Ramleela ‘the soul of Dussehra celebrations’

  Do you yearn for celebrating Dussehra and watching Ramleela an epic show which was staged across cities at various vantage points? In Mumbai, Ramleela is held at Chowpatty while in Delhi it is staged at Lal Kila. The last day which marked the burning of the evil king Ravana was the highlight where 1 arrow of Ram set the effigy of Ravana in

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Aksharabhyasam Prewriting skill


Aksharabhyasam is a Sanskrit word. The word Akshara means ‘letters / alphabets’ and Abhyasam means ‘practice’. Aksharabhyasam means “the study of practical letters”. Aksharabhyasam is a traditional religious ceremony in which the child is given initiation of Education. It involves worship of Goddess Saraswati. Aksharabhyasam includes pre-writing skill which is initiated when the child is as young as 2 years old. It is not

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Tales of Panchatantra

Just like the West has its Aesop’s fables and Mother Goose ..India has Panchatantra tales. We all remember reading Panchatantra ki kahaniyain …they were bought out by Pustak Mahal. Today in the world of Bubbles we seem to have forgotten the power of Panchatantra. The months of September and October take us to celebrate a lot of festivals Ganesh Utsav, Onam, Dusshera and we

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Movie Time

People always preach, “Start reading early to your baby to incorporate good reading habits”. Have you ever heard someone recommending watching a movie with your child to make her understand what kind of content she should curate? Books are the primary source of food for brain but movies can be educational and informative too. It is imperative to draw a line for screen exposure

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Best Books to read to Babies and Toddlers

There is no particular age when you should start reading to your child ‘The Earlier, the Better’. Reading out loud to your child right from the start strengthens your bond with the child and also builds her language and literary skills. So, what are you waiting for, here is a list of books that you should add to her library for a good snuggle

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Conjunctivitis in Toddlers: Symptoms, Treatment and Prevention

  Conjunctivitis is an eye infection also known as Pink eye. It is due to inflammation of membrane lining the eyes and lids (conjunctiva).   Causes of Conjunctivitis   Viral produces a watery discharge from the eyes and is usually associated with cold. Bacterial produces a thicker, yellowish green discharge is usually associated with sore throat. Allergens caused by allergen like shampoo, pollen, dust

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indoor activities on a rainy day

Make hay while it Rains: Indoor Activities for Toddlers on a Rainy Day

Rain, rain please stay. Thunder and lightning make us say… We have Indoor games to play…. Rains though bring the soaring temperature down, cuts out the physical activity and bonding time for children, keeping them cooped up in the house. But don’t let the rains spoil the fun for your little toddler this year. Do you know that there are a range of activities

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Teaching Indian Culture to Kids

India is a country which is filled with different cultures unique & varied. It is home to one of the oldest cultures in the world. Every aspect of Indian culture is distinctive and has layers and folklore attached to it. Teaching our children about the different cultures in India is important as they should be aware of India’s (and thus, their own) rich cultural

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Educating Children About Different Cultures In India

India is culturally rich and robust. Almost every 100 kms, the country’s preferences, tastes, choices, customs change and/or are adapted as per the local folklore. The culture of India refers collectively to the thousands of distinct and unique cultures of all religions and communities present in India. India’s languages, religions, dance, music, architecture, food, and customs differ from place to place within the country.

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The What, Why and How’s of Choking Hazards

We know how curious children are. And most of the times they end up feeding their curiosity with their mouth. For example, if your child finds something interesting, let’s say a part of the toy, he/she will first analyse it first and then shove it straight into the mouth to feel it! Here’s where choking hazards come in. What is a choking hazard? A

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