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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...

Summer Craft Project for Children: Making a Hulk-Head Pot Holder with Rob

Summer is the time for fun-filled art and craft projects with your children. And if you can make useful things that also impart a small lesson, what better way to spend those long days? Here is an...

Holiday Art – Create from Scrap!

Christmas or any another festival, we humans pretty much imitate the busy activity of a beehive during festive seasons. However, before the crowd attacks the shopping centers, newspapers speak out...

The Importance of Sports in Education

This blog post has been contributed by Jairam Balakrishnan, Director, Pearson Schools, Pearson India Gone are the days when the life of a student used to be stress free and the only worry involved...

Entertaining Kids for Free

This blog post has been reposted, with permission, from Bril’s blog (http://brilindia.com/blog/). A trip to the mall is always met with applause by children in a typical 20th century household.And...

Gift her a life-lesson on her birthday

Some time ago, I had written an article on ‘Planning Birthday Parties’, and I tried to list a number of different ideas for unusual kinds of parties. Here’s one more I came across recently that...

Trying to be an artist

Author Pico Iyer says, “So if you graduate from college, spend a decent couple of years seeing the other things you might be doing or not doing anything at all, just doing menial jobs while...

Life beyond the idiot box

What do your kids do in their leisure time? Settle on the couch and switch on the TV. Right? TV has become an integral part of our existence. But try switching off the TV for a day and see the huge...

Come to the Library? Tell me why.

This post has been contributed by Vibha Kamat. Vibha runs the MCubed Library (http://mcubedlibrary.com/home.php) in Mumbai, along with her partners Vaishali Shinde and Sonal Bimal. Nandita came...

My Experience as a Parent Volunteer at School

Yesterday was the annual event at my daughter’s school “Magic Puddles“. The theme this time was “Street Utsav” & the school team had roped in parent volunteers to...