The Truth About Why Children Lie

“No, I didn’t do it. I don’t know who did it. It wasn’t me.” are some of the most common responses you get on asking a child if they did something that they weren’t supposed to do.  There’s little you can do when you’re not sure of the truth. But in case you manage to […]

The Art of Saying No to Your Child

As a parent, it is sometimes natural to give in to your child’s demands. However, it’s equally important to remind your children that all their wishes cannot be fulfilled. They need to work harder to get what they want. But that’s not to say that you turn into a heavy-handed strict parent overnight. You need […]

The Importance of Pretend Play

Most of the time, when we think of “playtime” for children, a session of playing on the swings or running in the garden comes to mind. While this form of letting off steam is important, there are other play methods that come with the added advantage of facilitating learning. One such method is pretend play. […]

How to keep your little ones’ curiosity alive?

What is it that gets children to develop love for learning? It’s curiosity. Practicing mental math, becoming early readers, exploring art – all these contribute towards developing a sharp mind. But beyond these basic skills, keeping their curiosity is what is most beneficial for children of all ages. Think about it.  All geniuses, including Albert […]

Why Does Art Matter for Young Children?

What comes to your mind when you see art drawn by children? Splashes of different coloured paints, collages covered in glitter and glue, coloured papers cut into different sizes, and colourful drawings, many of which appear to be quite random. Do they always make sense? The truth is that they don’t have to. In early […]

The Freedom to Choose Creates Competent Kids

When faced with hardships, competence is the characteristic that’ll help your child get up, brush off the dust, and declare ‘Yes, I can!’ But, this strong sense of belief in one’s ability to do anything doesn’t come overnight – it has to be nurtured and instilled during the child’s foundation years. While kids love contributing […]

How to Teach Your Child Phonics

Five Easy Steps As a parent, you might face difficulty in making your child understand how different words are pronounced. To add to that, there are letters that have more than one sound. All this can get even more difficult when you have a pre-schooler who is struggling to concentrate! To make it a bit […]

Promoting Family Involvement in Pre-school

For young children, a pre-school is a magical break where they let their imaginations run riot. Pre-school participation is an essential element for meeting the development goals of tomorrow’s children. When young kids are taught through the means of play, activities, songs, and so on, they develop socially, emotionally, physically, and intellectually. It is obvious […]

Ways to Prevent Smartphone Addiction in Children

Addiction is the condition of being unable to stop using or doing something as a habit, especially something harmful. People can be addicted to substances or activities: there are drug addicts as well as gambling addicts. Some people are even addicted to exercise! In recent years, smartphone addiction in children has emerged as a serious […]

The Power of Play and How It Can Transform Your Child

Why is it that when we become adults, we discourage our children from playing even though we have fond memories of playing with our friends in our childhood? If as parents we understand the reason why children play and how it transforms them, we will no longer dislike the wonderful human activity called play. What […]