Computer Education for children: Recycle Bin is better than Trash Can

Computer Education for children: Recycle Bin is better than Trash Can

How beautiful it is to move into kids’ time-space and teach them the way they learn! Let them comprehend that while preparing their 2-minutes Maggie noodles, or their daily chores schedule, they can lead to something big like ALGORITHMS. How messy their noodles could be, or how chaotic their day could be if they skipped or re-ordered any of the steps!

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KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “Dare to the Death” by Gyanada

KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “Dare to the Death” by Gyanada

Continuing our series of the KidEngage writing competition winning entries, the one presented to you this week has won the Second Prize in the Short Story category in the 12-16 years age group and has been written by Gyanada Badipatla of Grade IX of Phoenix Greens International School. The young author totally bowled over the judges with the maturity in her writing, and the tautness with which she has told the story. You can’t not like this one!

Please feel free to read, share and comment – to encourage the young talent.

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KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Fainting Surprise” by Aadya

KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Fainting Surprise” by Aadya

Continuing our series of the KidEngage writing competition winning entries, the one presented to you this week has won a Special Prize in the Flash Fiction category in the 8-11 years age group. This engaging account with a twist of suspense in it has been penned by Aadya, a student of Grade VI in the DDMS P Obul Reddy Public School, Hyderabad.  Please feel free to read, share and comment – to encourage the budding writers….

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The ‘Notey’ Way to Kids Learning

The ‘Notey’ Way to Kids Learning

India and its tryst with Demonetization is a long story. While some are in its favour there are a lot others who were affected brutally. This gave me the idea of developing a few quick and interesting games for my kiddo, putting to use her piggy besides creating interest in Maths, a subject she dreaded.

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The Preschool Pangs

The Preschool Pangs

As far as cliches go, the most cliched of the lot would probably be – Time really flies! And it does, indeed. Especially when you have entered the world of parenthood, and each of your minute in the day is accounted for. In spite of being super-efficient at everything that you do, your little one keeps running hand-in-hand with the time. And you’re left gaping at the birthday candles every year, wondering where did the…

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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Most mornings these days begin with a depressing news of a child succumbing to the pressure – of peers, of teachers, of parents and of academics. Talking to your own co-workers and friends makes you realise that the fresh graduates aren’t really geared up to face life and its realities, and they can’t cope with responsibilities. It makes you wonder then – how do you actually make your child mentally strong? A little bit of reflection, and talking to some experts, including my own parents, helped me put together this list of tips

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Safety Check – Have you done this yet?

Safety Check – Have you done this yet?

The recent incidents related to kids murder, abuse, molestation in the so called ‘big schools’, have left all the parents in dread and shock. Gambling with the safety of the kids, the schools ditch the trust of the parents. Here is a check list to ensure you know about your little ones when you are not around.

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Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

But does yelling really make you a bad parent? There are times when you end up doing it unconsciously, and there are times when you realise you could have done without it. But is it fair to weigh yourself down with the guilt of damaging their psyche on a permanent basis? After all, there are enough and more articles and opinions that talk about how detrimental it is to yell at our kids, and that there is no bigger villain than a parent who shouts! While I am in no way encouraging or justifying yelling, I
want us to take a more realistic look at it, and the implications of yelling for the parent and for the child. And here are my few bits.

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Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

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.

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Does your child HATE reading? Here are 5 Tips that will help your kids to form an everlasting bond with books!

Does your child HATE reading? Here are 5 Tips that will help your kids to form an everlasting bond with books!

There is no magic potion that will help your kids to love Reading. Parents usually buy board books for their babies in the hope that kids will love reading. And yet, by middle school, most kids stop reading books that aren’t assigned in school.Here’s how you can help your kids reach that ‘happy reading place’.

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