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5 Board Games That Made Up My Childhood

posted by Mommy Tincture July 20, 2017 0 comments

My elder son has just turned four and one of his gifts was a magnetic combo of Board Games including LUDO & Snakes and Ladders. A couple of efforts at making him understand LUDO have gone in vain. I guess he is still too young for it, but he has already got a hang of Snakes & Ladders. He loves the idea of snakes biting and taking you down and the ladder which is sort of a short cut to the top. It’s heartwarming to see his grandparents taking the lead and setting up the mood for playing the one game that they too have played for as long as they can remember. His grandparents get so engrossed in the game that they forget the initial idea was to keep the kids busy and Continue Reading

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Shapes Craft – A fun Way of learning through Art & Craft

posted by Mommy Tincture July 13, 2017 0 comments

It is quite a relief that most of the pre-schools today believe in developing sensory and fine motor skills of the toddlers through activity based learning. Toddlers aren’t handed a pencil and notebook right away and asked to write and learn numbers and alphabets in this tedious and boring way.  For those who have started play school for their toddlers in the recent years must have got a little nervous when your kids were not handed pencils during the entire year of going to the play school. In my case, even at the lower kindergarten level, my son’s school has begun the writing curriculum only now after the summer vacations. The entire learning during the preschool has happened Continue Reading

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Learning Alphabets with Phonics – Flash Cards (DIY)

posted by Mommy Tincture June 14, 2017 0 comments

As I promised in my post on Learning Alphabets Through Phonics, I am writing this post to share how I made my own set of Flash Cards to help my boy practice his phonics.

If you are still wondering what Phonics is and why the modern day schools are following this methodology to introduce alphabets to kids, you must read my previous post which iterates Learning Alphabets Through Phonics. Some parents might find it difficult to cope with the Phonemics methodology in the beginning, but once you yourself get a hang of it, there’s nothing that can help your kid learn English language more easily. Continue Reading

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Learning Alphabets Phonics Way – Everything You Need To Know

posted by Mommy Tincture June 6, 2017 0 comments

Precisely 4 years ago, I was in a conversation with my cousin whose daughter had begun school recently. I happened to ask her if my niece had started learning the alphabets. To which my cousin responded that she was baffled by what they were doing at school with the alphabets. Further discussion revealed that they weren’t being taught Alphabets the traditional way in the normal ABCD… order. This is how we learnt alphabets and have seen generations learning the same. But the new order of learning alphabets is different. It is based on ease of their sound and identification of letters. Continue Reading

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Summer Vacations – Fun n Homework!

posted by Mommy Tincture June 4, 2017 5 Comments

When I was in school, I was notorious for detesting vacations. I just hated them. I loved to go to school and be with my friends there, run around for teachers’ errands and plan for the projects etc. This ofcourse is a memory from as long as I can remember. I hated vacations for one very specific reason – ‘The Piled Up Homework’. How much so ever I tried to plan my homework distributing it equally across the weeks and days of the total span of vacations, I ended up distracted and highly digressed from the initial plan. Continue Reading