I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

I prefer the Montessori Method of Education – Here is why

A couple of years ago, when I started looking around at schools for my daughter, I was overwhelmed with the options. Should we look at a home daycare vs. a center? What kind of educational method was I looking for? What should the learning focus be on? I read about the Montessori method, the Reggio Emilia approach, Waldorf education, and more. Superficial research told me that Montessori was a popular choice. Not to be convinced…

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9 Best STEM Academies in Chennai

9 Best STEM Academies in Chennai

Do your children love experimenting? Do they bombard you with “why’s” and “how’s” all the time? Do you think they are aspiring scientists? Then, here is some good news! Chennai has some of the best STEM academies for children and we have listed a few that will give your children the extra edge, hands-on experience along with a fun learning environment. Be it Science, Robotics or coding, your little ones can learn them all.

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All about Malala Yousafzai for Children

All about Malala Yousafzai for Children

Malala Yousafzai has been an inspiration for all! An activist for education, she started to speak out for girls’ rights at the age of 11, when the Taliban banned girls from going to school in the Swat Valley in Pakistan. Malala was shot by the Taliban when she was 15 for speaking out in favour of a girl’s right to an education. She survived this brutal attack and has emerged as a very powerful voice for social justice in the world. Education is the future and that one child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world – that’s her strong belief.

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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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International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

One of the most educational toys available also happens to be one of the most inviting! The skills children learn from Lego are important and incredible! Here are 8 benefits of playing with Lego

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Comparing School Boards – CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE

Comparing School Boards – CBSE, ICSE, IB and IGCSE

All these boards share an equal amount of pros and cons, and choosing the right board will entirely depend on the kind of future you envision for your children. The quality of education provided under these boards is excellent, so assess your children’s strengths and gauge the right board for them. But keep in mind that more than the board of education involved; the quality of education should be your primary concern.

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Just before schools reopen – Back to School Tips for Parents

Just before schools reopen – Back to School Tips for Parents

As summer comes to an end, it can be hard to get back into a regular schedule — for both children and adults. The trick is to plan ahead. Identify strategies and approaches to stay organised, to help ease your child seamlessly back into school and to manage your own stress. It is important to plan ahead. If parents are calm, reassuring, optimistic and supportive, children will feel both confident and competent.

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The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

The Preschool Pangs II – Is your child ready for preschool?

So, you’ve decided to go down the route of enrolling your child in a preschool over homeschooling. One box ticked, one major decision taken, so that should make your life easy. Does it? If you’re anything like me, you would start worrying over the next decision point – is my child really ready for preschool?  And this question is probably tougher to answer than the previous one. (As an aside, isn’t that the trickiest part…

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Empowering Adolescent Girls to change the world – An interview with Rachna Mehta, Trustee, Heal A Child Foundation

Empowering Adolescent Girls to change the world – An interview with Rachna Mehta, Trustee, Heal A Child Foundation

International Day of the Girl Child is now held on 11 October each year and helps to promote girls’ rights, highlight gender inequality between girls and boys, and shine a light on the different forms of discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the world. To help spread the word about this noble cause, Team KidEngage had a conversation with Rachna Mehta who is one of the Trustees of Heal a Child Foundation

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