Crank it up! 20 Engineering Games, Toys and DIY Kits for Children

Crank it up! 20 Engineering Games, Toys and DIY Kits for Children

Children love tinkering and building! Engineering toys develop many important learning skills and behaviors, like problem-solving skills, analytical and critical thinking skills, creativity, curiosity, flexibility, and perseverance – all in the name of playing! A wide range of engineering toys, games and DIY Kits are available across all ages from preschools up to adults. They are fun for the whole family and provide a great opportunity for families to bond in addition to inculcating engineering skills…

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9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

9 Ways to turn your child’s hyperactivity to productivity

Coping with a hyperactive child can be tough. A hyperactive child can seem unstable, bouncing from activity to activity with seemingly limitless energy. He or she may appear to have difficulty listening or following directions. He may perform poorly in school, getting less than acceptable grades and demonstrating behavioral problems. While there is no right answer to handling a hyperactive child, the following tips by Dr. Amulya Mysore can make coping with a hyperactive child a bit easier.

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To the “Working Parent”

To the “Working Parent”

As a working parent of a toddler or even an adolescent, there are often moments of stress and guilt of not being able to constantly watch your child, or frustration of them not being what you really expect them to be like. While you must convince yourself that you are going all out to give them the best, here are 12 things that you must always keep in mind.

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Should a Child have their own phone?

Should a Child have their own phone?

A highly debatable point! Yet we see a lot of kids carrying their own mobiles.

What is your take on this ? How safe it is for kids to carry their own phones? Or in this day and age, is it a necessity to keep in touch during emergencies especially if you are at work and the child is alone at home or outside.Should I buy my 6 year old her own phone!

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Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

Why Scissors And Paintbrushes Are Great For Your Child

One evening, after finishing my cup of coffee, I entered my room to fetch my phone to call my husband. To my surprise, the moment I opened the door, I ran into a handful of crayons lying on the floor. Two steps into the room and I realized that there was glitter all over my pillow and the pillow was very carefully placed on a short height stool! The paintbrushes on the window sill, craft…

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Light up lives – Values to inculcate in children this Diwali

Light up lives – Values to inculcate in children this Diwali

Diwali is here! It is a time for celebration and happiness for all. This joyous festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil brings families and friends together. Celebrate the true meaning of Diwali Children learn from experiences in everyday situations and this shapes their character and teaches them values that they can carry into adulthood. As parents, it is our responsibility that we take the effort of explaining the meaning behind celebrating festivals,…

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8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

8 Benefits of Puzzles for Children

It has been long known that puzzles play a major role in a child’s learning and development.  From early childhood right through to adulthood people of all ages can engage with puzzles.  Puzzles challenge our thinking and exercise our minds. As much as being an important educational tool, they provide many skills and learning benefits and opportunities. They are also a great source of entertainment. What we may take for granted as a “toy” is…

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Life Skills That You Must Teach Your Child Before They Enter Teen Age

Life Skills That You Must Teach Your Child Before They Enter Teen Age

Whether we openly admit it or not, whether we talk about it to others or not, we all know that somewhere deep down our hearts, we want our kids to grow up into well-rounded individuals, who are matured, responsible, independent and well-equipped to deal with their own life.

If you are one of those parents who want to see your child to grow up into what I just mentioned above, then all you need to work on is: Life Skills.

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Making Journaling Fun for Kids!

Making Journaling Fun for Kids!

Journaling is often a good activity for kids who are reluctant to write or, in some cases, reluctant to speak.
The versatility of journaling makes it very helpful to be incorporated into many different areas of learning, including math, science and social studies.

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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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