Durga Puja – Books and Activities for children

Durga Puja – Books and Activities for children

Photo by Sonika Agarwal on Unsplash Durga Puja is almost here! Durga Puja is a celebration of the Mother Goddess and the victory of the warrior Goddess Durga over Mahishasura. The festival honors the powerful female force or Shakthi in the Universe. Durga Puja is celebrated like the Ganesha Chaturthi festival. Huge, elaborately crafted statues of Goddess Durga are installed in homes and beautifully decorated podiums all over the city. At the end of the festival, the…

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Win over the holiday – 14 ways to make Dussehra engaging for children

Win over the holiday – 14 ways to make Dussehra engaging for children

Amidst nine days of Durga pooja, fasting and harvest, Dandiya and Garba brings joy and gaiety to all .Especially, kids love the idea of vacation from school, dressing up in their traditional best, relishing their favourite sweets, taking pride in showing off the décor to the guests, and above all dancing to the tunes of Dandiya and Garba with family and friends. Believe me, Dusshera vacation is the best time to not go on short trip but to be in town to enjoy the festivities with family and friends.

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Get Creative this Dussehra – 10 Ideas to make your own dolls for the Golu!

Get Creative this Dussehra – 10 Ideas to make your own dolls for the Golu!

Make your own Golu Dolls for Dussehra (Dasara) ‘Gomme Habba’, ‘Bommala Koluvu‘ or ‘Golu’ is one of the important aspects of Navaratri in some Southern States. This is not only a time for worship and celebration but also to flaunt one’s creativity and imagination! Whether it is the assembling of the Golu steps, dressing up the Marapacchi dolls (Pattada Gombe) or preparing the snacks – Navaratri is the time when resourcefulness flourishes at home. It…

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Build a Relationship – Interview a Grandparent and Write a Biography

Build a Relationship – Interview a Grandparent and Write a Biography

Photo by Christian Bowen on Unsplash Grandparents love grandchildren unconditionally. They are the children they can enjoy and return at the end of a good visit. They are the children they did not have to raise and worry about 24/7.  Grandchildren are their legacy, continuing the family story long after they have gone. Grandparents are full of memories of their childhood and children love listening to their stories. Why not put this to good use? Encourage your children to…

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Read Your Heart Out – Resources for the Young Book Lovers

Read Your Heart Out – Resources for the Young Book Lovers

as Stephen King famously said – Books are uniquely portable magic! So let the magic take over, and transform a dull, dreary afternoon into a fun, adventure in the land of stories.

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Must try Independence Day Art and Crafts your kids will love!

Must try Independence Day Art and Crafts your kids will love!

Photo by Lucky Trips from Pexels Independence Day – Get Craftsy!  Let’s jump to celebration mode as Independence Day is soon approaching. If you plan to get crafty with little munchkins at home or in school, we have a few tricolor crafts on mind that your kids will definitely love. If you have already tried a hand on pulses flag, Tiranga Rangoli, Tricolor Popsicle stick coasters, Handprint flag on paper, it is time to celebrate Independence Day with these…

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Why Not Celebrate Raksha Bandhan as Siblings Day!

Why Not Celebrate Raksha Bandhan as Siblings Day!

So let’s celebrate Rakhi this year with a promise to always be there for each other. Just because you are sisters or two brothers this festival is not less important to you and still calls for celebration, love and presents.It’s definitely a good thing Raksha Bandhan has expanded its scope to include sisters, siblings in law, cousins. We need all the sibling figures we can get.Siblings are the precious gifts God has sent just for me.

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Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Stay Home – Bring the forest indoors with these 10 enchanting ideas

Lockdown is in place and we are all stuck indoors. While we would have taken off on a holiday, this summer we can only dream forests, mountains, beaches, and other holiday destinations. The saving grace of social distancing lies in the activities that keep families busy and doing things together. Yes, we may not be able to travel outdoors to the forests or mountains or beaches. But you can get the greens inside! Turn your living…

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Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Do it! – I Spy in the Sky – Cloud Gazing

Cloud Gazing is a quick and simple way to explore nature in your own backyard. Clouds are a playground for the imagination! Cloud Gazing or Cloud Watching allows us to quickly connect with nature and with each other. Cloud Gazing is all stretching the imagination and can be enjoyed almost anywhere and for as long as you want. Cloud Gazing offers many benefits: It encourages creativity and helps out of the box as well as abstract thinking…

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