Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Learning through games...

Kids learn lot of things, through game -- experiencing this practically with our son these days & the age this start is typically around 4 - 5yrs & should be practiced on a consistent basis, try these simple games:
  • board games, that would have a math in them -- learn with the kid to count the score, add them (using fingers)
  • plan a bed time game, that could be around recollecting 'the day' for yourself, spouse & the kid
Playing games, not only keeps the kid engaged, they learn new concepts / tricks to build their knowledge & will be able keep them away from TV!


Toys from trash...

I have been enjoying the re-learning of basic concepts... while making toys from trash for Aditya (my son), it definitely comes out of passion to do with kids, but I think it should be tried by every parent to do few experiments with their children -

Arvind Gupta Toys - http://www.arvindguptatoys.com/

It's a great source for trying simple - science concepts, origami & fun toys. I'm enjoying past few weeks...