Tuesday, 13 December 2016

TATA ClassEdge launches ‘Thinking About Values’ books for children


Books will be available for Classes 1 to 5

December 12, 2016, MumbaiTATA ClassEdge, a provider of innovative technology based learning solutions for schools, launched ‘Thinking About Values’, a series of books on values and life skills for classes 1 to 5, at their Principal Leadership Programme at Mumbai. ‘Thinking About Values’, based on NCERT’s values framework, is a unique contemporary take on values and life skills for children. These books were launched during Tata ClassEdge’s programme on leadership for school principals.
On the occasion, Sanjay Radhakrishnan, Chief Commercial Officer, Tata ClassEdge said, “In today’s rapidly changing world, increased exposure coupled with nuclear families and lack of guidance at home have made values and life skills a very important topic for discussion with children. However, these discussions are often seen as ‘preachy’ by children. Instead of a list of ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’, children need to be taught how to confront situations or ethical dilemmas where they have to decide what action to take.”

The series includes visually rich stories and poems, exercises that encourage children to make decisions, easily accessible videos of the story and a journal section that involves discussion with family. Moreover, it covers contemporary topics such as needs v/s wants, sportsmanship, use of gadgets, dealing with strangers, helping at home, civic sense and more – all told in riveting ways. For example, punctuality is discussed through a story about a superhero who is always late; being inclusive is discussed through the story of a boisterous girl who loves football.

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