Playschools hit, mother and father cautious of on-line courses

Sukhmeet Bhasin

Tribune News Service

Bathinda, July 16

The lockdown has compelled many mother and father in Punjab to get the names of their wards struck off from playschools. The proprietor of a kindergarten says one-fourth of the scholars have opted out. “Not all parents are averse to online learning. Many have been taking a keen interest in virtual classes and are helping their kids learn through video and text messages,” he claims.

But Shefali, whose four-year-old son was promoted to nursery this 12 months, calls the idea a farce. “Learning via cellphone, computer or tablet isn’t healthy at such a tender age. The job becomes harder if both parents are working,” she says.

Health specialists don’t advise on-line research for pre-nursery and nursery college students. They have obtained numerous instances of eye pressure as a consequence of extreme use of digital devices, they are saying. Prof NK Gosian, an schooling knowledgeable, says the idea of on-line courses is detrimental for the bodily and psychological well-being of scholars, particularly these in kindergarten. “Excess screen time can harm the brain too. Also, the coronavirus has deprived students of outdoor activities,” he maintains.

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