“None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can do something wonderful.” – Mother Teresa
Childhood is a wonderful time of life when the desire and opportunity to learn are both endless and uninterrupted. Thus, when it comes to training the young minds and inculcating life lessons in them, we, at Vidsan Charterhouse, have always believed in the axiom of ‘catch them young.’ The earlier we teach them the skills, the more prepared they are in using those skills all through their lives. And, out of the multitude of skills and lessons that our children learn during their time at Vidsan, one of the most important abilities they develop is that of working with others and being a part of a team.
At Vidsan Charterhouse, one amongst the leading IB schools in Delhi NCR, teamwork is encouraged and celebrated in a variety of ways, be it through the team sports or group assignments. We have always made sure that our young buds grow up in an environment where teamwork comes naturally to them. But, why do we lay such emphasis on teaching teamwork to children? Let’s discuss it in detail in this article today.
Developing the ability to be a listener and a speaker
We believe teaching teamwork to children helps them immensely in building their communication skills. After all, being in a team means listening and considering the opinions of all members, and putting up one’s own ideas in a clear and just manner. Thus, being a part of a team does the twofold job of teaching children how to be a keen listener and a valued speaker.
Teamwork should never be viewed as a singular skill because the lessons on it inevitably involve nurturing other qualities, like kindness and empathy. As a part of a team, children learn that not every member has equal abilities or similar talents. They understand that it is okay for a teammate to have one or two bad days in a game. And, finally, they realize the importance of being kind to every teammate in spite of their flaws or errors.
Teaching children to be more welcoming to diversities
India is a nation that is known for its rich diversity of culture, traditions, and beliefs. Even our institution is a part of that diversity as we welcome children from varied backgrounds every year. When we teach teamwork to our kids, they also learn to be more accepting and welcoming towards these differences and dissimilarities, which we believe is necessary to smoothen their future path.
Keeping in mind their professional growth in the future
Most modern businesses have employees from all races, ethnicities, beliefs, and backgrounds. As such, if we don’t teach our children the value of teamwork from a young age, these multitude of miscellanies will simply make them feel lost and confused, which can affect their professional growth adversely.
Taking the first step towards creating the future leaders
The thing is that most people have a wrong notion about the term ‘leader’. The mention of the word brings up pictures of a bossy dictator in most people’s mind. However, in reality, the greatest leaders of the world are the finest team workers. A leader understands the value of the team in helping him/her grow and prosper. Thus, if we want to create future leaders, it is essential that we start their lessons of teamwork early on.
We, at Vidsan Charterhouse, a renowned international school in Delhi NCR, believe that just as much as teaching teamwork to children is important, it is equally necessary that the lessons in team building are imparted to them from their young age. After all, it is the childhood phase when children have the most porous minds and can readily imbibe the lessons that are taught to them. And, through the efforts and dedications of our respected mentors in this regard, we make sure to be just the instructors that our young ones need.