We divided the vocational program into two groups.
- pre /soft vocational group.
- vocational group.
- Cutting with scissors & pasting
- Putting beads in string and making knots
- Folding paper and making envelops
- Making decoration pieces
- Coloring different pots with brush, spray
- Sticking mirrors on pots & fabrics
- Sticking price tags
- Packing the prepared material
- Coiling paper and making flowers
- Making flowers and vegetables with dough
- Decorating the flowers and vegetables
- Making different decorative items i.e., photo frame, racks etc.
Weaving is a method of textile production in which two distinct sets of yarns or threads are interlaced at right angles to form a fabric or cloth. The way the warp and filling threads interlace with each other is called the weave. Weaving is a quiet, calming activity in which children can develop and express their creative ideas. The therapeutic handlooms also promote easy weaving comprehension as it only needs eye-hand coordination for its users.
Benefits of Weaving
- Weaving is a fun and inexpensive activity that helps to develop child’s fine motor skills.
- Weaving also helps to develop eye-hand coordination and concentration.
- Understanding of patterns and sequencing, which are essential for later literacy and numeracy development.
- language skills such as naming colors, and language concepts such as ‘in,’ ‘out,’ ‘up,’ ‘down’ etc.
Woodwork is exceptional for developing children's creative and critical thinking skills as children tinker and experiment with the possibilities of wood and tools and then go on to express ideas and resolve their work. It is important not to set projects whereby all the children create the same object. Courses, like woodworking, where students use their hands build confidence, strength of character, and problem-solving capabilities useful in all careers and in every educational experience.
Benefits of Woodworking
- It Reduces Anxiety and Stress.
- It Improves Mental Sharpness.
- It Boosts Child’s Mood.
- It Helps Children to Build Muscle.
- It Can Improve Math Skills.
- Children learns Fine Motor Control.
- It Improves Communication and Language Abilities.
Since it requires a gentle and precise hand movements, sewing helps them to develop fine motor skills appropriately. Kids who practice sewing will know how to use their fingers properly, how to move their hands with precision, and how to hold and use small items with ease.
- They will develop fine motor skills.
- Sewing will help them build self-confidence and confidence in their skills.
- With sewing, they'll learn how to be patient.
- Sewing will help them to practice communicating and follow instructions.
- Sewing will make them use their imagination and creativity.
Block printing remains much more time consuming than machine printing but is still widely used today. Block printing requires fine and gross motor skills. Blocks provide great learning experiences in our classrooms, but they are also an activity you can easily do at home. Block printing helps to fine-tune motor skills, it develops skills in the area of design, representation, balance and stability.
- Blocks help children learn to take turns and share materials, develop new friendships, become self-reliant.
- It increases their attention span, they learn to cooperate with others, and develop self-esteem.
- Block printing supports children's social-emotional development and also teaches critical skills in problem-solving, math, engineering, creative thinking, and more.
- They also build finger and hand-strength.
Encouraging children to work on arts and crafts projects is a great way to help them develop and strengthen vital skills, cope with their illness and pass the time in an enjoyable way. Beading offers therapeutic benefits for children of all ages. Whether you use beads to help a toddler learn how to count and build fine motor skills or you encourage an older child to learn how to bead as a means of coping with their illness or creating a sense of purpose for themselves, this hobby is one that can make a real difference in a child’s life.
Turning cooking into a sensory building activity is a good way to engage a child with ADHD or Asperger's syndrome. Using spices to create strong smells while they are cooking to pique the interest of the child.
- Cooking can help children learn and practice some basic math concepts and build language skills.
- The experience of creating meals can help build their self-confidence and lay the foundation for healthy eating habits.
- We encourage children to engage their senses and explore the pleasures of cooking and eating together.
- They learn the skills and art of creating a delicious dish.
Embroidery is the craft of decorating fabric or other materials using a needle to apply thread or yarn. Embroidery may also incorporate other materials such as pearls, beads, quills, and sequins.
- It helps to focus, keeping worries and the chaotic thoughts of our daily life away.
- It is meditative and has been used as a therapeutic method to improve mental and emotional health.
- It keeps fine motor skills sharp and mind focused.
- It encourages to solve life problems creatively.
Arts and painting
Art instruction helps children with the development of motor skills, language skills, social skills, decision-making, risk-taking, and inventiveness. It helps children with special needs in many ways including: Building fine motor and problem-solving skills. Enhancing communication and expression. Promoting self-esteem and motivation to succeed. Color is often one of the most exciting components of a painting. In both figurative and abstract painting, color can be used for its decorative beauty, to create mood and to express or arouse an emotion.
Some important skills that students can learn from art education:
SCINOSA is teaching kitchen gardening to its students to make our cities greener. It’s a garden where you grow your own food— herbs, vegetables, fruits.
- Garden-based nutrition education can motivate children to eat healthier and increase their physical activity.
- The desire to eat healthier foods comes from what children learn in the garden.
- A garden can build enthusiasm about eating fresh and perhaps locally grown fruits and vegetables.