Saraswati is the Hindu Goddess of knowledge and learning
Human beings attain the highest level of wisdom by worshipping Saraswati and obtaining true knowledge.Before kids are taught to read and write, their parents obtain blessings from Goddess Saraswati by performing the ‘akshara abhyasam’.
Sidhir bhavathu mey sada
Oh Goddess, Saraswathi, my humble salutations to you, who are the fulfiller of all my wishes. I start my studies with the request that thou will bestow Thy blessings on me
This prayer is chanted before beginning a class or at the beginning of one’s studies so that all learning may resolve in knowledge alone. It is addresses to Goddess Saraswathi, who symbolizes all forms of knowledge, including the knowledge of the performing arts.
Another sloka for kids is
Gnanananda Mayam Devam
Nirmala Spatika Kruthim
Aadharam Sarva Vidyanam
I promise myself before the Goddess who is the personification of knowledge and Happiness, who is very pure, and who is the basis of all learning