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Early Innings

Early Innings is proud to be at the forefront of the early learning community in India. We strive to change the way societies think about early literacy and early learning, and we are here to evangelise and educate the public on these important issues.

Learning a Second Language in Early Childhood. Cognitive Development in Childhood. Once your toddler crosses the age of 18 months, he/she is now all set to walk, run and climb with greater skills.

Cognitive Development in Childhood

You will now notice a new sense of independence emerging in your toddler’s mannerisms. You may often notice your toddler copying your daily activities like brushing hair, dressing up, and feeding. At the age of one, your toddler may be working on a wobbly walk, or just starting to use words, but as he/she grows, will gradually start balancing briefly on one foot and speaking in short sentences. Meal Time Tips For Your Infant & Toddler. A mealtime routine helps build strong family relationships and a healthy relationship with food.

Meal Time Tips For Your Infant & Toddler

5 Benefits of Cooking with Your Children. Spending time in the kitchen and cooking new recipes helps children to develop a positive connection to all different types of foods including fruits and vegetables.

5 Benefits of Cooking with Your Children

Forming a positive experience with fresh foods is so important because healthy foods are the foundation for good nutrition. Children will also learn basic cooking skills like cooking without fire in preschool or school that they can use for the rest of their lives. Top 5 Benefits of Cooking with your Children are Build Confidence. Help your Children get a Good Night's Sleep.

It may be no surprise to you that sleep is as important as nutrition and exercise.

Help your Children get a Good Night's Sleep

Sleep experts have recently been able to show that sleep allows brain cells to clean up each night, getting rid of disease-causing toxins. We often get asked, why won’t my child sleep through the night? Here are the top 5 suggestions to help your child get a good night’s sleep. 1. Manage Their Bedtime Routine: Tips for Building Self Esteem in Childhood. Naturally, as a parent, you want to instill a can-do attitude in your kids.

Tips for Building Self Esteem in Childhood

Self-esteem is your child’s passport to a lifetime of social happiness and well-being. And building self-confidence can begin at an early age. When babies learn to turn pages in a book or toddlers learn to walk, they gain an “I can do it” attitude. As they grow and develop new skills, their confidence grows along with them. Activities for Sensory Development in Babies.

Sensory Development begins in the womb and continues well into the toddler years.

Activities for Sensory Development in Babies

Newborn’s are ready to enjoy what is new as well as what is familiar. The ability to see, hear, taste, smell and touch are some of the most important learning tools for your baby. Examine the milestones listed below to track your child’s sensory development. 0 – 3 Months Hang a colorful mobile above the baby’s crib to provide visual stimulation.Encourage baby to hold or shake an age-appropriate rattle.Gently touch and tickle baby to make them giggle.Play with the baby in a variety of positions.Provide plenty of skin-to-skin contact with a parent or caregiver.Smile at the baby; touch her hands, feet, and forehead.

5 Teachers Tips for First Day of School. On the first day of preschool/school, few factors are more crucial than being prepared!

5 Teachers Tips for First Day of School

Parental Guide for Children Sex Education. ‘Talking about the birds and the bees’ is one of the most important and yet uncomfortable parenting issue.

Parental Guide for Children Sex Education

Discussing sex and sexuality is considered taboo by many; so when it comes to sharing these facts of life with children, most, if not all parents find it unnerving and would gladly let someone else take on the responsibility. Top 4 Summer Tips to Children Safe & Healthy. Top 7 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Kids. Cooking is not just an essential survival skill to acquire; it can be a creative learning experience too.

Top 7 Easy Vegetarian Recipes for Kids

Children can be initiated into this process using the following basic recipes which require minimal help from the adults. Sandwiches Hung Curd Sandwich Ingredients: Curd- 100 gmsWhole wheat bread slicesSeasonings- Salt, pepper powder or chaat masalaFinely chopped onions (optional)Finely chopped capsicum (optional)Butter Method: Take the curd and tie in a washed muslin/fine cotton cloth and keep aside till the water is drained off. Cheese Chilly Toast Whole wheat bread slicesCheese cubesTender green chillies- The variant with less heat Method: Take each slice of bread, spread grated cheese on it and top with few slices of tender green chilly. Jam-Cheese Pinwheels White bread slicesAny type of jamCheese spread or cheese slice Method: Take the slices of bread and cut off the edges.

Salads Fresh Fruit Salad Ingredients: Teasing and Bullying in Children. Overview, Factors and Prevention of Childhood Obesity. Everyone gushes over the cuteness of chubby-cheeked babies and plump children, little realizing that being overweight as a child is a serious concern and, if not corrected in time, can lead to far greater negative outcomes.

Overview, Factors and Prevention of Childhood Obesity

Over the last decade, India has seen an increase in children who are either severely undernourished or severely overweight. Thus, childhood obesity as an urban phenomenon requires as much attention as the issue of lack of nutrition. The World Health Organization defines obesity as a ”abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that presents a risk to health”. Medically, childhood obesity is measured using the ‘Body Mass Index (BMI)-for-age percentile’ which is calculated using the child’s height and weight as per age. Lunch Box Recipes for Kids. Slow Learners - Guide to Teach and Help them. Every child learns at an individual pace which may differ from their age mates and is best left to learn at that pace. Unfortunately the formal education system doesn’t recognize this to a large extent and we are guilty of expecting children to learn and perform similarly.

In the highly competitive arena of education, people are quick to label a child as a ‘slow learner’ if they are found to be lagging behind their peers. The truth though maybe far from so. In reality, a slow learner is a child whose intellectual abilities are below average (in the range of 70-85) on standardized measures of intelligence or I.Q. tests. Tips to Preparing your child for Daycare. Tips to Preparing your child for Daycare. Top 6 Winter Safety Tips for Kids. Check here are some parental tips to keep your children safe this winter: Dress your child for the cold weather with warm and comfortable attire.

When layering, the base item should be woolen to prevent moisture.Winter proof your child’s skin by moisturizing his/her face, hands, feet, and lips after baths and before going to bed. During the day, remember to apply sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UV radiation.Minimize exposure to the cold since children are not as tolerant to extremely low temperatures as adults. Protect vulnerable parts of the body, such as ears, hands and feet from frostbite. Reduce the risk of catching a cold or flu by getting your child vaccinated in time. Parenting Tips for Twin Newborn Babies. Most expectant parents are excited at the prospect of having twins and there is every reason to be so, as raising twins can be a unique parenting experience. What they may not anticipate though is this ‘double joy’ can also set them on a doubly challenging journey of twin newborn babies.

The hurdles these parents face are exclusive to multiple births. Expected Challenges. Newborn Baby Care: Ultimate Guide for First Time Parents. It can be overwhelming to adjust to the demands of a newborn while having to balance your personal needs. Despite the fact, that the first few months will most likely be unpredictable and chaotic, new parents can ease into the process by planning their time management.