SHISHU VIHAR


Mission Statement

"To help children Learn Values with fun, To delight like the moon and shine like the sun - Swami Tejomayananda"

Purpose of Shishu Vihar

To create a social and physical environment where young children are exposed to spiritual concepts and values like devotion and concern for others. Also, to support parents to incorporate spirituality into children’s daily lives and creating a deeper contact with the child.

What is taught in Shishu Vihar?

In Shishu Vihar, children are given an introduction to our religion and culture. The curriculum, designed by Swamini Supriyanandaji, a child psychologist, incudes sensory play, movement, music, stories, and repetition to help facilitate learning and to create a love for God. Chinmaya Bala Vihar classes are organized into different grade levels from pre-KG to Grade 12 to match the child's learning ability with the teaching material and techniques. In promoting and teaching the universal philosophy of Oneness (Advaita Vedanta), children are made to understand that although Hinduism may appear to have many Gods, the Truth (God) is the one ultimate Reality, and thus it is one God appearing as many forms

Shishu Vihar Class Timings

All Bala Vihar & Shishu Vihar classes will be held using zoom.


Saturday

Session 1: 10:00am - 11:30pm

Sunday

Session 2: 10:00am - 11:30pm

Shishu Vihar Curriculum

With the guidance of Swami Supriyanandaji, the children systematically learn about Lord Ganesha, Devi Mata, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Rama and Hanumanji. Each month is devoted to learning prayers, bhajans and songs, listening to stories, performing yoga, playing games and creating with arts and crafts related to a specific deity. The children complete the year learning about Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda.

Shishu Vihar Teachers

With annual teachers' training and several years of experience, our Shishu Vihar teachers are trained volunteers. Shishu Vihar teachers from all over the country stay connected through a teacher's portal that contains a wealth of updated teaching resources and materials. Please email shishuvihar@chinmaya-yamunotri.com for more information and for any questions!