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‘Tinkle’ creator Subba Rao gets nostalgic on magazine’s 40th birthday, recalls famous characters and stories

November 15, 2020 4:38:53 pm

Kalia the Crow was the brainchild of Luis Fernandes. "We had our editorial office in Wodehouse Road in Colaba, in a 100-year-old mansion. A crow used to visit us every afternoon around lunchtime. It would remind us to put our pens down and take a break," Rao shared.

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Diwali DIY: Make a wrapped balloon lamp with your kids at home

November 14, 2020 5:45:08 pm

Despite the gloom, our children need a great rejuvenation from the current pandemic. It is time to think about all the things to do indoors with children this Diwali.

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Why parents should stop obsessing over their child’s academic learnings

November 4, 2020 6:56:42 pm

As a parent living in the 21st century, it is time to let go of all the social constructs that dictate the success and failure of an individual through academic learning

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Five ways to keep kids engaged and learning at home

November 3, 2020 6:03:42 pm

As parents, you can implement at least one of these strategies

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A science teacher explains: Even the sun flips

November 1, 2020 8:52:47 pm

Scientists have observed the sun’s activity cycle moves regularly from its most quiet period called solar minimum, when the number of sunspots are the least, to its most active period called solar maximum, which sees large numbers of sunspots

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10 tricks to boost memory in kids

October 28, 2020 5:56:07 pm

Children who struggle with memory often lag behind in the classroom. Such kids have a hard time registering information

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The many Dussehras of India: Celebrating other forms of Durga

October 24, 2020 12:37:44 pm

Navaratri chiefly celebrates Durga and Nava Durga. But people across the country also honour local or regional forms of the goddess, especially on Dussehra.

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The 7Cs of continued learning for children

October 18, 2020 6:14:07 pm

A child’s brain is known to be hungry of stimulation and the age appropriate exposure therefore, is the fundamental right of every child

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Mom and daughter’s podcast for kids: Recordings under the bed, meetings over ice-cream

October 14, 2020 11:36:54 am

'We are both podcast nerds!'

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A science teacher explains: Ozone, the earth’s invisible protective shield

October 11, 2020 6:10:48 pm

One of the effects of ozone depletion, which is not as discussed, is the weather change witnessed in the southern hemisphere due to shifting jet stream patterns

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‘Why do our kids need to learn coding, when we never did?’

October 7, 2020 4:30:33 pm

The answer lies in what kids actually learn with coding classes for kids – the ability to break down a problem in a structured form and use different faculties like arts, creativity, problem solving to design the solution


Homeschooling: The cardinal rules for parents

September 26, 2020 11:00:10 am

You must allow your child to be homeschooled until it is safe for the schools to re-open.

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A science teacher explains: Water has baffling properties

September 20, 2020 5:35:05 pm

Water can move against the force of gravity as seen in capillary action in plants and our blood vessels, can stick together making its surface act like a stretched membrane by virtue of its property of surface tension enabling small insects to walk on it.

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Short story for kids: The Girl Who Could Not Stop Laughing by Meera Ganapathi

September 8, 2020 11:04:34 am

"When T. Sundari told him what was bothering her, Skandu Anna, who was usually the serious sort, burst out laughing. T. Sundari wondered if this was a family problem. Did they all have the same laughing disease?"

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Short story for kids: Angry Akku by Vinayak Varma

September 6, 2020 5:38:00 pm

"In no time, Akku had forgotten all about the STUPID BRICK that made her trip and fall. And about the BAD BOY who laughed at her. And about the IDLI-STEALING CROW. And Akku even forgot about being ANGRY."

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Lockdown learning: Kids need music and art classes too, say teachers

September 5, 2020 9:41:03 am

At a time when activity-based learning for school-going kids has become the need of the hour, and has taken precedence over traditional learning methods, can institutions afford to lay off their music and art teachers?

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Spotify launches storytelling podcast for kids with Tulika Publishers

August 29, 2020 1:56:30 pm

Produced by Asiaville, the podcast will be available in three languages--Hindi, English and Tamil.

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Virtual classrooms: How learning can be personalised for children

August 24, 2020 1:53:11 pm

Technology in personalised learning will come to the aid of students not only in learning and retention but they will also enjoy and appreciate what they have learnt.

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How to make a colourful clay Ganpati idol with your kids

August 22, 2020 9:00:46 am

For decoration, homegrown flowers are the best to avoid any kind of infection. You can also go with crystals for decorating your Ganesha.


The role of parenting in awakening a baby’s inherent genius

August 20, 2020 10:16:43 am

Parents can use techniques to unlock all the incredible abilities in their baby to develop fundamentally strong athleticism, creativity and intelligence.

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This couple’s early learning initiative is helping parents get their own ‘boss baby’  

August 7, 2020 11:04:55 am

The system helps with the overall mental, physical and emotional happiness of babies, enabling them to develop a photographic memory, math skills, oratory skills, speed reading skills, among other things, minus any kind of screen time.

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Diagnosed with ADHD, this kid outdid his peers in class 10 board exams

July 23, 2020 10:07:19 am

'He was a slow learner; he would take his time to grasp the concepts. He needed someone to guide him with a lot of patience, and not many teachers had that.'

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Here’s how Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis take small breaks from parenting

July 20, 2020 6:00:16 pm

Kutcher told talk show host Jimmy Fallon that they have been home-schooling their two kids -- Wyatt and Dimitri -- and that they prepare a curriculum for the week.

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Remote learning: Why some kids may be doing better than others

July 20, 2020 2:00:43 pm

Virtual learning has made children more independent and self-reliant. Kids as young as five years have understood the nuances of a digital platform.

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Make screen time educational for kids with these sites

July 19, 2020 6:15:19 pm

Depending upon how much screen time you allow your kids to have, here are some recommendations.