Education is not just an academic exercise. It involves molding the physical, mental,
psychological, emotional, intellectual, social and even the spiritual dimension of individual
Hence it remains a process that involves a combination of various methods and
techniques consciously designed and selected towards this holistic approach.
By now all of us know that children grasp faster and more through active practical
involvement in comparison to passive methods like lectures and talks. They assimilate more in
lesser time and with lesser effort when they are allowed to experiment, express, question,
imagine and analyze.
Early reading skills and habits largely contribute to children’s critical and
analytical faculty. Voracious readers tend to develop a large knowledge base and researching
mind which seeks more and more information, the why, how, where, when etc of any and
every phenomenon. Such an urge automatically strengthens the desire to experiment,
question and synthesize, simultaneously enhancing the ability to challenge existing systems
and look at alternative ways of thinking and doing.
The study of literature appears to be a unique combination of both, knowledge from an
existing experience base and practical creative learning. Literature has borrowed from and
contributed not just to subjects like History, Sociology, Psychology, and Law but also to fields
Mathematics and Sciences. It is interesting to note that even Medicine and Management are
incorporating the study of elements of literature in their curriculum as it profoundly enhances
one's ability to understand others and empathize.
Early and constant exposure of young minds to age-appropriate rich literature could be one of
the most powerful ways of language development. Reading leads to an unimaginable
expansion of vocabulary and early maturation of expressions both verbal and written
evident in the oral and written communication skills, an integral part of the entire education
Like music, walk, and exercise, reading is seen to reduce stress and anxiety. Bedtime storytelling
or reading helps children clear the days mental clutter and have a sound sleep. It
stimulates the brain and is known to sharpen memory.
Reading of literature is therapeutic. It provides an insight into own personality types and
connected traits. Carefully woven stories flavored with drama, satire and humor lead to an
easy understanding and acceptance of issues within. One can easily see oneself in the
different characters of stories, struggling with similar internal and external problems, often
getting quickly and highly internally motivated to work on self, receiving inspiration and ideas.
Self-motivated personality change and development is always substantial and sustained. The
improved quality of interpersonal interactions and relationships obviously will reflect such
internal changes, making social life interesting for self and impressive for others through an
upgraded level of EQ. A common observation is that children who read more have been seen
to use a larger variety of more colorful expressions making them more interesting to talk to
In extension to the above, literature could be children’s Guru for life skills, taught through real
stories, anecdotes and real human situations far more impactful than artificially created
sessions helping make life easy, fulfilling and hence successful.
The most successful people in the world are regular readers and lifelong learners. The reading
of literature forms a large component of both the fun and learn reading habit.
The Samsidh School is a place which is constantly working with the objective of all-round
development of the students preparing them to come out winners from the battle of life. By
way of its unique approach to school education.
Admissions open for 2019-20