Nursery Rhymes are children’s favourite when it comes to reproducing school activities in a non-classroom environment. At school, rhymes are an effective tool to teach vocabulary, body awareness, rhythm awareness and co-ordination skills. Children respond well, both physically and emotionally, to lyrically strong content and music. Today (13th September), Staford School’s tiny tots took the opportunity to celebrate Hindi Diwas, by reciting Hindi rhymes and participating in a Hindi recitation competition. Children from all sections of nursery and kindergarten tapped their feet and hummed along to the music played by our music teacher Mr. Yadav as a warm up, and soon the Hindi rhymes competition began.
The students participated with full enthusiasm and recited the rhymes with proper actions, expressions and voice modulation. The nursery classes had individual students participating in the competition while the kindergarten classes chose to compete as a group. Each of the participants was dressed in beautiful costumes and recited the poems with a lot of energy and enthusiasm. Different topics were chosen and innovative props were made accordingly. All the participants looked stunning in the cutouts, props, masks, etc. Rhymes like Bhalu wala aaya, Do chuhe the, and dekho dekho mota hathi, were sung by nursery children and much appreciated by the audience, and the judges for the event. The students of K.G. recited the poems on meaningful topics like the importance of trees and rain. The level of confidence and expression was commendable and the use of props and costumes added colour to their presentation. KG B won hands down with the immense enthusiasm and coordination displayed by the participants. The effort of the class teacher Ms. Alka Singh in making her class presentation beautiful, was applauded by all.
This event was compered by Ms. Singh and Ms. Sharma and each teacher of the pre-primary section contributed in making the event come off well. Mrs. Mishra, Mrs. Rizvi, and Prep-coordinator Mrs. Fathima’s efforts could be seen in the enthusiastic participation of every child. The occasion was graced by Principal Sir and Head Mistress ma’am who complimented each teacher and blessed the children.