Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Rangoli – How it helps children learn vital skills

Drawing a rangoli (or kolam) outside the house is an early morning routine many of us engage in.  Rangoli is an ancient and traditional Indian art form that embodies beauty and auspiciousness. Rangoli art consists of decoration and patterns made with chalk or rangoli coloured powder and can be embellished with sand, rice, candles or flower petals. It is a safe, beautiful and expressive tool that transcends age, language, and cultural barriers and is a…

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Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Here are 8 New Year Resolutions For Our Family! What About Yours?

Another year has flown by, and here we are, looking back at what we did or did not do in the past year! While putting my 7 year old to bed, I thought this would be a good time to get him to understand reflecting and planning for the year ahead. And we’ve come up with this list. Will you share your list with us?

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8 Best Children’s Movies of 2018 – #KidEngageYearEnders

8 Best Children’s Movies of 2018 – #KidEngageYearEnders

The year is drawing to a close, the exams are done in most schools, and the children are waiting for the vacations to start. The winter chill setting in is just the right time to catch up on all the best children’s movies of 2018, if you haven’t watched them already. And if you have, well, you’re going to enjoy another go, because of all these movies are worth a re-run!

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DIY Recycled Crafts – Christmas Decorations

DIY Recycled Crafts – Christmas Decorations

Little ones are most delighted by the joyful celebrations with friends and family in the festival season. Let’s spread the cheer with these beautiful DIY crafts that are easy to do and make the most memorable gifts for your loved ones.

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Celebrate Childhood! 15 ways to create happy memories for your children

Celebrate Childhood! 15 ways to create happy memories for your children

Childhood is a fascinating thing. Children have this magical ability to brighten our day, see the good in the world, and believe that anything is possible. Childhood is a celebration of curiosity. It is magical and full of wonder! According to many child development experts, childhood must be a time of enjoyment, exploration, and play. Children have only one childhood. Yes, we all know that kids grow up in the blink of an eye! And…

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KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

Most of the schools have broken for the term, and being in India, the break always coincides with the festivals – born multitaskers that we are! And if it’s holidays, and holidays for a reason, you can always expect the curiosity about the mythology getting to the fore.We put together a list of some beautiful books that will give the children a good peek into the world of Indian mythology.

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KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

Vibhuti Cat is the story of Magesh and his Vibhuti Cat. Magesh is different from other children and does not speak much. His interaction with his understanding older brother Vignesh and his love for Vibhuti Cat define Magesh. Magesh’s Vibhuti Cat emerges out of the boy’s own interactions with the world and the people around him. Read up the review of this book in the ‘Children First’ series by Duckbill.

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3 easy DIY Ideas to celebrate Janmashtami with kids

3 easy DIY Ideas to celebrate Janmashtami with kids

Janmashtami – The Birth of Krishna On a dark stormy night, in the jail of Mathura, to the blast of lightning, little Natkhat Bal Gopal was born. Janmashtami is celebrated with great pomp and show all over India to mark the birth of Nanhe Krishna and to brood over the mischief and fun! Kids love it the most due to Dahi Handi festival where people form a human tower to break the handi pot full…

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Have Kids, Will Travel – Benefits of Responsible Tourism!

Have Kids, Will Travel – Benefits of Responsible Tourism!

To understand the benefits of eco-tourism for kids and families we spoke to Shyam Penubolu who is
an avid trekker and a nature lover. He has done several high-altitude and low-altitude treks in the Himalayas, Sahayadris and the Western ghats since the age of 14. After almost two decades in the corporate world, Shyam decided to follow his heart and set up an adventure outfit, Outdoers, that enables city folks to tread the road less traveled and visit some of the most beautiful, unexplored places in the mountains.

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