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Category Archive: Blog, Diaries of the young parent, Primary School

5 Activities to Help Prepare your Toddler for Preschool

Starting school is an exciting time for young children and their parents. It can be a daunting time too. But with a little preparation and encouragement, most children will settle in easily at...

Choosing the Right Playschool for your Child: Tips

A playschool is a place where your kid will not only learn to live away from you for a couple of hours amongst his peer group, but also the place where he will get his first idea of school....

Fostering a Love for Learning in your Child

So, your child does not sit in one place when it’s time for homework? Let us rewind back to the time when the child was a toddler. If you spend a fair bit of time with the child early on, reading,...

Nursery admissions: Trial time for parents

Swati Nitin Gupta is a journalist with extensive experience in writing for newspapers, tabloids, magazines and online media in India as well as in the Middle East. She has written on a range of...

How primary school interviews are violating the Right to Education

This blog post has been contributed by 16-year old Bangaore-based Karan Arora, one of the Student Contributors for Issue 10 of the magazine, out in January 2013. The Indian Parliament passed the...

Entering the mind of a child

Image courtesy: thegreeparent.co.uk You may say that I’m over analyzing, but today I would like to take a couple of feet off my already short 5 foot frame, subtract a quarter century from my...

Now he Sits Down, Now he Runs, Now he is Here, Now he is Not !

I’ve often heard parents talking about how difficult it is to get their child(ren) to sit down for a project or to do homework. Back then, with just a toddler on my hands, and my only...

A Market Opportunity in Education

This blog post has been contributed by Aparna Sanjay. I noticed large ads in the Delhi papers recently, touting the opening of 2 new Shiv Nadar Schools, in Noida and Gurgaon. Yes these are the...

Working on School Projects

My daughter, predictably, demands that her project should be the best in class (she is well on her way to being a competitive Tam Brahm!). And so it is that I find myself moaning and groaning over...

A Parent’s Role in Enhancing Kids’ Self-Esteem

This blog post has been contributed by Sagarika Sadhukhan “Parents” the word itself is so emotional and expressive. For a mother, God has given us the boon to feel a child all from inside and of...