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Effect of Screen Time on Motor Skills: The Smartphone Generation is not Ready to Write

Screen time

Teachers are seeing more and more kindergarteners whose fingers are not ready to write. They lack the fine motor skills required to write legibly in Kindergarten and beyond. This has been traced back to excessive touchscreen device use. As adults these days, we barely write at all. And sometimes when we do have to write,…

Home Schooling Your Child

Home schooling

Eight-year-old Pritha loves to make doodles. She attends dance and music classes. Every morning she decides on the subject she wants to study. Pritha belongs to the growing tribe of home schoolers in India, who don’t pack their school bags and rush to catch the school bus. The mornings in her home are slow and…

Top 5 Questions Young Children Ask About Sexuality (and How to Answer Them Right)

Sexuality

Traditionally, sex talk has mostly been a taboo topic in our society. The average parent or teacher finds it too awkward and embarrassing to broach the concepts of sexuality and healthy relationships with young children. However, keeping in pace with the changing times, it has become essential to talk about the birds and bees in…

ICSE Schools Now Teach Harry Potter

School Kids

Annual Conference of the Association of Schools for ISC Examination At the outset, I have to admit that I am quite furious.I feel completely CHEATED. Why didn’t this happen when I was in school? With that resentful feeling, I have to congratulate ICSE for adding contemporary literature to their curriculum. Indian kids school bags will include works of J,K…