Playing with toys for serious learning

Playing with toys for serious learning

Lattu teaches gravity, Gullel the kinetic energy

Minister Dr Subhas Sarkar asks parents to take to toys to bring up their children
NEW DELHI, Jan 22 (The CONNECT) -Learning with toys develops the creativity and sensitivity in students and gives wings to their imagination, said Dr Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education.
Addressing the valedictory session of the International Webinar on ‘Toys and Games to Play, Make and Learn’ Dr Sarkar said toys teach children from being possessive to sharing, co-operative to empathy, exploring toys to make one on their own, inculcates among them imagination, creativity, and much more. 
The webinar was organized by the NCERT under the agies of Ministry of Education to promote toy-based pedagogy in school education for joyful learning.
It is the need of hour that parents teach their children through the toys as it will make things comprehensible for the students, the Minister said and highlighted that “we have a rich heritage of traditional toys which has originated in the subcontinent several thousand years ago in the Indus Valley civilization”. Indian toys, he said, not only entertain, but “teach us scientific theories.”
'Lattu' teaches gravity and balance, 'Gullel' teaches us potential and kinetic energy, he added.
He expressed that the International webinar is an important step towards reinventing a timeless tradition of toys and games. 

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