Parents and teachers helping children in the pandemic-affected generation take their first step into school

New Delhi: Ishika, 5, based in Hyderabad, will attend her offline classes for the first time later this month. Her parents are as excited as they are nervous. After all, how will your daughter react, who in the last two years has only seen her teachers and classmates on screen, seeing them in person.

Like Ishika, thousands of students who began early childhood education in 2020 or 2021 have been unable to attend physical classes due to the pandemic.

However, the classes have been run offline. Now, depending on each state’s academic calendar, physical classes for kindergarten, elementary, and graduate students have begun or are scheduled to begin later this month.

This year’s batch is quite different from previous years, as the students who arrive at the school will be those who are not completely unaware of their teachers and the structure of the school but who in a way are still ‘first’. .

Amita Mulla Wattal, president of DLF Schools and Scholarships and former principal of Delhi’s Springdales School, said: “He has been very impressed with his stay at home for so long.”

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