Homework – the word itself invokes a sense of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety in children and parents alike. Right from the mandatory study hours every evening, to ‘tuitions’ for even the preschoolers, it seems that the homework is doing more harm than good. It comes as no surprise then, that there is an increasing clamour for the homework to be abolished from schools. However, there’s also the other school of thought that insists on reinforcement, and wonders how would learning happen if the child does not reflect on it at home.Read More
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.Read More
Learn! Play! Save! Let the screen addiction teach your kids important lessons, and this, without their notice.Read More
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.
Slow down and reconnect with nature! Expose yourself to the green, fresh and serene surroundings. If you enjoy hiking, trekking, adventure, then head straight into the camping sites offered by one of the best adventure activities organizers in Mumbai, and some around, too. These ensure you have a relaxing breather from the hectic and worn out city life. Here are a few adventure and camp organizers in Mumbai.Read More
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.Read More
This may sound obvious, but the younger a child is, the more carefree their mind will be. They don’t have to worry yet about college admissions, who they’re going to take to the prom or when they can learn to drive. Their main concern is the here and now, what they are going to do next to amuse themselves. It can be difficult to engage with a mindset that is so different to your very own…Read More
Children should not be sheltered from diversity and differences. They should not see differences as anything notable but rather just a lovely part of how the world is! We have curated a list of children’s books about celebrating differences, accepting others, being friendly to those who are different, and about respecting each other’s differences. These books highlight diverse characters and storylines to present different perspectives and an outlet for children and parents to discuss issues of diversity and tolerance.Read 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…Read More
One of the most educational toys available also happens to be one of the most inviting! The skills children learn from Lego are important and incredible! Here are 8 benefits of playing with LegoRead More