Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

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…

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5 Craft Ideas for 2-4 Year Olds

5 Craft Ideas for 2-4 Year Olds

“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 old

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The ‘Notey’ Way to Kids Learning

The ‘Notey’ Way to Kids Learning

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.

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How Cilre is making learning Exciting and Relevant

How Cilre is making learning Exciting and Relevant

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.

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It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Zones in Hyderabad!

It’s Playtime – Best Indoor Play Zones in Hyderabad!

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.

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5 Steps for a Winning Maths Learning Strategy – Part 1

5 Steps for a Winning Maths Learning Strategy – Part 1

As children grow from being pre-schoolers to Primary school, and then High school , most parents start wondering about their comfort level with Maths. How do we ensure Maths remains fun for our children, and they navigate the tricky waters of High School mathematics comfortably?

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Old Stories, New age

Old Stories, New age

It also happens that as adults you get bored with sharing the same story to a toddler who would like to listen to the same story a million times in a row, all they are looking is to memorize and learn – hence that is a very important teachable moment in the history of your child’s life. You don’t have to be very creative about it, you just need to be an aware parent, not authoritative.

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2-in-1: A recipe for home-made clay, and a simple learning aid!

2-in-1: A recipe for home-made clay, and a simple learning aid!

Toddlers are a sponge when it comes to learning, and it’s great if you can incorporate learning activities in their daily play. I’m a big believer in learning through play, and find that with how eager children are to learn, it isn’t hard to incorporate learning through play in our everyday life.

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We are going on a Letter Hunt – Alphabets and Fine Motor Skills Activty

We are going on a Letter Hunt – Alphabets and Fine Motor Skills Activty

Last weekend Shaunak kept busy thinking, learning for an hour with an enjoyable alphabets plus fine motor development activity- the Letter Hunt! He did it repeatedly and now he wants to hunt for the letters everyday! This activity is a combination of alphabets/language learning and fine motor skills development.

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