- Registration is now open for the 2021-2022 session with “Zoom” start from Sept 12, 2021.
- We will be offering ONE Bala Vihar® session per week, on Sundays.
- Timing will be 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.
- For any issues with the Bala Vihar® Registration, please contact Mr.Suresh Kumar at 630 362 0104
Chinmaya BalaVihar® / Shishu Vihar
The foundation for a healthy and happy child.
Why Chinmaya Bala Vihar®?
Mental strength, emotional strength and cultural connections are critical for today’s children. They are best built when young.
Chinmaya Bala Vihar® offers a structured age-appropriate curriculum based on Hindu scriptures and stories, in a fun atmosphere to enrich your children to become strong, successful, cultured adults.
Operating in Chicagoland for over 30 years, Chinmaya Bala Vihar® has empowered 1000s of children with values and Hindu culture.
Classes on Sundays. 10AM – 11:30AM. Registration started for 2021-22 Sessions
Sowing the seeds of spiritual wisdom in young hearts, this class is ideal for children ages 2 and 3 accompanied by parents. Children are introduced to Ganesha, Krishna and Shiva through nursery rhyme style bhajans, epic stories, yoga and crafts.
Bala Vihar® Curriculum and Methodology
Bala Vihar® offers an energetic, interactive and fun education led by trained and loving teachers, where children:
- Learn universal values and essentials of Hindu dharma based on Ramayana, Bhagavatam, Bhagavad Gita and other stories
- Learn to think, discuss and meditate
- Learn to chant popular shlokas and stotras
- Learn to sing and perform bhajans
- Perform skits and dances
- Celebrate major festivals together
- Contribute to Service Projects
Adult Study Groups –
Discussion-based education on Hindu Vedanta texts to lead a balanced life leading to spiritual growth.
This class is ideal for children ages 2 and 3 accompanied by parents. Children are introduced to Ganesha, Krishna and Shiva through nursery rhyme style bhajans, epic stories, yoga and crafts.
What do Bala Vihar® parents and children say?
Bala Vihar® Curriculum
|Bala Vihar® Classes||Syllabus and Approach|
|Shishu Vihar (ages 2 & 3)||Fun introduction to Hindu gods through alphabet safari, stories and music.|
|Prahalada (PKG, KG)|
Importance of values through alphabet safari with stories, arts and crafts.
|Nachiketa (Grades 1-2)|
Lessons from Ramayana through stories, games, quizzes, arts and crafts.
|Shrirama (Grades 3-4)||Understanding of God through Srimad Bhagavatam and Introduction to Bhagavad Gita through discussions, games and skits.|
|Vyasa(Grades 5-6)||Introduction to Hindu concepts and Indian culture through discussions, speeches, skits and quizzes.|
|Shri Krishna (Grades 7-8)||Connecting with god, and building values and confidence through Hanuman Chalisa and Bhagavad Gita.|
|Vishwamitra (Grades 9-10)||Deeper understanding of Hinduism and its application through philosophical discussions and stories of saints.|
|Chinmaya (Grades 11-12)|
In-depth Bhagavad Gita and application for life through discussion and debates.