We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

Are you teaching your children about the elections? We’re having assembly elections in 5 Indian states this week, and the national elections are also due next year! Bombarded with ads on television, on the radio, and everywhere we turn, it’s obvious to young children that something different is happening and that we will be choosing a new leader. It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time than now, to introduce children to how our government works, our constitution, elections, voting and what our role is in it all.

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From Barter to Bitcoin: The Story of Money

From Barter to Bitcoin: The Story of Money

Be it the tinkling coins or the soft hues of the new currency, money has never seized to allure us, ruling almost every aspect of our lives. Ever wondered how it all began? Exchange of goods for gold or cattle, copper coins and the glittery gold pennies for the Royals, metallic coins and then crisp paper notes; money has witnessed an illustrious journey.
We take a look at the century-long evolution of the monetary system and what the future holds in store.

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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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16 Books about Environment, Pollution and Conservation

16 Books about Environment, Pollution and Conservation

June 5th is celebrated as #WorldEnvironmentDay. This day is meant to spread messages about how we can protect our environment and do our little bit to get the world to become greener and a better place to live for our future generations! It’s never too early to teach little ones about nature and the things they can do to protect the environment. Here is a list of books which connect us with the environment and how we can save it from further deterioration!

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Book Review – Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

Book Review – Maps by Aleksandra Mizielinska, Daniel Mizielinski

Maps – Celebrates the world! From enormous mountains to little insects and everything in between, this book features 52 beautifully illustrated maps!

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Did You Know – Tagore is the only person to have written anthems for three countries! Jana Gana Mana – India, Amar Shonar Bangla – Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka Matha – Sri Lanka (Tagore wrote the Bengali version which was later translated into Sinhala). Click to read more interesting facts and books about this Nobel Laureate, fondly called ‘Gurudev’!

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Best Play Areas in Chennai to Visit these Holidays

Best Play Areas in Chennai to Visit these Holidays

Looking for an option for an active day for kids when it is hot outside? Or too cold? Or raining? Play Areas are where you should head out, whatever be the weather. Chennai has quite a number of play areas. Some have both indoor and outdoor spaces, some have libraries or even a cafe! Check out the best play areas in Chennai in this list, that Team KidEngage has curated for you.

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It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Areas in Hyderabad!

It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Areas in Hyderabad!

Indoor play areas in Hyderabad are trending fast.

They offer a safe environment, assistance with toys, pretend play areas, science zone and other learning aids. Kids are delighted to play with kids of their age in a larger area jumping, sliding and having fun. Most of these play zones offer birthday party space with décor and food for hassle free celebrations. They offer hourly packages and membership discounts to keep it light on pockets.

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Book Review – Water Stories from Around the World

Book Review – Water Stories from Around the World

Children are told in schools and homes that water is a precious resource and every drop should be saved. But when told through imaginatively written stories from different parts of the world children gain a broader understanding of the timeless and intrinsic relationship between people and water in every culture. ‘Water Stories from Around the World’ is one such collection. It is a fantastic mix of stories from mythology and folklore with simple messages on conserving, using and respecting water.

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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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