Research & Training (DIET) Doda today partnered with the Pratham Education Foundation to organize a School Readiness Mela. The event brought together Grade 1 children and their mothers to participate in the skill development activities.
The Mela featured multiple stalls, each dedicated to a specific developmental skill. The Reception counter served as the first point of contact for registration. Children's physical abilities were assessed at the Physical Development stall, while their thinking abilities were tested at the Intellectual/Cognitive Development stall.
Other stalls focused on Language Development, Math Preparation, and Socio-Emotional skills. Additionally, the Kids Corner, a favorite among children, provided an opportunity for them to engage in drawing activities and enhance their fine motor skills.
Following the Mela, teachers interacted with mothers to discuss the importance of these activities in their child's life and the role mothers play in their studies. This interaction served as a valuable platform to exchange knowledge and insights.
To track the progress of Grade 1 children, report cards/progress cards were distributed, ensuring parents were aware of their child's development and learning outcomes. The School Readiness Mela proved to be a fulfilling experience for mothers, children, and teachers, who gained valuable insights into various developmental skills.