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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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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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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KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

One of the easiest way to introduce or reinforce a concept in the impressionable mind of a toddler or a preschooler is to do it through picture books. And when the concept is about the gender, there probably is no better way than books, with the caveat that our own behaviour and attitude follows what we are reading to the children.

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Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around – what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here we are, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

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Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms And Guilt – Can you separate the two?

Moms and Guilt, the relation between both is unbreakable “FEVICOL KA MAZBOOT JOD HAI” . Every one of us has a little or more guilt in us, but women have the most. And when a woman becomes a mother, the proportion of Guilt rises exponentially. Amongst the thousands of guilts that most moms have,here are 4 that are most common, and the ways you can get out of it!

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Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

If you ask 10 people around you, at least 7 of them would have heard of Roald Dahl – either through his books or a movie based on one of his books. That he is a great entertainer goes without saying, going by the wild popularity he enjoys. But his stories are also a great bundle of lessons and learnings, that are relevant to all of us, irrespective of age and times we are living in. And oh, the words – as mouthful and delicious as the chocolates in his famous book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

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The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

The Most Important Life Lessons – Is Your Child Learning Them?

As parents we assume that our whole and sole duty is to feed, clothe and send our child to school. After they come back from school, we make sure that they do their homework, study for the exams or go to the tuitions. When the kids have holidays or vacations, they are bundled off to hobby classes or games coaching. The little time they are with us, we try to make their lives as comfortable as possible. While we have our child’s best interest at heart, are we imparting them the most important life lessons?

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Secrets to a perfect Family Photo Shoot! Top 3 Kids photographers share their expert tips

Secrets to a perfect Family Photo Shoot! Top 3 Kids photographers share their expert tips

Family photographs are usually taken in a natural setting, some photographers use a props and scenery set up to create funny and endearing situations, but they are all very creative, inspiring and hold a place of pride in our homes. The festive is also a great opportunity to have your family photos licked.What is the secret to a perfect family shoot? Spilling the beans are Top 3 Kids Photographers of Hyderabad! If you are planning on having a family photo shoot then these expert tips will be just right for you!

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