Shibumi is a study and learning centre for both adults and young people of school-going age.
For adults it offers a space where, through dialogue, one understands oneself and relationships in the light of Krishnamurti’s teachings.
For such interested adults only, Shibumi also offers an educational programme where resource persons and parents cooperate in creating a right learning environment for their children.
For more information, see http://shibumi.org.in
Saturday, July 23, 2016
Blocks- for learning
Wooden blocks lends itself to learning effortlessly. Here are some ways we have seen children engage with wooden blocks.
The children have a countless possibilities and can use their imagination. While playing with wooden blocks the younger children develop muscle coordination, discover how different objects feel in their hands, think about shapes and patterns. Improve eye-hand coordination and build strength in a child's fingers and hands.
Most of all we have seen how the blocks lend itself to creative play, interaction with each other while building together and it gives imagination a free licence, which is important. Children can potentially develop their vocabularies as they learn to describe sizes, shapes, and positions.
Then of course one has experiences with gravity, balance, and geometry is learned from wooden blocks.
My favorite , is watching children of all ages work together and create things together. Children from age 5 to age 17 are sometimes found creating, interacting, laughing, grabbing (sharing!) blocks and playing together.