Get Set Parent with Pallavi (GSP), which is one of the fastest growing parenting channels on YouTube, has launched a baby sensory stimulation kit called the ‘Brainy Bear Box’. The Box has been curated with the experience and expertise of GSP’s founder Dr Pallavi Rao Chaturvedi with an aim to help new parents with interactive and skill enhancement based activities required to develop their baby’s brain during the first year of life. The Brainy Bear Box is a complete one stop early stimulation kit specially designed for babies and infants in compliance with Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) as prescribed by the United Nations & the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
The recently drafted NEP 2020 focuses on ECCE to attain the optimal outcomes in the domain of physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio-emotional-ethical development as well as the development of communication, early language, literacy and numeracy to ensure that all students entering Grade 1 are school ready. The Brainy Bear Box has been manufactured keeping NEP 2020 and ECCE in mind. The box comprises of 10 activities that are aimed at helping children from 0-1 year of age enhance their focus & concentration, visual, tactile, auditory & sensory stimulation, cognitive skills & imagination, hand & eye co-ordination, fine motor skills and so on.
The kit has been developed under the expert guidance of Dr Chaturvedi, who is also the Vice President of the Early Childhood Association. She is a well-established Parenting Coach and the Founder of Brainy Bear Preschools, one of India’s fastest growing preschool and activity club chain. Regarding the newly launched baby sensory stimulation kit, Dr Chaturvedi said, “The early phases in a child’s life, especially the first 12 months, play a crucial role in both physical and mental development. During this period, which is often referred to as the ‘golden window of opportunity’, the brain doubles in size and major strides in language comprehension, motor skills and hand-eye coordination take place, thereby forming the basis of all future learning. Keeping this in mind, we have launched this specially crafted, unique stimulation kit to enhance the development of a baby’s brain during his/her first year.”
The Box, available for sale on Amazon India website, has been developed and manufactured in India by local craftsmen. Majority of the items in the kit are made of wood and cloth, which are children friendly and non-toxic. As per Shweta Dua, the Academic & Research Head of the organisation, “We are going Vocal for Local with the Brainy Bear Box by supporting the local craftsmen. This product has been made by our team keeping the Atma nirbhar Bharat theme in mind”.
Brainy Bear Box is the latest in a series of innovative solutions that have been introduced by Dr Chaturvedi to make early childhood learning in India more interactive and skill development based. She launched her YouTube channel ‘Get Set Parent with Pallavi’ in December 2019 and it already has 4.54K eager parents as subscribers and 727,553 views. Dr Chaturvedi is also the Founder of a first-of-its-kind affordable pre-school and activity hub chain for kids called the Brainy Bear Preschools. This preschool chain offers a curriculum and activity structure that has been adapted from the Multiple Intelligence Theory of Dr Howard Gardner, which is designed to help children develop their abilities to utilize their intelligence cohesively. Moreover, Brainy Bear offers a unique Mother Toddler Programme (MTP), which introduces the kids to learning in a safe environment in the presence of their mothers with the objective of gradually weaning them off to become independent preschoolers.
“The journey of parenting is a rollercoaster ride. It comes with joys, triumphs, hurdles, self-doubt and even guilt. It is often said that parenting can never be taught but being well informed of your child’s developmental phases will definitely make you enjoy this ride more. Going forward, we plan to introduce a series of systematic learning aids for young children to enable their proper growth and development”, added Dr Chaturvedi.
The Brainy Bear Box is worth INR 1999 and it is available for sale on Amazon India website.Corporate, News