Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cambridge Young Learners: Learn English the fun way

Kids can find English challenging given its various twists and turns but let’s face it, English is a must-have skill in the world today. It’s one of the most widely spoken languages in the world coming in third after Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. It’s also the language many of us use to express ourselves when we write or speak.

Suffice to say that it’s a very integral part of our lives and going forward, the new generation must be aware of the language and everything about it for them to thrive.

* Fun Fact: Did you know that a new word is added to the English language every two hours?! *

 Quality English learning opens up different options for kids at varying levels of education. So how would you feel about a programme that not only teaches English but makes kids fall in love with the language right from the word ‘Go’?

The Cambridge English:Young Learners series is targeted at lower secondary and primary school children. It comprises a series of interesting English language tests designed to help them improve their language skills.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The moments that matter

It's 8.30 p.m. on a school night. 

Gy has finished her dinner,brushed her teeth and headed off to her room. An hour earlier she'd prepped everything for school the next morning- her uniform was all laid out and her bags were packed, pencils sharpened to their point.

Wiping the kitchen counter down, I pause for a second and cock my ear to listen for the sound of the light switch being turned off. Not hearing the click, I head quietly to her room and look in. There she is, seated on the bed, her blankets next to her in disarray and her back propped against a pillow as she reads her book borrowed from the library: J.K. Rowling- the wizard behind Harry Potter.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day and what it means to me

Today, June 19th 2016 is Father's Day around the world. Just as I believe that every day is Mother's Day, suffice to say the same applies for this one too. So why write a post on the blog then?

I know the generally wide extremes that celebrating a day like this evokes: the ones who gladly share their feelings about it and the ones who turn up their noses at the idea of expressing your love for your loved ones on social media. I've decided to toe the middle line and do it on my blog, because it's my diary and one of the best ways I have of recording my emotions for quite possibly, the largest influence in my life.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

#MyPedia - A complete learning solution

Pearson has been a global leader in the books space and they are slowly expanding into various other areas of academic interest. The MyPedia programme is a comprehensive one that covers everything that will cater to students, academicians, teachers and parents.

Earlier this month, the MyPedia team invited me to a presentation on the core concepts that make up their vision to make learning both fun and interactive. Mr. Ujjwal Singh, head of MyPedia, engaged with us and patiently answered every query we had on the various aspects of this programme.

MyPedia Featured Image, Shailaja V, Doting Mom

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Five more minutes

It was already twenty minutes past her bedtime as I peeked into her room to kiss her good night. Settled in the comfort of her bed, covered by the thick and warm blankets that came all the way up to her chin, she lay there, sleepy but eager to talk. As usual.

Seeing me at the door, she let out a squeal, 'Amma! Can you come and sit for a while? I want to tell you about my day!'

Tired me hesitated and then said, 'Darling, can't it wait till tomorrow?'

Pouting, she replied, 'But then it won't be about today.'

Sighing I stood undecided in the doorway. 'Tell you what. Let me make my bed and finish a few chores. I'll be back after that.'

Gy settled back down and said, 'Sure. If I am still awake, you have to promise to come and sit with me for 5 minutes. Deal?'


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