Creativity

If you have an active kshatriya type of boy, the story of a fight between Lord Varahadeva and demon Hiranyaksha is a perfect choice to occupy their imagination. I presented a paper puppet show of this story a few years ago to my kids, and...

When we say the word teaching, we think mostly about teaching as a profession. But, it means much more than that. It is an essential part of our parenting role. To be a parent means to be a teacher to our child - the first...

Govardhan Puja has always been my favorite Vaishnava festival. Even before I got the children. And now, with the children, I find it the most creative and pleasing festival to celebrate with them. There is no fasting, only feasting. A lot of sweets is a...

I find the theme of holy lakes and rivers a great source of inspiration for doing art with kids. The element of water is always soothing and helpful for children - being it in the form of water play, art, or a story. When presenting...

Can you believe that Kartik is already around a corner?! It is the most beautiful part of a year, with so much potential to engage children in devotional activities through storytelling, music, drama, art, cooking, and practical work. The whole month has the mood of...

Children like when we add a visual presentation to the story we narrate. If we talk about young children, a simple performance accompanied by a gentle mother`s voice brings great pleasure to them. It is not necessary to be a fancy piece of art with...

I believe that making puppets and dolls for our children is a much better option than buying them. Of course, we can not make all the toys, and we can not avoid buying the toys from time to time or receiving them as a gift....

My favorite tool for telling a story to children is a „talking puppet“. It is as simple as you just hold a puppet in your hand and talk as she is talking. I have found it very effective in work with young children because it...

A narrative pantomime is a wonderful form of dramatic art for young children of nursery and preschool age, and for children who are shy by nature because it is much easier to perform it than traditional drama. Children need to follow the story by acting...