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.Read More
Coping with a hyperactive child can be tough. A hyperactive child can seem unstable, bouncing from activity to activity with seemingly limitless energy. He or she may appear to have difficulty listening or following directions. He may perform poorly in school, getting less than acceptable grades and demonstrating behavioral problems. While there is no right answer to handling a hyperactive child, the following tips by Dr. Amulya Mysore can make coping with a hyperactive child a bit easier.Read More
A highly debatable point! Yet we see a lot of kids carrying their own mobiles.
What is your take on this ? How safe it is for kids to carry their own phones? Or in this day and age, is it a necessity to keep in touch during emergencies especially if you are at work and the child is alone at home or outside.Should I buy my 6 year old her own phone!Read More
Most of the schools have broken for the term, and being in India, the break always coincides with the festivals – born multitaskers that we are! And if it’s holidays, and holidays for a reason, you can always expect the curiosity about the mythology getting to the fore.We put together a list of some beautiful books that will give the children a good peek into the world of Indian mythology.Read More
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…Read More
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.Read More
In my repertoire are a few suggestions which will hopefully help teachers engage their students in more productive ways, says Ms Hemalatha Sistla, an educator and Principal with years of experience behind her.Read More
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.Read More
Mr Keene is a fine, fine principal of a fine, fine school, where the fine, fine teachers teach the fine, fine children. Mr Keene loves his job, and the school and of course everybody there. So, five days of school is just not enough for him and he tells everybody to come to school on Saturdays too.Read More
Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.Read More