Rc.No. 1/NTF/SCERT/2020 Dated: 24/12/2020
Sub: School Education - SCERT, AP - 1st National Toy Fair from 27/02/21 to 02/03/21 (4 days) in a virtual mode Certain instructions along with guidelines - Communicated - Reg.
Ref: Minutes of preliminary meeting of 1st National Toy Fair 2021 held with all nodal officers of CBSE, SCERT and IIT Gandhinagar on 18.12.2020 in virtual mode
All the Regional Joint Directors of School Education, all the District Educational Officers and all Additional Project Coordinators in the state are informed that the Honorable Prime Minister, in his Mann Ki Baat address on August 30th 2020, highlighted the huge potential of Toys market and the opportunities that can be tapped in order to promote 'Aatma Nirbhar Indian Toys'.
Learning through play is an important part of a child's development. Toys and games help children develop their senses, problem solving skills, conflict resolution and much more. Children learn to care, to wait for their turn and to accept other's views when they play with other children. Playing with toys also develop fine and gross motor skills of children. Toys nurture creativity, imagination and values such as cooperation, sharing, respect for others. Education aims at the all-round development of a child which involves development of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. To achieve this objective, children need varied experiences involving construction of new knowledge, by connecting with the existing ones.
Toys or games, physical or virtual, are learner friendly tools. They have been used since time immemorial for children to engage in variety of plays. Over time, the form of toys and the materials used to make toys have evolved, particularly with the development of technology; yet, the importance of toys in learning continues.
With the aim to provide active and joyful learning to children by including them in the teaching learning process and pedagogy, and thereby promoting the indigenous toy industry, the Ministry of Textiles, in collaboration with other ministries including Ministry of Education, is organizing the First National Toy Fair in a Virtual mode from 27/02/21 to 02/03/21 (4 days).
in view of the above, the SCERT, AP is supposed to participate in the National Toy Fair 2021 along with schools and teachers for displaying the state exhibits in this exhibition (Virtual ).
Further, a webex meeting scheduled on 31.12.2020 from 11.00 a.m to 12 Noon with all the Principals of TEIS, District Science Officers and Academic Monitoring Officers of Samagra Shiksha to discuss the plan of action and other aspects regarding 1st National Toy Fair 2021. ( the link will be shared shortly )
Therefore, all the District Educational Officers are requested to communicate the guidelines of the National Toy Fair 2021 (annexed) to all the Headmasters, teachers, Principals of TIES in your jurisdiction so as to enable them to prepare the toys as per the guidelines. Further the prepared toys will be examined by the experts through virtual mode and the best ones will be selected for display in National Toy Fair 2021. The Principals of TEIS are requested to ensure the best toys from their student teachers and to coordinate with the concerned District Educational Officer and Academic Monitoring Officer, Samagra Shiksha for selection of best exhibits for the National Toy Fair 2021.