Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Most mornings these days begin with a depressing news of a child succumbing to the pressure – of peers, of teachers, of parents and of academics. Talking to your own co-workers and friends makes you realise that the fresh graduates aren’t really geared up to face life and its realities, and they can’t cope with responsibilities. It makes you wonder then – how do you actually make your child mentally strong? A little bit of reflection, and talking to some experts, including my own parents, helped me put together this list of tips

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KidEngage Reads – Itihasa and Purana for children

KidEngage Reads – Itihasa and Purana for children

Most of the schools have broken for the term, and being in India, the break always coincides with the festivals – born multitaskers that we are! And if it’s holidays, and holidays for a reason, you can always expect the curiosity about the mythology getting to the fore.We put together a list of some beautiful books that will give the children a good peek into the world of Indian mythology.

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#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gemsĀ in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Homework – the word itself invokes a sense of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety in children and parents alike. Right from the mandatory study hours every evening, to ‘tuitions’ for even the preschoolers, it seems that the homework is doing more harm than good. It comes as no surprise then, that there is an increasing clamour for the homework to be abolished from schools. However, there’s also the other school of thought that insists on reinforcement, and wonders how would learning happen if the child does not reflect on it at home.

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Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around – what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here we are, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

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KidEngage Reads : The Haunted School and Other Stories

KidEngage Reads : The Haunted School and Other Stories

It is this horror that is brought to the fore quite lucidly by Nandini Nayar in her collection of short stories. There is no over-the-top screaming, or creating the atmosphere in building up the horror scene. Because, she pulls you so hard in the story that the goosebumps are actually because of the tug you feel in your heart. It is sensitivity and poignancy all the way.

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