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Class KG to V, Age 5-10: Little Angels

Career path is a progression, it’s a process, and can not be decided or achieved in a day, in a couple of days, weeks, months or even in years. It evolves gradually as the child grows and the earlier one starts this process the better. The first step towards this is to understand the child, identify innate traits, abilities, characteristics (like curious, aggressive, rebellious, persistent etc.) and to have an in-depth analysis of strengths and weaknesses. All this and more at Career Guru helps in understanding the child better, in developing an effective and efficient method of communication and also in understanding learning style and pattern. Every child is unique and is born with different and multiple talents, potential, attitude and aptitude. We at Career Guru help you to recognise the true potential of your child: their likes, dislikes, strengths, weakness, best learning style, and there by help carve their future path derived through a scientific process.

As an infant moves into toddlerhood, they learn new ways of life which help them expand horizons. Ages 3 to 10 years is the most formative age of a child. 80% of brain development is complete within 10 years and the plasticity of the brain reduces increasingly after 10 years of age. This is an ideal age to identify the right holistic education style and approach, and to facilitate guidance based on their learning style, innate traits and capabilities. It’s the Foundation stage, not a career stage, thus we give importance to creativity and different activities apart from English, Science and Maths. Early brain development has a lasting impact on child’s ability to learn and succeed in school and later in professional and personal life.

Child’s early years hold the key to their success as studies show that children who are healthy and prepared when they are in kindergarten do better in school and are more likely to graduate from a good institution, are better prepared for job opportunities and have a successful career and personal relationships. Studies also show that children with access to quality early learning have good vocabulary, better language, Maths, social skills, more positive relationships with classmates, and have more school-readiness. Research highlights that the skills and abilities most employers look for are focus, self-discipline, motivation and collaboration and all of these start to take root in first ten years of your life. The quality of a child’s experiences in the first few years of life – positive or negative – help shape how their brain develops and thus their life view. U.S. Chamber of Commerce supports this idea in the following words: “The capacity for developmental skills begins in the first five years of life. This is the beginning point for a person’s creativity, communication, team working, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.”

Knowing a child’s potential at an early age helps parents in making smart and easy decisions on parenting styles and educational methods. This can guide parents in proper planning of child’s future and in choosing and deciding the play school, mid and senior school, courses, and extra-curricular activities accordingly. It helps identify places where the module/ content/ syllabus suit the child’s inborn learning style (for example, Kinesthetic learner learns best at Montessori due to its activity-based method). It also eliminates ‘trial and error’ as parents send children to certain activities/ classes like art, music, painting, computers, coding, robotics or dance or any other without knowing if their child has interest, aptitude or inclination towards it and whether they will comprehend and enjoy the content or not. Career Guru helps parents get an early insight into their child and thus parents can groom them efficiently and effectively suited to their abilities, skills, talents and strengths they possess. The idea is to identify their potential early, and provide guidance accordingly to help expand their potential, develop strengths and improve upon their weakness, so that they develop a better personality to face the future.

According to Marian Diamond, a neuropsychologist at the University of California-Berkeley, human brain can change and improve with use. The theory, “Plasticity of the Brain” implies environmental conditions, interpersonal stimulation, and the way in which individuals think and behave actually change the body, brain, and intelligence (Diamond, 1988). So by identifying traits, strengths and weakness, one can start working upon them. Over a period of time, with efforts, one can acquire desired skills. Then there will not be a great difference between inborn aptitude and acquired skills. Many people fail to identify their inborn talent due to which they take wrong decisions in selecting career and extra-curricular activities. We at Career Guru help you and your child with all this. We will help you match your child’s natural talent with opportunities in the present and future world.

At Career Guru we asses your child and identify dominant intelligence. As Gardner’s theory suggests, a child doesn’t have only one intellectual capacity but a range of talents and abilities. A child might have a dominant intelligence – such as musical intelligence – but is likely to have a blend of additional abilities too like Naturalist. Research highlights that our schools and culture focus most of their attention on Linguistic and Logical-Mathematical intelligence. We should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in other Intelligences: artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers, therapists, entrepreneurs, and others. Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts don’t receive required reinforcement for them from parents and in school. Many of these kids, thus become underachievers in school, when their unique ways of thinking and learning aren’t addressed by a heavily linguistic or logical-mathematical classroom. We at Career Guru argue for a major transformation in the way children are trained and educated. It should include music, cooperative learning, art, activities, role play, multimedia, field trips, inner reflection, mindfulness, awareness, and much more. The theory of multiple intelligences also helps to explain why people are more suited to certain careers, and may be quite unsuited to others. Stop asking “How smart is my Child?” and start asking “How is my Child Smart.” Through following this systematic approach we can nurture your child’s individual needs and strengths. You don’t know what’s the talent in your child, unless you have made efforts to find it out. Mozart started playing and composing music by five years of age, and Pablo Picasso painted Picador at the age of eight years.

Einstein is believed to have said: “Everyone is a Genius. But if you judge a fish on its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” It’s very important to understand that each child is different and has different abilities, talent and multiple intelligences. So don’t compare them with others. Stop asking a fish to climb a tree. Try and identify their Inborn Talent and build upon it, and they will surely excel in life.

At Career Guru, our analysis will clearly highlight your child’s Inborn Talent, Multiple Intelligences, preferred learning style, and level of various quotients, personality trait, strength and weaknesses. Our test reports will include report on multiple intelligences and will also identify the dominant intelligence for each individual, will list strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, their personality type, and their naturally preferred learning style. We will provide further assistance in selection of Extra Curricular activities, Stream Selection and Career Recommendations. At Career guru we identify weak skills and suggest how they can be strengthened by using fun and challenging mental exercises. Cognitive strengths and weaknesses have a huge impact on career and success – we will help you identify talent and nurture it in the right direction at the right time. We will also develop a detailed cognitive assessment analysis on how your child is performing cognitively (based on the Guilford’s theory). Career Guru will not just highlight an issue, we will work together to develop it and strengthen it over time. We are here not to flag issues, but deliver solutions. Come and speak to us – in person or online, from anywhere in the world!