Shishu Vihar is Chinmaya Mission’s newest creative device to ‘catch them young’; a forum for anyone aged below 4 years. Shishu Vihar is an assemblage of infants, toddlers and young and new mothers for early introduction to spiritual education.
Indian tradition being familiar with the significance of sowing ethical seeds early, even as early as the pre-natal stage – Shishu Vihar strives to provide opportunities for this, thereby enabling spiritual development through cultural education. Classes follow a modern structure of play groups where children learn through song, stories, arts and crafts, appropriate to their age and development. For effective learning outcomes, several props, music and an extensive use of colors, shapes and forms are utilized to relay information to the infant.
Shishu Vihar classes at Gurukul creatively use the material provided by H. H. Swamini Supriyananda from Chinmaya Mission Hong Kong, which include story books, hands on activities, arts and crafts, yoga, video clips and bhajans specifically designed for the age group of 2-4 years.
The curriculum includes thematic introduction of Hindu deities through well planned lessons using all the tools mentioned above.
Currently Shishu Vihar is offered only in Session 2 at Gurukul, from 11:30am – 12:45pm.