8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

It has been long known that puzzles play a major role in a child’s learning and development.  From early childhood right through to adulthood people of all ages can engage with puzzles.  Puzzles challenge our thinking and exercise our minds. As much as being an important educational tool, they provide many skills and learning benefits and opportunities. They are also a great source of entertainment. What we may take for granted as a “toy” is…

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What’s the word – 15 Brilliant Websites that help you improve your vocabulary

What’s the word – 15 Brilliant Websites that help you improve your vocabulary

The web is full of websites that are really great at helping with and teaching vocabulary. Here are some of our favourite free vocabulary websites that will be helpful for parents, teachers as well as students. 15 Brilliant Websites that help you improve your vocabulary Vocabulary.com This awesome website has lots of uses, from a dictionary and countless vocabulary questions. The best part of the website is the lists facility, which has lots of brilliant applications…

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Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

There are plenty of reasons to love a good book. Children often love books for gorgeous illustrations or for their humorous stories. The adventurous plot or characters may draw children to read as they relate to them. But have you imagined what would happen if a book instills a love for words themselves? Words and wordplay make readers love language, it inspires writing and helps kids learn new vocabulary. The readers may convert to an even more…

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Our Beloved Missile Man – 6 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Our Beloved Missile Man – 6 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Today is the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Modern Indian history is incomplete with the mention of the name APJ Abdul Kalam, scientist, teacher, statesman and above all a great human being. He is known as “The People’s President” and The Missile man of India”. An inspiring teacher and a student of everything, Dr. Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the IIM Shillong. Dr….

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Word-a-palooza! 16 Fun and Entertaining Word Games for Kids

Word-a-palooza! 16 Fun and Entertaining Word Games for Kids

Words Have Power! Building vocabulary is an important part of learning a language. A strong vocabulary is essential to writing and communicating well. We know that children who are avid readers, tend to have more advanced vocabularies than those who don’t and that vocabulary acquisition is a wonderful side effect of reading quality books. But reading isn’t the only way you can improve your reading skills; you can also play games to build skills and…

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Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

The earlier a child begins to understand his or her place in this world, the better. The best way to start would be to show children maps. Maps are enchanting and children are often attracted to them. To children, they open up the possibility of an adventure in far-off places! They tell stories of places you may or may not have been to. In the current scenario, we do not use maps as we used…

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Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navratri – a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddesses  The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Goddess Shakti or Devi are worshiped. The beginning of spring and autumn are considered to be significant confluences of climatic and solar influences. That is why these two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother Durga. Durga Puja, Navaratri, Dusshera, and Diwali are important Hindu…

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Father of our Nation – Books about Mahatma Gandhi for children

Father of our Nation – Books about Mahatma Gandhi for children

Mahatma Gandhi We Indians refer to Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation. Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title, Mahatma-the great soul. Nelson Mandela called him a sacred warrior. Some describe him as the saint of the spinning wheel. A courageous freedom fighter, a shrewd politician, a passionate social reformer and a staunch nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi was all this and much more. He was the most unusual leader this country has seen and one…

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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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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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