Category Children

Holiday Homework Blues

When did summer holidays cease to be joy for kids and turn into a pain for both the children and the parents?

Where have all the games gone?

It is a pity that many of the games that were played a couple of generations ago have become virtually ‘extinct’ today.

Information Overload could be creating clueless mini-adults

Information overload can adversely affect children in more ways than one, mainly robbing them of their innocence.

Mother tongue or English? What should be the medium of education?

Studies have proved that children who have little or no exposure to English can understand basic concepts better in their own mother tongue.

School names, did you say?

What do parents look for when they want to admit their children to a good school?

Summer Camp with a Difference

Chockful of talent at the lively summer camp for underprivileged children.

A ‘no-camera’ moment

Sometimes an image captured by our eyes and imprinted in our memories is more enduring and evocative than one captured on film.

‘Full Family’

The happiest was the younger brat, for not only had his elder brother got admission to his chosen college, but we were also a ‘full family’ after having been separated for the whole day!

Of mice and boy

The boy had learnt his lesson in compassion from two mice – one a big field rat in a trap and one a tiny dead mouse.

Death tells a story – The Book Thief

At the cost of sounding morbid, I would say that Death personified by Markus Zusak in The Book Thief completely fascinates me. He is shown as not only having a heart, but also compassion.

Library Aunty

Most of the children who came to her library knew her only as Library Aunty and the name stuck.

Comics – good or bad for children?

Comic books might not have literary value but those like Amar Chitra Katha have brought the myths, folk tales, epics and biographies within the grasp of even primary school children.