Month: September 2018

5 home cooked indian foods to carry while travelling with kids

5 home cooked indian foods to carry while travelling with kids

Travelling with a toddler or a kid is not an easy task. You have to be up all the time to match with their energies no matter you are tired or not. And when it comes to food, kids can get really cranky and grumpy […]

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

Learn to make Fun Foodarts for your Kids

Whenever I make Foodarts, the first thing i am judged and questioned about is – Are you a working mom or a homemaker ? And when I say I am a full time blogger…there is a smirk which means No Wonder I have time for […]

4 skills my toddler developed during ganpati festival

4 skills my toddler developed during ganpati festival

There is silence in my society today, as the 7th day ganpati has bid adieu to us. I personally feel the festival has ended today since i cant hear the melodious bhajans, cannot participate in the aarti/puja, enjoy connecting with faces i did not know once and moreover be happy and lost in the spiritual, positive, vibrancy around me. 

However, I am so happy and thankful to our society members who had organised to celebrate this festival. Because I never imagined my kid would come back home with so much of learning that i never planned or foresee it. Although BabyKJ took 1-2 days to adjust with the changes in the surrounding, he ultimately was just so happy and picked up skills during the ganpati festival

So without wasting much time, I am sharing 4 skills my toddler developed during ganpati festival

SOCIAL SKILLS 

Kiaan has always been a mom’s baby. He always clings around me or sticks to me like glue. But attending and being part of this celebration he started communicating with others, playing with kids elder or similar to his age, started going to people whenever he felt like and interacting with everyone. Since a long time I waited to see this side of him and I was super happy about it

EMOTIONAL SKILLS

Happy environment acts as brain boosters for kids. They tend to pick up certain  developmental skills and start to understand the true meaning of it . For example whenever Kiaan heard the aarti he use to clap and feel good about it.  He use to dance with others on bhajans/ songs and hold his head with pride on his behavior.

LEARNING SKILLS

Kids learning pace fastens when they dwell in such positive environment. He now knows we need to say ganpati bappa moriya, pray by folding the hands together, take aarti with his hands, decorate bappa with good clothes and jewelery etc. These are small things but for a toddler the learning process happened within 7 days.

INTELLECTUAL SKILLS 

The impact of this 7 days celebration has been so much running in his mind that whenever I cross a pandal or he sees an image of bappa on the streets he tells me “moriya” or “jai jai” etc.  I would rather say his memory power has been boosted and he remembers and tries to interpret things he see. 

This larger than life festival has improvised my toddlers behavior and enhanced his skills set.  For those who participated in this festive occasion, I am sure you would too have noticed some positive development in your kids. Plz feel free to elaborate this pointers ans share your experience with me and others by commenting on this post. I would love to hear from you.

This is an offbeat post from what I do, I just wanted  to share what I felt and hence have penned down my emotions here. Incase you interested in checking my foodart you can click here

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7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy

7 great habits to make your children smart and healthy

I always keep talking about how important it is to feed healthy home cooked meals to our children. In the era of Internet, TV, Social media it is easier to google out various kinds of healthy recipes, the right diet for your children, types of […]

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

The important benefits of healthy breakfast for children

We all know, how important it is to consume breakfast in the morning  be it elders or kids. But with the early morning school schedules our kids find it hard to take out time to eat their breakfast properly, simply because everyone in the house […]

Learn to make fun food mask for kids

Learn to make fun food mask for kids

Do your kids enjoy wearing animal masks and enacting like them.  Well who doesn’t,  this is one form of role play for them which is fun, entertaining and thrilling experience for a child. But have you thought, If we could create food animal mask on the dinner table. I bet no !! So how about we Learn to make fun food mask for kids and take their learning curve to another level.

Before I share the steps, let me give you a little brief of actually how this idea popped up.  I had made boiled red Chana Chaat for myself. Babykj started showing some interest in it.  So I decided to make a mouse face and sing the rhyme – hickory dickory dock and serve him this chaat. With just 5 mins in hand, I managed to make the food mask which looked liked a crossbreed of mouse and a bear.  When I took a poll of what did the food mask look like on instagram 68%said mouse and rest 32% said bear ..Some saving grace of 12%.

But you learn from your mistakes, don’t you. So the second time when I made Dalia khichdi at home I ensured the food mask look true to the character and bang on, it did look like a baby lion as expected. So here I am sharing my experience and teaching you to Learn to make fun food mask for kids

1. The Mouse Face Mask

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Boiled red Channa chaat garnished with onions,  tomatoes,  red chilli,  salt,  chaat masala, lemon etc
  • Cucumber
  • Cabbage
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • Give an outline of the character you choose with the red Chan’s chastity and fill it completely
  • Place eyes and nose using cucumbers and cadbury ball
  • Make the whiskers using cabbage
  • And the meal is ready to serve

2. The Lion Face Mask

Learn to make fun food mask for the kids

Ingredients

  • Dalia khichdi
  • Carrots
  • Cadbury balls

Method

  • Create the outline of the character selected using Dalia and fill it completely with the khichdi
  • To show the lion Harry,  use shredded carrots and pace it as shown in the picture
  • Place carrot in middle to make  the nose and whiskers
  • Add the cadbury balls to make the eyes
  • Use olives to make the mouth and the food mask is ready to serve served

I hope you enjoyed this form of foodart and have learned to make fun food mask for kids. In case you liked this foodart you can also check some more i made in past here

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5 tips to raise happy and healthy kids

5 tips to raise happy and healthy kids

Which parent does not want their kids to lead a happy and a healthy life. We all do, isn’t it? and yet we fall to the trap of media who are bombarding us to use X products by brands and pharmaceutical companies, upgrade to fortified […]

Learn to handle your toddlers fussy eating phase

Learn to handle your toddlers fussy eating phase

How many of you go through a phase where your kid is disinterested in food.  Surprisingly half of the children go through the picky eating phase in the early years of growth and development. And before you start panicking as a mom. let me tell […]