Smart Classrooms are a big hit among students as they are interactive, informative, and innovative. These classrooms have a viewing screen connected to a projector. The teacher shows prepared multimedia presentations and projects them on to the screen using a laptop.

For pointing out the topics, the teacher may use a digital pen instead of chalk pieces or markers. The information displayed on the screen is stored online for repeated use. This sort of learning environment allows students and knowledge to thrive.

Here are some of the advantages that Smart Classrooms have over traditional ones.

  1. Interesting and Informative

Let’s face it. Most students nowadays find blackboard classes with monotonous lectures rather plain and boring. Smart Classes add flavour and zing. They are highly interactive with multi-media inputs.

The use of graphics, 3D animation and multimedia make it really interesting and appealing to students. The lessons are turned into interactive sessions and Smart Classrooms make learning fun.

  1. Increased Understanding and Retention

Since most lessons are depicted on screen visually, they become easily imprinted on the student’s brain. Chemical reactions are shown live and biological processes are depicted visually as well. A picture is  worth a thousand words after all.

This makes it easy for children to understand, retain, and recollect concepts. Since the sessions are enjoyable, there is also a higher chance that the student will stay alert and pay attention rather than dozing off or talking to friends.

  1. Anytime Access

The  key advantage of digital technology is anytime access. E-learning helps children explore topics online 24×7 to widen the horizons of their knowledge. Early in the morning or late at night. It doesn’t matter. Even during holidays or the weekend, the notes can be viewed.

With the lessons uploaded online, the student can pull up the information at any time and from anywhere as long as they have an internet connection. With almost everyone having smartphones these days, this is huge.  

  1. Easy to Stay Updated

Since the lesson is stored online, it can be reloaded and repeated anytime. This is a unique advantage for students who were absent or late-learners who need a repeat session.

It also removes the need to repeating since students can catch up on the day’s work even if they were absent. Even those who join school a few days or a week late can just refer to the online notes. They can stay up to date.

The Smart Classroom can also have a list of homework, upcoming chapters, quizzes, tests, and exams can also be shared which allows students to stay prepared and on top of things. This is also of utmost benefit during class revisions and when preparing for examinations.

  1. Caters to all Students

A class is a healthy mix of students of varying backgrounds. Everyone is different. Some prefer audio while others like visual stimuli. Certain students learn best by writing down notes, or repetition. One batch of students can grasp information rather quickly but the other batch may require more time. This doesn’t mean that they are not intelligent.

Also, just because a student is strong in English doesn’t mean that they will perform great in mathematics or science, and vice versa. The Smart Classroom ensures that all students grasp the concepts irrespective of their IQs by employing audio-visual aids. Students are free to learn at their own pace and in the way they like best.  

  1. Excellent for Academics

Since concepts are lucid and easily understood, students score better through Smart Classrooms. The visual images and live videos make even tough concepts easy to understand and remember. The lessons can be reviewed again for practise and this helps in revision.

For slow learners, the Smart Classrooms are a boon as they don’t need to stop the lesson midway. They can learn a difficult area at their own pace. They can also catch up at home or in their free time. It is not difficult to see that all these attributes of the Smart Classroom pave the way for better scores.

Learn in a Smart Manner with LetsPractise

Those were the six advantages of Smart Classrooms over traditional ones. This isn’t to say that traditional learning doesn’t have its merits, though. At Lets Practise, we have seen the future. Smart Classrooms will revolutionize learning. They are a new breed of education. We know this and offer your child a way to stay ahead of the game.

Let’s Practise has practise papers, revision sheets, suggested questions, and mock exams for a variety of subjects, school boards, and standards. These will help keep your child sharp, improve weak subjects and boost their performance on strong or middle subjects. Your school may not have Smart Classrooms, but we can help your child become the smartest in the classroom.

Take a look at the plans we have, and be sure to contact us if interested.

It’s vacation time and parents are racking their brains to keep their kids occupied during these holidays. Kids want to have lots of fun while parents want them to enjoy too, but with some learning included.

Here are some ideas to give a judicious mix of both fun and learning as amazing vacation ideas for your kids. These are both fun and will enrich the mind/body.

1. Go Trekking

Get set to go a nature trail. Choose a safe location to go trekking this summer. Check out for some trek clubs near you and join one of their adventurous expeditions. Trekking is not only good exercise but it also builds team spirit and cooperation. It also instils the spirit of adventure and exploration along with a love of nature.

2. Pick up a New Hobby or Skill

Learn something new this summer that is both fun and fruitful. Opt for origami- the Japanese paper craft or our own Keralite mural painting or the famous Warli pot painting. If you care for the outdoors, learn horse-riding or boating. If you want something homebound, go for gardening or interior-decoration. Kids even pick up cooking, baking, pottery or sewing as hobbies. For those with a mechanical bent of mind, children can learn carpentry, vehicle servicing, basic electrification etc. with adequate adult supervision.

3. Learn a New Language

Why not try learning a foreign language- French, German, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin etc? This is bound to be interesting and can come handy for your overseas education as well. Linguistic capability can open doors to a host of opportunities abroad.

4. Bond with Books

Those kids who did not have time to read storybooks during school days, can now really immerse themselves in books. Check out the latest best sellers and comics and have a go at them. Amar Chitra Katha and Panchatantra are fun and teach morals. You can also check out the ‘Feluda’ series by Satyajit Ray. Be sure to spend time reading books of authors like Roald Dahl, JK Rowling, Agatha Christie, and Enid Blyton. Fiction novels really help expand the child’s imagination and creativity. Raid the library for old classics and new hardbacks that you might have missed out on.

5. Sign Up for a Fitness Regimen

Go health-conscious this summer. Get into a fitness regimen eating the right diet, doing exercise, Yoga and meditation.  Gear up your body for the upcoming year of academics with fitness training, aerobic exercises or yogic asanas. Swimming is a great way to cool off in the summer heat and exercise at the same time. Other good options are cycling and badminton and they can be easily done.

6. Opt for Organic Farming

Learn the nuances of home gardening with organic fertilizers. Train yourself on vermicomposting,  manuring, weeding etc. Take a trip to a farm nearby and study their agriculture and way of life. See what practice can be adapted to do city-farming and try implementing them.

7. Go Tech-Savvy

Kids who are really into computers can enrol for a programming course or basic course on machine hardware. They can learn to use the computer for more than just games and entertainment. Robotics is also another area that is keeping kids really busy these days.

8. Join a Summer Camp

A summer camp could be the right place to give a mix of both learning and fun. Summer camps usually have sports like swimming, crafts like pottery-making and a bit of fun learning like arts and crafts. Lets Practise has organized such an innovative summer camp with a pack of productive activities that will keep them usefully engaged.

Points to remember while choosing vacation activities for kids

  1. Choose an activity that your kid has a genuine interest in. It is your child’s interest and not yours, and that is important. Choose something they want to do. Half-hearted involvement does not help.
  2. Ensure that the activity is suitable for your kid at his age. Small kids might not be able to undertake advanced software or digital courses or read complex novels.
  3. Make sure that the activity is safe for your child. For instance, swimming is not advised for kids with asthma.
  4. Let the activity centre be close to your home, always accessible, and in a hygienic environment.
  5. Do not choose rigorous activities that will stress your child out. Your kids need a break during the holidays. Let them enjoy their vacation.

Vacation time is a valuable time for both kids and parents.  Make the most of it by bonding with children and indulging them in fun activities that will revive them for the coming academic year.

Check out the innovative summer program from Lets Practise and feel the difference!

Hurray! It’s holiday time! Kids deserve a break after working so hard doe their exams, don’t they? But it’s summertime and many places in Maharashtra are really hot. How to beat the heat and yet occupy children enjoyably and productively? The answer is obviously “Summer camp”.

Here’s a list of Summer Camps for kids in Maharashtra. Take a look and decide.

  1. Kolad’s Nature Camp

Gear up your kids for a Nature Adventure with this summer camp at Kolad conducted by Small Steps Adventures. This unique summer camp focuses on outdoor activities and experiential learning for 7- 15-year-olds. Lasting for 3 days and 2 nights, this camp concentrates on improving the social skills and the love of nature for kids. Packed with excitement, this summer camp offers thrilling activities like Monkey Tail, Slackline, Burma Bridge, Low Ropes etc. Even /archery and Rifle Shooting are offered for the truly interested. Teamwork, Leadership, Nature awareness etc., are the learnings from this camp.

  1. Nilshi Summer Camp

The Nilshi Summer Camp is a unique opportunity to embrace adventure. Nilshi is a verdant village nestled in the Western Ghats between /Mumbai and Pune. This short excursion for adventure lasts for 3 days and 2 nights. Children find this an excellent opportunity to interact with nature and bond with their friends. Exciting activities like Kayaking, Target Shooting, Rock Climbing, Outdoor Cooking etc. are great fun for children.

  1. Pune’s Rainbow Island Summer Camp

Short and stimulating weekend summer camps are organized by Pune’s Rainbow /spello to Doodhsagar Waterfalls, Prabalmachi, Trikon etc. The Doodhsagar Waterfalls trek and Tour offers great opportunities for Bird Watching, Photography etc. Prabhalmachi, located between Matheran and Panvel is another nature spot to explore. Trikon tour has an evening of sailing at sunset and enjoying the scenic beauty of the ocean waters.

  1. Pune’s Surya Shibhir Camp

Located 50 km. from Pune, the Surya Shibhir offers an exclusive experience for children to sharpen their intellectual skills along with their physical vigour and nature awareness. At this useful Summer Camp, kids learn the use of windmills, biogas, solar panels, dairy farming, vermicomposting etc. Apart from this, adventure activities include flying kites, rock climbing, valley crossing, rappelling, rifle shooting and swimming. This camp offers a good exposure to organic farming while indulging them in fun activities.

  1. Nashik’s STEM Summer Camp

The thirst for knowledge is unquenched for some. For kids like these, who have an interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), Nashik is the destination. This STEM summer camp offers project-based learning and practice on the Maths and Science topics with audio-visual aids.

  1. Nagpur’s Edify Summer Camp

If you reside in Nagpur, your kid is lucky. Nagpur’s Edify Summer Camp has a lot of educational and fun activities for kids aged 5-14. Unique art and craft activities like Pottery, Music, Zoomba and even Hair Styling and IT designing are taught at this innovative camp along with swimming and sports.

  1. Aurangabad’s Full to Dhamaal Summer Camp

For kids aged 5-16, this summer camp offers skating, karate, music, swimming and lots more. With affordable and active learning opportunities, this camp is accessible to all the kids in Aurangabad.

  1.    Mumbai’s mind-blowing summer classes

Mumbai is a marvellous place in Maharashtra and the best to equip your kids. Come summer, you have summer classes galore at Mumbai. Children can dabble in Water Origami, Terrarium, Aroma Candle Making, Block Printing, Theatre, Social Media and Email Marketing and more. Such innovative workshops give lots of scope for learning and exploration.

Summer Practise Papers from Let’s Practise

Summer is always a fun time for students and it is important that they go outside and enjoy themselves. Physical activities such as swimming and other sports are always encouraged. These are much better than watching TV or playing computer games all day.

Keep your kids sharp with practise papers from Let’s Practise. We have mock tests in maths, English, science, languages, and other subjects, for a variety of school boards. They are perfect for getting your child back into the school groove. Blend fun and education into a sort of edutainment. Contact us now.  

“Kids and like school? You must be joking” I bet this is what most people would say. But you would be surprised to note that 88% of the students in the 34 OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation & Development) countries think that schools have taught them something that would help them in finding future employment. 74% of the students felt that schools gave them the confidence to make decisions. In short, kids DO like school.

What do kids like about school?

  • Learning

Be surprised or not, kids love to learn. Yes, a child has an innate curiosity to know more and learn new things. The school is the right atmosphere to do so. Every child has at least favourite period per day, which he is eager to go to school for.

  • Constant activity

No kid loves to sit idle. Every child likes to be constantly engaged in some activity and the schools provide abundant opportunities for the same. With a diverse curriculum including core subjects, sports and arts, robotics, 3-d printing, storytelling, the schools offer a variety of the activities a child would like to pursue.

  • Right peer group

For kids, friends mean a lot and schools provide the right company. Some kids don’t even want to change school for fear of losing their friends. Schools provide the right like-minded set of friends who share the same interests and concerns. This enables kids to foster long-term friendships.

  • Favourite Teachers

Ask your kid why he likes a particular subject and he would probably mention a teacher. Teachers leave lasting impressions on students with their teaching skills, subject knowledge,  the mode of interaction and inspiration.

  • Teamwork

Schools provide a forum for working as a team. Be it games, laboratory sessions or project activity, teamwork is encouraged at schools and children just love it. The prolific exchange of ideas, the heated debates and discussions, the doubt clarifying sessions-all these are part of team activities and just add to the thrill of being at school.

  • Competition

Healthy competition exists among students in studies and sports and this is what kids thrive on. Competition propels a child to move forward and gives him that extra-plus to perform. School life is full of competition in every arena and kids just love it.

  • The Routine

The very act of getting up and dressing for school, packing their favourite lunches and thinking of the time to meet and greet friends- this routine just clicks for kids. Especially lunchtime is a favourite, as they get to sample various diverse delicacies. They revel in the praise that friends lavish on the lunches lovingly packed from home.

  • Motivation

Schools provide a motivation for children to perform and excel. Leadership qualities are honed at school and kids feel this as they grow up. Schools build a confidence in kids to face life and make them aware of their inner strengths. Kids love to lead and take responsibilities at schools.They love organizing and contributing to events and the opportunity to have fun as they do so at the school.

  • A sense of belonging

Children are at their best when they are amidst other kids of their same age. They feel that they can be themselves with their friends without fear of being scolded or judged. School evokes a sense of belonging for kids and is a “home away from home”.

  • A place to perfect their skills

A school is a place where children practise and perfect their skills before they enter the real world. Children like schools for being the perfect playground to sharpen their talents and acumen.

Children love school. Make them enjoy their school life by making studies easier through practised learning.

Childhood is a golden age of exploration, learning and adventure. Every child has an inborn curiosity to learn things and this spirit of childhood learning must be nurtured carefully to develop his/her personality.  And this can be done only with learning and practice.

What is the childhood spirit?

The childhood spirit symbolizes enjoying life in its every moment with endless enthusiasm and an incessant desire to learn new things. In childhood, the curiosity to learn of learning is alive and pulsating as the mind is free and open to new ideas. But with age come prejudices and judgements and our mind gets blinkered, not willing to learn or accept new ideas.

It is very important to keep the childhood spirit of learning alive throughout to stay healthy and happy.

How to nurture the childhood spirit by learning?

  1. New avenues of knowledge

It is a wide world out there. Introduce your child to new subjects which are right for his age. Take the field of science, for instance. It has several branches like botany, zoology, anatomy, physiology etc. Let your child know that the ocean of knowledge is vast and endless. This will make him find his areas of interest by self-exploration.

  1. Off the beaten track

Develop the ability of lateral thinking in your child by making him look at a Math problem or English essay in different ways. This will enhance his thinking skills and help him to build independent thought leadership.

  1. Analyze

Life presents a new challenge everyday. Gear up your child to meet it by developing his analytical skills. This can be done by exposing him to new problems in not only school-based subjects but real life situations as well and seeking his opinions. Analytical ability is a very important aspect of childhood learning.

How to nurture the childhood spirit by practice?

  1. Make reading a habit

Train your child to read daily- anything from comics, storybooks to newspapers. This practice of reading will widen his horizons of knowledge and keep the spirit of learning alive.

  1. Solving problems

Math is an integral part of daily life. Right from the time we wake to the food we eat, everything has to be calculated. Make your child strong in math by getting him to solve simple problems on a daily basis. Use the play-way method to get your child to do simple calculations. Let math become a joy to practise and not a boring chore.

  1. Seeking answers

Encourage your child to ask questions on everything that interests him. This will make him seek answers by himself. This practice of seeking answers is the spirit of exploration in learning and will keep his childhood spirit active.

   4.Trying by practice

Have you seen small kids? If they climb a jungle-gym and fall, they get up and try again till they get it right. This process of trying, is slowly lost as the child grows up. Never let this spirit wane die in your child. Make him understand that practice makes a man perfect. Asking him to practise his school work inculcates this trying habit.

  1. Practice papers

Let your child know that there is so much beyond the book. Introduce him to practice papers where different kinds of questions are posted on the same lesson. This will improve his confidence and make him ready to face any question, problem and situation.

Every child must continue to learn new things in life and not consider learning a tedious task. Nurturing the childhood spirit is vital to transform the child into a confident individual and this can be done only by learning and practice.