Why does early childhood education matter?
90% of brain development happens before the age of 6.
In the first few years, nearly a million neural connections are made in the brain per second!
The experiences that children have in this early stage shape these connections and
build the brain's foundation for the rest of the life.
Evidence shows that investing in a healthy start increases the probability of a child's success at school and later at workplace and the community.
Why enrol in Lil Boats' Learn@Home programme?
1. Our programme builds a strong academic foundation for your child and closes learning gaps
2. Minimal screen time for the child
3. We provide the roadmap and tools that equip you to engage your child with confidence
4. You will be able to support your child's developmental needs
5. Our educators will connect with you throughout the programme to address your concerns and questions
6. All you need is an hour per day
What are the highlights of the Programme?
Our curriculum is aligned with NCERT and Highscope guidelines and is inspired by the principle of active learning.
Our curriculum develops not just the intellect but also the physical, emotional and creative skills of the child.
Our learning kit is designed to provide multi-sensory and hands-on learning experiences to children.
An academic counselor will be assigned to you to guide you through the entire programme.
Minimal screen time
A 20-40-minute live session packed with simple and fun activities for social interaction and creative expression.
All you require is 60 minutes per day. This can be broken down into 2 to 3 sessions depending on your convenience.
What you can expect
Level-1: 115 games
Level-2: 95 games
+ Manual & video demos
Theme books, Workbooks & Practice books
Weekly activity Schedule
Optional In-person or
online live classes
Concept / Check-in sessions
Optional online live sessions
Creativity & Movement
on 75% successful completion
based on assessment data
Choose a level
Please note that the ages mentioned here are suggestive.
It helps to consider your child's developmental stage / learning achievements to decide on the level.
Introduction to Phonics
Introduction to reading words
Stories and Rhymes
Quantity and number associations 1-10
Sequencing numbers 1-10
Pre-math concepts like less-more,
Logical reasoning (Puzzles and patterns)
SENSORI - MOTOR
Aware of differences between
rough-smooth, loud-soft etc
Improve fine and gross motor skills through handwork, games etc
LEVEL -1 (2.5 - 4 years)
Read blend words &
words with phonograms
Stories and Songs
Quantity and number associations 1-20
Introduction to units and tens
Pre-math concepts like long-longer-longest
Logical reasoning (Puzzles and patterns)
SENSORI - MOTOR
Discriminates and names sounds, smells, textures etc
Refine eye hand coordination through Art, handwork etc
LEVEL - 2 (4 - 5 years)
Choose a Plan
Remote learning & In-Person tutoring services are available to meet the varied needs of families.
Select the option that best suits you and your child.
9 months + Bonus 1 month
Optional Live online academic sessions
(on additional pay)
2 weeks free trial period
Online live Enrichment sessions
(More on additional Pay)
1 free demo session
Please call us at +91 9344326950 to know about fee details.
Do you have an in-home educator to facilitate this programme?Yes, we do. Our educator will visit your homes and offer one-to-one sessions to your child at a scheduled time. There may be 2-3 sessions per week depending upon the location and the child's level. However, please note that we have limited seats for this option and this is available only for the residents of Udumalpet in 2021-22.
Why home engagement using online technology?We know that we are telling you to limit your child’s screen time and we stand by it. We are not contradicting it by using technology. Technology when used in the right context and the right amount is beneficial, there is no doubt about that. Also, we are not directly asking your child to use technology to interact with the teachers. We are sending the learning packs to you and you will be implementing them at home. This home engagement is to initiate the concept of schooling for children. Visiting a physical setup may not be safe for children in these times. This form of engagement allows the child to interact with the teacher, peers and build rapport. It also initiates a routine or pattern for the child.
What will you teach my child using this method?Weekly planners will be shared in advance. The topics will revolve around the curriculum set for the child. It covers areas of daily life activities, language, rhymes, stories and more. All these will be delivered in fun and interactive ways. We will provide detailed instructions so that you won’t find it difficult to implement them.
Does online time inhibit real social skills?“Social skills” is a big umbrella word. Some skills are impacted TEMPORARILY yes! But this is just a make-shift solution to initiate and familiarize the child with the learning process. Elements like problem-solving among peers, helping peers, etc, will be there when children begin to come to school. Other skills like interacting with peers, participating in conversation, discipline, following schedules, and developing communication skills will be very much practiced.
How much of parent support will the required?There isn't a one-size-fits all answer to this. We want to set the expectation right by being honest with you. It might be challenging in the initial stage as your child will require a lot of support to adjust to the new routine, new activities, mode of learning, etc. This will require your patience and understanding. However, the need for parental support may reduce gradually as the child grows to become more comfortable and independent. Whichever plan you choose, you will be guided on an individual basis to help your child transition smoothly.
What are the technical requirements for PHYGITAL plan? Do I need a laptop?Here are the requirements: a. Smartphone b. “Fast” Internet data pack c. WhatsApp We will provide details of other requirements when they are required. Don’t worry, we will provide detailed instructions for installing and using them.
What type of activities will you implement? What are the typical assignments?Assignments will include singing, writing, drawing, physical activities, art and craft, counting and reading. All of these, under your supervision and care.
How many days of online engagement have you planned?The activities of the learning packs will contain activities from Monday to Friday. There may be a live session once/twice a week. We will tell you well in advance about the scheduled live Sessions.
How many children will be in a batch (PHYGITAL)?We will group 6 to 8 children in a batch for younger children (2.5-4 years). The batch size may go up to 10-12 for older children (4-6 years). Don’t worry, we have this covered – our talented teachers are working hard to master the use of technology and will do so before the activities start – It will be a seamless experience for your child and you too.
How often can I talk to the teacher?We will schedule a call every week. However, we realize that some parents require additional support in the early stages and we are open to accommodate your queries.
What if my child refuses to participate in the activities?This is common and normal initially. Some children take time to settle into a new activity or routine. Some children take time to participate and have a need to observe before doing. The key is to allow children to observe your active and joyful demonstration (without forcing) and they will join you over a period of time.
If both parents are working from home, will we still be able to implement this programme?"Yes. We will support you in co-creating a unique plan that suits your child’s needs and your schedule. However, the involvement of a parent/familiar adult who is willing to spend an hour in engaging the child is necessary.
Will there be tests for children every month?Not in the conventional sense of written and oral exams. However, we will compile a report based on discussions and observations to track the progress of your child and chart a new course of action if required.
My child is already enrolled in another school. Can I still subscribe to this programme?Absolutely. Many young children are struggling to adapt to the online mode of learning. In order to minimize learning gaps and engage the child constructively, you can continue to subscribe to this programme.
When schools reopen, should I continue this programme?"The child can come for regular classes with Lil Boats if the parent can organise pick-up and drop-off. In the academic year of 2021-22, we will be conducting weekly classes at our farm for safety reasons. We will communicate the address when necessary. If you prefer to enroll your child in another school, you can still continue the home-learning programme to strengthen the child’s conceptual understanding.
Your children’s mental health is more important than their grades.Finally, a note on maintaining the mental health of the child. Our children are just as scared as we are right now. They know what is going around them and some of these situations can create tension and anxiety in them – This is completely new to them. Talk about the current situation with them and make them aware. As the home engagement activities start, be patient with your child. He/she may not like to take up these activities initially. Talk to them, join them in the activities and assist them. Donot pressurize them to complete the activities and don’t take stress upon yourself! Our activities will also help you spend more time with your child – painting pictures, singing rhymes, dancing with them, cutting paper for art and craft activities, and more. Comfort your child, love them and tell them everything will be fine. Now, your child’s mental well-being is as important as acquiring academic skills.