Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

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.

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Of Sweets and Ghosts – A conversation with Nandini Nayar

Of Sweets and Ghosts – A conversation with Nandini Nayar

Award-winning children’s author Nandini Nayar is back with her new book “The Curious Case of Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop” by Puffin, and Team KidEngage got a sneak preview of the book. While the review of the book (which looks gorgeous, BTW) is on its way, we couldn’t resist a chance to ask Nandini a few questions about the book in particular, and reading, writing and stories in general.

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STEM Learning – An insight into RoboGuru Global Coding Challenge

STEM Learning – An insight into RoboGuru Global Coding Challenge

Team KidEngage has been looking at the various products and platforms in the STEM space. We are happy to bring you the RoboGuru Coding Challenge – a great STEM learning experience this summer.Here, students can discover the fun in the concepts of Science Technology and Math. To keep the kids motivated, the program is designed in the form of exciting games and challenging puzzles, and at a global level, with their upcoming May-2017 competition “RoboGuru Global Coding Challenge”.

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Communicating Educational Concepts with Puppetry – An Interview with Lata Satagopan

Communicating Educational Concepts with Puppetry – An Interview with Lata Satagopan

To understand the role of puppetry in education clearly, we got an opportunity to speak with Lata Satagopan who is a popular ‘theatre in education practitioner’, storyteller, and script writer from Bangalore. She is committed to innovative and socially relevant puppet making and has earned a reputation in the circle of puppetry in India and abroad. She has a certificate on the Educational Use of puppetry from the NCERT, New Delhi. She has been conducting workshops for adults, teachers and children and has been giving thematic puppet performances and staging children’s plays for over more than a decade.

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Hey Mommy, put on your running shoes! An Interview with ‘Mommy Runner’ Tanya Agarwal of Wellthyfit

Hey Mommy, put on your running shoes! An Interview with ‘Mommy Runner’ Tanya Agarwal of Wellthyfit

Finding time and motivation to “run” is tough for all of us. For running moms, it is even more difficult. We spoke to Tanya Aggarwal who shares some golden words of advice for running moms to effectively fit in a run into their hectic schedule. She is a full time mom to two little ones, a trekker, an avid runner and a practitioner of yoga.

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Benefits of practicing Yoga and Meditation for Students – An interview with Yoga Expert Pooja Naredi

Benefits of practicing Yoga and Meditation for Students – An interview with Yoga Expert Pooja Naredi

Students these days are constantly under stress to meet the demands of various social and academic pressures and the ancient practice of yoga offers a multitude of benefits to modern-day students of all age groups. Yoga’s combination of breath and movement can help reduce the  social and academic stress a child goes through and helps soothe cramped bodies jammed into desks and hunched over computers. Yoga can benefit kids significantly, and in some ways, possibly even…

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Smile and show those Pearlies! An Interview on dental care tips for parents with Dr. Gayatri Moghe, Paediatric Dentist

Smile and show those Pearlies! An Interview on dental care tips for parents with Dr. Gayatri Moghe, Paediatric Dentist

Research shows that children who develop cavities in their baby teeth are more likely to develop cavities as an adult, so be sure to get your child to a dentist for a checkup. It is important to keep your child’s baby teeth clean, but once the permanent teeth start to come in you really need to make cleaning them a priority. These teeth will last your child a lifetime. To understand clearly the steps required to maintain dental hygiene for your kids, we spoke to Dr. Gayatri Moghe (MDS, M.Sc, and PDCR) is a paediatric dentist by training at ToothBuddies.

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Ragas, Swaras and Taal – An interview with prolific Hindustani vocalist Harini Rao

Ragas, Swaras and Taal – An interview with prolific Hindustani vocalist Harini Rao

Hindustani classical music is a window to the rich history and heritage of India. Apart from the obvious relaxation and entertainment it provides, practicing music from a young age has proven to aid in cognitive and analytical skills in children. I have personally benefited from having Hindustani classical music in my life since childhood. This opened avenues for me to appreciate language, literature and art deeper.

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These mouthwatering organic recipes by Suneeta Thorat are sure to be devoured by your kids! 

These mouthwatering organic recipes by Suneeta Thorat are sure to be devoured by your kids! 

Getting kids to eat better doesn’t have to be a struggle — sometimes all it takes is a little inspiration. We’re here to help with fun, colorful and creative recipes for every meal. These yum and mouth watering recipes have especially been shared by Suneeta Thorat of Simple Pleasures for all us KidEngagers!

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Kids! Lets Pause for perspective.Expert advice on mindfulness for kids by Mindfulness Teacher Aarathi Selvan

Kids! Lets Pause for perspective.Expert advice on mindfulness for kids by Mindfulness Teacher Aarathi Selvan

Mindfulness is the ability to bring ourselves back to the present moment with curiosity, love and openness. Children are naturally mindful. They have the uncanny knack to stay in the present moment. In essence, if you want to start teaching your child to be mindful you have to keep the idea of mindfulness and play with it, have fun with the concept of being present and also have a sense of humor about yourself and how serious you make life out to be.Giving you helpful tips to do so is Aarathi Selvan.

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