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Good News For Parents: Ed-Tech Apps Are Making the Tutor Selection Process Easy

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This is a sponsored post Finding a tutor with solid teaching credentials is hard. Parents often have a tough time keeping up with the new age curriculum of their children. They want to hire tutors who can help deal with the situation, but finding the perfect tutor is a nagging anxiety. The right tutor should promise…

There is No Such Thing as a Visual Learner: 2 Neuro Myths that are Still Prevalent in Schools

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Have you ever thought of yourself as a right brained person? Has a school ever used marketing centered around “learning styles” to sell its curriculum or methodology to you? Do we use only 10% of our brain, like the movie Lucy had us believe? All these three ideas are not really backed by science. Last year, The Guardian published…

The Indelible Mark of Marks: Will the Bournvita Exam Sale Video Change Our Mindset?

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Now that exams are in full swing, did you watch the Bournvita Exam Sale Video that went viral recently? Watch the video above before reading further. SPOILERS AHEAD! The video features a clearance sale a week before exams, where students are selling their hobby artifacts for free because their parents feel that scoring marks is…

Uncover Your Child’s Hidden Talent With Aviva Kid-O-Scope {Sponsored Post}

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Picture this. You have a multi-talented child. He’s thriving at school, he’s a pro at chess, he gets medals in Taekwondo championships, he’s growing into an excellent dancer and he can converse with just about anyone, on any topic. A rosy picture you’d say! Well, I beg to differ. While I appreciate the many talents of…

New Age Parenting Done Right! {Sponsored Post}

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We are a generation of millennials. The way our parents brought us up is very different from our new age parenting philosophies. We belong to the generation that rose beyond unconventional opportunities. We tread less conventional career paths than our parents. Today we are among the ever-so-busy parents ourselves. In the early 1980s and 1990s, limited options…

Where can you find good books for a child who loves to read?

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We were desperately on the lookout for books for our son when he started to try reading on his own. A good friend of ours introduced as to a whole beginner reader series called Captain Awesome. Until that point, I did not know there were books that catered to beginner readers with themes that would…

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

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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

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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…