Snip! Stick! Super!

Announcing an afternoon of paper, glue and craft activities. Our instructor supports you as you discover simple ways to make a variety of items such as pen holders, photo frames, paper bags, boxes, dolls house furniture… 

In the craft session you will 

  • Learn to identify opportunities to craft things from everyday objects.
  • Make useful and just-for-fun craft items out of re-cycleable material

If you’d rather do something else when your child is enjoying craft, you could watch the movie being screened at the Kaleidoscope Film Circle.

When: Sat Nov 29, 4 pm – 6 pm

For: Any one over 5 years

Fee: Rs 200 per person (includes materials)

Getting your child to be friends with food

The second in the Positive Parenting Series happened today.
As with the last session, the talk was a good blend of child development, nutrition science and practical tips for today’s parents.

Key takeaways:

  • The reasons for eating related issues are different for children between 1-5 years and for those between 6-10years. This is because of the difference in growth rates as well as the influences on the child in those periods
  • At some ages, children will prefer day long snacking to having three meals. It’s ok , so long as some nutritional balance can be maintained.
  • All eating issues that can not be traced to genetical, emotional or specific health causes, are due to HABIT and attitude. Both can be influenced by parents over time. 

 

Here’re are slides Geeta used for the session. They don’t capture the richness of the discussions, examples and insights from the session… but you might like to see them nonetheless.

Next week:

Tantrum TroublesDeveloping desirable behavior in your child.

Saturday, Nov 22, 11 am to 1 pm.

Tic-Tac-Toe! Is that how your child makes a decision?

Workshop on problem solving and decision making

Workshop on problem solving and decision making

In an ever changing world, the ability to make wise choices and decisions ranks high in importance, due to the complexity of experiences our young minds are exposed to. Their world is one of contradictions and apparent opposites… difference in values between the home and the outside world can cloud impressionable minds; clarity may fade away.

The workshop ”Tic-Tac-Toe” brings structure into the decision making process and enables children to have a tool to think clearly and choose well thought out options, rather than follow a trial and error method.

 The workshop,  based on the 6 Thinking Hats of Edward de Bono andMind maps of Tony Buzan, offers an exposure to the tools, with hands on practice. The sessions are spread over 3 days and conducted in informal activity style. Ample opportunities for interaction and self expression will be provided.

In the workshop children: 

  • Understand the tools at a basic level
  • Practice exercises in using the tools
  • Work out real life situations using the tools
  • Apply what they have learnt in their daily life
  • Work in teams and respect other points of view
  • Become able to confidently express themselves. 

 

About the facilitator: Sheela Ramakrishnan

  • Trained teacher specialized in English and Social Studies and Psychology with over 26 years of experience in the field of education.
  • Co-author of text books ‘Starting Geography’ and ‘Discovering Myself’ published by the Oxford University Press,  in use in schools in India and abroad.
  • Trained internationally in activity-based methods of teaching, at Bangkok and Malaysia and in Thinking Skills of Edward De Bono for Education at the UK
  • Founder Partner of Edcraft and Director Edcircle. Lead Facilitator for Edcraft Workshops and Consultancy, having conducted numerous sessions for educators, students and industry professionals all over the country.

When, and for whom:

A 12-hour program spread over 3 days for the 9-14 age group
Nov 7, Fri: 5 pm to 8 pm
Nov 8, Sat: 5 pm to 8 pm
Nov 9, Sun: 10 am to 5 pm (breaks, lunch and recreation will be provided during the day long session to ensure participants’ comfort)
Fee: 
Rs 2500, inlcuding materials and lunch on Sunday.

Positive Parenting Workshops: New Dates!

Being Better Parents

The dates for the seven series workshop have been modified. Please mark your calendars!

Parenting is challenging. You need to not only nourish your child, but also nurture him or her into a sensitive, curious and bright individual. Today, parenting by observation and advice alone does not seem to be enough. The environment changes every day, and so do parenting challenges. It’s a skill that needs learning and support. 

Kaleidoscope presents a series of seven sessions on effective parenting.

  • Bouncing off the walls: Understanding and handling the hyperactive child. 
    Nov 8, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • I’m not eating that!! Getting your child to be friends with food. 
    Nov 15, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • Tantrum Troubles: Developing desirable behaviour in your child. 
    Nov 22, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • Learninp qrodlems: Making learning enjoyable for your child 
    Nov 29, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • Dealing with Disorders: Bedwetting, Pica and other childhood problems 
    Dec 6, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • Toy Story: The importance of play; and finding the right toys and games for your child 
    Dec 13, Sat, 11 am to 1 pm
     
  • Great in groups: Making your child comfortable in a social environment 
    Dec 20 Sat, 11 am to 1 pm

Get your hands dirty in this neat workshop!

Have fun playing with clay in our next Sunday workshop. While the workshop is aimed primarily at children, there’s nothing to stop the grown ups from pampering the inner child!

What to expect:

  • Mix, mould and shape clay. Make concrete or abstract forms (Specially  beneficial in developing spatial skills – not to mention nimble fingers).
  • Get tips from our instructor in making geometrical and non geometrical shapes
  • Invent your own shapes and textures; have fun!
  • Take home what you make.

We’ll give you the materials. Just bring yourself (and your child, a friend, a parent or anyone else!), and your sense of fun!

When: Sunday Oct 19, 3 pm to 6 pm

Fee: Rs 200

Oct 2 – 7: October Vacation Specials!

5 days. 5 workshops. Lots of fun.

 

  • Interactive Stories: Listen to stories, learn some facts, and have fun with a related activity.  For kids aged 5-8 years. 9.30 am to 11 am. Facilitator: Meetu Chawla.

  • Fun with Science: Try some science activities, watch some experiments, learn something new. For kids aged 8-10 years. 11.30 am to 12.30 pm. Facilitator: Meetu Chawla.

  • Drawing and Painting: Pick a topic – shading, water colors, line drawings and more – get coached on that topic. For ages 5+ , including adults. 10 am to 11.30am. Facilitator – Rajarambabu.

  • Getting started with Chess: Learn the basics of chess. Find out if you’re interested in taking this up as a full fledged interest. For ages 7+ , including adults. 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm. Facilitator – K Raju

  • AV Hour: Watch interesting videos, animations, listen to some interesting audio programs and other multimedia material. Discuss them. For ages 8 to 14. 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm. Facilitator – Manasvini

 

 

Contact us on 040-40180825 or mail us for details.

Water + Color + Paper + You

A mini art workshop for children and adults

Saturday, Sep 27, 2008 ; 4 pm to 6 pm.

If you’ve always wanted to try your hand at painting, but were too busy / unsure / shy to try, our next workshop is just the thing for you.

What to expect:

  • Get an overview of lines, shapes, and the water color technique.
  • Watch a demo by our art expert.
  • Try your hand at painting while our expert gives you tips and tricks.
  • Carry home your own painting!

We’ll give you the materials. Just bring yourself (and your child, a friend, a parent or anyone else!), and your sense of fun!