Category: Activities for Kids

Language Development: How can I improve my child’s language?

A team of scientists from Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Pennsylvania is questioning whether the quantity of words matters much at all. A study they published in the journal Psychological Science found that young 4-, 5- and 6-year-olds who engaged in more conversation at home had more brain activity while they were listening to a story…

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5 ways to encourage reluctant readers

Reluctant readers are those who are hesitant to read. One who does not show interest in reading can also be a reluctant reader. Our task as parents is to encourage them in various ways to be confident readers. The reasons for being reluctant could be because they have difficulty in reading, unwilling to read or…

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Benefits of nursery rhymes!

    Believe it or not, nursery rhymes are incredibly powerful influencers in preschool development. Phonemic skill development gained from nursery rhymes has even been scientifically shown to significantly improve reading, spelling and other literacy skills. These ditties seem fairly innocuous at first, but it doesn’t take long before you’re going bonkers from hearing “The Itsy…

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Engaging toddlers in conversation- 6 great ideas!

Toddlers need many opportunities to talk with each other, an adult, one on one and in groups. It’s a cumbersome task to engage toddlers in conversation throughout the day. Conversations with toddlers are essential because they help children express their thoughts, ideas and ask for help from an adult. Sometimes it also helps in resolving…

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Setting up a book club

“When you sell a man a book you don’t sell just twelve ounces of paper and ink and glue — you sell him a whole new life. Love and friendship and humour and ships at sea by night — there‘s all heaven and earth in a book, a real book.” —Christopher Morley Book clubs can be incredibly…

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8 Exercise Games To Make Kids Active and Healthy

Dear Readers, I’m sure you will agree that we as children had a more active childhood than our current tech savvy generation has. These days our kids are so addicted to the screen that it makes us wonder if he/she is getting enough exercise. So rather than barring the children from using the digital device…

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Best Short Stories for Kids

Fables as they are called, are short fictional stories that feature animals and other legendary beings to which the kids can related to. Today, we take you through some of the best short stories for kids. Fables are educational and fun for children since they lead to a particular moral at the end. You can start…

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The Best Board Games to Play to Bond With Your Kids

Board games can be fun, educational and can promote family bonding. They are a perfect medium for parents to communicate with the children. Irrespective of the weather, board games are a great option: Whether it’s stormy outside or it’s a cold dark winter night or a summer vacation when you are just too bored to…

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Games to Stimulate Children’s Cognitive Development

Cognitive skills are the skills the brain uses to think, learn, read, remember, pay attention, and solve problems. We all accumulate knowledge through the process of cognitive development, which includes both, inherent and learned factors. Research on Cognitive development has proved that our mind is not developed according to a blueprint or innate intellect, but…

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