Benefits of practicing Yoga and Meditation for Students – An interview with Yoga Expert Pooja Naredi

Benefits of practicing Yoga and Meditation for Students – An interview with Yoga Expert Pooja Naredi

Students these days are constantly under stress to meet the demands of various social and academic pressures and the ancient practice of yoga offers a multitude of benefits to modern-day students of all age groups. Yoga’s combination of breath and movement can help reduce the social and academic stress a child goes through and helps soothe cramped bodies jammed into desks and hunched over computers. Yoga can benefit kids significantly, and in some ways, possibly even…

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Have Kids, Will Travel – Benefits of Responsible Tourism!

Have Kids, Will Travel – Benefits of Responsible Tourism!

To understand the benefits of eco-tourism for kids and families we spoke to Shyam Penubolu who is
an avid trekker and a nature lover. He has done several high-altitude and low-altitude treks in the Himalayas, Sahayadris and the Western ghats since the age of 14. After almost two decades in the corporate world, Shyam decided to follow his heart and set up an adventure outfit, Outdoers, that enables city folks to tread the road less traveled and visit some of the most beautiful, unexplored places in the mountains.

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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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Empowering Adolescent Girls to change the world – An interview with Rachna Mehta, Trustee, Heal A Child Foundation

Empowering Adolescent Girls to change the world – An interview with Rachna Mehta, Trustee, Heal A Child Foundation

International Day of the Girl Child is now held on 11 October each year and helps to promote girls’ rights, highlight gender inequality between girls and boys, and shine a light on the different forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. To help spread the word about this noble cause, Team KidEngage had a conversation with Rachna Mehta who is one of the Trustees of Heal a Child Foundation

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Dance and twirl to the taal of the ghungroos – An interview with renowned Kathak danseuse Kavita Golechha

Dance and twirl to the taal of the ghungroos – An interview with renowned Kathak danseuse Kavita Golechha

Kathak the major classical dance form of northern India which means “to tell a story”. It is derived from the dance dramas of ancient India. Apart from physical, emotional and spiritual benefits, learning Kathak also offers our kids a great opportunity to learn about our Indian culture and heritage. To understand the various benefits about learning this beautiful dance, we spoke to Hyderabad’s renowned and esteemed Kathak danseuse Kavita Golechha.

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Imagine, Learn, Play and Party at Kydz Hangout

Imagine, Learn, Play and Party at Kydz Hangout

Amongst the numerous playzones that dot the urban landscape these days, Kydz Hangout stands out, by being focused on providing experiential learning and fun activities for children of all ages. The centre is inspired by children’s museums and science activity centres across the world, and aims to provide a great place for after school activities for kids. Read on for a conversation with Swathi, who brings the smiles at the faces of the children who visit Kydz Hangout!

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Stir the Passion, Stew the Fun at The Culinary Lounge

Stir the Passion, Stew the Fun at The Culinary Lounge

The team at the Culinary Lounge want the children to enjoy the process of cooking and eating, and have a variety of experiences to offer them. At the classroom of flavors and tastes, you can choose a Kids Cooking Class, enroll into Young Chef Program, and host a Kids private birthday party or sign up for a Culinary Summer camp.

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The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

When I first got to know of Mishkkaa – the Billi of Hollywood, I was amused. Here was a girl, who is talking so sensibly and simply about causes relevant to children, and society in general, and yet, the sweetness of her age is intact in the way she decides to name her YouTube channel (“I like cats, and I like Hollywood” was the story behind the name as she told me later!). I got in touch with her through her mother Ekta, and she agreed to talk to me more about her channel, and herself.

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Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” Thus goes a powerful quote in the world of parenting and education. As you ponder over it, it makes so much sense.You start evaluating your surroundings and beliefs to see how much of the child’s requirement they are catering to. How could a school or formal education stay out of this evaluation, then? Should the child learn because he needs…

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Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

The first thing that strikes you about Ms Girija Rao is a sense of calm, and a smile that reaches her eyes. She is  a passionate freelance consultant in child development, having a rich experience in teaching and mentoring young parents. Her strong belief that it is possible to raise wonderful human beings by good nurturing techniques led her to conduct numerous parenting sessions, and now, she has captured her rich experience of these sessions in a book “The…

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