Playtime is rapidly being replaced by screen time in today’s world. That is a passive consumption rather than an active participation in play. Passive consumption has an effect on a child’s mental, emotional and physical development, resulting in higher chances of aggression, violence, imbalance and obesity. It also leads to a decrease in social skills, creativity and patience.
Play is a fundamental right of a child. Children learn a lot during playtime. Play awakens children’s energy, nurtures their imagination/creativity and enables their self-expression. It also helps in the development of their aesthetic senses, reinforces their identification with nature and develops their will to work with focus and concentration. Play helps to develop confidence, independence and persistence. Play helps the children to relax without a sense of competition, fear or compulsion.
At Viviktha, we create joyful experiences for young girls by nurturing their imagination and encouraging them to be creators rather than being merely consumers of the world. We do this by reconnecting children with their roots through play, which is interesting and environmentally friendly. Self-directed creative play helps them to look at other things and people with a deeper vision. In sports, children learn to collaborate as a team. There are plenty of avenues for play at the campus. Every child is attracted to at least one game that she practices to hone her skills with the help of a coach. But she also plays for the fun of it. Traditional and ancient sports, where there is more fun and camaraderie than winning and losing, give them a sense of well being and belonging. Children are not encouraged to be competitive and/or to rejoice in the failure of an opponent. Children are not sent to competitive sports meets and events but are encouraged to participate in friendly encounters with other holistic/alternative school children. The idea is to make friendships and enjoy a dynamic game rather than getting gratification from winning and from self-aggrandizement.
Sports offered at the campus are:
- Badminton (indoor)
- Indoor Games