Your Guide to a Happy & Healthy Monsoon

The rainy season is a welcome respite from the harsh summer but brings along with it an onslaught of illness and a generally unhygienic environment. Germs and bacteria thrive in the warm, damp conditions of this season, which makes it all the more necessary to take certain precautions, particularly for young children who are more…

How to Choose the Right Extracurricular Activity for your Child

Extracurricular engagements are a great way of enriching your child’s educational experience. According to one study, involvement in extracurricular activities directly correlates to improved academic, psychological, and behavioral function. Moreover, it helps children pick up valuable skills such as time management and organisation, accountability, and teamwork from a young age. Extracurricular activities can also allow children…

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…