Holi, the Festival of colours is here, and we bet that you can actually see and smell the excitement around you – in the colorful flowers blooming everywhere, the bright sun and the awesome weather that makes us all so cheerful! Holi is one of the oldest Hindu festivals. It marks the celebration of spring that says goodbye to winters. Earlier, Holi colors used to be made from flowers of ‘tesu’ or ‘palash’ tree and so, were called…Read More
It is Summer Vacation time again. KidEngage blogger Richa offers tips for making the most of the summer vacation time for children.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
In my experience, there is no happy or perfect life out there. It is just precious moments that we consciously strive to have with our loved ones. So, its totally up to to us how we prioritise our commitments, compartmentalise work and home life in order to strike the perfect balance. Believe me, it is not a one day thing , one has to work really hard to maintain this on a daily basis as there will be many parenting hacks one would need and sometimes they might fail too. So we get up each day with a new parenting strategy in place, hoping hard that this one will work this time.Read More
When rewards center around materialism such as candies and gadgets or punishments turn into ‘timeout’ for disapproving behaviour, they send out an unclear message to the child about his/her behaviour.Read More
There are some obvious factors that affect child behaviour – like child abuse and bullying in schools.
However, there are few factors that do not exactly ring on top of our heads while analysing the cause for a sudden change in child behaviour.
Taking responsibility is one of the most defining milestones in an individual’s personality development towards adulthood.
It is when a person learns to accept the way they feel, think and behave that they can feel better in control of their lives and be socially responsible individuals. As children, we tend to blame someone or others for our own mistakes and mishaps but as we grow up we learn to take responsibility.Read More
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?Read More
Most of the kids are home for winter vacations, and it is always a challenge to find another trick to keep them busy as soon as you hear the dreaded words – I am bored! We thought it’s the perfect time to dig the internet to get some best videos that were out in 2018. These videos will make the children enjoy, learn and ponder – and they’re fun!Read More