Play and learn having fun with words

Fun with words Have you ever had fun with words? Have you played word puzzles in the newspaper? Whatever the activity is, we all enjoy playing, is it not? Children like to play most of the time. For children, playing and learning are the same thing. A whole lot of…

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Compound Words – Learning through play

Making new words Have you ever wondered about building vocabulary by making new words? It is indeed an interesting method. In an earlier article, we spoke about building vocabulary through word families. In the early stages of learning, word families provide an excellent method to build a vocabulary quickly. As…

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2 English spelling rules that you did not know existed

Spelling is confusing Learning English spelling is not straightforward. It is confusing to learn and remember all the spelling rules. After spending many years with the English language as a student and professional, I use the language intuitively. If you ask me to explain a spelling rule, I will have…

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What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Introduction Despite the wide popularity of the Shakespeare quote regarding names, we associate specificity to names. Have you ever pondered on the stories behind names? Names of…

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My journey with Astronomy – Part 2

I continue here from my previous article. If you haven’t read that yet, please do. The science behind ಮಕರ ಸಂಕ್ರಾಂತಿ (Makara Sankranti): Indian traditions follow two approaches to the calendar – the sun-based ಸೌರಮಾನ (sauramaana) approach and the moon-based ಚಾಂದ್ರಮಾನ (chaandramaana) approach. The time measured using each approach is based…

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Celebrating NumberNagar® – The story

Every end is a new beginning. Personal background: In the beginning of the new century, humankind was also contemplating the end of the world. Firstly, the Y2K bug threatened the end of the IT world. Then, there was a widespread belief that “the world would end on 22 Dec 2012”.…

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The Anatomy of a Summer Assignment

Learning is not an activity; it is a process. We can connect the dots only looking backward, not forward. When children are allowed the opportunity to exercise their imagination and creativity, their learning truly has no limits. At NumberNagar®, we strive to create these opportunities for children. We share below…

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Perspectives on taking tuition at home

We have seen an increase in demand for private tutoring in the last one or two decades. Whereas earlier, students gained all their knowledge from school and there was no need for separate tuition classes. But, thanks to the mounting competition from very childhood days and the need for double…

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Let them play: strategies to motivate your child to learn

Today learning is more challenging than ever. As the world becomes more digitally connected, we do not get to hear these so often. E.g.: Hey! how do yellow and blue make green? or how to build a tree house? Also, summer does not mean playing endless hours of old-school outdoor games…

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