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This Little Box Packed With Activities is The Best Gift to Your Child’s Childhood

Motherhood is indeed an incredible journey. It definitely lets you discover several new phases everyday. But at the same time, it often becomes difficult to keep your child engaged into something enriching. As parents, we often slip into their hands a mobile, a video game or switch on the elevision. Despite knowing the very fact that we are making them head towards addiction. Coloring, Reading or writing are some of the basic activities we try to engage them in. Unfortunately, it becomes difficult to keep them glued for long into a single zone of activity.

DSC_0704As mothers, how we wish strongly that we had a bundle of activities all at one place to keep the little soul engaged for long. And co-incidentally a few days back, I chanced to come across the Wondr Box.

Out of curiosity, I happened to visit their social media page and Oh My God! Here is what we were looking for. An incredible bunch of activities that suit my kid’s interests perfectly.

DSC_0710Let’s See what The Wondr Box has to itself that makes it so special and amazing.

As I unboxed this activity filled box, I came to discover what a treasure my child had been away for so long.

So I had received the Wondrbox for toddlers. Here I would love to mention that Wondrbox has kept into mind the interests of different age groups and thus curated different boxes for the same.

  • You have The Toddlers for 3-4 years
  • The Curious Minds has been created for people of 5-7 years
  • The Little Explorers is specially made for 8-10 years
  • The Upcoming Conquerors comes for an age of 11+

The best part is you have boxes for every age considering the varied curiosities and interests of the age.

Here’s what we have in store for your little one in The Toddler’s Box

A Story Book

This little book with a lovely story can either be a great pass time for your kid’s reading and at the same time it can also be a great company as a bedtime story. For my kiddo, “Golu Has A Beautiful Dream”, the story was enjoyed by him to his fullest.

There were 4 other interesting sections in The Activity Box

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Trace & Memorize

DSC_0715Well, learning and self-discovery are intricately linked. And, what better way than, to trace and memorize English? With pictorial representations and emotions imprinted below, tracing them and associating each emotion becomes a great learning activity for your kid.

Let’s Learn Some Maths With Fun

DSC_0716DSC_0712Well, Maths can be extremely difficult for your child to grasp at initial stages and Wondr Box is all set to make it more fun and enjoyable. In order to make the journey of mathematics more stupendous, they have merged Animal Emotions with  mathematics, which is a concept you will not find quite often.

Creativity At Its Brim With The Art and Craft Pouch

DSC_0711Another most essential part of this Treasure Box is the Art and Craft section. Indulge your little ones’ creativity into the world of colors, pictures and puzzles and wait to see him so preoccupied that he will forget every smart device he was addicted to.

Indulge your little ones’ creativity into the world of colors, pictures and puzzles and wait to see him so preoccupied that he will forget every smart device he was addicted to.

Brush Up The Scientist in Your Kid

DSC_0714The last but not the least is definitely the Science section of your Wondrbox. Let the young scientist in your kid come out to its fullest with the Mood Train display in the Science pouch provided in The Wondrbox. Help him to sharpen his intellect, develop his identification powers and at the same time be engaged in a fertile activity with this amazing section of the Wondrbox.

Here are a few reasons why The Wondrbox has become my and middo’s favorite within these few day

√Comes in A Hard Compact Packaging

DSC_0707Thumbs up to the beautiful packaging of The Wondr Box that makes it comfortable to carry anywhere without any scope for tampering!

Each section comes in a different pouch that makes you to choose your preferences and carry them anywhere you desire to.

√Vibrant and Colorful

DSC_0713As you know anything that’s bright and colorful is bound to attract your kid’s attention. And the creators of this magical box are very much aware of the fact. Hence every nook and corner of the box has been designed in vibrant hues so that your kiddo gets inclined to it without a second thought.

√ Enriched with Engaging Activities

DSC_0706The best part of the box is that it is truly the treasure trove of a bundle of activities. Whether your kid is a super active one or someone who is quite shy, WondrBox provides solutions to one and all.

No more video Games or Ipads. Create Wonders in Yourkid’s life with the blissful WondrBox.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children Literature Fest Gurgaon 2017, A Reading Spree To Cherish

In the present age where video games and YouTube have replaced books and outdoor games, children are in real need of Literature Festivals which can re-instill their reading habits. To encourage reading habits in children as well as to nurture the existing love for literature, Gurgaon witnessed its first Literature Fest of the year 2o17. Hosted by Vega schools, a host of eminent authors as well as storytellers graced the occassion for the Gurgaon Literature Fest that lasted for two days.

 #ggnchildrenlitfest celebrates the desire of reading for both knowledge and leisure for children across Gurgaon

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The Aim of The #ggnchildrenlitfest

With the intent to inculcate a habit of reading in children, the first edition of Gurgaon Children LitFest was inaugurated on the 5’th of Feburary at Vega School premises by Mr. Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder Vega Schools. The two-day event witnessed various bestselling children’s authors, storytellers, book signing, reading, puppet shows, writing workshop, publishers, panel discussion and parent workshops.  The fest was open for children between the age group of 5-12 years and will be held in the premises of Vega School, Gurgaon.

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Vega Schools’ Opinion on The Fest

Speaking on the occasion Sandy Hooda, Co-Founder, Vega Schoolssaid, “We have invited writers from all over the nation who have made a name in children’s literature. The purpose of the festival is to make reading entertaining for children and encourage parents to build a ‘reading’ relationship with their child. We strongly feel that books document the fall and rise of civilization and have played an important role in shaping the world. Reading a beautiful story has the power to transport us to other worlds while we are present here and now. According to a study published in PLOS ONE, getting lost in a good work of fiction can help build empathy and allows the reader to build desirable personality traits by learning from experience documented in books, both fiction and non-fiction.”

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Eight bestselling children’s book authors such as Benita Sen, Himanjali Sankar, Payal Dhar, Yashodhara Lal and Haimanti Mitra will bring stories to life. Illustrators and ten most animated storytellers such as Arunima Shekhar, Dr Tanu Shree Singh, Sreedevi Gopakumar, Kamal Pruthi, Yuveka Singh will tell magical tales and make children laugh and daydream. The main objective is to explore the creativity of the students so as to develop greater interest in them towards reading books and stories.

The Event

Explaining the purpose of the children centric Literature Fest, Harleen Mohanty, Head of School, Vega said, “There is a basic difference between literature festivals for adults and children. For adults, panel discussions and contours of literature set the tune, whereas for children one needs to convey everything in a storytelling manner. A habit of reading informs children of universal morality and gives them space to imagine. She added, “This Literature festival is an effort to build a passion for reading among children and parents. It is a small movement to bring awareness in Gurgaon about reading good literature and is a testament to our eendeavorto imbed 21st century skills like creativity, imagination and communications, in our students.”

About Vega Schools

Vega began with a parent whose child developed an aversion to his school. The parent was denied access to his child’s classroom – to understand what might be causing the trauma and terror. The school being one of the highest rated schools in Delhi didn’t make things easy, it looked like there were no alternatives! Therefore, the birth of Vega schools, a collaborative effort by some of the best schools in the world, was to create an Indian member that would be contextually relevant yet progressive. Vega also values progressive and immersive learning.  Progressive 21st century schools recognise that future work environments will demand a different skill set from young people. These skills include leadership, teamwork, strong communication skills, problem-solving, and positive work ethics etc.

A Carnival Cherishing Childhood: Delhi’s KRACKERJACK CARNIVAL

 

Delhi never runs out of events and the best part of the city is that as winter sets in, you can start feeling the presence of the Capital’s basking in the glory of carnivals. One such carnival that Delhi recently witnessed was the KrackerJack Carnival: A potpourri of festivities, activities and fun-enriched event. Though the target group of the carnival was mainly limited to children, but as you know fun and frolic are contagious and thus it turned out to be a gala celebration for both the adults as well as the children.

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The Exclusive Episodes of the Krackerjack Carnival

The 10th edition of the Krackerjack Karnival in Delhi caters to the children and their needs. Set in the elaborate background of JLN Stadium, the event unfurled several episodes of amusement and gambol.  It turned out as a great success for both parents and children through overdoses of fun activities and encouraging healthier life styles. After all what can be more exciting than a real life interaction with the popular characters from Dholakpur? Yes, we are talking of Chotta Bheem aOne of the most anticipated events of the day was the ‘Jungle Book Se Aage’- a theatre performance directed by Bubbles Sabharwal and Lushin Dubey. With the incoming of theatre arrived a musical evening- MOZARTSY, initiated by wonderfully talented Sonam. It aims to bring joys to lives with music in ears zones. The musical sessions were followed by cosplay actions with genius, philanthropist and millionaire Ironman and dance all you can Zumba session.

The Master Brains Behind The Extravagant Carnival

Ms. Chandrika Behl, the director and founder of KrackerJack Carnival, Exhibitions India Group was interviewed and she expressed her happiness and excitement over the response that this event received. In fact the first day of the event witnessed such an overwhelming reach and success that Ms. Chandrika was eagerly in anticipation for the second day of the carnival to unfurl.

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Some other parents while asked about their experience in the event gave such ebcouraging answers that clearly underline the success parameters of the Krackerjack Carnival. One of the parents also shared how she as well as her little one was both active e enthusiasts in this fun-filled carnival and is looking forward for the next season to unfurl soon.

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Divya Bhalla, parent of three and a housemaker said, “Krackerjack Karnival is one of the most awaited events in our calendar as a place to go together with family. Having attended the previous two editions as well, I can vouch for the fact that it is an amazing show that offers an experience unlike something we have ever seen before. Krackerjack Karnival not only provides holistic and wholesome entertainment for kids and family, it also offers us a one stop shop for important products, services and information ranging from maintaining kids health to assistance during the approaching admissions season all under one roof.”

 

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Krackerjack Karnival has given an interesting touch to the value of family that has been losing price in the modern times.  This occasion has all the right reasons to be celebrated to the fullest in a time where people have just few hours to count upon in the life of 24 hours in a day.

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In fact Delhi, Dilwalon Ka Sheher is in need of these kinds of carnivals more frequently which address children’s quality engagement and gives an opportunity for the families to spend time together as Jon Wooden puts together that “The most important thing in the world is family and love”. Krackerjack Carnival was a perfect platform to celebrate the joys of childhood with grandeur, fun and learning simultaneously.

6 Common Problems That All Working Moms Face

Well becoming a mother is one of the best milestones achieved in life. The first cry of your baby and his first call out to you as “Maa” are episodes which will be etched in your memory lane. But, as Spiderman rightly quoted, “With great power comes great responsibility” when you become a mom, you are indeed expected to role-play several characters simultaneously. But despite giving your best and trying to reach out to your children in the maximum of capacities, often we as mothers face a host of unwanted situations.

None But The Daycare

aquaFinding a shelter behind for your child in your absence is the most difficult problem every mother encounters. Since you are a working mom and if you happen to inhabit a nuclear family, the difficulty aggravates and yes we don’t have a solution left for that. Apart from relying on the daycares or the guardianship of your maids, do working moms really have an option? We all are indeed at the mercy of these two shelters whose sudden leaves can rob our sleep away.

The Struggle Between Dream and Duties

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Well when you are a working mom, you will undoubtedly a victim of the tug-of-war between your dreams and duties. While your dreams and career ask to move ahead, your child’s happy, smiling face will pull you behind. Feeding him at regular intervals, devoting him proper attention and managing your work simultaneously will tear you apart. You desire to see your little one happy and all attended to but at the same time your work is there to deviate you astray.

The Constant Monitoring By Relatives and Friends

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If you happen to be a working mom and even if he is at the best of his health and moods, friends and families will always come along with weird flaws(that they are only capable of detecting). Though your doctor tells you that your son/daughter has an unperturbed health, but unfortunately your so-called well wishers won’t agree to the same. Don’t we come across those common expressing everyday”Arrey bachcha patla ho gaya hai na?” “Yaar, tumhari beti underweight hai kya?” and the solution they would offer “Job chod do na yaar, bache ka dhyan rakho pehle”. But who understands the unspoken words of a mother’s heart?

Guilt Pangs Become Your Companion

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Even if you put in the best of efforts to rear up your child, a hidden guilt pang would constantly sting. Whether you are on the right track, is your child getting enough attention, are you really a good mom, have your child really put down weight are some of the constant questions will keep on haunting even in your sleep.

 

Time:Can you stop?

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You may be an extreme early riser but that does not help you at all if you are a working mom. Time does not seem to wait even if you have designed the best of schematic schedules. If you have happened to plan to finish everything by 9 and start off by 10 for office, well wait! A sudden puke by your little one or an uncalled for rush to the toilet would definitely toss off all your plans for the day. Added to it you have to manage the feeding tantrums, storytelling sessions…wait can i buy sometime for myself? Wished so!

 

Being the Supermom

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When Spiderman quoted the words, probably he envisioned a mom. Yes, the main struggle is to keep a sharp and seamless balance between your work and motherhood. While your work may demand some extra hours put to use, motherhood would ask for some surplus moments to be spent with your child. Stress seeps in but you cannot afford to give up. Dark circles appear but you can’t force yourself that much of energy to apply a cream. At the end of the day you are a tired soul lying on the bed preparing to begin another rushed journey of life next day.

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Working moms take a bow; you are indeed no less than a paladin, a champion, a vanquisher (sorry, the dictionary falls short). You are indeed the Numero Uno as we all are aware of Margaret Culkin’s words “She Never Quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn’t take them along”.

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