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.Read More
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.Read 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…Read More
As the new year starts, parents start visiting the schools for admission forms. Every parent will have a vision of a school that will help his or her child to learn and achieve ambitions and aspirations. The parents will check the reputation of the schools by looking at the board results of the school. And when a child doesn’t get admission into a particular school the parents had hoped for, a big disappointment sets in….Read More
Looking back, I think the reading aloud was the biggest contributor in making him a reader. He hardly ever went to sleep without having a story read to him, and I saw my husband happily taking over the bedtime ritual of reading. It’s the sacrosanct father-son bonding time, but the roles have been reversed – it’s the boy who reads the story for his dad now.Read More
The first thing that strikes you about Ms Girija Rao is a sense of calm, and a smile that reaches her eyes. She is a passionate freelance consultant in child development, having a rich experience in teaching and mentoring young parents. Her strong belief that it is possible to raise wonderful human beings by good nurturing techniques led her to conduct numerous parenting sessions, and now, she has captured her rich experience of these sessions in a book “The…Read More
“I hate craft and I don’t enjoy the fun and enjoyment it gives!”, said no kid ever! Craft is something that kids totally adore and it only boosts their imagination and creativity as well as gives them happiness, fun and entertainment. Here are five simply amazing and easy-to-do craft ideas at home with your 2-4 year oldRead More
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
Imagine a place where the entire focus is the on the ‘learner’ and that could be a child or an adult!
A non-judgmental space that helps the learner feel safe, combined with challenging experiences that provide infinite opportunities to learn and grow. They celebrate learning and appreciate that each individual is unique. With a passionate team of inspiring leaders and go-getters, Cilre is a company that has worked with over 1000 children and adults and inspire learners to explore, develop and create on their own. Team KidEngage met with co-founder Ananthi Balakrishnan and she shared her story about how they came up with the idea of starting Cilre and what future plans are in store for this unique company. Here are a few excerpts of our conversation with her.Read More
Indoor play areas in Hyderabad are trending fast.
They offer a safe environment, assistance with toys, pretend play areas, science zone and other learning aids. Kids are delighted to play with kids of their age in a larger area jumping, sliding and having fun. Most of these play zones offer birthday party space with décor and food for hassle free celebrations. They offer hourly packages and membership discounts to keep it light on pockets.Read More