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Monday, December 9, 2013

CCC-NEWSLETTER DECEMBER'2013

The theme for the month of November is ‘Farm Animals’.

Farm animals are bred for many purposes. Hens gives us eggs, cows &goats provide us with nutritious milk. Different breeds of sheep provide many kinds of wool fibers which are made in clothing. Horses are used as working animals, sport and leisure activities. Keeping our theme in mind we organized a series of fun filled activities to teach the children about animals, their dwellings sound they make, food that they eat and about their little ones.

Diwali was celebrated on new moon day after Dussehra. This is the festival of lights. The Hindus decorate their houses with lights. At night people worship “Laxmi” the goddess of wealth. Diwali is the festival of joy. It is celebrated to mark the return of Lord Rama from 14 years of exile and his victory over the demon Ravana.
We at Crystal celebrated Deepawali on 1st November. Children came dressed up in traditional outfits. Lakshmi & Ganesh puja was performed in the school followed by Arti done by children. After the puja, children lighted ‘Phuljhari’ and had fun.

Children Day was celebrated on 13th November. It falls on 14th November every year. Children Day in India is celebrated on Pandit Nehru’s birthday as a day of fun & frolic, a celebration of childhood. Chacha Nehru as children fondly referred to him, was fond of roses & children. Infact he compared the two saying that children’s were like buds in the garden. They should be carefully & lovingly nurtured as they were the future of the nation. He felt that children are the real strength of a country & the very foundation of society. School organized a magic show for our little ones, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Children spend the whole day outside in the garden dancing & playing games.

Gurupurab was celebrated on 15th November. Gurupurab marks the birth anniversary of sixth Sikh guru, Guru Nanak. This is the sacred festival in Sikhism. Children visited Gurudwara on this occasion & relished the prashad served by them.

Children’s of Tots, Bambi & Simba section made Diwali cards for their parents. Bambi & Simba kids visited the post office & posted the cards made by them.
On the auspicious occasion of Diwali children decorated lanter’s made of paper & carried them home.

Peas were introduced to Bambi kids. They all relished peas pulao made for them in the class.

As a part of kitchen experience, Simba kids made Pizza in the school kitchen .
Simba kids did work in the activity book related to the theme of the month.

Tots made Sheep puppet by pasting cotton.
Children of Bambi & Simba section visited Janak Equertrian Club on 28th & 29th respectively. Janak Equertrian Club , Gurgaon is one of the finest in NCR area & is truly one of a kind founded in 1995, the club promotes equine sports & activities. Several sports person from the club have represented & excelled in various horses shows & championships. Horses are healthy, well trained & friendly for toddlers to enjoy their joy ride.

We wish Divisha & Anushka a very Happy Birthday with loads of love from Crystal Family.
Make communication a priority. Children who participate in decisions are more motivated to carry them out.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

CCC-Newsletter Oct'2013


It is now a well established fact that the competence of a Preschool curriculum has a significant impact during the child’s early development years. The change of season, on approaching winter sets an ideal mood for our little budding environmentalist to examine the leaves, flowers & trees.

The concept of Day & Night was introduced to the children. We have Day & Night because Earth rotates. It spins on its axis which is an imaginary line passing through North & South pole. At any time half of Earth faces Sun. This part has day. The other half of earth faces away from sun. It is Dark & has night.

EVENTS

The festival of Dussehra was celebrated with pomp & show at Crystal. Vijay Dashmi, also known as Dussehra, is one of the very important &fascinating festivals of India, which is celebrated in the lunar month of Ashwin. Lord Rama killed Ravana on this day. Dussehra gives the message that there is always victory of truth over evil.
Crystal Children’s Centre celebrated “Grand Parents Day“ to create a spirit of togetherness & fun with older generation. Grandparents are our heritage & are essential members of our families & communities. That is why a special day “Grandparents Day” is set aside every year to honor them & this is the special day for us to spend some time with our dear Grandparents & have fun together.

Children of Toddlers & PG 1 section presented a dance performance for Grandparents on “Chanda Chanda Mama” & ”itni si Hasi” songs respectively. Our PG 2 kids came dressed up as different characters of Ramayana & spoke few lines on the same. Children of PG1 & PG2 dedicated & enacted “you are my sunshine” song.

ACTIVITIES

Children’s of PG 1 & PG 2 were told about the germination. They planted beans in a thermocol glass & watched them grow. Bean seeds germinate in damp cotton wool, which makes the stages of germination easy to observe.
Children went for Nature Walk where they observed their surroundings closely. They picked up rocks, bark, grass, leaves, flowers etc and brought them back to the class. As we walked along, children were encouraged to talk about what they see & hear in natural surroundings. The kids were happy to water the plants & to run after butterflies & squirrels.
Tots, Bambi & Simba kids made a puppet of Ravana as Dussehra craft.
Bambi & Simba kids were told about Hibernation. Hibernating animals get ready for their winter sleep by eating extra food & storing it as body fat which they then use as energy while sleeping. Bears take shelter inside their caves, mouse inside their holes; fish, frogs & turtles shelter under logs, rocks & fallen leaves in winter. Children made Teddy bear mask which they were very excited to wear.
Simba kids made craft with letters U-Z. Tots pasted flowers & leaves on tree.

FIELD TRIP

Children of Bambi & Simba section visited Leisure Valley Park on 30th & 31st Oct’13 respectively. Children enjoyed themselves by running around, sitting on swings & seeing flowers all around.

BIRTHDAY

We wish Urav & Bhavisha a very happy birthday with loads of love from crystal family.

PARENTING TRIP


Make time for your children. Quantity is not nearly as important as what we do with bit & pieces of time you have with your child.

Monday, October 7, 2013

CCC-Newsletter|September'2013

The theme of this month was“MYSELF, FAMILY  & FRIENDS”. At Crystal we support newage ideals & family values. Family is an important unit of society. Afamily is the first school in which receives the basic values of life. 

The morals &values learnt in family become our guiding force & play thefoundation of our thinking.
Friendship is a feeling of love&affection of one person for another. It is said that a friend in need is afriend indeed. A friend is a divine gift to all of us. A friend is forever.

We encourage our children toexplore every talent & interest through various milestones appropriateactivities keeping this in mind we focused on role play, conversation &theme related activities.

EVENTS
This month we celebrate Teacher’sDay on 5th September .Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishan ‘s birth day isobserved as Teachers Day. In Indiaon 5th September. He believed that teacher are the real maker offuture citizens of India.Without the good advice of teachers nobody can be great. Children came dressedup as Teacher. It was right to see the kids enact their teachers
Purple day was celebrated on 20thSeptember, wherein the whole school was decorated with purple balloons &children come dressed up in Purple colour clothes.

ACTIVITIES

Tots (Toddlers) kids did spongepainting in car. They pasted purple colour flower in scrap book.
Bambi (PG-1) & Simba (PG-2) kids made Myself, scrapbook in whichthey did different activities related to themselves ,their family ,friends,favourite food, favourite toy, favourite fruit etc.

Bambi (PG1) kids made purplecolour flower on purple day.
Simba (PG2) kids were introducedto phonetic sounds from (o-t}, & made craft with these letters. They made 

Ostrich with “o” sound, Piano with “p” sound, Quilt with “q” , Rocket with “r”sound,   Snake           with “s” sound,  Torch with “t” sound.

FIELD TRIP

Children of Bambi went to visitcobbler & Petrol pump. They were introduced to land transport & how itworks. They were taken to the petrol pump & shown how we fill petrol in cartank.
We went to the cobbler wherecobbler showed them how he repairs our shoes & makes them wearable.
Simba kids visited Supermarket.All the kids brought Rs 10/- &bought things of their choice from there.

BIRTHDAYS

This month we wish Vaishnavi,Ananya, Sara & Meher a very” Happy Birthday” with loads of love fromCrystal Family.

PARENTING TIP

Be flexible & willing toadjust our parenting style continue to provide guidance & appropriatediscipline while allowing your child to earn more independence. And seize everyavailable moment to make a connection.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

CCC-Newsletter- August'2013

Your children have been constant delight to us and we are enjoying watching them grow not just physically but socially and emotionally as well, becoming more & more independent. We continue our learning process with lots of fun based activities.

Theme for the month of Aug 2013 was “RAIN”. 
Rainy season comes after summer season, so this season brings relief to everybody. The air becomes cool & comfortable. The kids we were told about this season & lot of craft activities related to theme were done.

EVENTS

Eid is the festival after Ramzan, the month of worship, contemplation & Fasting. The three day festival marks the breaking the fast for Muslims at the end of Ramzan. Eid is a time for family & friends to get together & celebrate with good food, presents for children and giving charity. Children celebrated Eid on 9th Aug ’13 with Zest & Zeal. They ate sewaiyan & heard stories related to Eid.

The month of August comes to us with lots of importance & significance. India accomplished the much expected Independence in this month. We celebrate Independence Day every year on 15thAugust. This reminds us of great sacrifice made by our leaders to win freedom. Simba kids come dressed up as national leaders & spoke few lines on the same, with lot of confidence. Children sang patriotic songs & danced ontune of hindi song (suno gaur se duniya walo……………..).

This month we get to celebrate the bond between brother & sister on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Rakshabandhan is a pledge from brother to protect the sister from all harm & trouble & a prayer from the sister to protect from evil. Children tied Rakhi to each other& exchanged gifts on 20th August’13.

Janmashtami is another reason to rejoice in this eventful month. Janmashtami is the birthday of Lord Krishna. The birth of Lord Krishna is believed to be symbolic of our imprisonment in worldly illusions where he took birth with us &led us to salvation & peace,vanquishing all evils  depicted by Kansa. Children of samba enacted skit based on Krishna’s birth & his early childhood, followed by dance performance by Bambi kids&tots. Pooja was performed in the school & the children were told about the Lord Krishna. All kids decorated flutes.

ACTIVITIES
The children of toddler section enjoyed sailing paper boat. They were given boats made with paper folding, which they sailed in water.

The children of PG 1(Bambi) made umbrellas with paper plates. They also decorate peacocks made with empty tissue rolls.They did group activity in which they enjoyed making rainbow by doing tearing&pasting.

The children of Simba (PG2) made craft with letters (J, K,L,M). They also made craft based on monsoon.

FIELDTRIP
The children of PG-I & PG II visited Sai Baba temple on 23rd & 30th August’13 respectively.Children spend sometime in the temple praying & hearing hymns. They sat & ate Prasad given by the priest.

BIRTHDAY

This month we wish Kriti, Irvaan, Samarth & Vansh a very Happy Birthday with loads of love from Crystal Family.

PARENTINETIP

Overprotection weakens a child’s mental strength. An environment of over protection has everlasting influence on child’s personality whereby a child is unable to deal with challenges of life.Such children always fear to experiment & are thus always followers & never leaders.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Month July'13:

We welcome our children after a long and refreshing break. The school is just building unless resonating with the laughter incessant chatter of its lovely students.’ And they are back after their summer break to fill our school’.
The theme of the month was “WATER” The children was introduced to water, water animals and water transport.
EVENTS:
The play group kids strengthened their concept of colours further by celebrating “BLUE DAY” on 19thjuly’2013.
The children of PG2 participated in “SHOW &TELL” activity which was held on 26th July’13.The theme of the activity was “MY FAVOURITE VEGETABLE”. All the kids spoke confidently in front of the mike.
 
ACTIVITIES
Science experiment was done by the preschoolers. The concept of sink &float was cleared to PG1 kids by showing them how a boat float in the water & heavy things like stone sinks in the water.
The concept of water changing into ice on freezing & again changing into water on melting was cleared to the children of PG2. They were also shown how steam is formed &comes out of water.
Toddlers did fishing activity in which they attached fishing rod to fish made out of paper & then went fishing.
 
PG1&PG2 kids make an aquarium with colourful fishes ,weeds, stones & sand inside the shoe box and on mouth board.
FIELD TRIP
The children of PG-1 & PG-2 visited the Pet Shop on 26th July & 29th July’2013 respectively. Pet shop is another boarding house for pets under one roof. Pet shops offer Pets, Pet Provisions, Pet Accessories, Veterinary Services, Habitat Design, and Landscape Design & Maintenance.
Kids enjoyed watching fishes of different colours, bird’s rabbits, cats, puppies etc.
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BIRTHDAYS
This month we wish Darsh, Anika &Aarav a very “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” with loads of love from Crystal family
PARENTING TIP
Make a point of finding something to praise every day.

Be generous with rewards like your core hugs and compliments: can work wonders and is often reward enough.  

Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Days have warmed up quiet considerable and spring is in

“Happy & colourful SPRING
With scents and Fragrance in the Air
That Lovely Blooming Flowers Bring
Festive Mood and Weather so Fair
Happy & Colourful SPRING”

It is this weather that creates mood and sets the tone for future.
As we come to the end of another academic session , we wish all the students going to formal schools all the very best for their future endeavours. We extend warm welcome to all the other children who are being promoted to Toddlers,PG-Iand PG-II.

EVENTS

We celebrated our 5th Annual Day on 16th March’2013.The theme for the same was “A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD”.
Dance is one of the most beautiful form of art that has grown in leaps and bounds. The different types of dances and dance styles that are prevalent all over the world are an indication of the popularity of this art form.Every dance form has its own unique identity. Each dance is beautiful in its own way and has a different appeal to it. Every country has a distinctive approach about its dance styles.
The Annual Day began with a prayer sung by childrens of all classes . Out Little Toddlers performed on Brazilian song and looked very cute on the stage.
The kids of PG-I performed on Chinese song in which they danced beautifully by holding umbrellas and rowing sticks.
The kids of PG-1 also performed on Hawain song I which they wore garlands & straw hats. Boys of PG-II danced on African song by holding spears in their hands. Girls of PG-II mesmerized the audience with their breath taking dance performance on Arabic song.
All the children of PG-II enacted a skit” Ram and Pig who set up House” , making us aware of Unity among animals & conveying a message of “United We Stand & Divided We Fall”.
Out little Daycare kids danced beautifully on Italian song.

The kids of PG-I and PG-ii sang “We are the World”. This song was written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie 1985.
The promotion and merchandise aided the success of “We are the World” and raised over $63 million for humanitarian aid in Africa & US.

We winded up our Annual Day with graduation Ceremony wherein all kids joining formal schools were handed over Certificates and Graduation Caps.

PARENTING  TIP:

The best way to make children independent and confident is by giving them freedom.


Monday, March 4, 2013

CCC-Newsletter for Feb'2013


The theme for the month was “Birds, Animals and Friendship”. Pre School children love learning about animals. A wild animal theme provides students with an opportunity to know about a group of animals beside farm and pet animals,
Undoubtedly friendship is the greatest gift of God.  Friendship demands only your trust and sincerity. Friendship is always precious. It is a special bond which needs nurturing and friends needs to be cherished too.

EVENTS

This month we celebrated “Friendship Day” on 14thfeb’2013.School organized a Friendship Day party for preschoolers wherein they shared juice, chips & candies with ach other and they danced along with their friends.

We celebrated “Basant Panchami” on 15th Feb’2013.This festival is also known as “Saraswati Puja”.Goddess of Knowledge, Saraswati is worshiped this day. She is represented asa pleasant face lady holding a Veena.
Basant Panchami is one of the seasonal festivals which mark the arrival of spring season. The color yellow holds a special meaning for this celebration as it signifies the brilliance of nature and vibrancy of life.
All Preschoolers come dressed up in yellow clothes & offered yellow flowers to Goddess Saraswati.

ACTIVITIES

This month we dedicated a full week to Friendship by planning fun filled activities for the children.
We had “Show & Tell” activity for children of PG-1 & PG-2 on the 12th Feb’2013.The theme for the same was “My Favorite Toy” & “My Best Friend” respectively .All children spoke their lines with confidence.
We played “Friendship Game “ on 12th Feb’2013, in which all children shared their toys with each other.
Children of Toddler , PG-1,PG-2  decorated Friendship cards on 13th Feb’2013.
On 14th Feb’2013, all preschoolers decorated a crown by pasting heart shapes on it.
Children of PG-1 made a bird with different shapes & decorated it as well.
Children of PG-II were introduced to the concept of writing numbers on dots.

ACTIVITIES

The children of PG-1 and PG-II visited the Delhi Zoo on 26th Feb’2013.The Delhi Zoo or National Zoological Park located near the Purana Qila having over one thousand varieties of animals ,reptiles & birds. It also has nearly all varieties of deer  found in the country. White Tiger, Elephant Leopard etc are some of its highlights apart from many endangered species of India seen in this zoo. Zoo is spread over large area so the animals are provided with spacious enclosures. Delhi Zoo is a favorite destination of migratory birds. Every year during winters large lake  at the entrance of zoo is thronged with numerous visitors including stroks,ducks & other migratory water birds.
Children thoroughly enjoyed this visit.

BIRTHDAYS

Crystal Family wishes Alaina,Abeer and Anwesha Many Happy Returns of the day.

PARENTING TIP

Appreciate your child at every step irrespective of the outcome. Participate with him/her , show interest and express your pride.







Monday, February 11, 2013

A very Happy New Year "2013" to all of you.WE at Crystal wish for success, great future apart from health and happiness for all of you.
It is time to enlist new resolutions and implement them because resolutions seem wonderful but implementations make them fruitful & worthwhile.

The theme for this month was "Winter Season".The children were told how, in this season ,in the morning the sky remains foggy.The sun appears late in the morning.
It is very cold.We wear warm clothes to keep ourselves warm. Apart from clothes they were introduces to winter vegetables,fruits and animals.

EVENTS
Our national festival Republic Day which falls on 26th January'2013, marks the highlight of this month.and was celebrated on 25th January'2013.The importance of this day was explained to the children.This was the day when constitution of India was promulgated declaring it s truly sovereign state.The principal hoisted the flag followed by "National Anthem" .Sweets were distributed to kids which they relished.
We celebrated "Orange Day" on 24th January'13.All children came dressed up in Orange colour clothes.They did orange colour activity and tasted Orange as well.
January brings in the warmth of Lohri,Pongal,Sankranti and Maagh Bihu.

ACTIVITY

Children of all classes decorated Indian flags..The children of PG-1 and PG-II participated in "Show & Tell " Activity.The theme for PG-1 was "Indian Flag" and PG-II was " My Country" .All kids spoke on the mike with lot of enthusiasm.
Children of Toddler section made Peacock -Our National Bird with their palm.
Children of PG-1 made "Winter Scrap book" and did role play of Engine driver.
Children of PG-2 were introduced to writing "Slanting lines".
All of them practised writing letter -"K,M,V,W,X,Y,Z".

FIELD TRIP

Children of PG-1 & PG-II went to Gurgaon Railway station on 30th and 31st of January'2013 respectively.They wereshown platform,railway ticket counter & railway tracks.

BIRTHDAYS

We wish Arnav,Abhinav,Praveer,Vivaan and Aanya- Many Many Happy Returns of the day.