MyPlayDate- the app revolutionizing preschool education in India

MyPlayDate- the app revolutionizing preschool education in India

This pandemic has had a significant impact on our lives. It has brought many changes in terms of job, education and interpersonal relations. 

It’s worth mentioning that the worst hit by this pandemic has been our kids. With no school, friends and outings, their life has come to an unexpected halt. With uncertainty looming over us all, parents cannot be mere bystanders when it comes to their children’s future. Education has come to a staggering halt. Many parents have resorted to homeschooling their children. This path might sound too easy but is riddled with difficulties like work from home, household chores, lack of resources and educational material, etc. Academic education and life skills are two cornerstones that prepare a child for a successful life

Here’s why you need to start educating your child by yourself and not wait for the authorities to come up with a plan.

  1. The covid -19 pandemic is here to stay, it’s already been a year and we are still waiting for a cure. You feel that some day or the other, schools will reopen, then sending your child will put him at an increased risk of contracting covid -19.
  2. A whole year has passed and many schools have started online schooling programs. But for children of younger age groups who were to join playschools or preschools for the first time ever, they were at a loss.
  3. This gap in starting their academic journey will be resolved for major setbacks in their education. things like social skills, problem-solving cant thought through books.
Little Graduate

A preschool is known by many names such as a nursery school, pre-primary school or a play school. It is aimed at providing early childhood education to kids before their formal schooling begins. Preschools have many benefits other than providing academic knowledge. For a young child, they help in developing his social skills by exposing him to a peer group.  ABC’s can be taught at home too but social skills can’t be.

First of all, we have to be really thankful for the modern trends in child education in the form of online schooling programmes. Due to this approach children now have access to educational resources and need not rely on parents’ efforts alone. There are many schools and online apps that provide online schooling based on various curriculums like CBSE, ICSE, IB, etc. I found one such app that turned out to be a game-changer for homeschooling kids aged 3 to 12 years.

MyPlayDate app

They are an online edutainment community for parents and kids where parents can find resources for excellence in their parenting journey. It not only provides educational resources but also fun, creative activities in the form of art camps, creativity camps all from the comfort of your homes.

Let your Kids experience the Live classroom with live teacher-led Interactive classes that meet in small groups. The teacher-student ratio is just perfect for effective teaching with a personal touch. The teachers are highly experienced and trained professionals who are certified in their field of expertise. The highlight of these classes is the live interactive sessions that make online schooling a highly engaging and fun experience for the child.

Benefits of an online school 

  1. It helps the parents play an active role in the child’s education. 
  2. Live interactive class ensures a personal touch to it. 
  3. Human interaction has a greater impact on a child’s education than merely learning from books or pre-recorded sessions or from resources on the phone or television.
  4. A practical approach to learning is practised in online schools that make learning easier.
  5. It provides a safe way to continue your child’s education in spite of hurdles like the pandemic.

The child will be learning the concepts of Numeracy, Literacy and Environmental Sciences through the  G-R-A-S-P Approach. MY Playdate teachers use GRASP methodology to help kids who learn and think differently.

GRASP methodology:

-Games: The activities and actions on the screen provide a lot of mental stimulation.

-Rhymes & Songs: Rhyming teaches children how language works

-Activities: Help build your child’s self-esteem and overall confidence

-Stories: Provides children with a window to new worlds

-Puppetry and Puzzles: Improves Motor Skills and  Emotional Development

Classes at MyPlayDate

  1. Preschool courses
  2. Creativity camps
  3. Allied courses
  4. Virtual birthday parties

Educational courses 

They offer perfectly designed courses for preschoolers called BUBBLES, where I have enrolled my 3 year old. After tons of research, a perfect format has been evolved. It aims at keeping a young child’s attention maintained for the entire duration of the class. It is filled with art, crafts, storytime, singing, phonics, pre-writing skills development and active peer interaction. 

BUBBLES (NURSERY)

This academic program is for 2.5 years to 3.5-year-olds. There are morning and evening batches available. kids of this age have a routine of their own and hence the timings have made, keeping this in mind. It is formulated in such a way that the child’s concentration is maintained throughout the classes. the classes are short- 1 hour each and the instructors are highly interactive and keep the child engaged.

DABBLES (PP1)

The DABBLES course is formulated for 3.5 to 4.5-year-olds and follows a similar teaching pattern that is the GRASP methodology. The classes are in one and half hour long. They are a mix of teaching reading, writing, art, craft and life skills. There is a hint of dance and singing too to keep things fun. The best part about this course is the transition from nursery to pp1 is made smooth by the teachers. Kids find it extremely easy to level up and excel in this course.

GABBLES (PP2)

This course is aimed at helping parents continue their child’s education inspite of the pandemic. If your child is in the age group of 4.5 to 5.5 years then this is the best course for him/her. Many schools have started online learning programs but the fees structure of these courses still remains huge. The added benefit of courses under MyPlayDate app is that each course is certified and comes at an attractive and affordable price.

PHONICS

So you have already enrolled your child in his school’s online program during the pandemic but the little one is struggling amidst the large teacher: student ratio? does he need some personalized, extra attention to boost his academics? is is he weak in Phonics? phonics is a tough concept for a little one to comprehend unless it is taught in a practical way. this course is perfect to help your little one master his phonics for life. its of 12 days duration and extremely affordable.

HINDI CLASS

WE are a diverse culture, kids come from different house holds and their mothers tongues can be different. help your kid gain command over the national language that he will need through out his life. Kids will learn how to pronounce Hindi letters (अक्षर), words (शब्द) and sentence (वाक्य). All letters will be introduced to kids using Flashcards, Story,
Rhymes, Craft, Activity, Task for the Day

  • Introduction of ‘ऊ
  • Introduction of अ
  • Introduction of आ
  • Introduction of ऒ
  • Introduction of औ
  • Introduction of अं
  • Introduction of अः
  • Introduction of इ
  • Introduction of ई
  • Introduction of ए
  • Introduction of ऐ
  • Revision Activities:
  • Worksheets
  • Matching of र-वर with Pictures
  • Fill-ups
  • Sequence

FRENCH CLASS

You can learn a new language at any age. You don’t need to be a toddler, or a kindergartener, or some other “magic age”, to become fluent in more than one language. But there are still plenty of reasons to start your children on the path to bilingualism from an early age, and French is an excellent language to start with.

Not only is French one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, but some studies predict that it will be the most widely spoken language by 2050!

The class aims at teaching beginners the basics of spoken French so that they may be able to travel to countries where French is spoken.

In each class of 1 hour, the students will learn how to say common French phrases and how to pronounce words correctly. Each session will be filled with new vocabulary and verb conjugations. The sessions will be very interactive as the student will be encouraged to speak in French aloud

For our toddlers, the pandemic turned out to be a shock. their school journey was supposed to start, buying school supplies, meeting new friends, and teachers. But the pandemic had other plans for kids of this generation. though unconventional but these kids wont be stopped by Corona, or anything. let your child experience school in a new way. Join MyPlayDate app. you can use my code DRRAHAT15 to avail a special discount of 15% on any course you choose.

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This Post Has 35 Comments

  1. Alpana Deo

    wow..from your post, I am loving this app. I think, I will have to look into this. It looks pretty wholesome and covers all the areas of education. I agree what you said, we have to start working and not wait foe the authorities to come up with a plan.

  2. Alpana Deo

    wow..MyPlayDate pretty good app. It looks wholesome and covers all the areas of education. I agree to what you said that we should take action and not wait for the authorities to come up with something.

  3. Cindy Dsilva

    Oh yes we took a baking class with them and my daughter quite enjoyed it. We loved the way the girl was explaining how to go about getting the ingredients ready before preparations.

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Oh thats amazing. I am glad your daughter liked it. Do try other courses and camps at MyPlayDate. Using my code you can avail a special discount

  4. Metamorphosis

    This app looks very good and promising. There are few friends of mine who were asking for an app which can keep their kids constructively engaged. Will surely refer this.

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Oh nice. Do refer it to who ever you think it would be useful

  5. nooranandchawla

    I agree that we must educate our children at home instead of leaving them be. I never knew about this app. It seems a good one to look into for parents of preschoolers.

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Absolutely. Its given a credible and affordable option to parents foe online schooling

  6. This pandemic has hit the toddlers a lot, schools are shut and learning is difficult. This app will surely help.parents to keep kids engaged in right manner.

  7. Dr. Surbhi Prapanna

    Myplaydate sounds like an amazing app with many interesting classes and activities. I m glad they had covered Hindi too. Thanks a lot for sharing all insights about it. Will share about it with my friends.

  8. Harjeet Kaur

    This seems to be such an interesting app Dr.Rahat…real boon during this pandemic…online schooling is here to stay now and it should be very interactive and interesting. Playdate seems to fit the bill

  9. This sounds fantastic! The app has a lot of interesting features.
    I especially liked GRASP. .. I think this will make such a fabulous learning experience for the kids

  10. mummatalks

    Wow you have described the app so beautifully and it has so much to offer to the kids and parents. Online schooling is the new reality and way of learning and this app has come up with wonderful ideas and topics to teach young minds.

  11. Roma

    You are right dear. It’s time we need to take our kid’s education in our hands, I have followed this in the past eight months and it has surely helped

  12. Varsh

    Online schooling is an option that parents are actively pursuing now for advantages like holistic development of kids and easy parent participation. Myplaydate sounds like a great app. Will explore and share.

    1. There are many educational apps but it’s very difficult to find the right app especially for pre-schooler’s. Myplaydate app sounds like fun learning app for kids

  13. Gleefulblogger

    Glad to learn about this app from your post it is definitely good to take control of things in your own hands however I still believe not to over stress things when kids are so young specially the preschoolers. Light education and learning age appropriate concepts is always welcome.

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Absolutely correct. Thats why i loved the structure of the course that is rhymes, songs, dance, activities, storytime in conjunction with academics. And class length is just perfect for the attention span of a toddler

  14. Neha Sharma

    I agree with you, little kids are the worst affected by the lockdown imposed due to corona pandemic. My son was also going to a play school and had to start formal schooling from April but now he’s attending daily online classes. There are few parents in our group whose kids are not able to cope up with the online teaching methods and they are looking for some help. I will suggest this wonderful app to them, this may be helpful for their children.

    1. This app looks so perfect and promising. It covers all the areas of kid’s education. Great thoughts.

  15. Preetjyot Kaur

    I am very keen to try My Play Date App. This really sounds like a great Platform. Thanks for sharing about it.

  16. Vaishali

    A very resourceful app. Must get to download it. Hope it’s for Android and iOs? Looks like they did a heavy research before launching it. Amazing UX/UI experience from what I see…

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Yes its available for both. You csn use my code to get a special discount on it

  17. Haajra Fareen

    Wow that looks like a great app. It most evidently covers almost all the important topics. This part makes it so unique for all the other apps out there. Thanks for sharing.

  18. I wasn’t aware of this app. It seems like a good option to make the little ones learn something new. Going to share with my sis, the mother of a preschooler.

  19. Sandy N Vyjay

    It is definitely required for parents to take the initiative and ensure proper homeschooling of kids in these times. The MyPlayDate App is really something useful, nice to see that it also offers Hindi learning too.

    1. Dr. Rahat Sayyad

      Yes hindi, french and extra classes for eng and phonics too

  20. This is a great app for kids and I will definitely recommend this to all

  21. This is helpful post. Just recommended app to my friend with lil ones, she found it to have good features

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