Friday, May 30, 2014

Panchatantra stories

The collection of the all the Panchatantra stories at one place:
http://panchatantra.org/

These stories are thousands of years old. 

Bilingual books

This website has collections of bilingual picture books in Indian Languages like Tamil, Hindi, Bengali. The site also has English picture books in Indian themes and illustrations. 

http://tulikabooksusa.com/

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Montessori Environment 1-2 Years

This article describes the Montessori environment that can be provided to children from 1-2 years of age. It includes topics like Montessori toys and materials appropriate for that age group, Language development and the 3 period lesson.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Stories for kids

I am constantly looking for inspiring stories to share with my little son.

I found a website containing a comprehensive list of virtues. Each virtue is accompanied by relevant folktales and real life stories. 

Here is the link for the website http://www.wisdomcommons.org/

Sharing inspiring stories with kids is one of the most effective ways to impart values. 

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Child development guide

A detailed child development guide from birth to 19 years is available at this site: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/ca/fosterparents/training/chidev/cd06.htm

The child development guide includes the physical, intellectual, social, emotional and moral characteristics that are normal for a given age. 

I found this resource extremely helpful to get a bigger picture of child development stages and what to expect at each stage.