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Play for 21st century life skills. Khel Planet Foundation is an education social enterprise that nurtures 21st century life skills in children to prepare them to succeed in the 21st century.

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The push for formal teaching in kindergarten may be slowing emotional and cognitive development, causing unnecessary stress and perhaps even souring kids’ desire to learn. Read this opinion essay at The New York Times. Play Based Learning, Learning Through Play, Early Learning, Kids Learning, Learning Theory, New York Times, Ny Times, 1st Grade Math Worksheets, Working Mother

“Play is often perceived as immature behavior that doesn’t achieve anything,” says David Whitebread, a psychologist at Cambridge University who has studied the topic for decades. “But it’s essential to their development. They need to learn to persevere, to control attention, to control emotions. Kids learn these things through playing.”

Paper planes competition to introduce basics of design thinking - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Plane Design, Social Enterprise, Design Competitions, How To Make Paper, Design Thinking, Life Skills, Kids Learning, Challenges, Education

Paper planes competition to introduce basics of design thinking - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

This week the children engaged in a friendly paper plane design competition. The workshop started with Baal geet (children’s poem) followed by a tag game (Chain-chain). It was good to see children learn from the prior Kho Kho sessions and work together without pushing or shoving one another. Then we introduced children to paper planes! […]

Workshop at Guild of Service school - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Social Enterprise, Auditorium, Non Profit, Life Skills, Our Life, 21st Century, Schools, Children, Kids

Workshop at Guild of Service school - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

Though we have done our life-skills based workshops in several schools now, we had our own apprehensions when we entered the auditorium of Guild of Service school at Anna Nagar. The school hosts differently abled children. The kids were all assembled, enthusiastic and keeping calm to know what we are going to do. We went […]

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” - Leo F. Social Enterprise, Differentiation, Paradox, Life Skills, Planets, Leo, Connection, Foundation, Education

“It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.” - Leo F. Buscaglia

Learning to create their own games - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Learn Programming, Day Camp, Social Enterprise, Getting Bored, Non Profit, Life Skills, Maze, Under The Sea, Wonderful Time

Learning to create their own games - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

We did a 3 day camp on scratch programming for children from the Vidyaniketan school. Scratch is simple programming language developed by MIT for kids to learn programming without having to write any code. Apart from learning the basics (What’s with kids and “Under the sea”. They never get bored of it!), the kids had […]

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Kho kho time - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

We organized two Kho Kho playing sessions in last two weeks with the same group of children. While some children were already familiar with this tag game, others were playing it the first time. The first session was a learning experience for them. The team which thought that they were a strong team, lost the […]

Gradual release of responsibility during story telling - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Gradual Release Of Responsibility, Social Enterprise, Child Love, Non Profit, Life Skills, 21st Century, Storytelling, Planets, No Response

Gradual release of responsibility during story telling - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

We had several engaging storytellers in this session. These stories were led by Sukriti, Brijesh and Ariana. Children loved it and were immersed in the stories. Children were little hesitant to create their own stories and then Ariana used the principle of Gradual Release of Responsibility to get them started. She started the story, and […]

Do you know what a game of tug-o-war can bring out in kids? - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Social Enterprise, Do You Know What, Non Profit, Life Skills, 21st Century, Planets, Third, Foundation, Two By Two

Do you know what a game of tug-o-war can bring out in kids? - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

Do you know what a game of tug-a-war can bring out in kids? The team of girls kept mum when the boys decided that they did not want girls in their team and would rather play boys vs. girls in a game of tug-a-war. The girls won the first round and then the second and […]

Every player in the team matters! - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit In Sync, Social Enterprise, Working Together, Team S, Non Profit, Life Skills, 21st Century, Planets, Foundation

Every player in the team matters! - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

In this week’s session with children, they played a fun tag game, the Dragon, where they were divided into two teams. Each team’s task was to try and tag the other team’s players who would then have to leave own team and join the tagging team. If the team members were not in sync they […]

Learning negotiation skills in a fun way while ​building economy of a region - Khel Planet - Play for century life skills I An Education Non-profit Social Enterprise, Non Profit, Life Skills, 21st Century, Planets, Investing, Foundation, Exercise, Education

Learning negotiation skills in a fun way while ​building economy of a region - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

Last week, our fourth graders at B. K. Convent participated actively in a simulation negotiation exercise. The exercise started with allocation of natural resources to different teams. The teams elected their own leaders. These teams invested in establishing businesses and infrastructure based on advantage provided to them by the resource ​allocated to them. The team with mountains invested initially […]

It was a new experience for the children to speak out their imaginative minds and they struggled with this creative space given to them. Social Enterprise, Life Skills, New Experience, Foundation, Creativity, Tote Bag, Children, Building, Young Children

Creativity through story building

It was a new experience for the children to speak out their imaginative minds and they struggled with this creative space given to them.

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Children get enterprising in a scavenger hunt game

Last week Scavenger hunt activity was organized at Vidyaniketan School. This post is a description of the activity as written by Radha Vasudevan (Correspondent, Vidyaniketan Matriculation Higher Secondary School).

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Quotes - What thought leaders say? - Khel Planet - Play for 21st century life skills I An Education Non-profit

“Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stooping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside – children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it; they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices.” - Cathy Nutbrown

Social Skills - Losing a game - Coping with losing a game can be tricky for some children. Use this visual to discuss what to do if they lose the game before they play it. Great to keep around while playing a game during social skill groups! Social Skills Lessons, Social Skills Activities, Teaching Social Skills, Social Emotional Learning, Coping Skills, Life Skills, Social Games, Articulation Activities, Elementary School Counseling

Social Skills - Losing a game

Coping with losing a game can be tricky for some children. Use this visual before they play a game to discuss what to do if they lose the game.Become a follower and take advantage of my Early Bird Specials, freebies and product launches. Look for the green star near the top of any page within my s...