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.