Shailaja V

NaBloPoMo- My first attempt!

Yes, I decided to jump on to the blogging bandwagon this month. I had heard of NaNoWriMo and was seriously considering undertaking the challenge this year, but the thought of 50,000 words in 30 days made me stop and think: Am I really up for this task? Why not start with something simpler? Twitter helped […]

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Of first impressions and empathy

  A while ago, I chanced upon a brilliant book. This was one of the very few non-fiction books that I could confidently label as a ‘page-turner’. Once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. That book was Blink, by  Malcolm Gladwell. The premise of the book was fairly simple. The author points […]

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Make Maths Fun!

Making math fun is one of the easiest ways to help kids overcome their fear of the subject, have you noticed? As part of our vacation activity back when Gy was in grade 2, we decided we would combine learning with fun! My husband had picked up these flash cards set from the US a […]

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