Summer is the one time in the year when a child is free from the timetable of a school, free from expectations to study, and free to do whatever they want. Summer is also the time when children have the time and space to play, have new experiences, face new challenges and ultimately learn about themselves and grow to be independent. Is this expectation-free space important for a child? Absolutely. Especially in today’s world, it is crucial.Read More
Summers are here!
Summer is at its peak, and the magazines and publications are all flooded with “summer detox” ideas and similar articles. But most things that we read will either be a rehash of what we read last year, or stuff that doesn’t apply to our temperament or palate. So, let’s use our common sense and look at things that care for the environment both outside and inside our system. It’s about supporting our local farmers and relishing our home grown recipes.Read More
As a summer camp organiser, you might be fraught with anxiety – what if the children don’t like the plan you have put together? What if the parents are not happy? What if you do not have enough staff? And the worst – what if you don’t have enough children to run your camp?! While these questions are enough to give even a seasoned summer camp organiser some sleepless nights, there are a few basics that you can follow to organise a successful summer camp.Read More
When it comes to our health, most of us make a fresh start with the new year. But summers may be an even better time to focus on wellness. With a bit of effort now, you can go into the hottest season feeling energized and fit. To help you kick things off, I have chalked out a few tips which will help make sure that you are taking good care of your family and children.Read More
To understand the benefits of eco-tourism for kids and families we spoke to Shyam Penubolu who is
an avid trekker and a nature lover. He has done several high-altitude and low-altitude treks in the Himalayas, Sahayadris and the Western ghats since the age of 14. After almost two decades in the corporate world, Shyam decided to follow his heart and set up an adventure outfit, Outdoers, that enables city folks to tread the road less traveled and visit some of the most beautiful, unexplored places in the mountains.
Ancient monuments and buildings make a city stand out and its citizens proud of their history. These places are assets and must be protected and conserved. #WorldHeritageDay is a collective effort of the communities in the world to do the needful for these invaluable assets. The day celebrates the diversity of heritage throughout the world. This World Heritage Day, we bring to you a list of heritage sites in Pune, a city that has earned its reputation for being the cultural capital of the western India!Read More
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.Read More
Helping your kids discover a love for it can help them exercise their creativity well beyond their childhood and develop a lifelong passion for it. You can prepare your child for creative writing through play, conversation, reading and exploration. Here are a few ideas to get them going!Read More
Mommies always battle to please their little one’s taste buds. What better than a yummy sandwich to satisfy the hunger pangs? They are easy to make, get ready in no time and the best thing is that they are healthy and loved by people of all ages. Looking for some creative twist to the regular sandwiches? Here are few tasty ideas to make lunch boxes or kids’ party more fun! What’s more – these are just the…Read More
Continuing our series of Fun with Science for the holidays, here is a special one – the colorful, glowing LED. These tiny, little things are so attractive, that you just can’t help but glow with ideas yourself! Can’t think of much? Don’t worry, here we are, to hold your hand through the basics!Read More