It is summer vacation now and parents are busy finding the best way to engage kids in a constructive manner. It is the time when summer camps and many vacation based programs gain prominence. But then, they are just few days’ programs and not all kids feel comfortable to be a part of this new exclusive gang. In a normal scenario, the kids will be out on the roads playing cricket and cycling with neighborhood children but with scorching sun and summer taking on vehemently with sharper rise in day temperatures, it pays to keep the children indoors. Think of indoors and any parent can have nightmare thinking of the damages and also the constant complaint and nagging of boredom and worse still their addiction to mobiles, computer games and Xbox / PlayStation. So how about getting them hooked onto ‘Kiddies Express’ with &Pictures.
Children these days have lot of options to spend their time but the onus to make the time worthwhile and also educative lies in the hands of the parents and teachers. We can see preschoolers watching television serials with their parents and playing mobile games not suitable for their age. Precious time of their life is spent in unwanted knowledge capable of spoiling children’s character building. We grew up with toys, simple ones which allowed us to create our own world and dream our fantasy without any negative influence. Those were the initial seeds of creativity. Learning was limited to action oriented rhymes focusing on improving our memory, rhythm and physical activity. It was fun way of learning and had an impact on our minds which we fondly recall even today. Focus was on physical exercises and emotional growth was the aim and we never grew tired doing any of these unlike the kids today who complain of boredom, strain and tiredness even in preschool. To drive home the point, let us do a small exercise, can you recollect Jack and Jill, Ding Dong Bell and Twinkle twinkle little star? It will be surprising to know that despite the age we are in, each one of us can recite it without any difficulties. So the solution lies in hitting back those days albeit a minor difference due to the way we grew up and the lifestyle of kids today.
Soft Soled shoes specifically Clogs have become a rage even though they come with an expensive price tag. Be it outdoors, indoors, travel, and adventure trips, we see children wearing clogs. It has become a point of superiority among school children to have Crocs clog shoes. Crocs have had its list of issues in US which people in India are unaware of. To add to the confusion, many products resembling Crocs are hitting the market from China and our own country to cash in on the popularity of the brand. We know the problem behind Crocs but unsure of what the others have in them though the one written here is for all these products with the spoken design. Read on to know more about Clogs / soft soled shoes.
Are you the urban gardener or a green thumb looking for an opportunity to get on the gardening bandwagon? Then check out this post –
Terrace Gardeners meet is going to be conducted at the Spaces in Elliots Beach, Besant Nagar.
Avail the opportunity to meet and mingle with namma Chennai’s popular Gardeners, buy gardening kits and Organic gardening materials, herbal plants, flowering plants, lot of seeds and saplings as takeaways. Lucky dip prizes, event for kids, talk sessions by experts, herbal juices and tea for the health conscious, and much more.
Location : Spaces, Elliots beach, Besant Nagar, Chennai
Date : 28th November 2015
Timings: 10 am to 5 pm
Interior décor is a big challenge when it comes to kids. It is a different take when compared to the aspects of different spaces in home such as living and kitchen. In one of the discussion sessions with a interior decorator while planning our space, my daughter who was listening to everything suddenly interrupted and said nothing you discussed for my room interests me. On a deeper thought, we understood that she has the right to plan her room the way she wants. Let me tell you, it is easily said than done. We have to think as a kid to understand her interest and see everything through her eyes.