8 Reasons for children to engage with Puzzles – Toys and Learning Tools!

8 Reasons for children to engage with Puzzles – Toys and Learning Tools!

It has been long known that puzzles play a major role in a child’s learning and development.  From early childhood right through to adulthood people of all ages can engage with puzzles.  Puzzles challenge our thinking and exercise our minds. As much as being an important educational tool, they provide many skills and learning benefits and opportunities. They are also a great source of entertainment. What we may take for granted as a “toy” is…

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The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

So, you’ve decided to go down the route of enrolling your child in a preschool over homeschooling. One box ticked, one major decision taken, so that should make your life easy. Does it? If you’re anything like me, you would start worrying over the next decision point – is my child really ready for preschool?  And this question is probably tougher to answer than the previous one. (As an aside, isn’t that the trickiest part…

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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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KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

Vibhuti Cat is the story of Magesh and his Vibhuti Cat. Magesh is different from other children and does not speak much. His interaction with his understanding older brother Vignesh and his love for Vibhuti Cat define Magesh. Magesh’s Vibhuti Cat emerges out of the boy’s own interactions with the world and the people around him. Read up the review of this book in the ‘Children First’ series by Duckbill.

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I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

A couple of years ago, when I started looking around at schools for my daughter, I was overwhelmed with the options. Should we look at a home daycare vs. a center? What kind of educational method was I looking for? What should the learning focus be on? I read about the Montessori method, the Reggio Emilia approach, Waldorf education, and more. Superficial research told me that Montessori was a popular choice. Not to be convinced…

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8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

Enjoy the Independence Day celebrations with your kids while making them aware of our rich culture and history with these fun ideas.

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Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

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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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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The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

As parents we assume that our whole and sole duty is to feed, clothe and send our child to school. After they come back from school, we make sure that they do their homework, study for the exams or go to the tuitions. When the kids have holidays or vacations, they are bundled off to hobby classes or games coaching. The little time they are with us, we try to make their lives as comfortable as possible. While we have our child’s best interest at heart, are we imparting them the most important life lessons?

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Play on Little Dynamos at KidzMania Hyderabad

Play on Little Dynamos at KidzMania Hyderabad

Fun is never out of question for kids, come what may. Wondering where to take kids in the rains? Struggling to keep the kids physically active and away from gadgets? Let your little monkeys explore, create, rest and admire at the newly opened Kidz Mania – an indoor Play area at Madinaguda. This one is a huge, hygienic and a happy place for kids to be! Kids will love to rush offstream, crawling on the gigantic slides and bounce on the soft play setup, while you can relax at the cafeteria that offers variety of snacks to munch on.

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