Six ways to help children cope with lockdown loss

By Dr Puja Kapoor Due to the lockdown, children are deprived of their regular activities related to academics and social life. Because of their restricted movement and social inhibitions, the new normal of online classes and co-curricular activities are taking a toll on both physical and mental health of children. Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/family/ways-to-help-children-lockdown-loss-family-time-parenting-tips-6500518/

Karnataka government reverses order, resumes online classes

Complying with the Union Human Resources Development Ministry guidelines, the Karnataka primary and secondary education department has reversed its June 15 order and allowed the schools across the state to resume online classes for students studying from 1-10 standard. Source: https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/300620/karnataka-government-reverses-order-resumes-online-classes.html

Karnataka reserves beds, ventilators for COVID-19 patients as cases cross 11K mark

Bengaluru: With the graph of coronavirus going up in the city, the government has reserved 2,200 beds for COVID cases out of the 10,689 beds available at 11 private medical colleges in the city. At least 281 ICU COVID beds out of the 561 and 120 ventilators of the total 239 at these private colleges have …

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Is video calling not a part of screen time? Find out what an expert says

By Dr Puja Kapoor As recommended by American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), children below 18 months of age should not be exposed to screen time, except for when they are video-chatting with family, friends, etc. It has been well-researched and documented that an infant’s language development is more effective by live presentation than by a …

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5 useful home activities for children during Covid-19 lockdown

We are very patriotically following the instructions given by our government in preventing Covid-19 spread by abiding to the rules of lockdown. But while we are safeguarding our physical health, we must also be able to keep ourselves mentally healthy. For a Good mental health it is important that we keep ourselves meaningfully occupied in …

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Skills that teenagers can develop during their stay at home

With lockdown 4.0 in force, children continue to be home and attend online classes, whereas working parents have gradually started going to their workplace. As educational institutes might take long to start operating normally, it is crucial that we teach our children get used to this way of living, learning and working. Adolescence is the …

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10 life skills and useful activities that teenager can learn during lockdown

Everyday skills and practical knowledge could be instilled in a teenager by using the free ‘excess time’ and turning it into a memorable moment. This difficult time of COVID 19 could be easily turned into family bonding and experiential learning by following the points given below. Money management: Teenage is the time when a child …

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Five ways to help kids develop language skills at home

For children, the current crisis is acting as a catastrophe, especially for those with special needs, who love stereotypies and abhor any instant change in the environment/daily routine. By Puja Kapoor In this unprecedented time of lockdown, due to COVID 19, we are facing unique concerns. Source: https://indianexpress.com/article/parenting/learning/five-ways-to-help-kids-develop-language-skills-at-home-6393095/

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