Reap the Harvest – Celebrate a joyful Sankranti

Reap the Harvest – Celebrate a joyful Sankranti

Makar Sankranti marks the transition of the Sun into Capricorn, hence people workship the Sun God. It is also a harvest festival, and in the parts of India where winters are severe, it announces the arrival of spring. Makar Sankranti is the only Indian festival based on the solar calendar and is known by different names in different parts of India – Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujarat and Pongal in Tamil Nadu. While some rituals…

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Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Drawing a rangoli (or kolam) outside the house is an early morning routine many of us engage in.  Rangoli is an ancient and traditional Indian art form that embodies beauty and auspiciousness. Rangoli art consists of decoration and patterns made with chalk or rangoli coloured powder and can be embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. It is a safe, beautiful and expressive tool that transcends age, language, and cultural barriers and is a…

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10 Life Lessons From Swami Vivekananda – A Must For Every Child

10 Life Lessons From Swami Vivekananda – A Must For Every Child

The most important concern for every parent is always to ensure bringing up the children in the right manner, imbibing them with good manners and high moral values. Children must be taught to handle failures, disappointments, conflicts, and struggles that life may hurl at them. At the end of the day, all parents want children to be happy, well mannered, humble and successful. Here are some life lessons from Swami Vivekananda that we can imbibe…

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Choose a Happy and Cognitive Preschool – A Quick Guide

Choose a Happy and Cognitive Preschool – A Quick Guide

It is a known fact that the first six years are building blocks of a child’s future. Research shows that the first five years are particularly important for the development of the child’s brain, and the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture. They have a direct impact on how children develop learning skills as well as social and emotional abilities. We all know that the body releases harmful chemicals under stress. Stress has an adverse effect on…

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Starting a Family Tradition!

Starting a Family Tradition!

In the hectic world we live in, it can be hard to find the time to create these important, memorable rituals, and especially difficult to keep it going year after year. As children grow and the family dynamics change, maintaining family traditions can be a challenge. These are some of the simple rituals that I try to follow with my family. These don’t require a lot of planning, time, or a large budget, and the best part is that they grow with your family and can be easily passed down to future generations so that you can enjoy them for years.

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New Year’s Resolution: Motivate Your Child and Make It Stick

New Year’s Resolution: Motivate Your Child and Make It Stick

Raising responsible, motivated children with healthy self-esteem is certainly not an easy task. However, by enabling your child to focus on their interests and encouraging them through positive reinforcement, you’ll be able to spark their long-term, internal motivation.

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Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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Simple and Practical ways to help your children make and keep New Year Resolutions

Simple and Practical ways to help your children make and keep New Year Resolutions

New Year is just around the corner New Year celebrates a new beginning and provides a great opportunity to start things afresh! Why not use this opportunity to inculcate some good habits in your children? Children can be taught to make and keep resolutions for the coming year. The practice of making resolutions can be quite effective if you live up to them. This can be a very fruitful exercise and can lead to the…

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Ideas for Children’s New Year Resolutions

Ideas for Children’s New Year Resolutions

The New Year is always a good time to begin anew. This is the time when we make resolutions to try and improve things about ourselves. This year, why not get your children to make resolutions? Read about some simple and practical ways to help children make resolutions. Here are some ideas for areas children can explore to set their resolutions.   Eat healthy – Resolve to eat less junk and avoid sugary drinks. Develop…

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Fun Facts for New Year’s: Wear Red Underwear and Eat Black-Eyed Peas!

Fun Facts for New Year’s: Wear Red Underwear and Eat Black-Eyed Peas!

New Year’s Eve is one of the favorite celebration days for many people. Parties aside, the impending New Year typically brings hope for a more prosperous and happy 365 days. Check out these fun facts and trivia associated with the celebration.

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