Unity in diversity: How do we teach kids to appreciate differences around them?

Unity in diversity: How do we teach kids to appreciate differences around them?

Books, toys, travel, and celebrations— everything counts!
August 12, 2022 — Shumee Toys
DIY Fizzy Diya for kids: Mix art, science & a lot of fun!

DIY Fizzy Diya for kids: Mix art, science & a lot of fun!

Pour in the vinegar and watch the diya bubble!
November 12, 2021 — Soumya John
Why is puppet play important in early learning?

Why is puppet play important in early learning?

Get comfortable using puppets and find out how you can use them to play with and teach your little one.
March 23, 2021 — Soumya John
Designing play at home: Tips from an early years educator

Designing play at home: Tips from an early years educator

Ashrita Johnson is a passionate teacher, described by her six-year-old students as 'creative' and 'amazing', which she takes as the highest compliment. She is always designing play experiences at home...
February 25, 2021 — shumee toys
Christmas DIY: Have fun making things for the holidays

Christmas DIY: Have fun making things for the holidays

Easy and fun DIYs to get kids into the spirit of the Christmas season. From homemade Christmas tree decorations to creative gift wrapping and cookie gifting, check out these great ideas!
December 08, 2020 — Shumee Toys
Free play — why is it the best way for kids to learn and grow?

Free play — why is it the best way for kids to learn and grow?

Ditch the complex toys. Your child needs more unstructured play!

October 27, 2020 — Shumee Toys
When kids became our toy designers #shumeecuddlybuddy contest

When kids became our toy designers #shumeecuddlybuddy contest

From soft homemade bread to delicious, frothy dalgona coffee – we know that adults have found ways to nurture their creativity while social distancing. But what about children?  A month...
June 19, 2020 — Jahnawee Potdar
Why less screen is more fun and how to have unplugged childhoods

Why less screen is more fun and how to have unplugged childhoods

Why is digital detox important for kids

Internet Addiction Syndrome is a well-recognized and documented issue that plagues everyone and the younger you are, the easier it is to be mesmerized by digital screens. Late night screen usage can affect sleep hormones, and lack of sleep, in turn, can affect the day after at school, at play and studies. There is also the issue of low self-esteem that social media has been linked to in older children and even adults.

December 16, 2019 — Shumee Toys
How to raise kids who find joy in what they do - lifelong!

How to raise kids who find joy in what they do - lifelong!

Embrace and accept your child – Each child is different. They grow at a different pace. They like and love different things. They have personalities of their own.  Some bloom in the limelight and can perform nursery rhymes at the drop of a hat to an attentive audience, while others wilt under public glare and find it hard to get a word out. It does not make one smarter than the other. Accept your child for who they are in totality. Let them discover themselves.

 

October 29, 2019 — Suchismita Pai
Diwali gifts- How to give and receive gifts mindfully

Diwali gifts- How to give and receive gifts mindfully

Diwali is a time of gifting and getting gifts. Make sure they are thoughtful and chosen mindfully. Try and make them count in terms of joy they bring. When you get a gift, be grateful that you are loved and cared for. Share, care and be safe this Diwali. Happy Diwali!!
October 14, 2019 — Shumee Toys
9 Unique Ways to Celebrate Dussehra and the 9 Days of Navratri!

9 Unique Ways to Celebrate Dussehra and the 9 Days of Navratri!

With a country like India, though, there are many more ways to celebrate any festival like the Kulasekarapattinam Dasara in Tamil Nadu, which celebrates music and culture over these ten days or the Bathukamma festival of flowers in Andhra and Telangana. No matter how we celebrate our festivals, it is about family, culture, and a community coming together. It is about sharing, caring, and compassion. It's about learning something and passing on what we know. While it is always comforting to have traditions to follow and celebrate, it can also be fun to explore other ways to do celebrate. Do share with us how you celebrate your festivals. We wish you a happy Dussehra!
October 07, 2019 — Akshay Jadhav

Janmashtami - Themed Learning Activities You Must Try With The Kids!

Janmashtami or the celebration of the birth of Lord Krishna is just around the corner, and it is a perfect time to involve young kids in learning activities. You could...
August 21, 2019 — Shumee Toys