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Including the left

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Including the left

Including the left Most children have a preference for using one hand over the other by the age of about 18 months, and are definitely right or left-handed by about the age of three. According to various population studies Left handers are a minority (1/10th) in our society. But they face a majority of the […]

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Heavy Teachers Day!

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Heavy Teachers Day!

Heavy teachers day! Do not wish teachers today! I am serious. Do not wish them today, if you are one of those who thinks of teaching as yet another profession, you do not remember at least one of your teachers fondly you think anyone can teach a 3 year old.. You do not realise the […]

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Madness of repetition!

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Madness of repetition!

It’s science: Reading the same books to your child over and over makes them smarter You would have just finished the 3rd reading of your child’s well-thumbed, tattered book and just as you are closing it, you hear…‘Again!’. Oh I can hear you boiling up. Close your eyes for a minute and take a deep […]

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Increasing vocabulary of the child

Increasing vocabulary of the child With the NEP creating a focus on literacy and numeracy skills, I would like to talk of the various ways in which Cocoon for the past so many years has been enhancing these skill sets in a child. I shall today focus on vocabulary building activities we do which you […]

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Screen time in 21st Century

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Screen time in 21st Century

Screen time in 21st Century We have read stories in the news lately about the dangers of screen time. Everyone is talking about how children today find it difficult today to have a conversation with someone or to focus on something because they are too busy staring at their screen. We have to admit that […]

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My Kitchen School

My Kitchen School Children learn by using all of their senses in the early developmental stages. Cooking can be an amazing activity for children to engage all their senses. It also gives an opportunity for children to hone important life skills including project management, cleanliness and hygiene and such. Rolling, peeling, chopping, kneading, mixing and […]

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New Education Policy 2020

NEP 2020 A much awaited reform in education has arrived with NEP 2020.Significant pointers for early childhood education during which time 85% of brain development happens are: Universal provision of quality early childhood care and education. ECCE will aim to attain optimal outcomes in the domains of: physical and motor development, cognitive development, socio-emotional-ethical development, […]

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Mud in Play

Mud in Play In this world of increasing technology, children are spending more of their time in front of screens and less time outdoors. The idea of getting clothes drenched and muddy can be a bit of a scary idea. Playing outside with mud, dirt and soil is great for children. However, parents often stress […]

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Raising emotionally stable children​

Raising emotionally stable children The most defining quality of a human being is the capacity to form and maintain relationships, so that we could coexist and function within a society. Emotional wellbeing can be described as the developing capacity of children to: experience, regulate, and express emotion; form close, secure, interpersonal relationships; and explore the […]

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