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‘Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld has improved my daughter’s social skills’ 

Ansh Gupta, father of Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld student Aura Gupta, says to keep parents in the loop, a monthly teaching plan is shared with them



Ansh Gupta with his spouse Shivani Gupta and daughter Aura Gupta

Ansh Gupta is Manager at Deloitte Advisory while his spouse Shivani Gupta is Sr. Financial Analyst at OLX Group. They are proud parents of Aura Gupta, a 2 year-old student of Apeejay Rhythms Kinderworld, one of the best preschools in south Delhi, Greater Kailash II. In a candid interview, Ansh explains how the school looks after the holistic well-being of tiny tots. Edited excerpts:  

What made you pick Apeejay?

I was in the US for 3 years before moving back to India last year. In fact, Aura was born in the US. When I first visited the school I got positive vibes from the school Principal, Ms. Komal Nathani, and other teachers. On my inspection, I found out that faculty had the right experience to nurture the little ones. The faculty shared with us different pedagogical approaches to teaching. The school also had an excellent teacher-student ratio and as we know the more individual attention a student receives, the more his/her learning improves. The icing on the cake was that the school is located in the vicinity of our house.

According to you, what are the parents’ expectations of pre-school education?

At this tender age, parents don’t really have huge expectations when it comes to studies. For instance, Aura will be 3 when the pre-school gets over. So our emphasis is that she should learn good social skills, improve her fine motor skills, and understand phonetics to build a solid foundation before moving to a formal school.

Share with us your experience so far.

First of all, I am happy that Covid is under control and physical classes have resumed. Talking about our experience, it just has been a couple of months, but I can see Aura is gradually becoming more comfortable in the class. Initially, she used to cry a lot when dropped off at school. However, after a week or two she got over her anxiety and now she gets excited going to school. In fact, I could see the sparkle in her eyes. Her social skills have also improved. To keep parents in loop, a monthly teaching plan is shared with them. This helps us to prepare our kids for the upcoming events or activities. For instance, she recently participated in Baisakhi celebrations and we could make arrangements for costumes and props beforehand. Initially, the focus of the school was to make the kids feel comfortable and relax in a classroom environment, and now the focus has shifted to improving their gross motor skills, fine motor skills, phonetics, listening skills, visual perceptual skills, among others.

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