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A children’s film fest aims to bring change through cinema in schools

December 5, 2019 11:29:27 am

"Film pedagogy is the most effective and influential educational medium because it's a combination of audio-visual storytelling and entertainment that reaches them at an emotional level. Parents need to expose their kids to more meaningful content than just recreational games on their iPads."

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This mom wrote a children’s book on IVF after having her miracle baby boy

December 4, 2019 7:44:24 pm

The book I'm Very Ferris — A Child's Story about In Vitro Fertilisation initiates a discussion about IVF and makes it relatable through the eyes of a child. Ferris takes you to his little world and its adventures and how he finally came to be.

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World Disability Day 2019: My Brother’s Wheeeeelchair, a short story for kids

December 3, 2019 4:31:52 pm

International Day of Disabled Persons 2019: Read this story in rhyme by Salil Chaturvedi with your child to talk to them about disability and instill the values of inclusivity and empathy in them.

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Why teens must learn the art of body confidence

December 2, 2019 4:31:25 pm

Here are few techniques to teach correct body language, gain confidence and overcome a distorted body image in your children. The Idea is to work more on the posture.

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Your child’s handwriting can help you understand them better

November 30, 2019 10:03:36 am

With the help of graphology, parents can understand their children in a better manner and be aware of their strengths, weaknesses, likes, dislikes, skills, thought process, health and how the world is influencing them.

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Encourage kids to learn from their mistakes

November 29, 2019 6:43:17 pm

The approach should be to encourage their child to work on their positive self-image. Parents and teachers need to understand that every child in this world is blessed with intelligence, and some special qualities.

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Children’s books released in November 2019

November 28, 2019 6:07:22 pm

From a tale about a confused cat to amazing inventions in the field of medicine, here's what children's books released in November 2019 have in store for kids.

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Tips to make math and science learning easy for kids

November 27, 2019 9:03:03 am

Education has to be approached in a healthy, engaging, and fun manner for children, and they need to genuinely love the learning experience in order to attain actual understanding of the subject matter.

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Pointers to check cyber security in your child’s school

November 26, 2019 6:22:31 pm

With the advancement of technology on the one hand and threats to child safety on the other, data security is given the highest priority.

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How to teach kids the art of being an effective leader

November 21, 2019 5:15:10 pm

Some people are born leaders, but some must develop the skill set required to thrive as a leader. Here are some fundamental steps you can focus on to develop and sharpen your children's leadership skills.

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How to teach your child to tell time

November 17, 2019 10:45:25 am

Start by introducing to your child the general concepts of time — morning, afternoon, evening and night. Talk about the activities associated with these hours of the day, like having breakfast in the morning or sleeping at night.

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‘Why is there no Disney princess from India?’: Girl asks her mom and here’s what she does next

November 16, 2019 9:06:04 am

An NRI parent's four-year-old daughter living in Chicago, Illinois, was reading one such book on a Disney princess when she asked a simple question, "Why is there no Disney Princess from India?" Here's what the mother did.

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Great storytellers for children: Remembering Jawaharlal Nehru

January 22, 2020 8:03:57 am

Jawaharlal Nehru birth anniversary: Nehru doesn't trouble himself with dates, but connects past with present by informing Indira that the sage Bharadwaj's ashram existed not too far from their home at Anand Bhawan. Along with the glimpses of history, you receive glimpses of his vision for the new country.

Children's Day 2019

Children’s Day Speech 2019: How to help your kids prepare

November 14, 2019 8:13:49 am

Children's Day 2019 Speech: Children's Day speech would be a great opportunity to emphasise on issues affecting children today, from education to physical and mental health, and how each can be improved to ensure a better future.

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Kids with special needs: 10 art therapy activities and ideas

November 11, 2019 7:35:37 pm

There are several art therapy activities and creative ideas to give special children an outlet. Occupational therapy incorporates these activities as per individual needs. Art therapy has proven to bring children with special needs great happiness and build their self-esteem.

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The joys and challenges of cursive writing for kids

November 7, 2019 5:13:54 pm

The biggest challenge for young kids in terms of cursive writing is of course, shaping, or shall we say, drawing the letters. Even if they are able to write non-cursive, since these are free-standing, individual 'drawings' to be made, the moment they have to write in a continuous flow, young hands find this hard to coordinate.

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Children’s books released in October 2019

November 18, 2019 11:33:42 am

From stories of inspirational women to tales from mythology, here is a range of books to choose from for your kids.

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Know your child’s learning style and how to make the most of it

October 31, 2019 6:04:23 pm

A learning style is an individual's approach to absorbing and processing information, which mostly enters the brain through sight (visual), hearing (auditory) and touch (kinesthetic).

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Parents, this book teaches kids to ignore the trolls or online bullies

October 31, 2019 10:38:09 am

"The trolls that this book specifically highlights are online bullies. While they are often nameless/faceless avatars, trolls can also be classmates, co-workers, people in the community. It’s really anyone who is trying to make you feel bad just because."

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Study tips for students: Treat studies like a 9 to 5 job and more

October 29, 2019 9:24:39 am

When you truly understand a concept, memorisation naturally follows. Help kids try to understand the core of what they're learning and build upon that, versus memorising for each test and forgetting afterwards. This will also help them master the final exams.