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Fun ways to teach children how to spell their name

Fun ways to teach kids how to spell their names
Fun ways to teach kids how to spell their names

Ever since H has started learning alphabets, she has showed keen interest in spelling and writing her name. In fact, for her, H doesn’t stand for horse or house but for Hiyashaa. She was so excited to know that even her name has a place in alphabets. Every time she spotted H, she would shout “H for Hiyashaa!” with pride and happiness. Although I didn’t encourage her into writing alphabets so early considering the tender muscles of her hands, but definitely decided to teach her how to spell her name. Soon, I had a happy girl, who was thoroughly enjoying showing off her skills at spelling her name… H I Y A S H A A!

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Our Halloween Party for Kids in 10 photos

Spook-tacular Halloween Party in 10 Photos
Spook-tacular Halloween Party in 10 Photos

Most of us in India are in Diwali mode, so are we with our rangoli, sweets and diyas in place. Incidentally, this year the festival of lights is coinciding with Halloween, so we thought to have some spook-tacular fun with kids with our very first Halloween themed play date! With some Pinterest inspiration and lots of imagination, we were all set to welcome kids dressed in myriad Halloween costumes: witches and Goblins for some Tricks & Treats.

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Republic Day Spl: How to dress up your child as an inspiring Indian personality

How to dress your child as a famous Indian personality this Republic Day
How to dress your child as a famous Indian personality this Republic Day

Last Republic Day, Lil H saw the flag hoisting for the first time and since then every time she spots the Indian flag she jumps with joy! While on last Independence Day my two and a half year old chatter box surprised us all by singing the National Anthem in our society function. One of the activities that you can do to teach our kids about India, it’s history and it’s constitution is by telling them about our freedom fighters and personalities who put India on the world map . So, in school or your society,  this Republic Day dress up your child a personality, India is proud of  and tell them their inspiring stories.

Also read: Santacruz gets a new playbased preschool: Koco Kids

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5 New Year Eve Activities to do with your kid

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So, we don’t welcome the New Year grooving at one of the hottest New Year parties in Mumbai. I’m sure there must be many people like us. Even in my childhood, New Year’s Eve meant enjoying mom-cooked food, watching TV huddled inside cozy quilts (Delhi is freezing at this time of the year) till the clock struck 12. Hugs, new year wishes, new year messages, new year greetings and calling near and dear ones followed next till we slept off to a new morning of the new year.

Fortunately or unfortunately, my better half too isn’t a party animal either. Hence, till date nothing much has changed about New Year celebrations. However, with 3 year old H in the whole scene now, I am pretty keen to do something special this year to mark New Year. Some special activities for kids or New Year traditions that are celebratory, entertaining and easy at the same time.

If you too are going to have New Year at home, here are a few kids’ activities that you can plan and ring in the New Year…

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The story of H’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme Birthday Party – Part 2

Part 2 of H’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Party is way to happening than the Part 1. Here’s a sneak peak…

Photo Booth & Photo Props at The Very Hungry Caterpillar Theme Birthday Party
Just as guests entered, we asked them to write their wishes for H in her keepsake book. Getting that printed was a task! Soon they were given these jiggly wiggly Antennae hairbands and other props in hand, they happily posed on the Photo Booth that was painted by yours truly! Wielding a brush is always a pleasure! What joy was it to see not just tiny caterpillars but also the grown up uncles and aunties posing as caterpillars. Thanks for being a sport guys!

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