Wednesday, Sep 28, 2022


Indoor activities for summer break

Five Things: A bunch of movies, bi-lingual storytelling sessions and painting workshops — extracurricular activities for your young ones this season

July 6, 2022 6:11:54 pm

Watch Lemony Snicket’s OTT adaptation, listen to a Indo-German storytelling session or brush up on your painting skills

Postpartum care: Experts tips on nutrition and fitness for new moms

July 5, 2022 6:08:22 pm

It is of primary importance to look after the mother’s nutrition and eventually balance fitness in the everyday routine as well.

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Picture Book Beats: ‘Always know the way home’ and other Rules of Summer

July 5, 2022 11:30:15 am

Rules of Summer is a book for children, yes, but it’s also one that roots the adults in their past and in their now. Between ‘never wait for an apology’ and ‘always know the way home’ lies the universe that some relationships traverse with ease while in which some others falter and wither away

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By the Book: Two books that offer self-help tips to children for fuller lives

July 3, 2022 6:34:06 pm

While Ruskin Bond’s epistolary musing speaks of the importance of perseverance, Ikigai for Teens is a recipe for slowing down and learning to take cues from one’s own life


A science teacher explains: Why do leaves fall off trees?

July 1, 2022 7:40:57 pm

To survive in the environment as it becomes hostile, trees initiate abscission, the process of separation of leaves, naturally.

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Five Things: Thank you note to doctor, night walk at Qutub Complex, learning how science can be fun, and more

June 29, 2022 5:56:48 pm

While we celebrate National Doctors Day, we remember just how grateful we are for them and what they do. Also take a break to watch a film as a family or hone your reading skills with a one-on-one session with experts. Stay curious, stay fit

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Explore places of own liking in new personalised children’s book

June 28, 2022 5:20:02 pm

Merlinwand publishing house gives children the unique option of having the protagonist of a book named after themselves.

Skin Allergies in Children – What parents need to know

July 27, 2022 2:58:50 pm

When a child develops recurrent episodes of itchy rashes involving either the face, body or limbs, one should consider the possibility of a skin allergy.

Childhood is not a training ground for adulthood

June 27, 2022 10:30:26 am

As the philosopher Alexander Herzen said, a child’s purpose is to be a child

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Eat Right: The connection between gut health and mental health

June 26, 2022 2:00:50 pm

Butterflies in the stomach? Your child’s second brain — the gut — is likely sending them signals of stress

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How to manage plantar fasciitis during pregnancy

June 25, 2022 8:21:00 pm

Certain pains and discomforts need to be resolved so that you can be as comfortable as possible throughout your pregnancy.

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Doctor in the House: Is child obesity the looming epidemic in India?

June 24, 2022 5:00:21 pm

Childhood obesity is a complex disease that can lead to lifelong complications. It’s easier to heed its warning signs and take precautions early

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Headaches in pregnancy: All you need to know

June 23, 2022 11:00:50 am

To prevent stress from building up into a headache you can consult a physiotherapist.

Five Things: Short film on finding hope after loss, workshops on creative writing, fashion designing, and more

June 22, 2022 5:50:33 pm

For the bookworm, a chance to take part in a reading Olympiad or explore diversity through free book resources online


How yoga can help children relax and re-energise

June 21, 2022 3:37:48 pm

Yoga can help kids in their schooling years. Children at this age have high energy, are easily distracted and are unable to concentrate for long periods of time.


Babies don’t come with instruction manuals, so here are 5 tips for picking a parenting book

June 20, 2022 7:40:37 pm

Do parenting books help? How effective they are is a matter of debate, especially given the lack of scientific evidence regarding their usefulness.

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By the Book: Celebrate Father’s Day with these two books that explore filial love and complicated histories

June 19, 2022 6:35:22 pm

While Ruskin Bond’s memoir takes young readers through the time he spent with his father, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores generational racial wounds suffered by African Americans in his seminal letter to his son

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Fathers and the triple bottomline

June 20, 2022 12:14:27 pm

Today’s fathers actively seek to become a well-rounded influence in the lives of their children and are fully cognizant of their role in how their children are raised.

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When violence comes closer home, what can a parent do?

June 17, 2022 3:56:08 pm

With the recent shooting in a Texas school and the instances of brutality on Indian streets, how can parents enhance their child’s emotional quotient?

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Curious Kids: why do frilled sharks look more like sea snakes?

June 16, 2022 1:01:09 pm

Frilled sharks are considered “living fossils”, because they haven't changed for about 80 million years! They get their name from the frilly gills on their throats, which look a bit like lace.

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Five Things: How to take the reading challenge in a costume and pay with mangoes to enter a story-telling session

June 15, 2022 7:01:38 pm

Just when we thought we had to visit a museum to learn about art, the New York MET brings us close to some of its finest collections through an interactive map, and then there's building blocks and plays to watch.

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Listening to young people could help reduce pandemic-related harms to children

June 14, 2022 8:33:26 pm

Young people have taken on leadership roles in their communities, leveraging their skills to do everything from producing mask extenders for health care workers to starting a food delivery business to aid elderly community members.

Warning signs can be detected sooner through universal screenings for student mental health

June 13, 2022 8:03:41 pm

Increasingly, schools have adopted a framework known as Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, a proactive system meant to teach essential social skills and prevent later behaviour problems.

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Eat Right: Building a strong stomach for better immunity

June 12, 2022 6:28:41 pm

How to get past stress, inculcate good sleeping habits and fix your child's gut microbiome

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Doctor in the House: Pass the salt

June 10, 2022 4:26:59 pm

It's best to introduce your infant to salt after they are a year old, and that, too, very little at a time