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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Go Golu Hopping – Best places to see the Dasara Golu in Bangalore

Go Golu Hopping – Best places to see the Dasara Golu in Bangalore

You can also rekindle interest in this tradition if you don’t already display the Golu! Kids can help you build the platform to arrange the dolls and to bedeck the “Pattada Gombe” (Raja Rani dolls) and other dolls! You can even get your kids to make their own Golu Dolls! Here are the best places to view the Dasara Golu display this Navarathri.

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Navaratri DIY – Make your own Kid-friendly Dandiya sticks

Navaratri DIY – Make your own Kid-friendly Dandiya sticks

Nothing can beat that special thrill when children can make dandiya sticks at home and carry those to the community Raas Garba during Navaratri! But we all know how kids suddenly forget the dancing and start fighting – with the sticks!!  Here are some ideas to make child-friendly Dandiya sticks! 4 DIY Ideas for a Child-Friendly Dandiya Stick Newspaper Dandiya stick Upcycle those newspapers into these lovely dandiya sticks! So easy! Bamboo Skewers Dandiya Stick What an ingenious…

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The Complete Guide to the Best Dasara Camps in Bengaluru

The Complete Guide to the Best Dasara Camps in Bengaluru

Dasara or Navarathri is dolls for some, dances for some & food for some and holidays for a lot of us! Here is a potpourri of Dasara Camps filled with workshops and camps happening in Bangalore, this year. This Dussehra let your child discover the fun way to a bright future!

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The Complete Guide to The Best Dasara Camps in Hyderabad

The Complete Guide to The Best Dasara Camps in Hyderabad

To assert the victory of good over evil, Dasara is celebrated with great enthusiasm across the country. The first term of many schools end on a high note with Dusshera holidays. Kids love to keep up the festive spirit and enjoy the vacation with friends and family dancing to the tunes of Dandiya and Garba programs organized around the city. Parents, help the kids make effective use of their time and look for various camps to enroll their kids. Here is a complete guide to the best camps in Hyderabad for your little ones. Take your pick and click on the link to book your favourite.

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Teach children about Mahatma Gandhi – DIY Activities

Teach children about Mahatma Gandhi – DIY Activities

Mahatma Gandhi is revered in this nation and rightly so. Even though he was born more than a century ago, his words and wisdom are still relevant! He ideologies and philosophies still mesmerize the world! There are innumerable movies, plays, books, and stories bring him regularly into our lives. His birthday, 2nd October, has been declared as the International Day for Non-Violence by the UN. It is our responsibility to teach our children about the…

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Make Mahatma Gandhi relevant to children – 10 Practical ways

Make Mahatma Gandhi relevant to children – 10 Practical ways

‘If we are to reach real peace in this world and we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with children’. Mahatma Gandhi. Mahatma Gandhi was not just the biggest figure in the Indian independence movement, he was also the face of it to the rest of the world. His philosophies of non-violence, civil disobedience and a will of steel helped obliterate the most powerful empire the world…

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KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

Vibhuti Cat is the story of Magesh and his Vibhuti Cat. Magesh is different from other children and does not speak much. His interaction with his understanding older brother Vignesh and his love for Vibhuti Cat define Magesh. Magesh’s Vibhuti Cat emerges out of the boy’s own interactions with the world and the people around him. Read up the review of this book in the ‘Children First’ series by Duckbill.

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Instill an attitude of Gratitude – 8 Practical ways

Instill an attitude of Gratitude – 8 Practical ways

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” Zig Ziglar Many children of today struggle with appreciation. Children get easily excited and stimulated, most children seem to want, want, want.  This is not only extremely frustrating for parents but also interferes with a child’s ability to cope when things don’t go his or her way. …

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