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A mommy-blogger and entrepreneur, Swati Kapoor chose Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park, for her daughters  

Mother of three, she talks about how the school helped her daughters attain the confidence to pose and model for online brands

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Founder at Kosmix Spaces, a company that provides co-working spaces to corporates, Swati Kapoor juggles being a mother, entrepreneur and blogger regularly. With an Instagram handle named, @thepiquantmama, she often posts videos of delicious recipes, kid-friendly craft activities and snippets from the latest video shoots of her daughters. Passionate to engage her children in brand events and promotion-led activities, in an interview, the young mother reveals how her daughters overcame stage-fright, thanks to their teachers at Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld, Greater Kailash-II and Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park. Edited excerpts:

Please tell us about your daughters.

I have three daughters, the eldest Mayraa studies in class 1 at Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park. The second one, Avyaana is in Nursery at the same school and the youngest, Divyana is 4 months old.

How did you choose Apeejay for Mayraa and Avyaana?

While I was expecting my second daughter, Avyaana, I was already looking to enrol my eldest, Mayraa who is just 1.5 years old, in a play-school. As I began searching for good institutions in Delhi, a friend of ours advised us to check out Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld School in Greater Kailash-II. And so, I did. My husband, Mr. Akshay Kapoor and I decided to enrol Mayraa in Rhythms after meeting the teachers there. Soon, I observed that my daughter was blossoming like a flower. She enjoyed her time at the school very much. From there, she moved to Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park and currently she is doing very well. For her nursery admission in 2019, I, honestly, filled only four forms and Apeejay was on top of my list. After seeing Mayraa’s performance with the school, when it came to choosing a school for Avyaana, we again picked Apeejay. 

Do you think Apeejay institutions have a different approach towards learning?

Yes, absolutely. I used to pick and drop Mayraa myself during her play school days at Rhythms. I often used to meet the teachers there and they were very happy with Mayraa since she was eager to learn in the classes. Even today, her teachers remember her and I am still connected with them. I really liked the school because they have a unique teaching-learning approach and they introduce children to an International curriculum early-on. They also conduct a wide variety of musical dramas, and encourage active participation from all students.

All teachers at Apeejay put in a lot of effort and understand the needs of the children. My second daughter, Avyaana, is usually quite talkative, but she did have some hesitation about her online classes in Nursery. But, her class teacher, Khushboo Ma’am, has left no stone unturned to bring out the best in her. All of Avyaana’s fears vanished when she met her in person during one of the school visits, and from that time onwards, she looks forward to her online classes.

What special initiatives have you taken with your daughters?

My daughters love to pose and get their pictures shot. They have modelled for the Embassy of Sweden at their International exhibition, themed ‘Delhi Dads’. This was done in 30 countries by the Swedish government. They also love doing DIY activities and posing with products due to which I started blogging.  Due to Covid-19, kids are missing out on meeting their peer group and that is why I am always around them to help them overcome their shyness and become more vocal.

Would you be keen to send your daughters back to school for offline classes?

Yes, totally!  

What would be your advice for fellow parents?

I would suggest that they must take things slow with their children. They should allow them to learn and provide them the space to make their mistakes. Children would never know success till the time they have experienced some kind of failure, so don’t be over-protective of them.  

Mrini Devnani is Senior Correspondent (Newsroom). She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has a passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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