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5 summer vacation activities to keep your child’s memory sharp

June 9, 2020 6:45:23 pm

Kids can stay sharp through helping parents with their errands. Planning a grocery shopping list on a budget is a fun way to practice math skills.

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Kids getting bored? Some interesting workshops to keep them busy this summer

June 7, 2020 4:45:09 pm

There are many different online activities and summer programmes for kids.

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A science teacher explains: Know the ozone, the safety net over our planet

June 5, 2020 4:57:38 pm

The “ozone hole” is the term commonly used for areas where the ozone layer gets damaged. Ozone layer damage is more like a lean patch than a hole.

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Is video calling not a part of screen time? Find out what an expert says

June 6, 2020 10:33:44 am

Video chatting is a two-way social interaction in which the child perceives the mood, tone, eye contact of the person with whom they are talking.

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A science teacher explains: Is the earth actually round in shape?

May 30, 2020 5:38:40 pm

Many would argue that given its ever-changing topography due to natural and man-made factors the earth is flawed and cannot be considered as round.

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How a story book is teaching 4-6 year olds the basics of coding, one activity at a time

May 29, 2020 9:59:06 am

Titled 'Yash and Yashika Learn about Coding', the book is aimed at giving kids of ages four to six years a taste of coding, without the complexities of actual computer programming, but with the same rules.

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Britain asks kids to write miniature books in lockdown

May 24, 2020 3:49:27 pm

The British Library hopes this all-in-one initiative will allow the young ones to gain confidence as they become authors, illustrators, bookbinders and librarians.

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5 classic tales on audiobooks to get your kids hooked to storytelling

May 23, 2020 6:51:30 pm

There is a library of content to keep kids entertained along with ensuring that they use their screen time productively.

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5 ways to educate your child on cyber security

May 21, 2020 6:34:09 pm

It is critical for parents to start the digital education of their children early on, as this can save them heartache and nasty surprises down the line as their young ones grow up.

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‘No two boys or girls are alike’: Kamla Bhasin on her books Satrangi Ladke and Satrangi Ladkiyan

May 21, 2020 10:45:06 am

'I have always challenged gender, and I have challenged boxes, for girls and boys. Instead of asking a boy why he has long hair, and why he is wearing a dress, let him choose, and let us encourage that.'

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Parenting tips to teach social skills to preschoolers

May 15, 2020 7:18:39 pm

Playdates and attendance in preschool can surely enhance the child’s social skills but socialisation, which teaches the child to get along with others, requires more.

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Digital storytelling for children can give wings to their imagination

May 14, 2020 6:30:38 pm

Digital storytelling can help kids come of age, possess a developed thought process and help them become future leaders or contribute towards the future in more ways than one.

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Indian moms love spending time on WhatsApp and Instagram, survey finds

May 12, 2020 6:20:07 pm

The survey -- titled 'The Digital Usage of the Indian Mom' -- included over 2,000 mothers from 11 cities.

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Now Elmo and friends will teach your kids about hand hygiene

May 11, 2020 11:35:58 am

The content is being offered for free for families that are struggling with adjusting, adapting and keeping each other safe during these trying times.

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Five ways to help kids develop language skills at home

May 4, 2020 2:27:20 pm

For children, the current crisis is acting as a catastrophe, especially for those with special needs, who love stereotypies and abhor any instant change in the environment/daily routine.

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Watch: Jerry Pinto on how to get kids to fall in love with books

May 5, 2020 4:09:52 pm

"You do not read to kids, you read with them. Let them make a lot of noise, let them bounce around," author Jerry Pinto said.

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Satyajit Ray at 99: An extract from The Final Adventures of Professor Shonku

May 2, 2020 3:10:39 pm

"Ever since my days as a student, when I’d read H.G. Wells’s amazing book, The Time Machine, I’ve nursed this great aspiration to invent such a machine myself. The desire is no longer confined to wishful thinking alone."

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Why Covid-19 pandemic is an opportunity to teach kids life skills

May 1, 2020 7:01:46 pm

This is a suitable opportunity to exemplify to children that tools, beyond academics, are vital to lead a fulfilling life.

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What is unschooling? An educator and mom explains

May 5, 2020 4:25:02 pm

The first rule of unschooling is that there is no rule at all. “In unschooling, we don’t teach anything. Children learn through the course of living life, or when they are interested in a particular concept or topic,” explains Sharmila Govande. 

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The power of picture books: A chat with Richa Jha and Priya Kuriyan; watch video

April 23, 2020 6:36:43 pm

World Book Day: Kuriyan emphasises the importance of developing visual literacy and how so much of our conversation consists of non-verbal cues.

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17 ideas to let your children unleash their creative juices during this lockdown

April 23, 2020 4:53:21 pm

Art not only helps by providing a creative outlet, it can also turn a day into something magical for all of us challenging us to express our feelings and uplifting our spirits.

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Keep your kid busy with picture books; here are 10 recommendations

April 23, 2020 1:31:04 pm

Recently, actor Soha Ali Khan shared an adorable picture of her daughter Inaaya surrounded by many colourful and intriguing picture books, on her Instagram.

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Poll reveals some of the hardest tasks to teach children

April 20, 2020 1:15:31 pm

A poll of 2,000 parents revealed it is difficult to make kids learn new skills, especially when they are throwing tantrums, have short attention spans, and are spending so much of time indoors.

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Five apps that will keep kids busy in this period of social distancing

April 19, 2020 2:21:57 pm

So while you manage your office work, let these apps keep your kids busy and productive.

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Science experiments for kids in the times of COVID-19

April 23, 2020 6:54:02 pm

Simple activities like these can enlighten and delight our children, thus lending them the requisite support to become successful scientific thinkers.

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