Five Picture Books Your Child Will Love

Picture books are multi-sensory tools that stimulate the imagination and help build language skills of early learners. The entire process of reading or hearing a story aloud, looking at the accompanying art work and turning each page allows for a unique kind of interactive communication between the parent and child. Talking about the story helps…

Six Meaningful Summer Activities for Children

The summer break is here and things can get quite boring once the initial excitement wears off. While our Summer@Todden program offers some great options to channelise children’s bubbling energy, here are some at-home activities to keep children all the more engaged:  Scrapbooking  Creating a scrapbook is a wonderful creative outlet that builds several different…

Your Essential First Aid Kit

Following our last post about ways to have a healthy summer, Dr Manu Chaudhary now shares the essential components of a first aid kit. Keep one handy at all times as it’s your go-to for fixing the little cuts, scrapes and injuries that are almost an inevitable part of childhood. A pre-made first aid kit…

Your Guide to a Happy Healthy Summer

Summer is here and we’re delighted to share a guide that will help you have a happy, healthy one. Pediatrician Dr Manu Chaudhary shares her expertise: Everyone deserves a happy and healthy summer break, whether you are spending it in Ahmedabad or traveling out of station. Heat-related illness occurs when the body’s temperature control system…

How and Why to Raise Resilient Children

We live in an exciting time when the fields of genetics, neuroscience and biology are coming together to create an understanding of “resilience”: how likely an individual is to create positive outcomes in the face of challenges. Resilience has often been defined as the ability to bounce back in times of adversity and to develop…

Why We Should Have Meaningful Conversations with Children

One of the defining traits that sets apart human beings from other living creatures is our ability to communicate through language. Our verbal capacities are key to connecting with each other and this is true right from the time we take our first breath in the world. That’s why it’s important to share meaningful conversation…

Starting Preschool: Five Ways To Help Your Child Cope With Separation Anxiety

Starting preschool can be a rollercoaster of emotions for both parents and children, though the specific concerns are likely to be quite different. According to Meir Muller who holds a PhD in early childhood education and is a professor at the University of South Carolina, it is natural for young children to experience separation anxiety…

The Evolution of Parenting: Five Biggest Challenges Faced by Parents Today

Believe it or not, good parenting, parenting styles and general child care are actually a relatively new phenomenon. The scientific interest in parenting or what is the best mode to raise a child’ has come about in recent years. The responsibility of raising healthy, happy, well-adjusted kids can sometimes feel overwhelming for parents. They’re bombarded…

Early Years: Five Things Every Parent Needs to Know

Most parents have probably heard or read about how important the first five years of a child’s life are to their future physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. Years of neurological and psychological research has shown that babies begin to learn about the world around them from a very early age – including during the…

Fun & Festivity at the Todden Winter Carnival

Todden broke for a short Christmas vacation with a festive extravaganza in the form of our first Winter Carnival held on the evening of Friday, 22nd December. The campus was transformed into a magical wonderland with winter decorations, Christmas props and mood lighting. Here’s a look at some of the major attractions: The Enchanted Forest …