The CHILD develops positive and healthy thinking Habits that last a life-time.
A child’s formative years are exceptionally important, as it is the period when they learn appropriate behaviors and social skills that will remain with them for life. Keeping this in view, we at NGS Preschool have developed the ‘StarThinker’ Programme for our little ones. The ‘StarThinker’ Programme is designed to develop the child’s thinking and behavioural reactions according to the Habits of Mind framework.
Habits of Mind is about knowing how to behave intelligently and respond effectively to uncertainty. The framework serves as a structure that inculcates patterns of skilful thinking and intelligent behaviour within children. It teaches the child the most appropriate response for any given situation.
NGS Preschool is the first Preschool in Pakistan to offer the Habits of Mind framework to Preschoolers. We have specially curated the following 12 of the 16 habits, which are carefully infused in our curriculum, environment and daily routines within the classroom and outside of it;
Examples of Habits of Mind in Action:
A child that is trying hard to learn a new mathematical concept is encouraged to persevere and not give up until he/she achieves success. This is the habit of Persisting, which educates the child to keep trying.
A child who has been pushed accidentally by his friend learns to keep calm and to think before reacting. The conscious effort behind this reaction is the essence of Managing Impulsivity.
Striving for Accuracy:
A child who checks his / her assignment thoroughly before submitting it to the teacher demonstrates a desire for accuracy and precision. Inculcating this habit in the child will ensure that he/she will constantly Strive for Accuracyin all that he/she does.