Holi is one of the most fun, messy and exciting festivals celebrated in India. With so many colors, water guns, sweets and good vibes it surely is an unbeatable combination of enthusiasm and warmth.[Read more…]
So we’re back this week with another set of ideas to make this year’s Christmas exciting for you and your little ones.
And, what better way to do it than some easy, mouth-watering and freshly-baked food recipes and sing-along carols.[Read more…]
Christmas is just a few days away! This year, time flew like a bird with a jetpack on its wings.
Now with so much going around the world, one thing that kept us strong was our family and friends. And, to cherish these bonds, we’ve decided to come up with craft ideas that you can create with your little ones to get them all excited and rolling.[Read more…]
Holi, one of India’s most colourful and joyous festivals is coming soon! Holi will begin on the evening of March 1st when people gather around a fire and the spend the night sing, dancing & frolicking. The fire symbolises the death of the evil demon Holika who tries to kill Prahlad, a devotee of Vishnu. This is called Choti Holi or Holika Dahan. They also chant prayers and perform other rituals around the fire, to ward off evil, if any, inside them.
Apart from summer workshops and courses which indulge your kids in various arts, crafts & miscellaneous activities, there are a lot of things you could get them to do at home and around.
- Involve them in the holiday cleaning act. Cleaning out their shelves, filtering the unwanted from the wanted, and organising their study or their playroom are some of the things they could do. It will not only keep them occupied but also make them aware of cleanliness.
- Get them to dig out stuff and make some DIY things. Be it using an old cloth to make pillowcases, creating some fun installations with old toys which they can proudly showcase in their rooms or making simple room decorations.
- Reading books and discussing what they read with the family. Maybe enacting short stories which they read. That will make things more fun & engaging.
- A trek to close by hills or lakes. Some time with nature will get them to wonder about other living beings like plants, birds or animals.
- Trips to unexplored historic or scenic spots. Museums may sound boring but if made interesting by explaining things, or some further exploration is done on the net or with books after the visit-they are a good bet!
- Some cultural exhibitions & festivals, where they get exposed to different types of cuisines, arts & people are also good places to spend some time.
- Household chores: Get them interested in the most basic & everyday things of life; be it cooking, or fixing a bulb, or tightening the screw of a chair. Such chores could trigger an interest or curiosity in the working of things & maybe build insightful conversations between you and your child.
Make this holiday special! It could evolve the relationship you share with your child.
Children’s day in India is celebrated on 14th November which is India’s first Prime Minister, Jawahar Nehru’s, birthday. Mr. Nehru’s love for children was well-known and so his birthday was chosen to celebrate this day. Children’s day began in 1856 in Chelsea, Massachusetts, and from then on different countries celebrate this day on different dates to raise awareness about the rights, care & education of children.
One of India’s favourite festivals is around the corner. Diwali, the festival of lights, is here and while you are busy shopping for new clothes and sweets to distribute to friends & family, here are some ideas for decorating your house along with your little ones