The primary education of children is a thing of prime importance in the making of a secure future. Children in their early schooling stage are so fragile that they can be molded in any way you want. They are constantly being exposed to the cruel world as and when they grow. So it is crucial to make them aware of what is good for them and what is not, how to react to consequences both good and bad and how to respect all cultures, religion, people of all age groups and country. In some of the private and missionary schools in the country, it has become compulsory to include value education as one of the subjects in the primary level. The importance of values being imparted to the children at an early phase is inculcated in their parents too so that they encourage and help their kids to rise above their limits.
Here are some of the reasons why value education is important not only in the primary education but also in the pre-schooling phase:
- Develops Brotherhood among the children
India is such a diverse country and it is quite normal that the children will mingle up with different cultures, religions, and communities during their school life. Developing a kind and friendly attitude towards everyone can help them learn and understand the beauty of togetherness. The more cooperative they become, the more they are likely to develop a team spirit. It would teach them to live in harmony.
- Builds their Personality
Personality development begins with the values imparted to the children right from an early age. The first step towards building your child into a good human is to work on his/her personality development. That one thing that triggers personality development is the values they get from their very first teachers- ‘parents’. Whether it’s about teaching your children the correct eating habits, or an advanced training of behaving modestly in front of elders, value education has been a key to success for ages.
- To Help the Children Appreciate themselves
One entire area of value education focuses mainly on understanding and knowing oneself. Teaching the children how to identify their plus points and weakness can help them understand themselves better. When you know your flaws, you can improve yourself. Value education paves way for the kids to realize what is good and what is bad in them and to overcome those problems to make them even better. Sometimes it happens that they tend to demoralize themselves if they are knocked down. A bit of positivity will help them keep striving and achieving the best of their potential.
- To Believe in the Superpower
Value education is a vast field of learning where not only moral values are taught but also spiritual knowledge is inculcated into the individuals. It teaches that beyond the universe there exists a superpower who is the controller of the galaxy. It also teaches to respect and respond to the changes in the universe and be a follower of truth and righteousness. If from the very childhood the kids are into the spiritual boundaries, it will take them immense power to deviate from the right path. For example, if there is be a fear of God in the child, he will certainly hesitate to do a wrong thing that is against the teachings.
- To Bring a Revolution in the Generations to Come
It’s well said that ‘you reap what you sow’. Likewise if today you feed your children with the right values, it will end up being the best gift to humanity because it will make them the responsible citizens. All the rooted problems of bribery, corruption, violence, discrimination, and intolerance can come to a fag end. It can bring about a revolution in the history of the country and the children would turn out to be a change for the good.
These are some of the reasons why pressure is given on value education especially for the early learning. It is the responsibility of both the parents as well as the schools to pay attention to value education as if it were in the core curriculum. Steps, like giving demonstrations, showing documentaries, holding discussions and telling stories with morals, would do good in the beginning. Later this can be extended to interacting programs, letting them speaking five good and five bad things about themselves, discovering their hobbies etc. These can help them discover more about their prime goals. Value education would hence focus on the overall development of the children.