Month: March 2021

The Importance of teaching our children to fail

Why failure is not a setback but another trial in the process of “try, try, until you succeed” Did you know that before Walt Disney became a phenomenal success with not just Mickey Mouse, but also Disneyland, he faced huge failures? He lost his own creation, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. He also faced bankruptcy. He […]

Five podcasts for children that develop their curiosity and imagination

We find ourselves constantly reaching for our cell phones, computers, and television screens to entertain us while we stay indoors and limit our time outdoors and in public, so it is not surprising when children do the same by watching netflix/ sticking to their video games. A great alternative to reducing bad screen time while […]

The Learning Power of Play

Play is the most positive avenue to assist children’s development, thus it’s time we gave playful learning its rightful place within the educational system As parents, we try to read all the right books, ask the right questions and do our research to make sure our children get everything they need to be healthy, happy […]

The musical way to inspire your child’s interest in Mathematics

Music and mathematics are two sides of the same coin. While it’s only in recent years that scientific studies have shown how music can help children understand and remember mathematical concepts better, this relationship between music and mathematics is one that has existed for centuries.  So, let’s time travel back to Ancient Greece to  understand […]

How poetry reading and writing can inspire our children to express more

Whether poignant or silly, poetry can reach children in a particularly powerful way. With its rhymes and dynamic imagery, it makes the reading experience joyful; sometimes more can be said and expressed in 8-10 lines than in an entire novel. In Langston Hughes’ poem ‘Dreams’, in eight short, profound lines, the life-sustaining power of dreams […]

How chores can help develop your child’s life skills

Implicit in every chore is a life lesson, and they can be wonderful ways to create teachable moments for our children. Moreover, chores can make children feel needed and included as they become active participants in the way their family functions. But asking children to do chores can at times feel like a chore in […]

Four fun ways to foster reading habits in children

Dr. Seuss said it best “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Reading to our children, and all the conversations it leads to, helps them make better sense of their world and their own lives. Reading sparks the imagination, builds curiosity, […]

How A Multilingual Brain Can Benefit Your Child

“Bonjour!” “Hello!” “Namaste!” If you can understand what each of these greetings means, chances are that you speak more than one language. However, did you know that simply knowing multiple languages can help your brain function better? Over the years, scientists have discovered that children who learn multiple languages gain several cognitive, social, and emotional […]

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