Originally published in Medium.com The internet throws up several suggestions to help you encourage your child to read on his own. But have you tried talking to your child about what he or she would like to read? We were having a relaxed lunch with a friend’s family on a Sunday afternoon. The friend is
This review , written by Zai Whitaker, was originally published on Goodbooks.in in 2015. Zai Whitaker’s fifteen books, most of them for children, include fiction, poetry and essays. Having taught at Kodaikanal International School for eighteen years, she has now returned to work at the Madras Crocodile Bank, which she helped start in 1976. Author: Sujatha Padmanabhan Illustrator: Madhuvanti
When I was a kid, I totally enjoyed reading Enid Blyton books. As I grew older, I heard people criticizing them for being sexist and stereotyping girls. I used to wonder what the fuss was about. Today some twenty odd years on as I read out an Enid Blyton story to my daughter, I do see
Obesity is becoming a major problem around the world. With fast food joints in every nook and corner, unhealthy, processed food has become much more accessible and India is also moving towards becoming a nation where obesity issues are cropping up at an alarming rate. A lot of awareness and education programs are being held all over
This is a sponsored post. “A child who reads becomes an adult who thinks” – unknown Importance Of Reading For Pleasure Children are surrounded by a plethora of organised activities these days. After school sports, weekend creative events and summer workshops are an integral part of childhood in today’s world. We teach our children how to
Summer time is here again. And every summer has its own story. In summer hair gets lighter, skin gets darker, water gets warmer, the cool drinks gets colder, music gets louder, nights gets longer and life gets better. “A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining. The breeze is blowing. The birds are
Tomorrow is International Dance Day! Dance is one of the best forms of exercises. It makes you healthy without feeling the ‘stress’ of having to exercise. It is also a form of expressing yourself without words. Dance is an amazing thing in itself. We had done a piece on dance in toddlers earlier as well. My
The most common question which parents have about starting food for babies is what to offer, when to offer and how much to offer. Every child is different and every parent is unique. Some people introduce semi-solid food to their baby after 6 months, while some others start semi-solid food after completion of 4 months and a few
*Giveaway Alert* Some books leave a deep impression in our minds. They have the ability to touch our hearts in a wonderful way and make us think about life differently. For me, Simply Nanju by Zainab Sulaiman, published by Duckbill Books, is one such book. Honestly, the book is not preachy nor is an emotional book.
While doing the research for my piece on cloth diapers for IMC, I was surprised to find out about reusable cloth diapers. Usually one who is up to date on online shopping and trends, I did feel a little dumb. Come on! I had a four-year old kid who was still using up disposable diapers (if
I am not a gym-freak or a health nut. I exercise because I don’t have an alternative. I also don’t believe that I should deprive the foodie in me. I have made fitness a part of my life the past couple of years. It hasn’t been an easy journey. It has had ups, downs and plateaus.
“Mom! Can I please download a game, mom? Please!!??” I heard a chubby little child ask his mom as we were waiting at the airport lounge. The harried mother, who is working furiously on her iPad and simultaneously talking on her phone, was only too happy to let the child choose a game and downloaded one for him on
Most Indian kids are bilingual. We can easily move from one language to another, without much trouble! And when we had researched on being bilingual, we had come up with some awesome articles which mention the multiple advantages of ‘Being Bilingual’! Hindi Play & Learn- Shoonya Hindi Play & Learn – Shoonya is an iOS app from Shoonya
Hanuman is really a fun God to teach our kids about! He seems to be so much full of fun and adventure that every kid loves to hear his stories…How, as a kid, he thought that the sun was a ball or when he grew up and used his tail to create havoc in Lanka!
*Giveaway Alert* #IMCRadio – IMC spoke to Marzia Hassan about ‘Parenting in the Age of Facebook’ and teaching our kids about the virtual world! ‘Parenting In The Age Of Facebook’ Review Let us face it. We all are on Facebook. Well at least, most of us are. And those who are not, use some other