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British Council Library
Kids Learning

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

Book Reviews

Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan – #AtoZChallenge Day 26

posted by Anupriya April 30, 2019 2 Comments

Book Blurb – Koi Good News by Zarreen Khan

When Mona Mathur of Dehradun had married her college sweetheart Ramit Deol of Amritsar, there were two things she wasn’t prepared for: 1. The size of the Deol family – it put any Sooraj Barjatiya movie to shame 2. The fertility of the Deol family – they reproduce faster than any other species known to mankind For four years now, Mona and Ramit have done the unthinkable and remained childless. Of course, that also means that they’ve battled that one question day in and day out: ‘Koi Good News?’ It doesn’t matter that they have been happy to be child-free – they are married; they are expected to make babies. After all, there are grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts and even colony aunties in waiting. Brutally honest, thoroughly irreverent, Koi Good News? is the funniest book you’ll read this year.

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Know Your Child
Book Reviews

Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar – #AtoZChallenge Day 25

posted by Anupriya April 29, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – Know Your Child : The Art of Raising Children by H.H.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Raising children can be a big challenge. In this competitive world; we want our children to be successful? How do we measure success after all? And fulfilled life. In this book, His Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar highlights simple points for parents and teachers, on raising children. These subtle cues go a long way in laying the foundation for children to grow into fine human beings- happy yet responsible, focused but wit a large perspective on life, having a strong character with the softness of human values. Continue Reading

Book Reviews

I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee – #AtoZChallenge Day 24

posted by Anupriya April 27, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – I Didn’t Expect To Be Expecting by Richa S Mukherjee

Tara is living a blessed life in the maximum city with her husband Abhimanyu, the love of her life. At the pinnacle of her career, she is the apple of her parents’ eyes and hasn’t spotted a wrinkle yet – so far, the 30s are looking great! Nothing fazes Tara – not a foul-mouthed best friend or a food-burning arch-nemesis in the form of her maid – not even a landlady who chats with ghosts. And then, Tara discovers that she’s pregnant, and suddenly, all that well-honed composure crumbles. It doesn’t help that she’s got an equally jittery (if supportive) husband by her side. Now, Tara must face her anxieties about parenthood as she navigates friendships, marriage and career, all the while dealing with the fact that her body and mind are steadily feeling like they belong to someone else. An irreverent, honest and funny journey down the road – potholes and all – to (accidental) parenthood!

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Book Reviews

Family Wisdom by Robin Sharma – #AtoZChallenge Day 23

posted by Anupriya April 26, 2019 6 Comments

Book Blurb – Family Wisdom From The Monk Who Sold hid Ferrari by Robin Sharma

Robin Sharma reveals an easy yet strikingly effective system that shows you how to awaken the natural leadership potential of your child while restoring your own balance, joy and inner peace in the process. This book follows the continuing adventures of Julian Mantle, a high-powered legal superstar turned enlightened monk, who imparts the wisest answers to life’s deepest questions. Within these pages, you’ll discover how to: unlock the best and highest talents of your child; deepen the relationships with those you love; create a family culture that is rich, enduring and beautiful; connect with your destiny and live your heart’s desires and more.

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Neelanjana Singh
Book Reviews

A Very Relevant Read For All Parents – Our Kid Eats Everything by Neelanjana Singh – #AtoZChallenge Day 22

posted by Anupriya April 25, 2019 3 Comments

Book Blurb – Our Kid Eats Everything by Neelanjana Singh

Eating right made fun and easy for parents and kids! Are mealtimes a perpetual battleground in your family? Do you constantly worry about your child’s nutrition and growth, the effects of junk-food overdose and a gadget-centric lifestyle, and the true value of expensive superfoods, while your child continues to be resolutely resistant to what you serve on the table? Our Kid Eats Everything! is your answer to making mealtimes tussle-free, tasty and, most of all, healthy. Within these pages you’ll find invaluable information and smart tips on: * which foods your child actually needs to grow; * shopping right, reading food labels and outsmarting junk; * nutrition-oriented prevention and cures for common childhood diseases; * age-appropriate weekly menus, including snacks, tiffin and the Exam Diet; PLUS! 75 child-tested recipes that turn ‘yuck’ to ‘yum’ and the 20/20 plan to make kids really enjoy what they’re eating. Whether your kid is a toddler or a teen, a finicky eater or a junk-food junkie, this enlightening guide by leading nutritionist Neelanjana Singh will help you to make your child a good eater for life. Continue Reading

Sathya Ramaganapathy
Book Reviews

It’s A Mom Thing Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy – #AtoZChallenge Day 20

posted by Anupriya April 23, 2019 1 Comment

Book Blurb – It’s A Mom Thing Kickass Parenting

It’s a war out there, and the kids are winning. They can download apps on your smartphone with deceptive ease, tell you who the Greek goddess of wisdom is and how to do a back-heel nutmeg (don’t ask). How is one ever to catch up, let alone get the upper hand? It’s a Mom Thing: Adventures in Parenting presents anecdotes from a mother and offers a light-hearted look at her parenting journey. The main protagonists are the mother, her two cheeky daughters, aged nine and eleven, and her long-suffering husband. Parenting is a veritable minefield in this household. Backchat, bad jokes and mischievous gleams in the eyes, pre-teen hormones and emotional meltdowns (of the parental variety) pop up frequently. Every day is fraught with danger. Revealing the affectionate, yet tumultuous relationship between the mother and her daughters who are growing up fast, the book falls in the parenting humour genre. Continue Reading

Aditi Wardhan Singh
Book Reviews

Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

posted by Anupriya April 22, 2019 13 Comments

Book Review – Strong Roots Have No Fear by Aditi Wardhan Singh

This book provides you with a simple framework within which you can raise your little ones to grow into empowered thought leaders in our constantly evolving multicultural world. If we raise our children with a culturally aware mindset, we need not fear the future.

What you find in this book –

The confidence to be intuitive as a parent.
Timeless strategies for a confident mindset
An honest look into mindful living.
A global outlook for your multicultural family.
How to be culturally sensitive and rooted within self.

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Swati Lodha
Book Reviews

DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha – #AtoZChallenge Day 18

posted by Anupriya April 20, 2019 16 Comments

Book Blurb –

DON’T RAISE YOUR CHILDREN, RAISE YOURSELF by Dr. Swati Lodha

How often do you feel inadequate and helpless as a parent when you are not sure about your actions as parents?

Don’t you wish there was an “owners manual” for parents that would give you the insights, the knowledge, the skills and the inspiration to be the best parent you can be?

The wisdom to set up your child for success in life?

We live in an option-rich world filled with a myriad of distractions such as technology, social media, demands at work, aging parents and it is challenging to be an effective parent in todays’ world.
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