Ways to involve your child in Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Ways to involve your child in Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Family, Culture, and Celebrations Raising a child far away from home, I’m always wondering how to incorporate more cultural learning into my daughter’s life. To me, culture involves a number of things. It involves food, language, festivals, clothes, habits and more. We can imbibe much of our culture in our day to day life, by introducing old family recipes to our young ones and speaking in our mother-tongue. We can involve them in daily poojas…

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I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

A couple of years ago, when I started looking around at schools for my daughter, I was overwhelmed with the options. Should we look at a home daycare vs. a center? What kind of educational method was I looking for? What should the learning focus be on? I read about the Montessori method, the Reggio Emilia approach, Waldorf education, and more. Superficial research told me that Montessori was a popular choice. Not to be convinced…

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A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

“I did it!” These three simple words are possibly the most important ones that your child will ever utter. For, not only has your child achieved a task, but they have also identified that they have accomplished said task, and feel proud about it! It is a crucial milestone that a child recognizes achievement, for this is an important factor in motivation. And without motivation, where would more achievements come from?

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Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Lifelong learning is defined as the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons”. This translates to our children, or even us, for that matter, being students for life. In order to ensure lifelong learning, we need to keep learning fun and exciting.

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2-in-1: A recipe for home-made clay, and a simple learning aid!

2-in-1: A recipe for home-made clay, and a simple learning aid!

Toddlers are a sponge when it comes to learning, and it’s great if you can incorporate learning activities in their daily play. I’m a big believer in learning through play, and find that with how eager children are to learn, it isn’t hard to incorporate learning through play in our everyday life.

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Meta-cognition in Babies – Ramblings of a Researcher and Mommy

Meta-cognition in Babies – Ramblings of a Researcher and Mommy

Metacognition is, simply put, knowledge of one’s’ own self. There have been arguments about the measurement of metacognition. How can we measure awareness of one’s’ own self? Can we set guidelines or rules to decide how much one knows about oneself?

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