Precautionary Measures Pregnant Women Should Take to Stay Healthy this Monsoon

Precautionary Measures Pregnant Women Should Take to Stay Healthy this MonsoonThe monsoon season has set in all over the country. While the showers provide a welcome relief from the blistering summer heat we have endured during the past few months, it also brings with it its own set of health challenges. The most common challenges of the monsoon season relate to the risk of water-borne infections, mosquito-borne infections, viral fever etc. While these are a cause of concern for everyone, children and pregnant women are particularly [Read more…]

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your Kid

Independent Reading or Being Read To: Why Repetition is Actually Good for Your KidWatching the movie ‘Frozen’ for the 100th time? So familiar with Elsa’s dialogues you can reel it off in your sleep? Find yourself humming ‘Let It Go’ so often through the day that you really wish you could let it go? Well, join the club of parents who are used to watching and rewatching, listening and relistening to their kids’ favorite movies and songs respectively.  
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Health Benefits which Make Corn the Perfect Monsoon Snack for Your Kid

Health Benefits which Make Corn the Perfect Monsoon Snack for Your Kid

 

With the onset of the monsoons comes the familiar sight of people huddled under hastily put up awnings sipping a hot cup of chai, some even relishing hot samosas or bhajiyas. Another common monsoon sight is the cart selling roasted bhutta (also known as corn on the cob). Served fresh and hot with a sprinkling of salt and chilli powder the bhutta serves as the perfect monsoon snack. In addition to its amazing taste, the bhutta also packs in a whole lot of nutrient goodness for people of all age groups, therefore making it the perfect healthy snack to give your kid this monsoon season.  [Read more…]

5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

 5 Measures to Keep your Kids Safe and Healthy this Monsoon

The southwest monsoon rains bring with them the much-needed respite from the summer heat and heralds the start of the sowing season when crops like rice, cotton, maize etc are planted. In addition, the rains also bring a sense of happiness for each one of us, for as the quote aptly puts it there is such joy in watching the falling rain while sipping on a nice piping hot cup of chai. However, the monsoon also brings with it its own set of problems, relating to viral infections (like cold, flu), mosquito-borne diseases (like malaria, dengue etc) and water/foodborne diseases (like typhoid, cholera etc). Kids are especially vulnerable to the risk of these monsoon related infections so it is essential to take extra precautionary measures to keep them safe and healthy. Let us take a look at a few such measures which can be taken. [Read more…]

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelons for Kids

6 Amazing Health Benefits of Watermelons for Kids

One of the best ways to beat the summer heat is by relishing pieces of watermelon cut with the rind or drinking a glass of freshly squeezed watermelon juice! This refreshingly tasty summertime treat is loved by people of all age groups especially kids (who need very little prompting to enjoy this amazing fruit). However, refreshing taste apart what makes watermelons a [Read more…]

How to teach empathy to kids?

How to teach empathy to kids?

Children nowadays are not only aware of the numerous crises facing the world like climate issues, environmental issues, etc, but are also taking an active part in bringing about environmental consciousness in terms of saving water, reducing the use of plastic, etc. This shows that today’s children have the empathy and maturity to understand various issues and [Read more…]