Crank it up! 20 Engineering Games, Toys and DIY Kits for Children

Crank it up! 20 Engineering Games, Toys and DIY Kits for Children

Children love tinkering and building! Engineering toys develop many important learning skills and behaviors, like problem-solving skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and perseverance – all in the name of playing! A wide range of engineering toys, games and DIY Kits are available across all ages from preschools up to adults. They are fun for the whole family and provide a great opportunity for families to bond in addition to inculcating engineering skills…

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6 Inspiring Reads for Teachers

6 Inspiring Reads for Teachers

Live, Love, Teach We all have heard that Teaching is a noble profession! Not only are the hours long but teachers also have to come up with their own lesson plans, schedules, and homework. And after this expect the unexpected when they step into the classroom. Teachers encounter bullying, disrespect, frustration, joy, love, and triumph during their career. Are you a teacher – looking for the most impactful, the most inspiring, the most beneficial books that…

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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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2 Parenting Books on Siblings

2 Parenting Books on Siblings

One of the most challenging tasks for parents with multiple children is dealing with sibling rivalry. When the children play well together, it’s satisfying and amazing. But the feeling is not the same when they fight!! Though some bickering is unavoidable, we parents want our children to grow up loving, supporting and appreciating each other. Every parent wishes for their children to be close and bonded as adults! Here are 2 Parenting Books about Siblings Siblings Without…

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Handle Sibling Rivalry – Activities to create Strong Sibling Relationships

Handle Sibling Rivalry – Activities to create Strong Sibling Relationships

Activities to help strengthen sibling bond Are you a parent of 2 or more children? Do your children keep fighting with each other? Do sibling rivalry, fighting, and whining– all sound familiar? One of the challenges of parents with multiple children is to help to create strong sibling relationships. Siblings fight, they don’t like sharing and they want to do activities that interest only them. Yet at other times they are best friends; cuddling, laughing, and…

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From Conflict to Cooperation – 12 Games for Siblings to bond over!

From Conflict to Cooperation – 12 Games for Siblings to bond over!

12 Games for Siblings to bond over Rakshabandhan is a great time to strengthen the bond between siblings.  Siblings have better relationships when they share activities they both enjoy.  You can set up games for siblings that help siblings bond, be a team member and even have some healthy competition. Here are some of our favourite games to get siblings moving, working together, and having fun: Twister – This is a classic game that is…

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Shamiana – The Short Film Club – An amazing experience

Shamiana – The Short Film Club – An amazing experience

My 8-year-old is a huge movie buff.  Often, I am on the lookout for cinema for my 8-year old that is age appropriate and adds value to the time spent watching. I had my son watch Gandhi on Amazon Prime over the Independence Day weekend. Recently I got to know about Shamiana Short film club through a Facebook sponsored post. I am so glad I chanced upon it. Cyrus Dastur, a prominent name in the…

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5 Best Indian Colouring/Art Books for Children

5 Best Indian Colouring/Art Books for Children

Indian Colouring/Art books for Children Did you know that colouring provides lifelong benefits to your children! This simple and fun activity can help greatly in the development of your children. It is also one of the most favourite pastime activities of the kids. It sparks their imagination and gives them an opportunity to express themselves. Colouring helps children with fine and gross motor strength, tool use, sensory processing, pencil grasp, line awareness, hand-eye coordination, dexterity,…

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Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real-life heroes Independence Day is a great time to talk to children about our history, freedom fighters and how we got our freedom. It is a wonderful way to remember the leaders who gave us the India we cherish. But have you thought about the heroes who stand by us every day? Yes, our soldiers who relentlessly protect our country. These are the men of steel who have given their everything to keep our country…

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Celebrating our culture – 6 Traditional Games of India

Celebrating our culture – 6 Traditional Games of India

Traditional Board Games of India Have you heard of Pagade? How about Pallanguzhi? Or Chowkabara? These board games have been an integral part of Indian culture and have been around for centuries. Ask your parents or grandparents about the board games they played and you are sure to hear one of these names. With the arrival of modern board games, video games, and gadgets, the younger generation has hardly any exposure to these games from our…

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