Ancient Art of Storytelling, Modern Manner of Teaching
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Ancient Art of Storytelling, Modern Manner of Teaching

The increasing importance of this age-old practice in the current context of education

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For all those who have been in close contact kids, the sight of a dreamy child, staring out of the window, weaving tales of his own fancy, is very common. And for those of us who remember our own childhood well, this is something each one of us, too, did at least once in our lives. Don’t shake your head, you did it too!

Stories capture the boundless imagination of the human brain in the most vivid manner possible, with a myriad shades adorning the canvas of the mind. They have the power to captivate listeners and set their minds free to visualise and paint a picture that suit their fantasy. And children’s minds are clean slates, eager to experience the world and its many hues, and stories get etched in their minds for a very long time.
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Reading to Newborns: Benefits and Tips

Reading to infant, Reading to newborn, Reading to babies, Read to your newborn, Reading to your babyFetuses can recognize their mother’s voice in the womb! So it is never too early to read to your baby. In fact, studies say you should read for fifteen to twenty minutes every day to your child – even a new born. But there are a few questions here which we shall address here.
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20 Travel Books for Children to Read during the Summer Holidays

travel books for childrenFor me travel books for children is all about different places across the globe and also what fun it is to take a journey. These books below are ideal for kids who are a little above five. They can be read by the parents and also for children who are beginning to read.

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50 Unusual Places to Read on World Reading Day

unusual reading places, World Reading Day On World Reading Day, we bring to you fifty unusual places for you to read – alone or to your kid.

1. While breast feeding – and why not. Research says that tiny babies love sounds, let alone the foetus which can ‘learn’ too
2.  While sitting on the pot seat – might sound a little ‘ugh’ but what the heck. Trust me, it can become an addiction.
3. In bed – hold on I’m not finished. Put a cover over your head (because the kid’s sleeping beside you), switch on a flash light and lo! There – now you are reading in a ‘camp’.
4. While eating – not too unusual, right? But its the commonality of it that makes it so innovative.
5. While sitting in the bathtub – a good book, a chilled drink and a few aroma candles. Perfect! Read more…

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CONGRATULATIONS!

HERE ARE OUR WINNERS FOR WORLD POETRY DAY

world poetry dayToday Hama-Guri is celebrating World Poetry Day at home. He’s made his parents write poems for him and he has written one for them too. And while the family has engaged themselves at verse writing, here are our three winners.

I would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in this contest. I must say, that all of you did a wonderful job. But we had to choose a winner.

And…..surprise! We are having our first giveaway for the winners. I have written to all three of you separately and you can expect your gifts very soon.

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Teach a Child How to Write Poetry

Poetry for kids, Kids poetry, Short poems for kids, Poems for kids, Poems for children, Kids poems, How to write poetryWriting poetry for kids is like painting. You can have the best paints and brushes, but the canvas will remain blank till you really want to create. It is the same with kids poetry. The words are all there – it is the person’s want to put them into verse. So when you kids begin to try their hands at verse, never fail to encourage them to the maximum.
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Should Kids Blog?

Kid blog, Blog, Starting a blogKid Blog? Millions of underage children are blogging nowadays. And many without parental consent! While I am completely against the fact that kids blog without informing the elders, writing under the guidance of adults could definitely be a boon in the long run.
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Fairy Tales for Children? Yes or No?

Fairy tales for kids, Fairy tale characters, Children storiesI am a mother and I still believe in fairy tales and fairy tale characters. The way I believe has changed over the years though. Initially it was an innate belief in fairies, beasts and frogs turning into princes and now its a belief that ultimately the good wins. However, I seem to be coming across many parents who feel that fairy tales are not for kids. It made me think. Read more…

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Why Children Should Write a Diary

diary, journal topics, how to write a blog, how to write a diaryIf your kid wants to keep a diary then let him. If he wants to write online then teach him how to write a blog. These are wonderful ways to encourage him to write and also to recap and reminiscence about memories that are dear to him at a later date.

Benefits of Maintaining a Diary

1. Memories

Diaries are a wonderful way to write about what’s happening in your life. It also helps you to hold onto and relive fond memories.

2. Goals

Older kids often set themselves goals I no matter how small. Journal entries are a good way to keep a track of their progress towards that goal. Read more…