The UKG classes, or Upper Kindergarten as it’s sometimes called, are the first step in India’s preschool education system. The classes focus on getting students familiar with the school environment and establishing good social skills that will last them through their academic careers. The curriculum taught in this class varies from state to state, but generally focuses on art and craft, music, and various languages including Hindi and English.
What does UKG stand for?
UKG stands for Upper Kindergarten. If you have a 4-year-old, that means he or she will be attending UKG online classes. The classes last only one year; after UKG, students move on to 1st grade and begin to prepare for schools (which comes in 1st and 2nd grades). They don’t need much preparation, as they’ll get a lot of it from their teacher. However, parents can help by providing an environment where children can practice basic math skills—counting objects around them, identifying shapes and colors (and even musical notes), and learning their numbers. This math readiness helps lay the foundation for further math learning in later years.
3 Main Subjects
Your child will learn a number of skills in these 3 main subjects: language, mathematics and literacy. These are essential life skills that help your child think critically and begin to develop an understanding of how our world works. In UKG (Kindergarten) they will spend approximately 30% of their time learning Language skills, 35% on Mathematics and 30% on Literacy. These are called core subjects and will provide a strong foundation for every other subject they learn throughout their entire school career. However, even in these core subjects, UKG students have additional courses or focus areas within each subject which allow them to get a deeper understanding of each subject area.
Art & Craft, Dance & Music
The structure of UKG online preschool varies from school to school, but most curricula include art and craft and music, as well as physical activities. Some schools choose to have teachers provide these subjects. While there are some private schools that hire experienced teachers for these subjects. It’s also common for each class to have one trained teacher with a number of volunteer parents helping out. Learning how to draw, paint and craft can enhance your child’s creativity. Music and dance lessons help kids learn to express themselves through movement, which is also part of emotional intelligence (EQ). Moreover, music and dance are excellent for improving coordination. The interdisciplinary nature of art and music allows children to apply their learning across subjects – whether you’re playing scales on a piano or illustrating a character on paper, everything comes together in good composition.
Learning Through Play
Play-based learning has been a popular trend in education for years and now, more than ever, you can see why. In early childhood (ages 0-8), play is how children learn best—through interaction with peers and adults. Play also helps build social skills, like sharing and taking turns, important aspects of every child’s development. Because young children learn best through interactive engagement with their environment and surroundings, it’s often said that teachers need to be miniature parents. They must structure their classroom environments so that students develop important skills through social interaction. In short: children need positive interactions with others to feel successful and motivated.
UKG is a preparatory class that all children must attend before they can go to primary school. Learning in UKG will build confidence and prepare your child for school; however, some parents aren’t sure how best to prepare their child, especially as they are no longer babies. This blog is about UKG classes and how you can help your child become a successful student.