20 timeless children songs which still resonates with the 20’s kids

Pahi's fun time watching her fav song!

Pahi’s fun time watching her fav song!

There are things which could not be forgotten, things which can never fade away. Music is one of them. It’s food for the soul and even more than that they relate us to memories. These memories become all the more special when it takes us back to our childhood days. You feel good and suddenly get nostalgic when you hear cult songs like lakdi ki kathi or chanda mama dur ke even today, don’t you? There are songs which can never fade but keep spreading its charm from generation to generation.

I have listed down 20 children songs of the past which still makes my kid jump to joy. 🙂

Play -Time Song: Lakdi Ki Kathi, Kathi Pe Ghoda

This song celebrates the spirit of childhood in the true sense. A song so innocent and simple yet powerful which is timeless and has been a popular number since its inception till date. It’s one of those perennial classics which top the list when we talk about kids.

Credit: Movie– Masoom (1983); Singer– Gauri Bapat, Gurpreet Kour and Vanita Mishra; Lyrics– Gulzar; Music Composer- R D Burman

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Meal- Time Song: Chanda Mama Dur Ke

This song has been successfully transformed into a lullaby which is sure to make every kid go to sleep peacefully. It even made a mommy’s job less tiresome while feeding their little ones. This is one of those iconic children songs which was and will remain every mommy’s (and kids too) favorite.

Credit: Movie– Vachan(1955); Singer-Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Sudhir; Music Composer– Prem Dhawan

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The Birthday Song: Hum Bhi Agar Bacche Hote

It is the perfect birthday party song for both the kids and the grownups to enjoy. This song is amazing because it brings back so many memories and you couldn’t help but dance to the tune with your birthday hat.

Credit: Movie– Door Ki Awaaz (1964); Singer – Md. Rafi and Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Shakeel Badayuni; Music Composer– Ravi

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EM9pkTUQgvk

The Car song: Chakke Pe Chakka

Shammi Kapoor does a lot of multi tasking in this song- he sings, dances, entertain kids and drives them through the busiest roads in Mumbai encircled by the sea. A song you must have in you playlist when going out on a road trip with your little ones.

Credit: Movie– Brahmachari (1993); Singer-Md. Rafi; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri and Shailendra; Music Composer– Shankar-Jaikishan

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Love for Mummy-Daddy: Hai Na Bolo Bolo

“Mummy Ko Papa Se, Papa Ko Mummy Se Pyaar Hai…Pyaar Hai”, well the lyric says it all. Kids too can play cupid at times.

Credit: Movie– Andaz (1971); Singer Mohd. Rafi, Suman Kalyanpur and Sushma; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikishan

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Chitchat With Grandma: Naani Teri Moorni Ko

Grandma’s, even today are prepared to listen to this song either with the little ones standing close to them or the little ones mommy’s sending a video of the same . It is one of those songs where a kid did playback for a kid rather than a female singer.

Credit: Movie– Masoom (1960); Singer– Ranu Mukherji; Lyrics– Shailendra; Music Composer- Hemant Kumar

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The little patriots: Nanhe Munhe Bacche

It’s a classic which can never get old. Be it Republic Day or Independence Day, you are sure to listen to this song in full volume. The beat, the words, the music, everything in this song is so patriotic.

Credit: Movie– Boot Polish (1954); Singer: Mohd. Rafi and Asha Bhosle; Lyrics– Shailendra; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikishan

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The Perfect Lullaby: Lalla Lalla Lori, Doodh ki Katori

Another popular lullaby of the 70’s which made its impact with its powerful vocals. This is one of those songs which every parent should know by heart.

Credit: Movie– Mukti (1977); Singer -Lata Mangeshkar and Mukesh; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– R D Buman

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The Train Song: Rail Gaadi, Rail Gaadi

You would be surprised to know that this song is one of the first RAP music produced in Bollywood. Once you listen to it you could not stop from admiring the man who sung it, the veteran Ashok Kumar. Nevertheless this song entertains you to the core.

Credit: Movie– Ashirwaad (1968); Singer – Ashok Kumar; Lyrics– Harindranath Chattopadhya ; Music Composer– Vasant Desai

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The Mood-Lifter Song: Cheel Cheel Cheelake

This song can never let you down with its tongue twisting lyrics. From the movie Half Ticket, it’s one of those entertaining songs which can lift up your mood any time.

Credit: Movie– Half Ticket (1962); Singer – Kishore Kumar; Lyrics– Shailendra ; Music Composer– Salil Choudhary

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The conciliation song: Dadi Amma Daadi Amma Maan Jao

Grandma is angry? Then one should definitely try this song to soothe her; it really works. This song shows how the little ones are able to make the toughest of the heart melt with their innocence.

Credit: Movie– Gharana (1961); Singer – Asha Bhosle and Kamal Barot; Lyrics– Shakeel Badayuni ; Music Composer– Ravi

Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueJRRmVCBiI

 

The Appu Raja Song: Chal Chal Chal Mere Haathi,O Mere Sathi

Not only kids but also those young at heart would love to sit and watch those elephants do wonderful stunts in the song.

Credit: Movie– Haathi Mere Saathi (1971); Singer– Kishore Kumar; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– Laxmikant Pyarelal

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The Riddle Song: Eechak Dana Beechak Dana

A perfect food for thought, this song beautifully captures the rustic environment and how riddles were used to ignite those young minds in the 1950’s.

Credit: Movie– Shree 420 (1955); Singer-Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Hasrat Jaipuri; Music Composer– Shankar Jaikaishan

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The Fun Song: Hawaa Hawaai

Ok, there aren’t any kids in this song but this still remains one of their favorites. The music video is fun to watch and the eclectic use of instruments makes it catchy too.

Credit: Movie– Mr. India (1987); Singer-Kavita; Lyrics– Javed Akhtar; Music Composer- Laxmikant –Pyarelal

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The Picnic-Song: Yuhi Kat Jayega Safar

One of the perfect picnic songs of the 90’s which became an instant hit. The music video is fun and energetic showing all kinds of activities which a kid desires to do on a day out.

Credit: Movie– Hum Hain Raahi Pyaar Ke (1993); Singer-Kumar Sanu and Alka Yagnik; Lyrics– Sameer; Music Composer– Nadeem-Shravan

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 The Sibling Song: Phoolan Ka Taaraon Ka

It’s a sweet song, just to let your sister know how much you love her. Any age group can relate to this song.

Credit: Movie– Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1972); Singer-Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Anand Bakshi; Music Composer– R D Burman

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The Tongue-Twister Song: Chanda Chamke Cham Cham

Kids love tongue twisters, no doubt about it. Half of the childhood is spent trying a few of them which we still can’t get it right. This twisting song is sure to twist you tongue. Do try singing it.

Credit: Movie– Fanaa(1961); Singer – Babul Supriyo, Mahalaxmi Iyer, Aamir Khan, Kajol; Lyrics– Prasoon Joshi ; Music Composer– Jatin-Lalit

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The Kids Anthem: Bacche Mann Ke Sacche

This song truly portrays a child; tells us how pure they are and why are they so special.

Credit: Movie- Do Kaliyaan(1968); Singer – Lata Mangeshkar; Lyrics– Sahir Ludhianvi ; Music Composer- Ravi

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The Animated Song: Ta Ra Rum Pum

This song had kids dancing to its tune with their favorite animated characters. It is one of those songs in Bollywood which was executed by Walt Disney Studios.

Credit: Movie– Ta Ra Rum Pum (2007); Singer – Shaan, Mahalakshmi Iyer, Sneha Suresh & Shravan Suresh; Lyrics– Javed Akhtar ; Music Composer– Vishal-Shekhar

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The Dance Song: Bum Bum Bole

It’s the latest Bollywood hit with the kids. They just love the song and like to groove with the music.

Credit: Movie– Taare Zameen Par (2007); Singer – Shaan, Aamir Khan; Lyrics– Prasoon Joshi ; Music Composer– Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy

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We are sure there are a lot more songs which are not there in the above list. Do share them in the comment section below. It’s your turn now. Turn on your thinking cap!

2 So it’s been 4 years that we have been officially hitched, four years nine months and two days since we got engaged, and almost five years since we awkwardly got to know each together.

It’s been a ride for sure, and I have been living life in phases. Today this and tomorrow that, there has never been a dull moment. But I still miss those years which I missed staying with you. I wish we could have met earlier. Anyways, it was destiny and we were destined to meet 5 years back.

From just casual friends to good friends to best friends and now a life partner, we have come a long way. From a tweet, to a ping on gtalk, to a video chat on skype, to spending whole night chatting till dawn, to meeting each other face to face, to waking up in your arms and now to let our little bundle of joy share the little space between us, we really have come a long way. J

When I look back it almost seems like a bollywood plot. The way we met, the way we got engaged, the way we got married and the way we are growing old together. I think we deserve a standing ovation.

I want to thank God for helping us getting married baring those great -wall -of -china kind of caste pillars, society norms, parental pressure and those never matching horoscope. Actually not only God, I want to thank you too. You stood like a pillar and fought everything so bravely. I am so proud of you.

There are many things which I love about you. One of them being the transformation you have made on me. I have now begun to analyze situations and act accordingly and am on the verge of losing the simple, quite girl image which does not work in the longer run. Thank you for building confidence in me.

Thank you again for letting me know that like is not a bollywood movie. Life is lived in phases. So just like two sides of a coin, there is both good and bad phase and it just passes. Now I try not to fuss about the bad phase but just try to get over it like a good girl.

Thank you again for inspiring me to keep trying out new things. It feels good when you praise my work and also suggest the area of improvement. Thank you for keeping me and Pahi entertained with your humorous side. I just love it when you make funny faces in the mirror inside the lift when no one is around.

Well, there are more, but I will now limit it to just 4 since it’s our 4th anniversary. 😛

And as I said there are two sides of a coin, so there are two sides in you as well. There is this annoying side in you which comes un-alarmed and goes away in a jiffy. But I am not in a mood to jot down those as I don’t to crib on our anniversary (Am I acting like a good wife?)

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Papa’s Day…

As a child I remember celebrating Children’s Day. We would get chocolates at school and would also insist at being given a treat at home too. In a nutshell we celebrated our day. Now that I am mother, I still get to celebrate being a mother, isn’t that amazing? Not only Mothers Day, we have a Father’s Day too for all the amazing Papa’s. I pity my mom and dad who missed these so called days in the past but now I make sure to compensate for all those years missed.

I do believe that every day is a mothers/father’s day but I think it’s quite cool to have a day dedicated to the special persons in your life. The most important part being you get to celebrate a day with your loved ones.20150527_171647

So this year we celebrated a Father’s Day at home. Pahi can draw lines; scribble and…

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Papa’s Day…

As a child I remember celebrating Children’s Day. We would get chocolates at school and would also insist at being given a treat at home too. In a nutshell we celebrated our day. Now that I am mother, I still get to celebrate being a mother, isn’t that amazing? Not only Mothers Day, we have a Father’s Day too for all the amazing Papa’s. I pity my mom and dad who missed these so called days in the past but now I make sure to compensate for all those years missed.

I do believe that every day is a mothers/father’s day but I think it’s quite cool to have a day dedicated to the special persons in your life. The most important part being you get to celebrate a day with your loved ones.20150527_171647

So this year we celebrated a Father’s Day at home. Pahi can draw lines; scribble and color pictures so I thought why not make her paint a card for her papa. We sat down and had a nice time scribbling on the paper. She said that she wanted to make two cards for her Papa because she loves him a lot and I said ok why not. I had a nice time making those cards with her. It was fun to see her paint and stick those embellishments on the card. I also took her hand and foot prints and made a superman out of it. She was super excited and wanted to give her papa the cards right away. I somehow convinced her to hide those cards for now and give it to her papa the next morning. It was a little difficult but she somehow listened to me.

So the morning came and I told Pahi softly to go and wish her Papa with her handmade card. And then her tantrums begin. She started yelling no it’s not father’s day today I want to celebrate mother’s day. Well, this is how the kids behave at time and you just can’t do anything about it. So, after Pahi decided to boycott the special day dedicated to her papa, I decided to give him the card made by his beloved daughter by hiding it inside the morning newspaper. The father was so happy after receiving the card that he forgot to read his newspaper and was staring at the card as if the card is now a newspaper with all the worldly gossips. We, Father’s has their emotional side as well. J

The other card I waited for Pahi to get convinced that its Father’s Day today by showing her pictures of her and her dad together and telling her how much he loves her. She finally got convinced and I made her handover the other card to her Papa herself.

Finally mission accomplished.

I was happy,

Papa was super happy…

And…

Pahi was happy too.

But I was just wondering why the father’s can’t do such things for the mommy’s on their special days?

I hope the Father is reading this 😛

Well, chuck it, and hope you wished your dad too. Because I just did and he was so happy.

Go Ganapatipule… Gone! Road trip to the holy land

Road Trip To Ganapatipule from Navi Mumbai

It was supposed to be a train trip but somehow tuned into an adventurous road trip, no regrets as it was an amazing one. But, try to avoid it if you are travelling with a toddler. Mr. Google will show you that it not more than 6 and a half hours but trust me it will take a minimum of 8 hours if you are taking the road. So, prepare in advance and create a cozy corner for yourself in the car to sit and relax. I pity the husbands who are there in the driving seats. But as usual everything has it pros and cons and I am sure the driving experience is equally satisfying.

Ganapatipule is nearly 375 Kms from Mumbai. The first 150 Km stretch may not be the best one to experience during the peak time so try to cross it during the wee hours of the morning. We started at 5:40am from Sanpada, Navi Mumbai and start as early as you can so that you cross the Pen stretch as soon as the traffic starts hitting, ideally before 9 am. Because the traffic at that stretch is worse and can give you a nightmare.

The route we took was, Panvel => Rohe => Mahad => Khed => Chiplun => Sangameshwar => Nivli phata => Ganapatipule

You are going to love the stretch after you cross Mahad. So if you are travelling from Mumbai, take a halt at Mahad (It’s an approx. 3 hrs drive from Mumbai) and enjoy some refreshments at Vithal Kamath, freshen up and buckle up your seat belts again for an amazing ride. The zig-zag stretch along Khed and Chiplun may make you a little sick, be extra careful if you are travelling with your little ones. Take breaks in between and enjoy the scenery. Pahi (Our 2 ½ year old monster) just didn’t like the bends her daddy was taking again and again. She got a lil sick too and refused to eat anything. Don’t force to eat because I did and she vomited. So, it was a lesson learnt. We travelled during the summer and on our way I was getting lured by the juicy mango stalls all though the way. They were just so tempting and I told myself to hold back my cravings until I come back after a good vacation. The route ahead Sangameshwaram is breathtaking. The hill accompanied by coconut trees, lakes, huts appears like a poster in the background. I was very excited to stop and capture them but then hold myself back as it would delay our arrival at Ganapatipule.

We had booked the MTDC Resort and reached there exactly at 1:30 pm. Stay at MTDC resort only if you are panning to go to Ganaptipule because is just bang opposite the beach. The whole of the beach is taken by the resort so don’t go to Ganapatipule if you don’t have a reservation at MTDC. Book atleast a15 days to a month in advance because the resort is always full. It is for sure a value for money and you won’t regret you stay there. MTDC has got both AC and Non AC rooms as well as Cottages. 90 percent of the rooms are sea view rooms and it’s awesome to wake up with the roar of the sea with a magnificent view. If you stay at the cottages it will give you a feel of a private beach. The cottages are located at the far corner of the beach with nothing around so go for it if you don’t want to get disturbed. If you are with your family then go for the AC rooms which have got nice lobby’s and sitting arrangements’ bang opposite the beach. MTDC has got a huge play area for toddlers but we barely managed to go there as we were always on the beach and at night there are no lights there.

The check in timing is 9am so by the time we reached, our room was ready. The room was good with a huge washroom. Each room has got a decent sitting area outside where you can sit and watch the sea at your comfort. There is no room service at MTDC. You can only order tea. But the restaurant is well in placed inside the resort and is value for money. You get everything you which you desire to eat. MTDC booking gives you 2 breakfast coupons for a single person. So, it’s a good deal after all. Go for it and don’t forget to book make your reservation in advance.

After a good meal at Tarang restaurant (which operates inside MTDC), we took a stroll around the resort and then it was time to hit the beach. I would rate the beach 3 out of 5 when it comes to cleanliness. But it was ok we had a nice time there. There weren’t too many people around except for the crowd staying in MTDC resort. When we walked towards the temple the beach became all the more messy and overcrowded. There is nothing much to do there at Ganapatipule except for the beach and temple. So we decided to relax and spend the 2 days just playing at the beach. There is another beach named Malgund which is about 3 kms from there but we didn’t go there. Beaches everywhere are the same 😀

The temple is worth visiting. Early morning and late evenings are the best time to go as it is not crowded. You even get prasad served inside the temple premises in the evening.

You won’t find too many water sports at Ganaptipule except for water bikes. So, go prepared and don’t get disheartened.

After 2 days of relaxing we finally decided to head towards Mumbai. We wanted to extend our stay for one more day but we somehow got rid of our emotions and started our journey back. It was a very relaxing journey back home as it started to drizzle a little on the way. Pahi enjoyed it too and spent the entire journey sleeping and waking up at intervals to check if we have reached our destination yet or not. It was overall a good relief from the scorching Mumbai heat. 🙂

Simple gestures that can spice up your love life

It’s not always necessary to say “I love you”. You can show your love towards your partner with some simple gestures which includes holding hand or may be surprise him/her with a romantic candle light dinner. I do feel that the essence of love should not fade away. Here are some secrets to keep that love intact.

  1. Do something nice for your partner- You need not always buy expensive gifts for your partner. Even the smallest of things can bring a smile on your thier face. E.g keep sending her/him text messages saying how much you love him/her or may be send her flowers.
  2. Spend quality time- We all become so engrossed in our life post marriage that we hardly spend time with our partners. Most of the time is spent dealing with clients or late night meetings. If you also have been doing the same for a long time then it’s the time to surprise your partner. Try to forget about those clients for some time and pack your bag to go home early. Worth a try!
  3. Compliment/Praise your partner-With time we seem to get so accustomed with our partner that we rarely praise him/her. Remember those early days when you were just married and could not stop yourself from showering praises on your partner. You can again bring back the smile on her/his face by complimenting them once again. Praise your partner whenever he/she cooks for you or may be when he/she dresses up. Do try it!
  4. Share- Share your daily doings with your partner and give them a chance to be a part of your life. Make your partner feel special as this will surely make them realize that you miss him/her even in your busy schedule. Try this out, as sharing is caring!
  5. Express yourself- Let your partner know how much you love him/her. Don’t restrict yourself from expressing yourself. So, what are you waiting for? Spice up your relationship by expressing yourself at the earliest.
  6. Surprise- Who doesn’t like surprises? Do something he/she would not have expected. You could send flowers or take her out on a surprise dinner. Well, isn’t that a sweet gesture?
  7. Show that love- It’s very important to show that love towards your partner from time to time. You can hold her hand or may be tell her how much you love her quietly when sitting with your family or while watching a movie. Try this out and its works.
  8. Know your partners needs- You should know your partner inside out. The idea is to fulfill their needs before they realize it.

So what are your waiting for? Do try these tips and spice up your love life. Also don’t forget to share which of the above tips worked for you.

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Top ten Mother-Toddler activity you can indulge in this summer
Stock up all your summer essentials and get ready for some fun with your little ones. The idea is to plan everything in advance so that you don’t spend the entire summer under the AC watching a cartoon show. So, be it venturing out to a nearby destination, arranging a party or just lazing around with your little munchkin at home, we have a list ready for you to shove off the summer boredom.

Pool party with kids

Pool-party

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Celebrate summer! Just slather on the sunscreen and let the kids put on their swim suit and jump to joy on the bath tub. So while the kiddos are having fun the mommies (and the daddy’s) too can spend a quality time with each other. So, what are you waiting for? Let the little ones make a splash at the backyard pool, go hula-hooping and enjoy all those delicious finger food.

Where: At you backyard or you can even hire your society pool for a day. There are event organizers such as Dream Party, Funfaktory and Hop Skip And Party who can help you even make it grand for the tiny tots.

Visit to a water park

WaterPark

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Water slides, splashing fountains, mini pools, toddler swings and rain dance- let the little ones just laze around and have fun playing in the water. It’s so much fun watching them make a splash with those tiny little toes.

Where : There are a lot of places in and around Mumbai. You can consider going to Essel World, Adlabs Imagica, Kumar Water Resort- Lonavla, Royal Garden Resort- Borivali or Tikuji-Ni-Wadi at Thane Road.

Create a giant waterbed

Waterbed

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You can order it online or even make one at home with the help of plastic sheets and duct tape. All you have to do is tape together two layers of heavy plastic sheets, leaving a small hole for the hose to fill it with water. And voila, your giant water bed is ready for the jumping jacks.

Go out on a short road trip

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Venture out and explore places! So, whether it’s a park, a museum, a zoo, a country side farm which you have been planning to visit for a long time, just stock up all the essentials drive away with your little ones.

Where : Visit nearby beaches- Chowpatty, Manori, Gorai, Kelwa. You can also take a ferry from Gateway of India and visit the cluster of beaches around Alibaug like Varsoli, Kihim or Nagaon and take a horse-cart ride along the beach. Tiny, unpolluted hill station, Matheran can also excite the tiny totes. Yazoo Park, Fish Aquarium, Byculla Zoo and Byculla Butterfly Garden are amongst others worth visiting. A day spent at Lonavla or Khandala can also cool down the little ones a lot.

Join a summer camp

SummerCamp

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Summer camp is a fun way to unwind yourself with your little ones with endless number of activities. There are mother-toddler half day programs which allows you to choose from a variety of options like dancing, crafting, games, field trips, theatre, cooking and many more. Do what interests them and watch them sparkle.

Where: Koala Club Summer Camp, Gymboree, Lil’Chef At Kidocent Activity Club, Satrangi Gurukul Pugmarks offers mother-toddler programs. You can also look for special classes in playschools which also offers special classes during the summer vacations.

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Spend the lazy summer afternoon playing board games

There would be days when you just want to spend some quality time with your munchkin. One of those days you can decide on a board game and let the dice rolling. Not only are board games super fun way to spend time but they also teach the child about patterns, matching, color, strategy and many more.

 

Dib-Dab fun with flower painting

Kids love getting messy, don’t they? You can get them some flowers, dib them in color and let them dab it onto a paper. And just wait for their expression after they see the final outcome. Give it a try.

Fun with Paintsicles- frozen ice cube painting

There could not be a better way to spend a summer afternoon with lots of colored ice cubes around. Just squeeze some paint in the ice tray, freeze them for a couple of hours and there you go. Let the little ones beat the heat creatively.

Beat the heat by making some freezer banana/strawberry popsicle and lemonade

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Let them wear their aprons and make a mess in the kitchen. Have some patience and let those tiny hands treat you with their favourite popsicles. All you need is a lollipop stick, some fruits, melted chocolate or yogurt and some sprinkles. You can even get them involved in making lemonade for everyone. Well, no one would mind taking a sip.

Teach them

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On certain days, just sit with them and teach them basic science, sing a rhyme, count objects, paint a picture or just let them scribble on a notebook.

Where: Either at home or you can even get yourself enrolled in some special classes. There are a number of institutes such as Furtadoss, Colour Crates, Eco Kids, Knowledge Book Library & Multi Activity and All rounder which offers special classes in music, art & craft, origami, pottery making, theatre, gardening, clay play, fitness and many more.

Have more ideas to share? Do let us know in the comment section below!