For age-appropriate life skills to help your child succeed in life- Jyppzer App

For age-appropriate life skills to help your child succeed in life- Jyppzer App

Jyppzer is an app that has 300+ parent-child activities and games for age 0 to 12 years.  The ultimate tools for a parent to help your child develop important life skills.

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These are created by child development experts and can be done using everyday things available in your home. Jyppzer aids your child in developing the necessary life skills. Play is a developmental activity. A child can learn innumerable important life skills only if he’s guided well. 

Our education system concentrates excessively on curricular activities and theory. No attention is given to the development of important life skills. That’s what a child will need when he grows up and not how photosynthesis occurs. Now i am not against any curricula in particular but things like problem solving, critical thinking are important too.

What are life skills anyway and why are they so important? 

Have you ever wondered how independent your child is? The basic essence of parenting is to guide and prepare our child to face the harsh realities of this world all on their own.

The World Health Organization(1) has defined life skills as, “the abilities for adaptive and positive behaviour that enable individuals to deal effectively with the demands and challenges of everyday life. 

In simpler terms it is those abilities that help promote mental wellbeing and competence in young people as they face the world. UNICEF, UNESCO and WHO lists the ten core life skill strategies and techniques as: 

  • problem solving, 
  • critical thinking, 
  • effective communication skills,
  • decision-making, 
  • creative thinking, 
  • interpersonal relationship skills 
  • self-awareness building skills, 
  • empathy, and 
  • coping with stress and 
  • emotions.

With life skills, one is able to explore alternatives, weigh pros and cons and make rational decisions in solving each problem or issue as it arises. It also entails being able to establish productive interpersonal relationships with others.

As a parent and a physician, this has always been on my mind. How to teach my child these quintessential life skills? Where can I find the resources for it? Only the right resources could help me achieve what I wished to teach my child. 

Something as simple as building blocks helps develop so many skills like decision making, problem solving, critical thinking. 

I was on the lookout for such a resource and I hit the jackpot when I connected with Jyppzer app. There are tens of thousands of apps available on homeschooling. These include the appropriate curriculum like maths, English, E. V. S., science, etc. 

But Jyppzer is a one of a kind app. It combines all life skills and helps the child learn them via play. Play is the ultimate form of learning. Talking of play did you know that there are six types of play based upon the child’s age. Engaging the child in a particular type of play helps him develop the necessary skills for that age group. 

  • Onlooker Play (0+ years)
  • Unoccupied Play (0-2 years)
  • Solitary Play (0-2.5 years)
  • Parallel Play (2.5-3.5 years)
  • Associative Play (3.5-4.5 years)
  • Cooperative Play (4.5-5.5 years)

Let’s take an example, building blocks help a child develop critical thinking, problem-solving and sharing. That great right, with one resource your child learns so many skills. Except this is life and not play and we can’t rely on a set of blocks to teach our kids the necessary life skills. 

Jypzzer is an app which provides age appropriate, fun, and interesting activities. The best part is it does not require a lot of time or preparation. All these activities can be done with everyday things found in your home. 

Jyppzer(3) is a DIPP Certified Educational company with a focus on Early Childhood and Childhood Development. It directly empowers parents to contribute to their child’s holistic development using play-way and experiential learning approach. 

Jyppzer is aimed for kids aged 0 to 12 years old. If your child is in the age group of 6 to 12 Years then you can avail of the amazing online workshops for your child. 

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How it works:

  •  Parents/caregivers download Jyppzer from app stores (iOS or Android)
  •  Find age appropriate Activities and Games
  •  Watch bite-size video demo on our platform and then perform them with your child
  •  Observe how your child is doing each activity
  •  Give feedback via simple checklist
  •  Get real-time progress report on your child’s development (cognitive, socio-emotional, language, physical, musical & naturalistic intelligence)

Another perk of this app is that it gives you your child’s activity progress report. Which means the activities are designed in such a way that as and when your child improves at a particular activity you can see his progress on the report card. Below are a few activities my kids love to do.

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Activities for 3 year old:

1. It’s a goal – Set out a laundry basket and use balled up socks to practice throwing and accuracy (increase the distance with time) – Develops focus and concentration and resilience as they keep trying.

2. Doggie on the tree (3.6+ Years) –Draw a dog sitting on a tree branch. Tell your child that the dog is stuck on the tree and it is their mission to rescue the dog. Give them a few minutes to think. Encourage them to come up with at least 1-2 solutions. – Develops critical thinking, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.

Activities for 2 year old:

1. I spy with my little eye – Say, “I spy with my little eye, fan”. now ask your child to spot and point out the fan. Start with objects that your child is familiar with (this will build their confidence) and then move to unknown objects – Develops Focus and Concentration.

2. Give your child tongs and ask him to pick small safe objects from one basket to another. – Develops hand-eye coordination. (Fine Motor)

In our app, you can find more parent-child activities and games (age-appropriate) that you can do with simple household materials. It’s fun and educational. It is created by child development experts and fosters skills like cognitive, language, socio-emotional, physical and multiple intelligence.

Jyppzer for life skills

Wish to cut down on your child’s screen time? 

I don’t have to tell you how bad screens are for kids and how difficult it is to raise kids in this digital age. You might know that already from the guidelines laid by the American Academy of Pediatricians. It states that(2) there should be no screen time at all for children until 18 to 24 months, except for video chatting, and says kids ages 2 to 5 should get an hour or less of screen time per day. 

The reality is far from these guidelines due to the pandemic which has forced all of us inside our homes. Kids are left with no schools, no friends and hence no play. When boredom strikes, exhausted and tired parents resort to screens to keep kids engaged. 

Now imagine you have a resource at your hands, which is developed by experts, needs minimal setup, and it keeps your kids away from screens. Wouldn’t you choose that? It helps you keep your kids engaged in a productive way as well as develop a bond between your child. 

You can use my code DRRAHAT15 to avail a special discount of 15%. 

iOS App Link

Android App Link

I hope you can equip your child with the correct resources to help him steer through and eventually excel in life.

References

  1. www.unodc.org
  2. https://www.apa.org/monitor/2020/04/cover-kids-screens#:~:text=AAP%20calls%20for%20no%20screen,of%20screen%20time%20per%20day
  3. https://jyppzer.com

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This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Hemali Turakhia

    Beautifully put Dr. Rahat. Life Skills are so important and so much more then just doing household chores (which is a usual understanding for a lot of parents). Building these 21st century skills has a life long effect.

    Its great that now we patents can contribute such skills through this wonderful tool.

    Thank you 😊

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Absolutely Himali. And the best part is it equips us with a research backed tool to teach life skills to our kids

  2. Grishma

    This is such a amazing article also the app mentioned is so useful , in todays world where bonding between child n parents is diminishing . This seems like a breath of fresh air .

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