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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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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#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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Dear stress, let’s breakup!!! (School / Syllabus / Stress)

Dear stress, let’s breakup!!!  (School / Syllabus / Stress)

School, Syllabus and Stress – these three topics are interlinked with each other. The kindergarten is about to begin with their new term. When a toddler goes to a play house or preschool or kindergarten, it is a transition in a toddler’s life. As parents we prepare our children, step by step,  for these transitions to make the journey smooth, comfortable and acceptable. But, here I feel, we as parents, also go through a transition. We need to…

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Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Don’t Ban the Homework – Do this instead!

Homework – the word itself invokes a sense of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety in children and parents alike. Right from the mandatory study hours every evening, to ‘tuitions’ for even the preschoolers, it seems that the homework is doing more harm than good. It comes as no surprise then, that there is an increasing clamour for the homework to be abolished from schools. However, there’s also the other school of thought that insists on reinforcement, and wonders how would learning happen if the child does not reflect on it at home.

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10 ways you can make your child’s birthday special!

10 ways you can make your child’s birthday special!

Wondering what to do for your child’s upcoming birthday? Birthdays demand celebration! And celebrate; you can, in myriad ways! Whatever way you choose, all that you intend is to make the day special for your child! Here are some super simple, adorable and fun ideas to create a bit of magic and make your kid’s birthday as special as he or she is! Transform your child’s birthday into something magical that he/she will always remember. Throw in a surprise!…

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Mirror, mirror on the wall – Kids are their parents’ reflections

Mirror, mirror on the wall – Kids are their parents’ reflections

So, when you see perform on stage in front of a huge audience, you will be surprised that they are basically reflecting whatever they have observed their parents doing. They practiced hard to perform because this what they have seen you doing. They have not given up the race before they reach the finish line because they have watched their parents’ persist. They have worked hard to study for that exam as they know that this what you would do because hard works helps get good results.

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What to look for in your school teacher?

What to look for in your school teacher?

What to look for in your school teacher? A great teacher is one who inspires hope, ignites the imagination and instills a love for learning. Students always remember and cherish great teachers and they have a long-lasting impact on their lives. Figuring out the quality of a teacher at any school isn’t all that difficult. You will just need to network with students and other parents. You can find out teachers whose students love to…

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Learn How to Make Authentic ‘Bellam Atukulu’ and ‘Aval Payasam’ For Krishna Janmashtami

Learn How to Make Authentic ‘Bellam Atukulu’ and ‘Aval Payasam’ For Krishna Janmashtami

One of the most waited festivals in Shravana Masam is the one that celebrates the birth of Sri Krishna.

Known variously as Gokulashtami, Sri Krishnashtami, Sri Krishna Jayanti, and Sri Krishna Janmashtami (or simply Janmashtami), it is a festival celebrated throughout India. Naivedyam for Lord Krishna is dominated by milk products (Curds, Butter, and Milk) and by dishes made with Atukulu (Poha, Aval, Avalakki, or Beaten Rice); both of which are among Krishna’s favourite foods.

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