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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Let’s Say it with Kites- 22 Books for the Kite Lovers this Sankranti!

Let’s Say it with Kites- 22 Books for the Kite Lovers this Sankranti!

Kite flying is an exciting adventure for children, spark their interest in reading by sharing a kite book together. Read some stories about kites, build a kite with your child and spend time together this Sankranti! Here is a list of wonderful “Kite” reads for children.

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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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8 Simple and Easy DIY Kites for Sankranti

8 Simple and Easy DIY Kites for Sankranti

The joy of Kite Flying Makara Sankranti is based on the solar calendar and celebrates the sun. Basically, it marks the transition from the cold winter into warmer weather. Kite flying is popular during this time and that is to encourage people to step outside and get some fresh air and sunshine after the chilling winter. And did you know that Makar Sankranti coincides with International Kite Day? Isn’t it amazing? Have you experienced the…

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DIY Touch and Feel Wall Decoration for Sankranthi!

DIY Touch and Feel Wall Decoration for Sankranthi!

Let’s capture the warmth of this festival in this “touch and feel” wall decoration for Sankranthi that will easily help children learn about the festival while they get to make something beautiful to adorn their home.

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Jingle all the way – Meaningful ways to celebrate Christmas

Jingle all the way – Meaningful ways to celebrate Christmas

Christmas is a few days away! And with Christmas comes the holidays! Holidays are a great occasion to spend time with the family and do something meaningful that builds memories and over time, family traditions. Here are some fun ideas for family fun during Christmas and the holidays: Fun ideas for family fun during Christmas Play Games together Pick a game and spend some time every day playing together with the family! You can try Uno,…

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9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

Coping with a hyperactive child can be tough. A hyperactive child can seem unstable, bouncing from activity to activity with seemingly limitless energy. He or she may appear to have difficulty listening or following directions. He may perform poorly in school, getting less than acceptable grades and demonstrating behavioral problems. While there is no right answer to handling a hyperactive child, the following tips by Dr. Amulya Mysore can make coping with a hyperactive child a bit easier.

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5 Festive Tummy Delights Your Kids Shouldn’t Miss

5 Festive Tummy Delights Your Kids Shouldn’t Miss

Do you remember the smell of smouldering dhuna and camphor mingled with the sweet fragrance of incense and flowers? Do you remember the crispiness of vibrant ghagras and the joy of waking up to thumping music and clinking dandiya sticks? Can you ever forget the aroma of sugar and bay leaves melting into boiling milk? It’s that time of the year again! This Navaratri ditch the grains and spices but not your kid’s foodgasm. Try these lip-smacking delicacies to keep their festive spirits high.

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11 ways to have a Sparkly Diwali with kids!

11 ways to have a Sparkly Diwali with kids!

Kids are usually the most excited about this festival and look forward to celebrating this one with their friends and family – wearing traditional attire, gorging on their favourite sweets, enjoying fireworks, decorating their homes and above all exchanging gifts. Here are a few ideas that will surely make Diwali even more sparkly and fun for kids.

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12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

Celebrating Diwali is fun with books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali, we surely have you covered. This list includes story books as well as activity books!

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