Win over the holiday – 14 ways to make Dussehra engaging for children

Win over the holiday – 14 ways to make Dussehra engaging for children

Amidst nine days of Durga pooja, fasting and harvest, Dandiya and Garba brings joy and gaiety to all .Especially, kids love the idea of vacation from school, dressing up in their traditional best, relishing their favourite sweets, taking pride in showing off the décor to the guests, and above all dancing to the tunes of Dandiya and Garba with family and friends. Believe me, Dusshera vacation is the best time to not go on short trip but to be in town to enjoy the festivities with family and friends.

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Get Creative this Dussehra – 10 Ideas to make your own dolls for the Golu!

Get Creative this Dussehra – 10 Ideas to make your own dolls for the Golu!

Make your own Golu Dolls for Dussehra (Dasara) ‘Gomme Habba’, ‘Bommala Koluvu‘ or ‘Golu’ is one of the important aspects of Navaratri in some Southern States. This is not only a time for worship and celebration but also to flaunt one’s creativity and imagination! Whether it is the assembling of the Golu steps, dressing up the Marapacchi dolls (Pattada Gombe) or preparing the snacks – Navaratri is the time when resourcefulness flourishes at home. It…

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It’s all about the money – Kids and Financial Literacy

It’s all about the money – Kids and Financial Literacy

How many of us look back at childhood and wish we were introduced to money and financial tips at an early age?

Unfortunately, only a few schools teach the importance of saving, spending and investing money. Learning about credit and balancing an account is a life skill as important to being a successful adult as reading, writing and arithmetic. Children want to learn about money and, depending on their age, they should be taught this basic skill.

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24 Must-Read Books by Julia Donaldson for toddlers

24 Must-Read Books by Julia Donaldson for toddlers

Julia Donaldson needs no introduction! Bedtime, for many children, involves or involved reading her stories and she is a steady favorite for many families. Julia Donaldson’s books are a pleasure to read are known for their adorable characters and rhyming words. Children who read her books are eager to finish the lines in the story with enthusiasm and glee! The plots of her stories are interesting and easy enough for toddlers to understand and enjoy…

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What to look for in your school teacher?

What to look for in your school teacher?

Image by Sasin Tipchai from Pixabay What to look for in your school teacher? A great teacher is one who inspires hope, ignites the imagination, and instills a love for learning. Students always remember and cherish great teachers and they have a long-lasting impact on their lives. Figuring out the quality of a teacher at any school isn’t all that difficult. You will just need to network with students and other parents. You can find out teachers whose…

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Jai Hind! Our favourite Indian Patriotic Songs

Jai Hind! Our favourite Indian Patriotic Songs

Independence day is almost here and the air around is redolent with feelings of pride and respect! One of the few things that kindle our patriotism is songs. Songs that are played over and over again every Independence or Republic Day! 10 favourite songs to awaken the patriot in every Indian Ae mere vatan ke logon Maa Tujhe Salaam Mile Sur Mera Tumhara Chodo Kal ke baatein Nanha Munna Raahi Hoon Bharathada Jana Bharathiya Mana Idhu Indiya…

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Best Loved Tigers in Children’s Literature

Best Loved Tigers in Children’s Literature

Today, #InternationalTigerDay, is an opportunity to raise awareness about the state of these majestic creatures. Show your love for India’s national animal today and always with these books about tigers that should be a part of your bookshelves.  The tiger is one of the more often used animals in children’s books and is well-loved because of the enticing feline movements of the tiger, their appealing black-orange stripes, their mysterious eyes, and their elusive nature. Whether fierce and ferocious…

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The Book of Hopes: Stories to Comfort, Inspire and Encourage Children in Lockdown

The Book of Hopes: Stories to Comfort, Inspire and Encourage Children in Lockdown

People all over the world are combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Life has changed in many ways are we are all getting adjusted to the new normal. In many places, stay-at-home orders are being lifted and people are slowly getting back to the new routine. Adults understand these new rules, so it may be easy for us to attempt to return to normal. Children, however, are known to thrive in an environment with an established routine,…

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Peppa Loves Yoga – Bend and Stretch with Peppa – Book Review

Peppa Loves Yoga – Bend and Stretch with Peppa – Book Review

Peppa Loves Yoga Age Group: 1 to 5 Years No.of pages: 16 Type: Picture Book Format: Board book Price: Rs.250 Peppa, an enthusiastic pig who is in preschool, participates in many activities. She learns something new every day and has a lot of fun with her family and friends. This time she learns Yoga! And she loves it! The book tells a story of one day in Peppa Pig’s playgroup when Miss. Rabbit comes over to teach the…

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Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Cloud Gazing is a quick and simple way to explore nature in your own backyard. Clouds are a playground for the imagination! Cloud Gazing or Cloud Watching allows us to quickly connect with nature and with each other. Cloud Gazing is all stretching the imagination and can be enjoyed almost anywhere and for as long as you want. Cloud Gazing offers many benefits: It encourages creativity and helps out of the box as well as abstract thinking…

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