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Author Archive: Rima Desai

Fun games to enhance memory and focus

Memory, focus, concentration – these are much valued skills for students. Today I want to share simple ways to enhance these, while also ensuring the process is fun. GAME 1: OBJECT MEMORY You need:...

Top 10 Ways to Keep your Child Entertained on a Long Journey

Parenthood changes so many things and one of them is travelling. It is never easy to travel with children, no matter their age, or whether you have one child or more. The flip side is that parenting...

The Numbers Magician: Teaching Children Maths Skills through Board Games, Part 2

Read Part 1 here. Last month we learnt about introducing ‘Singapore Math’ and ‘Hands-on Math’ concepts to toddlers, preschoolers and kindergartners (Age 2 to 6 primarily). Today we shall...

The Numbers Magician: Teaching Children Math Skills, Part 1

Math is one subject we cannot distance ourselves from – whether we make a career out of it or not, Math is an essential part of life. Math is more than just mastery over basic number functions. It...

Free Tickles all Day – Fun with Kids Like Never Before!

There are a lot of things we focus on teaching kids and learning as parents. However, one of the simple things we may miss out on is purely having fun with kids by being kids ourselves. We truly know...

Teaching your children about the natural world

We introduce our kids to some common animals at a very young age. Which child will not know Cat, Dog, Monkey, Lion and birds like Crow, Pigeon, or Parrots? I realized that however, our children are...

Kids’ Kitchen Korner: Learning from the Kitchen

A kitchen is a storehouse of our happiness. Not only does it contain the delights that satiate our sense of taste but also does well to bond us to our family through numerous memories of dining...

Learning from Musical Instruments

Age: 3-7 years I define music as ‘unseen beauty’. It lifts our spirits, brings fun and creativity into life, sounds pleasant to our ears and can even calm our mind. It is the only universal...

Fun with Phonics: Teach Phonics in a Fun Way

Ideal Age: 3.5 years – 6.5 years It is fascinating to see our children grow through their different phases and one such thrilling phase is when they begin to put words together into sentences....

Cognitive Games to build Cognisant Minds

In my previous blog (http://parentedge.in/fun-and-educational-games-for-kids/), I highlighted several cognitive and ‘age old’ games for your elementary and middle school kids. This month, we are...