When I had my second child, I knew he would be unique, as children are, but exactly how different they can be dawned on me much later as I saw my two children approach the same activities in completely different ways. Take away very different things and even engage differently not just appropriate to their age but their own innate sense of understanding or learning style. Most of us have heard this approach as adults, in fields of education / psychology or regular parenting – each child has a different ‘learning style’. But when it comes to our own children … Continue reading What’s your child’s learning style – Learning philosophies that work
What does rice have to do with rainbows and summers? You may ask. Its like this, as working parents, school holidays were our biggest dread. The nanny had to come on time, the kiddo had to be pacified, distracted or conned depending on his mood that particular day and we had to find parks, playgrounds or television to keep him occupied. I remember days when he just didn’t want us to leave and I have literally cried my way to work. From what I have heard, stay at home parents don’t have it any easier. Holding the attention of your … Continue reading Rice, rainbows, summers, and some sensory play
I feel like spring is an underrated season here in India. I have always loved the carpets of yellow by the copper pod flowers, tufts of pink from the rain tree and the bursts of orange and red from the gulmohar. These have given way to more global blooms in new expanding cities like the cherry blossoms and lilac flowers in certain pockets. Being home with the kids, seeing their wonder in these flowers and leaves and the ground filled with colour is truly infectious. The older of my boys gave up his afternoon nap even before he turned 4, … Continue reading Spring, the great outdoors, and a love for colours!
What if our kids learn to do art for art’s sake without the pressure to create something for our walls. Do art for the pleasure of creating, exploring and discovering. Art only to make art. Continue reading Art for the Non Artist…