An Open Letter – Fabulous Ways to Kindle Letter Writing in Children

An Open Letter – Fabulous Ways to Kindle Letter Writing in Children

Letter writing used to be the only form of communication until telephones were invented and totally changed the way we communicate. Technology has made significant changes in the way we communicate. Email is instant, whereas the soonest a handwritten letter reaches its recipient is the next day! Though emails correct spellings automatically and suggest changes to grammar, it has led to us having scant regard for spellings!! Emil is convenient but it cannot match the…

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11 Ideas for Make and Do Fun with Newspapers

11 Ideas for Make and Do Fun with Newspapers

Do you have a stack of newspapers that you want to upcycle and repurpose? Here is our compilation of awesome DIY projects that you can create with newspapers! Build Newspaper Structures From CraftingAGreenWorld Newspaper Bouquet From PopSugar Newspaper Flowers from RedTartArt Newspaper Basket From HowAboutOrange Newspaper Photo Frames from SavedByLoveCreations Newspaper Gift Bags From RedTartArt Newspaper Envelopes From KanelStrand Newspaper Art from StudioSeena’s Blog Make your own paper Making paper by hand at home is a…

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Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Learning with a Newspaper – Engaging Activities and Games

Reading the newspaper has huge benefits. Children can discover a whole new world through newspapers, new words, new phrases, new ideas, and even new faces!  But do you use the newspaper for reading and learning? Even just a few pages from the newspaper can be turned into lots of learning activities. Sit down with your child, grab a pair of scissors, and get learning with a newspaper! Here are a few terrific activities that use the newspaper…

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13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

13 Lesser Known, but Brilliant Books by Eric Carle

Eric Carle – Hear this name and the first thing that you think of is The Very Hungry Caterpillar! He is the man behind some of the world’s most wonderfully illustrated children’s picture books. His striking illustrations are collages made with hand-painted tissue papers, a technique many children enjoy replicating. Here is a list of 13 brilliant books for the very young, also written and illustrated by Eric Carle!

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Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Children’s books play a pivotal role in shaping early thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions. Books that feature characters with disabilities help children with disabilities understand that having a disability, even though life-altering, needn’t make them feel any lesser; different maybe but not lesser! And NO! Books with characters who have disabilities are not for children with disabilities alone! It is a must-read for ALL children. When children read about the diverse characters – their disabilities, the strengths…

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Walk in the Wild – 15 Awesome Wildlife Experiences in India

Walk in the Wild – 15 Awesome Wildlife Experiences in India

The holiday season coming by soon and it’s the perfect time to plan a vacation with your kids. This is also the best time for wildlife viewing in India. This year, let your kids experience a different type of holiday. One which will give them stories to tell and memories to keep!

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Cover Story – Benefits of Reading Newspapers and Magazines

Cover Story – Benefits of  Reading Newspapers and Magazines

Read the newspaper today (and every day) We all want our children to develop a reading habit. Reading has immense benefits – it builds intellect, stimulates learning, arouses curiosity and keeps children engaged for hours on end. But what if your child is a reluctant reader? It is very rare for a child today to yearn for a book or a magazine. The diminishing interest in reading is alarming as technology advances. What is one of the best…

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Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Magazines make great reading material for children. They are a great source of information and engagement and make learning fun! Kids can read about science, nature, and art while looking at beautiful photos of things, places, or animals they’ve never seen before and by playing games and completing activities. Magazines present content with language that is easy to read and understand and with plenty of illustrations. What’s more, they also provide opportunities for children to contribute to their…

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Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Reading the newspaper is one of the best habits, to not just be updated with the world around, but also to improve reading, analyzing and understanding skills. Getting children to read the newspaper each morning is an awesome way to get children interested in what’s happening around the world. But the problem is that the daily newspaper is filled with information, most of which cannot be processed by a child.  A children’s newspaper is designed to…

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Words of Thanks – Ideas for a Gratitude Journal

Words of Thanks – Ideas for a Gratitude Journal

“Gratitude is the single most important ingredient to living a successful and fulfilled life.” Jack Canfield Gratitude is being thankful and appreciative of the good things you have. Both expressing and feeling gratitude are important aspects in life. A sense of gratitude can benefit children (and adults) in a variety of ways and has important emotional health benefits. But how do you develop the habit of gratefulness? What if there was a daily practice that could help your kids cultivate gratitude?…

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