Ways of recreation & Flying Kites

Enviromental Education For JTET/CTET

Feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction through different activities is called as recreation.

Activities and experiences that create feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction are called as recreational activities. These activities provide opportunities to express creativity and to achieve and master new skills.

Recreation

Recreation is particularly important as it draws opportunities to practice social skills, physical attitude and increases motivation. These activities can provide the basis for an increase in self confidence for a child.

Participation in recreational activities allows individuals to learn skills specific to a particular sport or activity. These activities help improve more general skills that can be applied in school and work settings.

Benefits from recreation

  1. Recreation promotes inclusion and quality of life
  2. It increases self-esteem and confidence
  3. It gives opportunities to children to make their own choices
  4. It provides satisfaction, enjoyment and pleasure
  5. It enables individuals become involved and feel like a part of their community
  6. It provides opportunities to gain and develop new contacts and friends
  7. Programmes of recreation include sports and exercises that can improve physical and mental health
  8. Recreation reduces reliance on parents and other adults
  9. It increases independence which leads to increased opportunities
Recreation- another way

The social component of some recreational and leisure activities might make some activities more fulfilling and enjoyable for children. These include hobbies which provide opportunities of enjoyment, increases self-confidence and motivation.

Some of the hobbies that may be included are stamp collection, playing card and board games, drawing, photography, gardening etc. Individual sporting activities like tracking, skiing, golf, cycling, cross country activities allow individuals to participate in recreation without social interactions that might cause stress.

Flying Kites

Kite Flying is one among some most important hobbies and play for children. It increases vision and concentration besides developing balance of the body.

Kites were basically invented by Chinese people who used to make kites by the applications of silk fabric, high tensile thread of silk, and bamboo streaks.

Flying Kite

Kite has been reported to be the invention of 5th century BCE Chinese Philosopher Mozi and Lu Ban. Ancient and medieval Chinese sources describe kites being used for measuring distances, testing the wind, lifting men, signaling, and communication for military operations.

Kites were decorated with mythological motifs and legendary figures; some were fitted with strings and whistles to make musical sounds while flying.

Kites were decorated with mythological motifs and legendary figures

In 1750 Scientist   Benjamin Franklin published a proposal for an experiment to prove that   lightening was caused by electricity by flying a kite in a storm that appeared capable of becoming a lightning storm.

It is not known whether Franklin ever performed his experiment, but on May 10, 1752, Thomas Francois of France conducted a similar experiment by using a 12 m iron rod (instead of a kite) and extracted electrical sparks from a cloud.

Kites were also instrumental in the research of the Wright brothers when developing the first airplane in the late 1800s. Over the next 70 years, many new kite designs were developed, and often patented.

Dr. MP Mishra

Dr. M. P. Mishra is a noted environmentalist of India. He is known for his researches in environment conservation, wildlife activism, and for his writings. He has been internationally known for his Bird Housing Project which was devoted to protection and conservation of terrestrial bird species especially in Jharkhand. He has a deep study of the people of Jharkhand, their rituals, arts and crafts and has wandered extensively to study their conditions, their agriculture, their modes of lives, and their skills. Since last many years he has been continuously writing about various environmental and social issues of Jharkhand and has forty six books to his credit. His articles are regularly published in local and national dailies of India. His books on Environmental Awareness, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, General Science, and biology are widely read and many of his books have been adopted in the schools of foreign countries. His books on Environmental Science have been adopted by the Council of Higher Secondary Education, Orissa, and the Council of Higher Secondary Education Nagaland and Meghalaya. Dr. Mishra is an excellent teacher with innovative ideas and new teaching methodologies. It was due to his commendable services to education that the Department of Human Resources Development, State Government of Jharkhand offered him State Award in the year 2009-010.Dr. Mishra has been awarded with the Presidential Medal and the National Award for the year 2012 for his outstanding Researches in and great contributions to Science and Environment. He has been an active Science Communicator and coordinator of National Council of Science and Technology Communication, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. He is a member of the Environmental Monitoring Committee under the Jharkhand Academic Council, Jharkhand, Ranchi. It was due to his voluntary services in the field of environment that he has been selected as a nominee of the Committee for Ethical Treatment to Animals, Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India. He has been the Chief Editor of ECOSOC the Environmental Newsletter of International Circulation for more than ten years. He has been the President of the People for Animals for about ten years. As a teacher he is always admired by his students and the academic community across the globe.

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