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Indian Government introduced ‘Jaadui Pitara’ for Early Childhood Education

In a bid to revolutionize early childhood education, the government introduced ‘Jaadui Pitara’ (JP) on February 20, 2023. This innovative educational tool, tailored for children aged 3-8 years, marks a significant step towards creating a dynamic and enjoyable learning environment.

What is Jaadui Pitara?

JP is a comprehensive collection of toys, games, puzzles, puppets, posters, flashcards, story cards, student playbooks, and teacher handbooks. Designed for play-based learning, JP fosters the holistic development of children in five crucial domains:

  • Physical development
  • Socio-emotional and ethical development
  • Cognitive development
  • Language and literacy development
  • Aesthetic and cultural development

Benefits of Jaadui Pitara:

  • Promotes Curiosity and Engagement: JP’s interactive and playful approach sparks children’s natural curiosity, making learning an enjoyable experience.
  • Caters to Diverse Needs: Available in 13 Indian languages, JP resonates with local cultures and ensures inclusivity.
  • Supports NCF-FS Curricular Goals: Aligned with the National Curriculum Framework for the Foundational Stage (NCF-FS) 2022, JP empowers educators to achieve a wide range of learning objectives.
  • Encourages Creativity and Imagination: Through play-based activities, JP fosters critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and creative expression.

Exploring e-Jaadui Pitara:

e-Jaadui Pitara (e-JP) is the digital counterpart of JP, offering a rich collection of stories, activities, and resources accessible through:

  • Android App: Downloadable from the Google Play Store.
  • Website: Accessible through https://ejaaduipitara.ncert.gov.in/
  • IVRS Interface: Toll-free number 18002120173/15108, accessible even with basic mobile phones.

e-JP Features:

  • Over 1,000 Stories in Multiple Languages: Immerse your child in a world of captivating tales.
  • Engaging AI-powered Bots:
    • Katha Sakhi: Your child’s storytelling buddy, bringing stories to life.
    • Teacher Tara: A guide for educators, offering valuable tips and resources.
    • Parent Tara: A supportive companion for parents, providing guidance and fun activities.

Implementing Jaadui Pitara in Schools:

Schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) are encouraged to:

  • Disseminate information about e-JP: Encourage teachers and parents to utilize the app and its resources.
  • Create Dedicated ECCE Spaces: Establish appealing and age-appropriate environments for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE).
  • Incorporate Jaadui Pitara: Utilize JP materials to enhance the learning experience.
  • Utilize NIPUN and Jaadui Pitara Branding: Increase program visibility and recognition.
  • Follow NCERT Guidelines: Refer to the Guidelines for Pre-School Education (https://ncert.nic.in/dee/pdf/guidelines-for-preschool.pdf) for effective implementation of ECCE practices.

Conclusion:

Jaadui Pitara offers an innovative and child-centric approach to learning, fostering the development of young minds through the power of play. By embracing this initiative, parents, educators, and schools can work together to unlock the full potential of every child, paving the way for a brighter future.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What age group is Jaadui Pitara designed for?

Jaadui Pitara is tailored for children between the ages of 3 and 8 years, focusing on the foundational stage of education.

How can educators benefit from e-Jaadui Pitara?

Educators can leverage e-Jaadui Pitara for educational tips, resources, and interactive storytelling sessions facilitated by Katha Sakhi and Teacher Tara.

Is e-Jaadui Pitara accessible on iOS devices?

While initially developed for Android users, plans are underway to make e-Jaadui Pitara available for iOS devices in the future.

Are there language options available for Jaadui Pitara?

Yes, Jaadui Pitara offers content in 13 languages, ensuring inclusivity and resonance with local cultures.

How can schools integrate Jaadui Pitara into their curriculum effectively?

Schools are advised to consult the Guidelines for Pre-School Education developed by NCERT for insights on effective implementation and curriculum integration.

Source:

  1. PIB : PIB Press Release”Ministry of Education”
  2. CBSE Notification

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