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May 12, 2017

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To the best thing in all our lives; Mother's love. A happy mother's day!

Play mate, best friend, Reader of books, buyer of safe toys, Doctor, nurse, chef and one who makes playtime great. A mom is for ever! Happy mother's day!

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May 03, 2017

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Growing with play!

'Play, especially free play guarantees that skills develop by themselves. Do not lead; just listen and observe.  Leave the toddler  to their own devices.' This is the mantra followed by this month's guest blogger.  Akshaya Nandakumar, mother of an adorable toddler, Maya, talks about how playing is important for your child’s uninhabited growth and gives easy to follow tips to encourage your toddler in indulging in screen-free ‘old fashioned’ playing. 

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April 27, 2017

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Our life on the spectrum!


deepika with her little oneIt is fine to be different yet no less than others. This is a lesson from my son Aadvik.
 This month we feature a blog post from Deepika, who talks about her son Aadvik and how play can be tailored to every child's need. And how Autism need not prevent any child from having fun.

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April 11, 2017

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Motherhood - Start Ups, Books and Hindi!


 Motherhood has been quite a journey for me so far. I went from being a full time scientific officer at a university in Sydney to being a full time mom in Bangalore. One of my expectations from the move from Australia to India was the exposure my child would have to our culture and more importantly to our language, Hindi.

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April 06, 2017

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Start them young! How to build a reading habit! Mommy shares

natasha sharma - india's popular kids authorThe one thing that worked with my children and what I think worked for me as a child has been the fact that we were all introduced to books early on in life. I do believe that is the key to having any chance of raising a reader. How early is early? A few months old, if that.

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March 23, 2017

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Curiosity builds the brat - learn how to bring up little explorers

exploration and discovery by kidsThere is clear scientific evidence that children who are curious and explorative fare better at school, work and even relationships later in life. So how do you cultivate curiosity in your little one?

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March 11, 2017

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Celebrate the hues of life!! A safe and happy holi!

happy holiNow that you have the entire arsenal they demand, you can arm them with some safety tips as well. Here is how to keep them safe this holi. Out of sight and you’ll mind: Adult supervision is non-negotiable. Large containers of water and little children are a dangerous mix. So be present at all times. Be prepared: Keep a list of emergency contacts ready, including those of your paediatrician.

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