Garware Balbhavan, Pune, India.
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Teachers Training Program for those who are interested in the field of child care and child development.
12th July to 28th July 2014
Timing - 1.00pm to 6.00pm.
Fees - Rs. 1800/-
For details contact us: (020) 2444 2109
Office Timing: Monday to Friday,
04.00pm - 07.00pm / send us an email

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Balbhavan is a playground and a recreational center for children.
Age group: 3 to 12 years.
Monday to Friday: 2 batches (of 1 1/5 hour each)
Batch 1: 4.30pm to 6.00pm | Batch 2: 5.45pm to 7.15pm

विशेष प्रशिक्षण वर्ग

  विषय तज्ञ वयोगट दिवस वेळ फी (दर महिना)
चित्रकला (परीक्षांच्या तयारीसह) शुभांगी कुलकर्णी ६ वर्षांपुढे दर शनिवारी दु. १ ते ३ ३०० /-
नृत्य विदुला फराटे ८ वर्षांपुढे शुक्रवार - शनिवार

शुक्र. - संध्या. ६ ते ७
शनि.- दु. ४ ते ५

३५० /-
नाट्य सागर लोधी ३ ते १४ दर शनिवारी संध्या. ५ ते ७ ५०० /-
वाचनाचं प्रेम कल्पना संचेती ५ ते ७ दर शनिवारी दुपारी ४ ते ५ ३५० /-
पुस्तकाचं प्रेम कल्पना संचेती ३ ते ५ दर शनिवारी दुपारी ५ ते ६ ३५० /-
बॅडमिंटन महेश गोखले ८ वर्षांपुढे सोम. - बुध. - शुक्र. सकाळी ६.३० ते ७.३० ८०० /-
इंग्रजी संभाषण अनिल भागवत पालक व शिक्षकांसाठी
(किमान १२वी पास)
सोम. ते शुक्र. दुपारी २.४५ ते ३.४५

५०० /-
*(तीन महिन्यांसाठी)

 

creative  activities At Balbhavan children engage in a range of creative activities- do physical exercises by swaying to musical rhythms, draw and paint, learn paper folding, clay work, toy making, tend a vegetable patch or simply skate in the hall. They are often taken to visit places like cold drink factory, bakery, General post office, railway station, parks etc. to get to know their city better. Also small treks and trails are arranged in and around Pune. In order to give children healthy and cultured childhood.
 
 

SPORTS

ART
& CRAFT

MUSIC,
DANCE & DRAMA

LIBRARY

TRIPS
& CAMPS

Sports activity Art & Craft Activity Music, Dance & Drama Activity Library Trips & Camps
  • 2 batches (of 1 1/5 hour each) from Monday to Friday.
    Batch 1:
    4.30pm to 6.00pm
    Batch 2:
    5.45pm to 7.15pm
  • Age group: 3 to 12 years.
    Groups are formed age wise.
  • Children are also taught Karate, Roller Skating, Badminton etc.

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  • Origami
  • Drawing and Painting
  • Clay molding
  • Wall hangings
  • Paper mache etc.

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  • Children are taught various songs and poems by great poets like Sarita Padaki, Shanta Shelke, Mangesh Padgaokar, Vinda Karandikar, Ravindranath Tagore etc.
  • Small group performances
  • Puppet shows
  • Theator games
  • Folk-dance
  • Semi-classical dance forms

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  • At Balbhavan we aim toward physically and mentally healthy child and the childhood. Having a library for kids as well as their parents and other interested people is one step ahead towards goal.
  • We have more than 10,000 books in our library.

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  • This is a special and most loved activity of Balbhavan in which kids are taken to various parks, museums, hills and forts in and around Pune. 2 / 3 such trips are arranged each month.

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What is Balbhavan?

Balbhavan is more than just a centrally located two-acre playground for children in Pune or a recreation center that serves as an area for social and cultural activity. In the psyche of thousands of Punekars across the world, Balbhavan is synonymous with a magical childhood enriched by varied experiences, new discoveries and warm, child-respecting adults.

Balbhavan is the creation of Mrs. Shobha Bhagwat (known to all as Shobha Tai) and her team of 50 dedicated, trained child care professionals. This institution not only moulds children into compassionate, articulate, clear-thinking individuals but also guides their parents into becoming socially aware, responsible adults through all its multifarious activities.

Garware Balbhavan formally opened its doors and its heart to the children of Pune on September 1, 1985 with one single aim: Provide children with moments of joy that they are unable to derive either from schools or from their homes.

At Balbhavan, children play freely in wide, open spaces. Due to this, their appetite grows, they feel hungry. They sleep quietly with ease. They remain happy and content. Their concentration improves. The multifarious experiences they are exposed to at Balbhavan enhance their self-confidence. By performing many skilled operations with their own hands, they grow into knowledgeable, self-reliant individuals. They learn many new things easily. From all this, they effortlessly learn many core life values. The environment of Balbhavan, which is one of love, trust and freedom helps in the all round development of children.

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Our Goals

  • To provide children with moments of joy
  • Make Pune a child-friendly, child-centric city
  • Provide wide open space where children can play freely
  • Provide this facility in the heart of the city
  • Conduct activities to ensure holistic child development

Why do children love us?

At Balbhavan, children experience moments of joy that they are unable to derive either from schools or from their homes. Children come to Balbhavan in the evening after school. Here they are exposed to multifarious experiences in the form of exercise, sports, art & craft, stories, song & dance, drama, picnics, bird watching, trekking, industrial factory visits, live demonstrations, camps, campfire nights. To experience all these is an important constituent in developing & nurturing the personality of children. To children who come here, Balbhavan feels like "My Organisation". The specialty of Balbhavan is that it allows children to freely express themselves, to remain on the learning curve using the experiences and experiments that the Balbhavan environment provides them.

Reaching out...

पुण्यात वंचित मुलांसाठी काम करणाऱ्या अनेक संस्था आहेत. अशा अनेक संस्थांची मुले बालभवनमधे काही निमित्ताने येत असतात.

एप्रिल - मे सुट्टीतल्या शिबीरांमधे ही मुले सहभागी होतात. सण - समारंभाच्या निमित्ताने बालभवनामधे येतात. दरवर्षी बालदिनाच्या दिवशी बालभवनची मुले आणि या संस्थांची मुले यांचा एकत्रित एक मोठा कार्यक्रम होतो.

यापैकी काही संस्थांच्या कार्यकर्त्यांसाठी बालभवनमधे प्रशिक्षणही होते.

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Articles about Balbhavan

Read about Garware Balbhavan Pune in the 1st issue (August 2013) of 'Tumhi-Amhi Palak- paripurna palakatva' (तुम्ही- आम्ही पालक- परिपूर्ण पालकत्व)
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