Headline, Parenting, Story Telling »

[1 May 2012 | One Comment | 1,004 views]
Some Mythology, Some School Work and No Futurology!

Headline pretty much sums up my frustration with lot of parents – yes including my own household. Kids need to learn mythology. They need to know our culture. Culture of bygone days. Days so far away from today that our sanitized sensibilities cannot see the bad, cannot see the class layers, cannot see the caste layers and definitely cannot see the shoes wore in those days…

Events, Headline, Parenting »

[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 774 views]
Parents, Leave Us Alone This Summer

Summer is here and so are all the tempting summer camp invitations pasted next to staircases and elevators. Now summer camps used to be fun. Like everything else which used to be fun we revisit the very notion of summer camp and ask big question in our internet-addicted times. Are summer camps still fun for kids?

Books, Events, Featured, Parenting, Story Telling »

[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 976 views]
Events: Stones2Milestones – Summer Affair 2012

Event: Stones2Milestones – Summer Affair 2012
Where: Multiple places in Bangalore.
When: April, 2012 – May 2012

The camp will be at following places:
1.Stones2milestones Centre:482/57, Behind Akme Harmony, Near Trinity Meadows Road.
Date: 9th of April to 30th April.
Age group: 5 to 8 years
9 to 12 years.
Timings : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our centre.
2.The Bright Beginnings Pre –School: Green Glen Layout, …

Apps, Parenting »

[9 May 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,962 views]

Impromptu interview session between the father and the 5 year old daughter.
Father: Can I ask you some questions.
5yrold: Sure.
Why do you want to go to school?
Because I don’t know some things.
ok. What do you like doing in school?
Arts n Crafts.
Who is your favorite politician?
What is a “politician”?
hmm.. Like Prime minister of India, President of India, President of USA..
Don’t know. I have not even meeted (met) them. Don’t know how they look and how they talk.
(If only grown ups gave so much thought before electing!)
Who in your family do you like …

Homeschooling, Parenting »

[9 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,264 views]

Introducing Alphabet Tuesday’s! Every Tuesday, we plan to do an activity based on an alphabet. We start with “A”, who else!!
We started the homeschooling hour with our favorite alphabet phonic song – a a aaapple , b b bbbat, k k cccat .. The 2yrold can now identify till g. The 5yrold is well past this stage, so we did an animal theme for her. Some of them we came up together, like w- wolf, n – nightingale. Thanks to the books currently in our reading list – Yakity …

Parenting »

[9 Jan 2009 | No Comment | 1,070 views]

Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars,
Jupiter, Saturn among the stars,
Uranus Neptune, you do too,
All spin round this space, it’s true.

Nice and easy way to introduce planets to kids.