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Bringing Joy along with the Library Culture @ British Council Library Kolkata

posted by Anupriya September 18, 2019 0 comments

When I was growing up, there was no Google and we looked up for our answers in Encyclopedia(s) in the library. I remember how as a student I was enchanted by my school library – a room full of racks, one row after another containing in them hundreds of books written much before even I was born.  It’s a sad irony today that libraries have lost their sheen and online search media has taken over instead.

But this 15th of September, I got an opportunity to experience the magic that a library holds at the Family Day at British Council Library. Yes, you guessed it right, I took my boy along with me to be a part of various events and celebrate completion of 70 years of British Council in India. Continue Reading

School App
Kids Learning

The Unique Side of School Apps: Connecting Schools To Parents Through Effective Communication

posted by Anupriya August 2, 2019 0 comments

Most adults remember the time of the year when schools re-started, and everything happened at the last minute. As children, we would have forgotten at least one activity or chore assigned by the teacher to complete during the holidays. We’d remember it just 24 hours before the first day back to school. This is only one example. When kids are in school, things are always rushed for parents who try their level best to keep everything in order.

In the grey cloud of continually juggling work, school, and extracurricular activities, there is a silver lining. Technology has made it much, much easier for parents and the school to communicate. A school app like Voice Snap offers a unique solution. With just a touch of a button, a guardian can contact a school administrator, a teacher can get in touch with parents, or a student can see their transcripts.

Let’s explore the three main ways parenting and school apps aid in connecting parents and academic institutions. Continue Reading

Little Travel Bug
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Make traveling fun for kids with Little Travel Bug

posted by Anupriya December 14, 2018 3 Comments

In the last decade or so, the most significant learning about life that has dawned upon me is that there are two things that a person needs in life, just like oxygen. These two things are the gateway of a human mind to whatever there is to know about the world and also to the unseen possibilities. Yes, books and travel are two interests or habits that I feel that everyone should inculcate on a personal level.  And as parents we should make whatever efforts it takes to enable our children to read and travel as much as possible.  I personally want my kids to be very well read and extremely well traveled. With these two virtues imbibed in their personalities, two decades down the line, I will feel that I have done my job well.

Recently when I came across the products by Little Travel Bug, my interest was piqued immediately. After all, here I have made traveling and reading as the motto of my life and then I come across this series of books with travel at their core. This series of specially designed for kids travel books are THE ULTIMATE possession for your kids if you like to explore the destination you are about to visit, or want to encourage your child to record all the fond memories that they make on a journey. Continue Reading

Home Chores Kids Can Help With
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5 Chores Any Toddler Can Do

posted by Anupriya June 22, 2018 1 Comment


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Doing household chores can often make you feel bored, tired or even frustrated, especially when you have one, two or more toddlers at home. But cleaning and other chores at home could be a  lot of fun if you are patient and try helping your little child learn some basic things in the household maintenance. However, your two or three-year old child can not perform ‘tasks’ alone. Therefore,you have to understand that they are only helping you little bit in the everyday household wok. You have to be there at all times, help them do things, encourage and reward them, if they succeed. Continue Reading

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4 Amazing Things That Happen When You Give a Kid a Camera

posted by Anupriya June 19, 2018 2 Comments


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If you think that only professional photographers can make amazing photos, you are wrong. Have you ever thought of buying a camera for your child? Exactly – for your child, regardless of the age. If you hadn’t known, there are certain benefits of providing your child with a camera. Well, not the most expensive one, but a small Polaroid would be just fine. Art plays a fundamental role in the development of children and photography is a fantastic door to awaken that moment in them. The cameras for children provide them with a tool that allows them to portray their vision of the world around them. Here is why you should consider buying this for your loved ones. Continue Reading

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50 Ways To Keep The Kids Busy This Summer Vacation – The Minimalist Way

posted by Anupriya June 5, 2018 28 Comments

With a houseful of three kids (for those who have followed my posts know that I have two boys. Yes there’s another girl in the house, my boys’ first cousin. We live in a joint family) , all under five, summer vacations did not pose a very pleasing proposition to me. I have dreaded this years summer vacation with all my might and pondered on every resource available trying to figure out how I could keep the kids busy throughout the vacations.  Summer camps and activity classes were an option, but most of the options available last only a week or so that too just 3-4 hours a day. This really wasn’t a sustainable solution. To add to that the kids constantly insisted that they do everything together. My elder son is the only one at a respectable age to gain from the summer camps and like activities, but he won’t go alone.

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The Child Is The Father Of Man – Kadam Chhota, Change Bada

posted by Anupriya May 22, 2018 12 Comments

I was about 8 years old, when I observed that our toothpaste was now coming in a user friendly plastic tube, instead of metal tube. I loved the new toothpaste packaging as it was convenient and retained its original shape throughout. It was quite a draw compared to the old metal tube that lost all its original glory with usage.

At that age, I believed that plastic ought to be the discovery of the century. With time, everything that came packaged, came in plastic. The colorful and light weight packages were the in thing. Even my parents stopped carrying ‘jhola/ thaila’ (a cloth carrybag) for grocery shopping.

‘They give everything in plastic bags these days.” was their excuse. Plastic bags became a way of life.

As I grew up, campaigns around hazards of plastic picked up momentum. A general environment against usage of plastic was created and emphasize was laid on recycling of plastic. But how did it affect me? Not in a way that I can be proud of. Same was the case with everyone around me including my family (pre and post marriage). I could say that my routine life continued in oblivion. Continue Reading

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Will My Child Grow Up To Be What He Should Grow Up To Be?

posted by Anupriya April 26, 2018 3 Comments

Oh No! Please do not judge me as a mother who has already set goals for her kids to grow up to be a doctor, or an engineer or even a dancer or musician for that matter. At the same time neither am I sure nor do I commit to be that liberal mother who might just take it in my stride when Nik might grow up and come up to me saying, “Mom! I want to be a communist activist! I will fight against the capitalist system that is ruining our country!”

Then, what is it that I am really scared of? Before I answer my own question, let me take you through a small background of why this question has been troubling me for a couple of days.
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DIYKids Learning

A Quite Book for Some Quite Fun and Learning Time

posted by Anupriya March 30, 2018 1 Comment

I first came across Quite Book on the internet while searching for DIY activities for kids.  The colorfully assembled books immediately caught my fancy and I set out to make one for my niece, to gift the same to her for her birthday.

Oh for those who are wondering what exactly is a quite book, a quick search on the same will tell you that a Quite Book is nothing but an ensemble of activities for kids that they can work on alone or with assistance. Quite Book is also known by names such as Soft Book, Busy Book or a Cloth Book. The best part about quite books us that they are extremely colorful and can be customized as per the kid’s age and interest. The activities mostly focus on skills like matching, sorting, imaginative play etc. Continue Reading

Kids Learning

Water is a Luxury – Do Not Waste It

posted by Anupriya March 23, 2018 0 comments

Have you ever wondered how much water goes down the drain from a leaking tap in 24 hours?

Let’s do a simple basic mathematics. Let’s say 2 drops are going down every minute from a tap.

1 drop                                                                   = 0.05 ml

Number of drops in a day                             = 2 * 60 * 60 * 24 = 172,800 drops

Amount of water gone down the drain = 8640 ml = 8.64 lt.

8.64 liters of water is more than what families in remote parts of our country get for their total household consumption every day.  

There was a time that a lower middle class household did not receive supply of water 24 x 7. They had to store water as per their requirements until water decided to visit their taps the next time. The frequency was generally twice everyday for an hour in the morning and in evening. People were frugal in making use of this limited resource.  Continue Reading