KidEngage Writing Competition 2019 – A perspective from the judges

KidEngage Writing Competition 2019 – A perspective from the judges

We’re so proud, and so grateful to the universe that we have this opportunity to bring the talent of these youn children to the world. These entries are going to be published in an anthology as a printed book.

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Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

If you ask 10 people around you, at least 7 of them would have heard of Roald Dahl – either through his books or a movie based on one of his books. That he is a great entertainer goes without saying, going by the wild popularity he enjoys. But his stories are also a great bundle of lessons and learnings, that are relevant to all of us, irrespective of age and times we are living in. And oh, the words – as mouthful and delicious as the chocolates in his famous book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

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#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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Dear stress, let’s breakup!!! (School / Syllabus / Stress)

Dear stress, let’s breakup!!!  (School / Syllabus / Stress)

School, Syllabus and Stress – these three topics are interlinked with each other. The kindergarten is about to begin with their new term. When a toddler goes to a play house or preschool or kindergarten, it is a transition in a toddler’s life. As parents we prepare our children, step by step,  for these transitions to make the journey smooth, comfortable and acceptable. But, here I feel, we as parents, also go through a transition. We need to…

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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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Fun with Science – The Cause of the Camera!

Fun with Science – The Cause of the Camera!

Do you know, how did the camera came to be about? What is the principle behind a camera? It all works with the magical world of lens, light and focus. Today, we take you through an activity which tells you how an entire scene unfolds in front of your eyes and gets small enough to be captured in a photograph. The only limitation is that your handmade model cannot capture and memorize the photo. You can call it a live camera!

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5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

We all know that our parents shape our personalities, but psychologist Dorothy Rowe says, we often overlook how much our identity is influenced by our siblings. Sibling attachments may be warm and loving, but often they’re made up of equal parts of affection and irritation, even anger and rivalry. Sometimes we feel nothing but hatred, or resentment. Yet they have an enormous influence on whom we become.

‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the perfect time to understand and learn more about this bond.

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Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around – what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here we are, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

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