About

About

Giggle Garden

Giggle Garden is a comprehensive child-care facility aimed to meet different needs of a growing child. It is set up in different environments, under separate time schedules to avoid overlapping of activities with one another.

Farida Rizwan, who is the brain behind the centre, has been interacting with students and children for more than 3 decades. She was troubled by the animosity or dislike students were showing towards their studies. After counselling numerous students who either disliked or hated studies, Farida had a dream to create an environment for children where they will develop a desire to learn, know how things work, , blend in the environment easily, learn to take care of their needs along with discovering new things and gaining skills skills that is required to lead a happy and successful life as an adult.

In her classes as a teacher and a trainer, she had been successful in creating a love for learning in all her students. Now she wants to make the foundation strong for those who are taking first steps. She wants to see a change, no matter how small it is for creating love of learning in children. Thus is born ‘My Giggle Garden’ where she intends to grow smiles.

Giggle Garden aims at not just good education, but a holistic development of a child who can be successful adult. Coming from educational and psychological background, Farida Rizwan has not just formulated the methodology based on her experience, but also included guidance and help from her mentors and trusted methods like Montessori. She will actively take part in teaching and mentoring all the students enrolled in the centre.

We believe that a successful academic journey of learning begins with trust and respect we have for a child and freedom of choice we give in learning within limits. Children are naturally curious by nature and want to learn new things. We at Giggle Garden create an environment that will cater to the curiosity of the child, who will show eagerness to learn. We have questions for their answers and answers for their questions.

Children who are below 6 years of age, will be encouraged to attain their full potential in all skill areas through scientifically developed programs and materials that will stimulate all their senses.

At Giggle Garden we will make the child smart through various activities that will enhance their sensorial perceptions. We take care to see that all the 10 senses mentioned below are stimulated in the right manner for the child to learn and become more intelligent as well.

Tactile sense  – with various textures like soft/hard/smooth/rough
Acoustic sense – sounds in varying degrees. It includes the sound of silence as well.
Visual –  Shapes, sizes, geometric shapes, large, small and colours with grading
Olfactory sense – scents and different smells
Gustatory sense – taste like sweet, bitter, sour and salty.
Thermic sense – different temperature
Kinaesthetic sense – The memory of this sense is the strongest. It involve muscular movements and impressions which is created by contraction and relaxation of muscles.
Baric sense – Developed through holding different weights.
Stereo-gnostic; kinaesthetic and tactile together to comprehend the properties of three dimensional masses – wide/narrow/short/long
Further, with appointment you can avail following services at our centre:

With more than 25 years of experience in counselling parents through workshops in schools in Bangalore and other places in Karnataka, Farida Rizwan will be available for parent counselling and guidance regarding corrective methodology for maladaptive behaviours and delayed milestones of children.

For students who find academics challenging, we provide study skills and easy learning strategies. Since stress is one of the main culprits in bringing down grades among students, we shall work to bring down the stress levels in students so that they can enjoy learning.

Career is an important aspect of our life. Once chosen, we are going to spend a majority of our lifespan working in the field of our choice for the rest of our life. With wide range of higher education and career option being available in Bangalore, choosing the right career can be difficult for students. A well-researched and properly defined career direction will help students not only in acquiring a good job but also to enjoy their work. We will help you in doing a little hard work, some planning, and some serious self-reflection, so that you can set yourself on a path towards a fruitful, fulfilling career that will shape your future.

 

All the activities at the centre will be conducted under the strict supervision of the founder who will be available at the centre through the working hours on all working days. With more than 25 years of experience in counselling parents through workshops in schools in Bangalore and other places in Karnataka, she will use her experience for parent counselling and guidance regarding corrective methodology for maladaptive behaviours and delayed milestones of children with appointment.

Though successful in her field of blogging and counselling, Farida has always had special passion for teaching and has pursued teaching and training in different schools for nearly 3 decades. Her dream is to nurture love for learning in children and make school a happy place which will etch fond memories for lifetime.

Centre Head and Montessori Directress

Farida. L. Rizwan

DCS, M.S.

 

Counsellor, Educationist, Psychotherapist & Life Skills Trainer

 

Present Work:

  • Content Developer for Totsguide
  • Expert Consultant on YourDOST online counselling portal

Past Experience:

  • Mentor of students at Banjara Academy
  • Counsellor and Educationist: TEMS
  • Play Therapist in BCH&RC
  • R & D Head with SHRI for creation of Life skill program for students

 

Farida is a counsellor and psychotherapist who uses her experience in the field to create life-skills training programs and education models based on real life challenges faced by people. She has trained thousands of students across her twenty years of experience in the training field and has caused transformation to even rural students over the years with her experience as a trainer, counsellor and educationist.

She is winner of several blogging contests and has been recognized for her work by NGOs like RT90, Indian Society of Health Administrators.

Sahaya Hastha Trust recognized her as a “Woman Achiever of the Year”. MAAC, YourDost, JD institute and many other organizations have recognized and facilitated her for her spirit and contribution towards social cause.

Articles written by her, as well as articles about her have been published in daily newspapers like Asian Age, Times of India, Indian Express, YourStory and many more.

With her vast experience, you can be assured that your children are in safe hands.