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From the heart of the little ones – a poem

We were all but some random alphabets,Floating aimlessly on those pages,like stars in the sky, like electrons in an atom,We were all but some random alphabets. Then came along you 300M, as our teacher,stringing these random alphabets into words,lacing our imagination and shaping our thinking,To create something fresh and new. And much before we knew…

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Why Critical Thinking is a critical success factor for your Gen Alpha child

In my earlier column on August 23, Are You Right-Parenting Your Gen-Alpha Child?, I ended with a question – Are you preparing your Gen Alpha child for the VUCA world? I also shared about the three skills – Curiosity, Critical Thinking, and Compassion. Here goes the part on Critical Thinking. Critical thinking is the ability…

Are children learning? Ask yourself these questions.

There are different ways that children learn. And yes, different children learn best in different ways. No matter what we have made of our institutions of education – the straitjackets are not working. We do need education but we do not need “another brick in the wall”. Ken Robinson pointed out the same – as…

Stories have the power. Do you have the intent?

Stories have power. Stories can change lives. Stories speak to our hearts, minds and spirits. Can we get stories to our children that open up their hearts, minds and spirits? That engages them and interests them and fills them up with possibilities that never existed. That helps them learn. Does that tickle their curiosity? That…