Rs. 350/- per kit
The ECCD Parenting Kit consists of the:
- ‘Learning Through Play (LTP)’ Calendars – Birth to 3 Years, and 3 to 6 Years, and
- ‘Joy of Parenting’ Guidebook.
The LTP resources are pictorial “calendars” that depict the successive stages of child development, along with brief descriptions of simple play activities that show parents what they can do to promote healthy child development. They focus on five key areas of development; sense of self, physical, relationships, understanding the world, and communication. They emphasise the importance of positive parent – child relationships, as critical to a child’s sense of well-being.
The accompanying ‘Joy of Parenting’ Guidebook addresses parents and those in a parenting role. The guidebook helps to explain, in detail, the ‘calendar’ pictures, and LTP messages. It also elaborates on the concept of ‘holistic development’, through the questions ‘WHAT’ children do, ‘WHY’ they do it, and ‘HOW’ parents can ensure, and facilitate further development.
It also adds stage-wise information regarding health, hygiene, nutrition, and safety, as well as addressing parenting concerns on issues such as school readiness, communicating with children, behaviour management, different competencies, and learning difficulties.
The ECCD Parenting Kit is currently available in English, as well as Kannada, Marathi, and Tamil.
Rs. 1000/- per kit
The "Learning Through Play In My Own Way (LTP-IMOW)" Kit consists of the LTP-IMOW Birth to 6 Years Calendar, Oval and Quadrant Formats and Checklists, and a User Manual.
This new resource is based on the highly successful original calendars: Learning Through Play – Birth to 3 Years and 3 to 6 Years. In this enhanced resource, the Physical and Communication domains have been expanded to provide more specific information, and additional play activities have been included as well.
To recognise that all children develop differently, each area of development can be separated in order to create a unique profile of each child, helping parents to provide developmentally appropriate activities to stimulate all areas of their child’s development.
The User Manual – “Parenting the Child: Understanding and Enabling Development” is a vital support tool that helps to empower parents, professionals and caregivers to be equal partners in supporting the child’s development in the early years.
Rs. 150/- per set
The Behaviour Cards are a wonderful parenting resource, helping parents to understand, and deal with different types of child behaviour. The Cards are a set of seven ‘bookmarks’, with simple visuals and universal parenting messages, on the following topics.
1. Parents are special
2. Communicating with the child
3. Praising your child
4. I need you to play with me because…
5. Making rules for the child
6. Why children misbehave
7. Preventing misbehaviour in your child
The Brain Development poster is a very useful visual teaching and training aid depicting the rapid development of the brain in the early years and the importance of positive parenting to promote healthy development.
The poster is available in English and Tamil.
Rs. 1300/- per set
The Learning Through Play Calendar (LTPC) visuals have been artistically indigenised into a set of 112 vibrant and colour-coded flash cards. The cards highlight key milestones, behaviours and activities for successive stages of child development from birth to six.
The cards are an invaluable tool for teaching and learning about parenting as an activity during training programmes for parents and caregivers, particularly those who are unlettered. The purely visual cards, with no text, encourage open-ended, and thought-provoking discussions on varied aspects of child development.
The Toy Manual, entitled 'Learning to Play – Playing to Learn', is a guidebook for all those in a parenting role, on play materials for young children. All the play materials were developed by the Carpentry unit which has now been discontinued. The materials can be used in various ways, and serve many functions. Children, when given the freedom, will devise original methods of play and demonstrate ingenuity and creativity in their use of the equipment. There are no set rules on how the materials should be used.
For each toy or play equipment, the Manual offers the following suggestions:
The activities children can engage in.
The age range for which it is suitable.
The skills that children would acquire by playing with it.
Alternate methods by which the play material can be made by the parent or teacher themselves.
BMRF has created its own set of 26 parenting songs in Tamil which cover various stages of the child’s early development from pregnancy to 6 years. The songs encompass a range of issues including the well-being of pregnant women, celebration of pregnancy, feeding practices, health and hygiene, and rights of the child.