What to look for in a school for the #rightstart of your child’s education

What to look for in a school for the #rightstart of your child’s education

#rightstart Give your children a #rightstart to education #rightstart – A campaign by Early Childhood Association to help parents to choose schools wisely #rightstart2 – Choose a school that is best for your child How do you pick the right school for your child? Many parents face the challenge of choosing a school that’s right for their child. With so many schools offering different environments, teaching styles and philosophies, the experience can be overwhelming. The…

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#rightstart – What is the right age for a child to start preschool? And why?

#rightstart – What is the right age for a child to start preschool? And why?

#rightstart Give your children a #rightstart to education #rightstart – A campaign by Early Childhood Association to help parents to choose schools wisely #rightstart1 – Wait till the child is old enough Ensure that your child is the right age to start preschool Here is how old your child should be at each of these levels: Play School or Preschool – At least 2 years Nursery – 3 years L KG (KG 1) – 4 years U…

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How To Help Children Balance School and Fun

How To Help Children Balance School and Fun

Going to school can be fun when balanced with lighter and more motivating activities. Often times, kids have a negative image of the school. This is especially true when the school opening looming closer right after a long vacation. So as a parent, what do you do to make things better? Well, the easiest thing you can do is help your kids learn how to find a great balance between school and fun. This will help…

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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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The Preschool Pangs

The Preschool Pangs

As far as cliches go, the most cliched of the lot would probably be – Time really flies! And it does, indeed. Especially when you have entered the world of parenthood, and each of your minute in the day is accounted for. In spite of being super-efficient at everything that you do, your little one keeps running hand-in-hand with the time. And you’re left gaping at the birthday candles every year, wondering where did the…

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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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