A Century’s Travel from the Dhoti to Denims – Is Gandhi a Figure or a Thought?

A Century’s Travel from the Dhoti to Denims – Is Gandhi a Figure or a Thought?

What if the iconic khadaus (wooden slippers) walked their way out of the libraries and museums? What if they raged a march to freedom yet again? What if…? “Mahatma Gandhi, popularly known as the Father of the Nation, was an Indian activist who led the Independence movement against the British. His non-violent ways and peaceful methods…”. My daughter was busy memorizing the lines, trying to get the facts and dates correct. History exams were slated…

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20 Online Children’s Story Resources – Read-Aloud, Audio Stories and more!

20 Online Children’s Story Resources – Read-Aloud, Audio Stories and more!

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels People would stand in line for days and pay hundreds of dollars if there were a pill that could do everything for a child that reading aloud does. It expands their interest in books, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, and attention span. Simply put, it’s a free oral vaccine for literacy. Jim Trelease For children, stories are the window to the outside world. They make children dream of great adventures! Reading aloud stories is a regular…

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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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11 Books about Krishna for children this Janmashtami

11 Books about Krishna for children this Janmashtami

Lord Krishna is considered as one of the most playful and joyful characters in Indian Mythology. His mischevious nature, love for friends and stories of his childhood are known to all. Children and adults love and adore him. He is worshipped in many forms – an infant eating butter, young boy playing his flute, as the youth who loves Radha and as his larger-than-life avatar passing on his wisdom to Arjuna in the battlefield. Here…

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Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms and Guilt, the relation between both is unbreakable “FEVICOL KA MAZBOOT JOD HAI” . Every one of us has a little or more guilt in us, but women have the most. And when a woman becomes a mother, the proportion of Guilt rises exponentially. Amongst the thousands of guilts that most moms have,here are 4 that are most common, and the ways you can get out of it!

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Move over animals, now Planets in your Living Room

Move over animals, now Planets in your Living Room

After the tremendous success of the life-sized animals through the 3D VR animations by Google, we now have planets and other celestial bodies to play with, in exactly the same way as we did with animals. Imagine how much fun it will be to see the Saturn rings up close, or to see how beautiful our Earth looks in the solar system!

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5 Reasons Why You Should Let the Kids Get Bored

5 Reasons Why You Should Let the Kids Get Bored

“I am BORED!” – this little sentence has the power to disrupt routines, trigger tantrums and induce guilt. We dread these words being uttered by the children lest this should make us feel that we are not doing enough, that we are failing in keeping our children’s lives purposeful and now, the children will have to endure a lifetime of agony of missing out, unless something was done to enrich their lives, immediately!

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Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Kindness Matters – 15 Books that inspire children to be kind

Photo by Randalyn Hill on Unsplash Any act of kindness no matter how big or small can make a difference! It has also been scientifically proven that there are many benefits to being kind! Kindness is contagious and makes both the giver and the receiver feel good. Wouldn’t we then want our children to grow up to be compassionate and empathetic to others needs, to lend a hand when a friend is struggling? We must build this foundation early…

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Choose a Happy and Cognitive Preschool – A Quick Guide

Choose a Happy and Cognitive Preschool – A Quick Guide

It is a known fact that the first six years are building blocks of a child’s future. Research shows that the first five years are particularly important for the development of the child’s brain, and the first three years are the most critical in shaping the child’s brain architecture. They have a direct impact on how children develop learning skills as well as social and emotional abilities. We all know that the body releases harmful chemicals under stress. Stress has an adverse effect on…

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Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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