What do you consider while deciding a school?

Please read my new blog post https://www.mycity4kids.com/parenting/force-feeding-and-forced-learning/article/what-should-we-look-in-a-school.

Find out my thoughts about it and don’t forget to share your too..


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How important is colouring for your child?

Colours are attractive and appeal a lot to children. A child should be exposed to a wide variety and type of colours. Crayons, pencil colours, water colours. It develops their fine motor skills and finger grip. Give them lot of opportunity to colour. Colouring helps to develop their imagination and it develops a keen eye towards nature. Their observation and approach towards detailing will develop.

Don’t force a child to colour, rather give them the opportunity to colour. Start with simple shapes, big pictures. As they will be doing it regularly they will understand how they have to colour, which colour to choose. Which picture is of a certain colour. You can give a child colourful chalk to scribble they are better than crayons.

So, for children around 2 to 3 years they can play with colourful chalk. 4 to 5 they can use crayons, 5 to 6 pencil colours and as they master the colouring, shading, understanding the strokes they can move on to water-colour and then oil pastels.

To conclude your child might just be scribbling but one day they will be creating a masterpiece. Even if they don’t do it, it is a beautiful practice for a child to indulge in.

So, let your child explore different art material. Just guide, don’t do it for them. Let them fill colours to their own imagination.

School connects

Parents dream their children grow to be the pioneers of next generation, and in that aspiration look for the best education and learning they can provide. Their first and foremost challenge is finding a good school, and with so much of chaos around admissions these days, parents look to their peer and former parents for help in making those choices and decisions. To their respite today, there is SchoolConnects
There is always anxiety amongst parents about when admission forms will be available for different schools as there is no reliable source of information. The school admissions calendar from them luckily helps Bangalore parents be on top of the dates all the school applications. An interestingly there is this chaos across most cities in the country and they have one for every city. Despite having such information, parents still seek their peer connect to exchange reviews and feedback which is enabled by their Parent Talk, a Facebook like social network for parents created by SchoolConnects
In the past couple years, that we have been following SchoolConnect, have seen them evolve from helping parents in finding admissions to enabling the parents with exclusive and discounted access to the best products and services they need for a child’s early hood growth and development. Today, they have registered nearly 40k parents and I see the community only growing. Glad to see such platform dedicated for the parents and their children.