We’ve so overscheduled our kids that doctors are now prescribing playtime

Source: Washington Post We idiotically insist that all of their activities be purposeful and structured. Last month, I picked up my children from their first day back in American elementary school after three years at a French school in Belgium. They both looked glum. “Did you make any friends?” I…

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Book Recommendations age 3 to 5

Experts say that if you start reading to a kid right from when it’s in the womb, chances are that they will get used to reading at bedtimes and eventually turn into readers themselves. Reading aloud to kids has profound benefits. It’s a perfect bonding between the parent and the…

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Myths and Legends of India – Stories we grew up with

Seasons of Splendour by Madhur Jaffrey Reading age - 9 upwards Read aloud age - 6 and up The Hindu calendar, traditionally followed by Indians is similar to the Jewish calendar based on the moon. Even today all festivals are decided on the basis of the Hindu Calendar. Every Indian…

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Horrid Henry Series by Francesca Simon Review by Unnati Ved

Reading age - 6 and up Read aloud age - 4 and up Whether we like to admit it or not no child is perfect. Every child has done some antic in the past that has embarrassed the hell out of us. Henry is a child that no parent wants…

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