KidEngage Writing Competition 2017 Winning Entry – “The Fainting Surprise” by Aadya

KidEngage Writing Competition 2017 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 2017 Winning Entry – “The Modern Trojan Horse” by Arnav

KidEngage Writing Competition 2017 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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How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Kids

How To Spend More Quality Time With Your Kids

As working parents, we have all had times when the endless responsibilities of daily life have gotten in the way of spending quality time with our children. Rather than feeling guilty, parents can use some of these ideas to make the most of the time we have to spend with our kids.

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Get set for Diwali – The Best Workshops in Hyderabad and Bangalore!

Get set for Diwali – The Best Workshops in Hyderabad and Bangalore!

Diwali 2017 is approaching soon, and it is time to get into the preparation activities! Get the Diyas ready, prepare the Torans, plan the Rangoli and more. This year, engage your children in preparing for the festival with the wonderful line up of events and workshops. From Science and Activity Camps to Storytelling, Shopping events, Diya Decorations, Toran Making, Diya Painting, Lantern making and more, there is something for everyone!

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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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Let’s get cooking this monsoon – Yummy snacks kids will love to devour!

Let’s get cooking this monsoon – Yummy snacks kids will love to devour!

Monsoon has arrived and so has the reason to munch on our favourite snacks. Little ones love to hog onto street food but it is unhealthy. Make their favorite bites at home and let them relish the taste indoors. Here are few delicious snacks ideas, classic and modern, to tickle your taste buds on a rainy day. 1. Dal Wada – A classic treat to be enjoyed with hot tea or coffee every time it rains outside….

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Fun ideas to celebrate the longest day in the year – Summer Solstice!

Fun ideas to celebrate the longest day in the year – Summer Solstice!

The summer solstice usually occurs on the 21st or 22nd of June in the Northern Hemisphere. Those in the Southern Hemisphere celebrate the winter solstice during those days. The summer solstice is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. This day is a great science lesson for kids and a great opportunity to learn about the tilt of the sun.

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Making Parenting PriceLess – A conversation with Anjali Goyal of SecondCry

Making Parenting PriceLess – A conversation with Anjali Goyal of SecondCry

As parents, we all have gone through the phase of buying a whole lot of stuff for our kids. Sometimes we just “have to have it”, sometimes  it is “just-in-case”. Something was “just too cute”, and something came heavily recommended by a friend who swore by it. The only glitch is that the children outgrow a lot of stuff pretty quickly, and we discover that a lot of things were never or very rarely used, and…

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What a great way to spend your Sunday – Atta Galatta on Wheels!

What a great way to spend  your Sunday – Atta Galatta on Wheels!

How would you like to spend a complete Sunday full of music, poetry, storytelling, art and craft activities and many more workshops all set amidst an open sky and a beautiful outdoors space!!

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Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

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