Computer Education for children: Recycle Bin is better than Trash Can

Computer Education for children: Recycle Bin is better than Trash Can

How beautiful it is to move into kids’ time-space and teach them the way they learn! Let them comprehend that while preparing their 2-minutes Maggie noodles, or their daily chores schedule, they can lead to something big like ALGORITHMS. How messy their noodles could be, or how chaotic their day could be if they skipped or re-ordered any of the steps!

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KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – ‘Lost’ by Tannishi

KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – ‘Lost’ by Tannishi

“Don’t you know what a fair has?” asked Neelamma. The other two shook their heads sadly. “Well, I’ll tell you. There are rows and rows of shops that sell the loveliest of things you can imagine. The fair I went to in Vijaywada had absolutely the best bangle shops ever! That’s where I bought my blue glass bangles and pearl bracelet. And the ‘ice gola’ flavours were just out of this world…and the ‘pani puris…”

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KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Fainting Surprise” by Aadya

KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Fainting Surprise” by Aadya

Continuing our series of the KidEngage writing competition winning entries, the one presented to you this week has won a Special Prize in the Flash Fiction category in the 8-11 years age group. This engaging account with a twist of suspense in it has been penned by Aadya, a student of Grade VI in the DDMS P Obul Reddy Public School, Hyderabad.  Please feel free to read, share and comment – to encourage the budding writers….

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KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Modern Trojan Horse” by Arnav

KidEngage Writing Competition Winning Entry – “The Modern Trojan Horse” by Arnav

Continuing our series of the writing competition winning entries, the one presented to you this week has won a Special Prize in the Flash Fiction category in the 8-11 years age group. The story is written by Arnav Dharia, a student of Grade III of Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai. Look at how innovatively this young writer has put together the legend and the technology. We bet you will be impressed.

Please feel free to read, share and comment – to encourage the budding writers.

Here you go!

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Click! Click! How to encourage your child’s photography skills?

Click! Click! How to encourage your child’s photography skills?

  Pointing at any random object around him and shooting it with my mobile phone’s camera is my son’s favourite pastime these days. Though he’s just 2.7 year old, he manages to click just-about-okay pictures, can open them from the phone’s gallery and also knows how to delete the pictures just like any other pre-schooler of his age would. He amuses most of the guests that visit us and people find it fun to pose…

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Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Want to Raise Mentally Strong Children? Do This!

Most mornings these days begin with a depressing news of a child succumbing to the pressure – of peers, of teachers, of parents and of academics. Talking to your own co-workers and friends makes you realise that the fresh graduates aren’t really geared up to face life and its realities, and they can’t cope with responsibilities. It makes you wonder then – how do you actually make your child mentally strong? A little bit of reflection, and talking to some experts, including my own parents, helped me put together this list of tips

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Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

Does Yelling Make You a Bad Parent?

But does yelling really make you a bad parent? There are times when you end up doing it unconsciously, and there are times when you realise you could have done without it. But is it fair to weigh yourself down with the guilt of damaging their psyche on a permanent basis? After all, there are enough and more articles and opinions that talk about how detrimental it is to yell at our kids, and that there is no bigger villain than a parent who shouts! While I am in no way encouraging or justifying yelling, I
want us to take a more realistic look at it, and the implications of yelling for the parent and for the child. And here are my few bits.

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Olympiads – not for my child! Here’s Why!

Olympiads – not for my child! Here’s Why!

Over the last few days, a few well-meaning parents have asked me about the preparation of Olympiads for my son. I have smiled and told them we are not participating – only to be met with incredulous stares. I have overheard concerned conversations about the books and topics for the upcoming Olympiads between parents on my school run. There is a spate of congratulatory messages on the school WhatsApp group for the last year’s medal winners. It…

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8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

8 Funny Mommy Moments – Happy Mother’s Day!

While most of the time a mother’s heart is swelling with love and pride for her offspring, there are enough instances of frustration and exasperation. And then there are some hilarious moments to relieve you of the stress at just the right moment! Can’t recall one of your own? Read on our list of funny mommyhood quotes collected from moms all over the world, and have a good laugh.

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Mother’s Day Special – Baking with Kids

Mother’s Day Special – Baking with Kids

Well, if you want to perfect your baking skills and surprise your mom on her special day – then roll up your sleeves, get into the little aprons and get ready to make her proud with your cooked treats. Looking for workshops in Hyderabad to bake something special for your mother? Here are a few from our side.

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