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Watch: A science experiment is like playing, with rules

October 12, 2019 9:04:50 am

“Science is not defined by the method section of a paper. It's actually a way of being, which is here, and this is true for anything that is creative. So if you add rules to play, you have a game. That's actually what an experiment is.”

disney kids movies

Teach kids about girls’ rights through these 6 shows

November 14, 2019 11:32:59 am

Here are some fun and inspirational animated shows with strong female protagonists who stand up for their rights each time and are not bowed down by society.

special child

Watch: ‘My kid is human, that’s all. And that’s a lot’

October 8, 2019 10:46:46 am

She added, “At five months old, she could not hold her head up like other babies, but she could hold this deep, intent eye contact. One friend said, ‘She's the most aware baby I've ever seen’.”

nicu, baby care

Watch: A life-saving invention to keep premature babies warm

October 6, 2019 10:30:55 am

"The reason is because in the first month of a baby's life, its only job is to grow. If it's battling hypothermia, its organs can't develop normally, resulting in a range of health problems from diabetes, to heart disease, to low IQ.”

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Watch: ‘All kids are artists, said Picasso’

October 5, 2019 12:14:40 pm

"There isn't an education system on the planet that teaches dance every day to children the way we teach them mathematics. Why? Why not? I think this is rather important. I think math is very important, but so is dance. Children dance all the time if they're allowed to, we all do.” 

Jhulta Minar

World Tourism Day 2019: Why the Shaking Minarets of Ahmedabad are so unique

September 27, 2019 12:23:39 pm

World Tourism Day 2019: These are the Jhulta Minars or Shaking Minarets; when the upper arch of one minaret is shaken with a bit of force, the other begins to vibrate after a few seconds, and the connecting corridor between the two registers a faint shudder. The reason for this vibration is unknown.

teenagers, parenting tips

Watch: ‘Risky behaviour is wired into teenagers’ brains’

September 23, 2019 6:33:02 pm

“This region (middle of the prefrontal cortex) is more active in adolescents when they make these social decisions and think about other people than it is in adults. Adolescents and adults use a different cognitive strategy to make social decisions.”

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Watch: Work-life balance — It’s the small things that count, says Nigel Marsh

September 17, 2019 12:03:38 pm

“We should stop looking outside. It's up to us as individuals to take control and responsibility for the type of lives that we want to lead. …We have to be responsible for setting and enforcing the boundaries that we want in our life.”

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Watch: How we can help the ‘forgotten middle’ reach their full potential

September 9, 2019 7:30:55 pm

“You see, I've got a crazy theory about the folks in the middle. I think there are some unclaimed winning lottery tickets in the middle. I think the cure for cancer and the path to world peace might very well reside there.”

parental favouritism

Watch: Can a mom have a favourite child?

September 7, 2019 12:54:55 pm

"Most of the attention on parental favouritism is focused on childhood...And there's really good reason to be concerned with parental favouritism in childhood. Reports from both parents and children suggest it's very common and it's very consequential."

web series for kids

What to watch on Netflix, Prime, Hotstar with kids: A parent recommends

September 6, 2019 10:33:47 am

Best Kids Shows: Once my boys and I are able to reach that elusive consensus on what to watch, here are some shows / films that are on our list.

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The Angry Birds Movie 2 review by a parent: A joyride for younger kids

August 26, 2019 11:15:33 am

The Angry Birds Movie 2 review: Along the way, there are jokes about pig snot, some characters singing very badly, and lots of toilet humour – the younger lot was beside themselves with joy. Older kids, not so much.

Happy Janmashtami 2019

Krishna Janmashtami 2019: How to celebrate the day with kids

August 23, 2019 12:08:39 pm

Krishna Janmashtami 2019 Date: The festival will largely be celebrated this year on August 24. Here are some activities to involve kids in the celebration.

parenting, games for kids

Here are some group games to play with your kids

August 21, 2019 2:13:04 pm

Here are some games that work well with small and larger groups, but don't be afraid to think back to the games you played as a child - kerbie, hide and seek and kick the ball all still have lots of play value today, just as they did when we were younger.

motherhood, new parents

Watch: What new parents should know about managing a baby

August 18, 2019 11:00:42 am

"There was an internal voice or an internal prosecutor really that was telling me that I wasn't a good mom. That good moms have babies that don't cry and that other women probably know how to do this so much better than I do..."


Watch: 3 important rules to spark learning in kids

August 17, 2019 11:00:36 am

"Curiosity comes first. Questions can be windows to great instruction, but not the other way around," says high school teacher Ramsey Musallam.

independence day 2019

Independence Day 2019: Five activities for kids to celebrate the day

August 15, 2019 10:00:06 am

Independence Day 2019: It's very important for our child to know that the tricolour is connected with the sentiments of every Indian and thus they must develop the love for the same. You can take your child to these places and let them participate in the celebrations.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold review

Dora and the Lost City of Gold review by a parent: A teenage live action to enjoy

August 12, 2019 1:18:33 pm

An endearing part of the movie was how the script found a way to crack jokes about the original Dora show without parodying it — the song-for-every-situation, and Dora asking viewers to repeat new words, and then pausing.


Watch: What happens when parents expect too much from their child

August 5, 2019 6:00:22 pm

"Neuroscientists have also found that chronic stress triggers long-term changes in brain structure and function. Children who are exposed to chronic stress are prone to mental problems, such as anxiety, depression, and mood disorders later in life."

friendship day 2019

Friendship Day 2019: Watch these shows with your kids

August 4, 2019 7:30:36 am

Friendship Day 2019: Celebrate the special occasion with your kids by watching these shows with them.

sanchi stupa

Know Your Monument: Sanchi Stupa’s contribution to Indian architecture

July 30, 2019 2:01:04 pm

In the tenth edition of this series on Indian monuments by Sahapedia, we look at the stunning Sanchi Stupa, where 50-odd Buddhist monuments from ancient India have been preserved. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1989, the Sanchi Stupa is living proof of India's artistic and architectural history.

world tiger day, documentaries

International Tiger Day 2019: Five informative shows to watch with kids

July 29, 2019 11:50:30 am

International Tiger Day 2019: To get your child to know more about this fascinating animal, here are some shows and documentaries that they will surely enjoy watching.


How do you talk to kids about shifting cities? Listen to this podcast

July 28, 2019 10:00:11 am

"Making kids a part of the decision-making process is a good idea but in the smaller details, not whether you think we should shift or not. It also depends on which stage and age your child is."

the lion king

The Lion King review by a parent: A laugh riot with super special effects

August 12, 2019 1:15:08 pm

Carry the nostalgia of the original, but don’t compare the two. This one’s a thrilling ride, a visual delight sure to entertain children of all ages. 

gender, parenting

Listen: How to talk to kids about gender roles and stereotypes

July 23, 2019 1:36:54 pm

"Right from the beginning, from the choice of the colours of the clothes to the toys, everything should be based more on interest than gender."