This holiday season, light up your greetings with light, literally. Here is a craft inspired by an ancient Indian festival celebrated by more than a billion people, “Diwali”. Popularly known as “Festival of Light” is one of India’s biggest and most celebrated holiday of the year. People decorate their house and light up rows of small clay lamps called “Diyas” which symbolize the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil. We created a simple paper circuits to light up our greeting cards. Continue reading “Light Up Greeting Card”
Technology and Kids education are reaching an important crossroad. These days kid’s have access to various technology devices ( smartphones / Tablets / Laptops). The world of smartphones has also made it possible for kid’s to browse through many choices in terms of available App’s. However, its important for parents to help their kid’s make prudent choices of which apps they pick. Here are some of my must have apps for providing a fun and interactive reading experience. Continue reading “Reading Apps for Kids”
The spinning ghost is a perfect activity to do with your kids during the Halloween season. Its easy and simple and doesn’t require much time and materials. It is made on the same aerodynamics principle as that of a paper helicopter. The way the paper ghost hands are cut and folded would make it spin as it falls, just like the way a helicopter blades spin.
Technology and kid’s education are reaching an important crossroad. These days kid’s have access to various technology devices ( smartphones / tablets / laptops). The world of smartphones has also made it possible for kid’s to browse through many choices in terms of available App’s. However, its important for parents to help their kid’s make prudent choices of which app’s they pick. Here are some of the educational, fun and safe apps which I let my kids to play so that they can learn and revise their Math concepts. Afterall, Math is fun when you learn through play. Continue reading “Educational Math Apps”
Reading together everyday with your kid is your bonding time with them. It can give a boost to their confidence and can develop in them a love for reading. We should read different kinds of poetry and simple books with our young early readers and along the way introduce them to new and challenging books. Reading familiar books multiple times can also increase their fluency. Continue reading “Books List for 1st & 2nd Graders (Age 6-8)”
Kids mind is like a blooming garden. As a parent it is important for us to nourish this garden with good values and creative imaginations. One of the ways we can achieve nourishing their growing minds is by introducing them to the world of books.
Who got Fifteen is a simple math game of addition which you can play anywhere anytime, while waiting at a restaurant or while on the go. All you need for this game is a paper and a pencil. Though this game only has simple additions to do but it can keep you captivated for long.
Here is your friendly neighborhood Spiderman ! My kids loved the new Spiderman homecoming movie. It was entertaining and action packed. We hope they also got the message that there is no rush for kids to grow up fast and save the world. It’s fun to do things at the right age. With Spiderman, its always good to remember that with Great Power comes Great responsibility. Well, we didn’t have the spiderman power to crawl up those high buildings but used some magnet power to make a crawling spiderman craft. Continue reading “Wall Crawling Spiderman”
My younger son Tanmay is all praises for his teacher since the first day of his 1st grade. He came home and told me how fun it is to be in her class and how she has given each one of them a squishy ball to keep on their desk to play with while they are waiting for everyone else to get their work done.Isn’t that neat ? I am sure he is going to have an exciting school this year. Respect for all the teachers pouring their heart and time towards the betterment of each kid. So, with all that excitment, he wanted to make one right away himself and quickly gathered all the materials. Continue reading “DIY Spiderman Squishy Balls”
Do you remember when your kids played peek a boo while they were a baby and how joyful it was to watch them. In this adorable craft, me and my boys tried to create the same delightful moment. Here, a baby is playing peek a boo with his blanket. When you push the toy upward the baby would hide himself behind the blanket and when you would pull the toy downward, the baby would peek out of his blanket. Its a very simple and quick craft to make. Continue reading “Peek a Boo – A Dynamic Paper Craft”