An Open Letter to the Parents: Stress to Strength – Part I

An Open Letter to the Parents: Stress to Strength – Part I

Every parent expects their child to excel in the class but here I want the parents to very clearly understand that we have to keep academics pressure simple & age appropriate. Most of the times parents tangle themselves in the rat race & completely forget that children are individuals and not each and every child will act or react the same.

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A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

A Child’s Achievement – the Importance of “I did it!”

“I did it!” These three simple words are possibly the most important ones that your child will ever utter. For, not only has your child achieved a task, but they have also identified that they have accomplished said task, and feel proud about it! It is a crucial milestone that a child recognizes achievement, for this is an important factor in motivation. And without motivation, where would more achievements come from?

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Play and Learn: Summer Camps Playareas in Hyderabad

Play and Learn: Summer Camps Playareas in Hyderabad

Every kid these days love to spend hours in a soft play area. Loaded with options to slide, bounce, jump, pretend play or just run around, indoor play areas are one stop solution for kids’ learning and entertainment, no matter how the weather is. The play areas are designed meticulously keeping in mind the security and hygiene. When it comes to summer camps, playareas offer a great time with fun and learning without breaking the bank. Here…

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How to get your child to read?

How to get your child to read?

Is reading at the top of the list of habits you would like to cultivate in your child?
If yes, then you are probably also aware that as a parent you have the power to empower your child to unlock his or her full potential and reading plays a significant part in this. Yet reading is not a skill all kids just pick up naturally. Knowing this, can be daunting to a lot of parents. I know it was for me, till I realized early on, love for reading can be slowly but surely nurtured.

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Are you a Listening Parent?

Are you a Listening Parent?

A listening ear from someone close to us is what we all urge for! As a parent, are we listening to our children?

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Toilet Training : 8 tips that guarantee Success

Toilet Training : 8 tips that guarantee Success

A child can be toilet trained from six months to three years depending upon the child’s behavioral pattern. He should be taught to express himself whenever there is need to relieve. The parents should start looking for the signs of readiness for the child to begin toilet training. Here are some tips from experienced mom and teacher Radhika.

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KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

Once in a while, you come across a book that makes you look at it wistfully, making you wonder – how nice it would have been if I had this book to understand things back in my school days! ‘Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah‘ by Dutta and Manjrekar is one such book. It is a non-fiction book, but it doesn’t throw textual information as a bundle of facts. It has a very friendly and comprehensible tone, with beautiful illustrations to go with it.

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Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Lifelong learning is defined as the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons”. This translates to our children, or even us, for that matter, being students for life. In order to ensure lifelong learning, we need to keep learning fun and exciting.

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The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

The Cat who loves to talk and do Good Deeds – Meet Mishkkaa!

When I first got to know of Mishkkaa – the Billi of Hollywood, I was amused. Here was a girl, who is talking so sensibly and simply about causes relevant to children, and society in general, and yet, the sweetness of her age is intact in the way she decides to name her YouTube channel (“I like cats, and I like Hollywood” was the story behind the name as she told me later!). I got in touch with her through her mother Ekta, and she agreed to talk to me more about her channel, and herself.

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Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” Thus goes a powerful quote in the world of parenting and education. As you ponder over it, it makes so much sense.You start evaluating your surroundings and beliefs to see how much of the child’s requirement they are catering to. How could a school or formal education stay out of this evaluation, then? Should the child learn because he needs…

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