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4 Reasons Why Children should Meditate

4 Reasons Why Children should Meditate

As a parent, you always want the best for your children. You always want to give them the best of everything, whether it’s food, clothes, or education. You get them the best gifts that you can afford on their birthdays and work hard to give them a comfortable...

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Here’s What No One Told You About Stress in Kids

Here’s What No One Told You About Stress in Kids

Typically, when adults feel stressed, the usual retort is “I feel stressed” or “I need a break”. But when younger children use words like “I am scared”, “I feel confused” or “I am sad”, it’s time to read between the lines as kids don’t use the S-word or have the...

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What makes a perfect bedtime story?

What makes a perfect bedtime story?

What do kids love most in a story? And who can answer this question better than all of us? The best critics of course — Children Themselves! In 2015, a survey conducted by Butlins in the UK revealed some startling facts about what kids find endearing in a story. The...

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Are Bedtime Stories Only for Kids?

Are Bedtime Stories Only for Kids?

The other day I was talking with my friend Dani and he said to me “A few days ago, I finished reading ‘The Little Prince’ to my two daughters. It has been years since I last read it so naturally, I did not remember the whole plot. What got me by surprise was that I...

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Storytelling in Modern Times — Have We Come Full Circle?

Storytelling in Modern Times — Have We Come Full Circle?

What is common between a person who loves cave paintings and someone who is a social media butterfly? Or what is the common thread linking someone who digs paleography and one hooked to the latest gadgetry? If we look closer home, do you find any similarity between...

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5 Reasons Why Bedtime Stories are Important

5 Reasons Why Bedtime Stories are Important

Just a reminder of why it is so important to read together, parents and children. This is true, not only for the very young ones. Reading to children has been shown to be extremely beneficial also for children up to later ages, even 12 years old:  Foster &...

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The Rise & Rise Of The Storyteller

The Rise & Rise Of The Storyteller

We all have that one friend who is an engaging storyteller and the life of all parties. And some of us who are as good a storyteller as Queen Scheherazade of 1001 Arabian Nights fame, might even be able to save our skin and get out of a life and death situation. But I...

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The Advent of Storytelling — A Brief History

The Advent of Storytelling — A Brief History

Have you ever wondered about the story behind storytelling? Or how did it all start, particularly before the discovery of the written word or even a spoken language for that matter? As a writer I often resort to imagery and paint pictures with words but how did...

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