Building Foundational learning skills in children, at home

The kids have been home for almost two months and by all measures it seems like the idea of school that we have experienced so far will be vastly different in the post pandemic world. Schools are still working and teachers still need their jobs, they are doing everything they can to keep the system running and the children prepared for returning to the classrooms at some point. While initially it seemed like a great idea to move teaching online the reality has proven very different especially because it involves parental participation to a great extent which parents are not … Continue reading Building Foundational learning skills in children, at home

Vegetable Printing for Toddlers

It’s been a good and hectic couple of months for us here at Artventuretales, as you probably guessed from the quiet around here. Or maybe not :). We were off to a 28 day adventure at Singapore, which I will write about in a separate post or you can read all about it on my instagram account @artventuretales. Once we were back the school grind began and although we still did our activities I never got a chance to document it. With the little one growing up and showing signs of becoming extremely independent (and how! This morning he cried … Continue reading Vegetable Printing for Toddlers

Spring, the great outdoors, and a love for colours!

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!