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Why parents need to realize importance of games in student’s life

We as parents always want our children to do well at school however it just means academically good results. All of us are in love with seeing those “A” grades in their report cards as we are often told that the primary route to have a pleasant house, fulfilling career and overall successful life can be only achieved through good academic result. Thus, we end up focusing only on their academics, and that’s, a disaster. Have you ever thought on Importance of games in student’s life.

Sports teaches you character, it teaches you to play by the rules, it teaches you to know what it feels like to win and lose-it teaches you about life.

                                             by Billie Jean King


Student life is not only consist of academics but also skills, interests, co-curricular activities and most importantly games and sports. A lot of times, parents stop their children from playing outside or even inside and ask them to study instead, if you are one of the parents doing this then you need to realize that this is damaging your child’s development. It is time to realize the importance of games in students’ life. Games and sports are not only important because they help the child to become fit and active but even helps them to do their chores more efficiently and allows them to do better at academics as well.

Importance of games in students life
jute bag race

Al:so Read : Positive attitude in kids 
Below we have listed some of the  benefits of games and physical activities in a student’s life. Grab a cup of coffee and learn why it is important to let your children play!

Importance of games in student’s life:

1) Helps to stay in shape
2 ) Physical activity helps in improving the blood flow throughout the body and maintains overall health. It helps to control the weight, builds muscle and increases bone density. And as they say, health is wealth, hence playing takes care of an important aspect of your life.
3) Teaches time management
4) The time limit and rules in the sport events make the children eager to learn the importance of time management. Some games teach them how to be fast and quick while the others teach them how to use the time in an efficient way. Time management helps them in the long run in their academics as well as life situations.
5)Enhances Social Skills
6)Participating in games and sports develops teamwork skills in children. They realize that it is important to work together as a team. When playing in teams, children socialize with each other and this improves their confidence and charisma to talk with people outside these games.
7) Improves focus
8) Sports help the children to develop discipline. They learn to set goals and then work to carry out these goals. It makes them more focused and dedicated towards everything they do. Sports has a direct relation with enhanced concentration, improved classroom behavior and improved academics performances.
9)Increases confidence level
10) When the children receive appreciation for their skills, it builds up their confidence to an incredibly greater level. Games and sports enhance the cognitive skills, build higher self-esteem, stronger leadership skills and lowers the risk of depression. The children feel confident not only in sports but also in day-to-day activities which gives them higher level of satisfaction and better results. I hope you have understood Importance of games in student’s life.

High five principles of sports

After understanding the Importance of games in student’s life, lets understand some principles of sports in students’ life. Now let’s talk about what you as a parent have to do if your child is engaged in any kind of sports. The constant support of family helps the children to feel good about them and it strengthens your connection with them. Your teen in his/her growing age might not easily find time to spend with you, sports can give you and your teen a lot of time to appreciate and bond with each other. There are some key points you must know to give your child a safe and successful sports experience.

Coach
Successful sports experience always starts with the right choice of coach. Coach is a caring adult that follows the principles of healthy child development. The positive and supportive relationship with an adult helps the teens to develop optimistic social skills, strong self-esteem and positive peer relations. Positive coaching gives the teens the right tools to push themselves academically and physically. A good coach ensures that the child feels safe; both physically and emotionally.

Friendship
The coach helps the child to learn the importance of friendship. Many times the teen gets this opportunity in schools by taking part in games and sports. It is the time when teens from different backgrounds meet together. They learn to make friends regardless of their diversity and uniqueness. They are exposed to a bigger world beyond their family and neighborhood. Friends offer support, positive competitive surroundings and healthy criticism.

Structure rules of the game
If the child is following same structure rules for sports training consistently, it can be a little boring. Children learning through new and different methods daily and with a good coach, who some time at practices allows the child to shape their own environment, use their imagination and extend a variety of sports skills through a variety of activities, helps the child to become more efficient and gives better result. When I see my kid playing some sports which I never thought, but learning to what coach is explaining makes me understand the Importance of games in student’s life. They really learn something good and usual in their life with new games.

Capability of children
Capability of children should always be put in light before providing them training for any kind of sports. It makes the children feel that they are getting better at something. They do better day by day by participating at their own skill level. You have to make sure that the equipment must be of proper size for the children and the rules are not too difficult according to their understanding level. Always keep in mind that the development of children is more important than winning or losing in the game.

Participation
The real results are seen only when the child participates in different sports events. Again, winning and losing the game really doesn’t matter. What really matters the most is participation. You have to make sure that the children are participating at their own comfort level; they have to learn making choices, have a voice of their own and do things by and for themselves. Ensure that the child always remains interested, is moving a lot and is totally motivated by what he/she is learning every day.
Games and physical activities are an integral part of children and students activities. Parents must encourage their little ones to go out and play as it is really important to keep them healthy. I hope you know understood the importance of games in student’s life, it is time to actually use the pointers discussed above in reality.

If you have anything else to add in the article, do let us know in the comment section below.

Image source : We had organised sports day in our Terapanth professional forum  community to make every parent understand the Importance of games in student’s life. And we took them to childhood games which made them realise how much our kids are lacking in sports nowadays because of excessive screen time.

Best Water Park for Kids in Mumbai

Summer vacation without water park in Mumbai is like bhaji without pav. Just kidding but its really good way to beat the heat of this scorching summer. Today I am gonna share some insights abt Best Water Park for Kids in Mumbai.

From childhood, my vacations in summer had at least one day in waterparks. Nowadays even all foreign tour packages in summer add one day at waterparks like I had in Singapore. Adventure cove park in Singapore is the best water park for kids as well as for all age groups. If you consider safety, compared to India its 10 times better in Singapore.

The equipment, water rides, lifeguards, water jackets, floaters, everything in Singapore is of high quality. But Indian water park is not far behind nowadays. They all are improving much more now to give better fun and entertainment to customers. Today I shall give you list of best water parks in Mumbai which is safe and have amazing rides. For water parks in Phillipines do Read this.

The first best water park in Mumbai is

  • Aqua ImagicaThis is situated in khalapur near Pali district. Its approximately 2hrs distance from main Mumbai. The rides are for all ages. If you are water baby then you will love it for sure. The most amazing ride is the whirlpool ride. It was just a thrilling experience. But do not go if you have any health issues like heart problems or any disease which can give you a shock. Never leave a kid unattended except if your kids are a good swimmer. Don’t try and force your kids to go to rides which they aren’t comfortable.

Food and soft drinks are available along with a lot of souvenirs to take from Aqua imagica. Now they have packages of aqua imagica plus Adlabs imagica along with a stay at Novotel hotel. I would recommend everyone to enjoy at least for one time to go and enjoy aqua imagica. Ps try and go as early as possible because later you need to stand in long queue for each ride. So start as early as possible as the park opens up.
Price per ticket ranges from 900-1500

  • Water kingdom: Situated in Borivali, you have to use water boats to reach to Essel world and water kingdom. It is one of the oldest water park and largest pool water park in Mumbai. The best part is waving time which is full of heavy waves, music and lot of masti.

Water KingdomEvery 30 min gaps you will find waves with music starts. It has a lot of space for relaxation near the wave pool. All other rides are so good for all ages and safe to enjoy. Again the problem is a long queue for every ride. All the best water parks in Mumbai provides facilities for food, changing rooms, washrooms and lot of souvenir to take back.  Prices range from 625-750

  • Tiku ji ni wadi -Situated in Thane Ghodbunder road, easy to take a cab from Thane station is one of the best water parks in Mumbai. Tiku Ji ni wadi has derived from word chikoo fruits as the place has a lot of chikoo trees, where people sit in swings and relax. The second zone of tikujini wadi has biggest lazy river where people can just sit on the tube and swim and relax in water if they want to enjoy high rise water bodies.

TikujiniwadiThey have a buffet section included in tickets. The other section of tiku Jini wadi has amusement park for kids. And most attractive part is dinosaur model which look like real animals.
Price ranges from 750-1000.

  • Suraj water park: This is too situated in Thane near the tikujini wadi only. The major attractions of this water park are they have different rides compared to the tikujini wadi. The lord Shiva with sun backdrop is the high light of this water park in Mumbai.

suraj Water park Price ranges from, – 700-900

  • Wet and joy park

Wet N JoyThis is situated in Lonavala. This is biggest in area wise and has a lot of places to click photos as it has a lot of graffiti on walls. From Mumbai, It takes two hours to reach this park but its Worth to enjoy during summer.

BlogchatterPS: I am participating in the #blogchatterA2Z challenge and today’s letter Is W,  so our article is related to WaterPark Vacation with kids.

A ‘Blue Globe’ resting in my living hall was my de-stressor. Whenever I felt sad or low, I spun the globe rapidly and took myself to the Arctic Ocean and sat in silence near an ice-block, waiting for someone to take me back to my land. At times, I used to jump into the Niagara Falls to escape my sorrows. I grew up solving puzzles and playing with world maps and this made me realize my love for travel that included larger than life adventures so that I can overcome my fear. This took me on a journey to soak in the radical beauty of the world. So now, let me tell you why I love this world so much and why I chose to #SayYesToTheWorld. A World traveller don’t follow itinerary but follows only maps. I love the world not only as I travel to world but I feel that nature has imbibed a unique feature in me that I can’t be a couch potatoes.

  1. Swimming alongside colorful corals, eels and fishes in the turquoise blue water at Pattaya’s Coral Island, Thailand for the first time, and feeding the latter while their fins strike a musical chord with the water calmed me from within. Those innocent aquatic creatures living deep inside the water made me realize the beauty of God’s creation.coral island deep sea walking
  2. Tandem Paragliding at Nirvana Adventures in Kamshet, Pune made me fall in love with the world all over again. Looking at the world from a bird’s eye view made me realize how beautiful the world is. With the fear of heights in me gone forever, I realized how lighter I can be while flying in the air. It made me understand that the world is here to teach me at every step.
    Tandem paragliding
    Paragliding at Nirvana
  3. Banana Ride at Goa taught me an important lesson about life; you don’t know how to swim but are being pushed into taking the ride because you are wearing a life jacket. You come out safely with mixed emotions as you cry and smile at the same time and comprehend that if there’s someone to push you then there’s someone to save you too! I now know exactly why I love the world and why I #SayYesToTheWorld. banana ride at alibaug
  4. Travelling in a desert on a sunny day in the summer, and realizing that you are running out of water can teach you the best lessons in life. However, suddenly finding a small hut selling chilled lemonade can bring a big relief and you can’t help but thank God for saving your life. But I prefer to say that I love the world; for there always exist some people to help you out.
    a hut in middle of dessert
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  5. Soaking in the chilliness of the white marbles of Taj Mahal; one of the Seven Wonders of the World, while lazing in a shade makes you feel at home. A DSLR cannot appreciate the beauty of the Taj Mahal instead one can only appreciate the beauty of the Taj Mahal using the lens of the mind and the soul.
  6. I #SayYesToTheWorld because I can feel the splash of ocean water on my face every second whenever I do jet skiing in Goa and realize how happy a droplet of water can make me feel.
    water sports at goa
    splash of water and expression of excitement and fear
  7. A sunset I saw at one of the beaches in Kerala brought out the child in me who’s ready to grow up by correcting the mistakes.
    sunset at pallikare beach
    sunset teaches you that dark and happiness is part of life
  8. Travelling helped me make so many good friends that words alone cannot describe the love and warmth it holds.friends at goa
  9. The world is full of illusion and those illusions can make you wonder what if you were in a similar situation where I was in the Trick Eye museum in Singapore?Trick Eye Museum
  10. Sometimes you want to be like a monkey jumping from one tree to the another in search of fruits. I #SayYesToTheWorld because I feel like being a monkey after completing the longest Zipline in Wayanad Vythiri. zipline at kerala
  11. Life is full of ups and downs and the positive side is that there is always a finish line. And the relief of overcoming your fear is an other worldly experience. I overcame this fear at the Universal Studios in Singapore when I decided to board the most dangerous roller coaster ride. Initially I was skeptical whether I would be able to make it or not but the support and strength I got from my husband helped me overpower my fear.
  12. When I wanted to see the world with flower’s beautiful eyes, I went into the depths of the Garden by the bay and found that every flower has some thing to say to me, which is why I #SayYesToTheWorld.
  13. Every journey gives you a new experience and new experience gives you a new vision to see the world. I learnt this when I took a trip to Kerala. I always thought Kerala is what I see in Google but when I actually went in the interiors and explored the culture, the religion and the originality of the people, I realized one thing – What you see is not always the truth. That is why I #SayYesToTheWorld.  My travel inspiration has been always my love for exploration with open minded.
  14. I was always a simple and studious girl who didn’t know the badass world until I experienced the nightlife in the beautiful beaches in the smallest state of India – Goa. The people there were tension-free, stress-free who enjoyed life to the fullest as if there was no tomorrow. Sometimes you like that attitude of carelessness and want to tell your body, mind and the soul that everything is alright; just love yourself. In those moments I #SayYesToTheWorld. night life of goa
  15. When I went for a bungee jumping ride, I had the belief that life is full of surprises and shock; sometimes you go up in the sky and sometimes you fall back to the ground in horror. However, there finally comes a time when your life stabilizes and that’s when I #SayYesToTheWorld. bunjee jumping
  16. In our small world there are important people whom we know as our family. When I went for river rafting, it occurred to me that in order to keep our life balanced and the strength intact every member of our family needs to work hard. If a member fails, the whole family drowns in the river. That is the day I realized the world is really beautiful who teaches us so much from the very moments of life.
  17. There was a time when my world was dark but beach side peace and beauty taught me that time flows without ever stopping. On the same lines I realized that dark times will someday pass and that is when I #SayYesToTheWorld. Watching these fishermen working day and night tells me “girl get up and go “get ur own happiness from the world because the world loves you. fisher man working at beach
  18. When I tasted South Indian, North Indian, Thai, Singaporean, Arabic, and other cuisines I understood that my tongue has many papillae to savor many cuisines. Similarly my tongue has many words and I have to use it wisely because only then will it keep my taste intact otherwise everything will be tasteless.
  19. I love the world because I see many living animals who too loves us unconditionally wherever you go , be the birds or penguins or be the camouflage grasshopper. Even animals and birds says yes to world , how can I deny. Ostrich to Lion and camel to dog everyone is present because of some purpose, and that’s why I love the world.
  20. The most important thing why I love the world is because I get to travel with my family and cherish so many moments that will last forever. My daughter who is an avid traveler has already chosen her career as traveler at age of 5. She is the best reason why I love the world .Lets open up our mind and soul and explore the different arenas of life to discover ourselves as well as the world. I am thankful to lufthansa for making me realise why i #Sayyestotheworld.  Watch the video here
CRUISE with kids #Travelwithkids #BlogchatterA2Z

Just cruise around until you see your destination.

What is Cruise ?

Cruise is basically a sail in a water transport without any precise destination just for pleasure. Cruise is also called as a Floating Holiday Resort. A Cruise ship is a large floating Holiday resort, where you can enjoy all the type of luxury and comfort same as the Star Hotel. Cruise with kids is the fun way to spend luxury vacations. You must have seen Anil kapoor cruise with kids [not literally  kids ,they were young brats 😉 ] in movie Dil dhadakne do. The whole ambience on Cruise was so luxury and fresh that I also wanted to go to Cruise.

What does Cruise provides you ?

As you know Cruise can go everywhere in the world wherever you love to travel. Every Itinerary provides a range of destinations and takes you to new places every day. Majority of the Cruise ships have bars, restaurants, swimming pools, casinos, gym, spa, shops, theatre, etc; in-build in it. The Cruise is made up of well furnished interior with beautiful designs. Last year when we went to Singapore our last destination was cruise but due to some problems our cruise didn’t work and we had to change our itinerary to stay at Marina bay sands, the best hotel of Singapore. But I have taken my daughter to Indian cruise in Goa and Bombay high. One day at cruise made angel realize how life feels when your sailing on water. People board on cruise through nearby beaches to enjoy this adventurous luxury.

Every  cruise ship you board is provided with unique activities to enjoy. From live shows,to mouthwatering food,from relaxation spa to sports, from a life of complete peace to a great entertainment. Cruise with kids is undoubtedly  a complete family friendly vacation to stay away from daily fast life and enjoy leisure time with family. But, when it comes to cruise with kids it is the best option because you don’t have to travel and change daily hotels once you board the vessel. Sometimes, in start it might be a daunting task with kids ., but once you onboard the ship with family all your stress will vanish away because the cruise provides countless activities for kids of all ages and keeps them busy all time to enjoy their life to the fullest. Some cruise also has facility of enjoying under water either via scuba diving or by submarines or by glass house arrangement.

10 things you must carry when you cruise with kids.

Flash lights ,battery fans, power banks, battery charger , extra pair of clothes, water shoes , bathroom de-stinkifier, extra plastic bags, fist aid box with vomitus. clipboard or extra ropes.

Benefits of Cruise :

1) Cruise allows you to see many places that would be hard to see by land.
2) It helps you to travel through narrow waterways and dock at smaller ports.
3) Overnight stay at cruise gives you an unbelievable experience.
4)You have to pack unpack your suitcase only once, since the hotel travels with you all time.
5)A Cruise is an educational trip for kids too.
6)Cruise with kids helps them to see the real-world applications of what they are learning, and gets the chance to explore nature and meet new people.

Drawback of Cruise with kids  :

Some children  may feel motion sickness due to waves and may puke or feel dizziness,In this case you make sure that You Make your kids eat more citrus fruits and make them lay down as much as possible. And  also its a costliest vacation of your family.

Due to increased popularity of Cruise and the interest of people to travel through cruise have given rise to several cruise vacation formulas. From simple and formal cruise service to casual and leisure, free style cruise accompanied with all modern amenities and entertainment. A cruise is suitable for young, singles,  couple and for families with children, it depends on you which cruise you select. Cruise with kids  can teach your kids a lot about luxury living with real-time functions of big vessel on water.

Hope u loved reading my blog and will take your kids to cruise now.

Ps : I am participating in #BlogchatterA2Z challenge and hence today is letter C and my today’s topic is Cruise with kids

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Are you planning for vacations during this summer with your kids and quite confused about the destination? Do not worry, this blog will guide you to select a best kid-friendly destination for this summer holidays. So, without any further discussion, check out these 8 best places in India for spending summer vacations with kids.

 

1.     MOUNT ABU, RAJASTHAN

Mount Abu is a popular hill station in Rajasthan, which is located near the Gujarat border. It is a popular tourist destination during the summer season and it is a kid-friendly destination. This hill station is located at an elevation of 1,220 m (4.003 ft.) above the sea level.

Mount Abu

Here you can find many Hindu temples among which the most famous one is the Dilwara Temples. These temples are comprised of five Jain temples, carved in white marble between 11th and 13th centuries AD.

Apart from temples, the other popular place to visit in Mount Abu is the Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, established in the year 1960 and covers the major portion of the mountain.

In Mount Abu, summer prevails from mid-April to mid of June where light cotton clothes are sufficient.

Things to do with kids: Visit Dilwara Temples, Boating on Nakki Lake, Explore Mount Abu Wildlife Sanctuary, Picnic at Trevor’s Tank, Trek to Guru Shikhar (If your kids are grown enough to trek easily).

Nearest Railway station: Abu Road (28 km away from the city).

Nearest Airport:  Udaipur (Domestic Airport) which is 210 km from Mt. Abu, Ahmedabad (International Airport) which is 231 km from Mt. Abu.

 

2.     Munnar, Kerala

MunnarMunnar is a town as well as a hill station in the Idukki district of Kerala. This hill station is located at around 1600 m (5,200 ft) above the sea level. Here, your kid will love to know more about the different flora and fauna along with the beautiful tea plantation estates. The greenery and ambience of the places in Munnar make it a beautiful place to visit with your kids.

The summers begin here from March and it continues until June. Munnar is the best places to understand Nature and its creation.

Things to do with Kids: A tour of Tea Valley, Village sightseeing, Bicycling, Sandal Valley Tour.

Nearest Railway Station: Ernakulam (130 km from Munnar), Madurai (135 km from Munnar).

Nearest Airport: Cochin (International Airport) which is 110 km away by road.

3. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong

Generally, the beauty of seven-sister states is being overlooked, but Shillong is one of the finest and beautiful Indian city. Shillong is a capital city of our Indian State, Meghalaya. This city is blessed with natural surroundings, valleys and plateaus.

The summers prevail from April to June, which makes the climate moderate to explore every side of this beautiful and calm city.

Shillong is often called to as ‘The Scotland of the East’ because of its spectacular places to visit. There are beautiful waterfalls, museums, canyons, etc.

Things to do with kids:  Visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Enjoy the magnificent garden of Lady Hydari Park, Visit Butterfly Museum which has different varieties of Butterflies from the different parts of the region, boating in beautiful Umiam Lake.

 4. Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh

Bandhavgarh

Bandhavgarh National Park is in Madhya Pradesh, which is a central state of India. This national park is famous for the densely populated Royal Bengal Tigers. However, leopards, white tigers, and deer also mark their presence. The mix of the tropical forest, this national park is also a home for different species of birds.

This place makes an ideal destination when travelling with kids as animals and birds are often been referred as the ‘friends of the children’ and at the same time you can teach your children the importance of the wildlife conservation.

Things to do with Kids: Jeep Safari, Visit to Bandhavgarh Fort.

Nearest Railway Station: Umaria (after Katani railway station), which is a 40-minute drive to this national park.

Nearest Airport: Jabalpur, which is 200 km away from the National Park.

 

5. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is located at a height of 1,372 ft. above the sea level in the Satara District of Maharashtra. Mahabaleshwar gives the breathtaking viewpoints of the mountains and the valleys. This hill station in Maharashtra provides the glimpses of glorious past with colonial buildings and mansions as it was under the influence of foreign hands during the old days. It is nestled in the lap of mountain ranges of Western Ghats.

Mahabaleshwar is open for tourists all the year round; however, the summer season is considered as the best time to visit. Summer begins from April and continues until June.

Things to do with Kids: Visit Panchgani to enjoy the picturesque views of mountain ranges, Visit Mahabaleshwar Temple, which is an example of Maratha heritage.

Nearest Railway station: The convenient and the nearest is Pune, which is 113 km away from Mahabaleshwar.

Nearest Airport: Pune airport is the nearest to this place with a distance of 120 km.

 

6. Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg

Coorg is quite special amongst all hill stations of India. It is nestled in between the lush green valleys and rolling hills. It is at the altitude of 3,500 ft. above the sea level. It has pleasant weather all the year round.

If you are planning to spend your summers in Coorg with your kids, then April to May will be the best time. The driving over the roads will give you a spectacular view of beautiful hills and valley along with spice and coffee plantations.

Things to do with Kids: Enjoy Abbey falls, which is a main attraction of the Coorg. You can also visit Dubare Elephant Camp – a home to many elephants, Visit Iruppu Falls – a pilgrimage spot as well as a waterfall.

Nearest Railway station: Mysore, which is about 120 km away from Coorg. However, Mangalore is also the nearest railway station with a distance of 150 km.

Nearest Airport: Either Mysore or Mangalore can be preferred.

 

7. Mussoorie, Uttarakhand

By Omkar k (Own work)

Mussoorie, the Queen of Hills, is a perfect destination for summer vacations if you are planning to travel along with your kids. You kid is going to enjoy the lush greenery of the town and its beautiful surroundings. Mussoorie is a preferred destination all the year round. The weather is cool and pleasant all time. The waterfalls, beautiful mountains give the breathtaking view.

Things to do with kids: Cable car ride, enjoy waterfalls, horse-ride in Mall road, boating in Mussoorie Lake.

Nearest Railway station: Haridwar (86 km from Mussoorie).

Nearest Airport: the nearest airport is Jolly Grant Road (Dehradun) Airport. It is 54 km away from Mussoorie.

 

8. Darjeeling, West Bengal

Darjeeling

Darjeeling is a kid-friendly hill station, situated in West Bengal. This destination makes the dream come true of travelling in a toy train. This scenic ride starts from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling, which is approximately 70 km stretch. Kids do enjoy this ride and spectacular views of mountains and greenery. You can visit Darjeeling during summers with children as the weather conditions become very pleasant and moderate to explore the natural beauty.

Things to do with Kids: Toy train ride, cable car ride, visit the tea gardens and Tiger Hills.

Nearest Railway Station:  New Jalpaiguri (73 km) and Siliguri (63 km).

Nearest Airport: Bagdogra (95 km away from Darjeeling).

 

Tips while you are traveling with kids

  • Make sure your kids remain hydrated.
  • Give them fresh fruits and vegetables rich in antioxidants.
  • Look for sunscreens that contain zinc oxide or titanium dioxide with SPF 30.
  • Avoid sunscreens that contains parabens or those which are scented or tinted.
  • Do carry medical kit along.
  • Don’t forget to carry your DSLR. The pictures may be useful to your kid’s summer vacation project.

 

So, You can read few tips for Summer Protection for kids on my blog.

 

Although the places I have mentioned are very cool & pleasant but still you need to be cautious when you are traveling with your little one.

Happy Vacations!

This post is a guest post by Akansha bansal :

Let me tell you about Akansha Bansal:

She lives with a notion “SIMPLE LIVING, HIGH THINKING” and have an optimistic approach towards life. Always eager to learn new things. She loves to write blogs on parenting. She is founder of a Parenting website called “Budding Star .

 

 

 

Travel in style with InstaCuppa products this summer

Have you ever heard of InstaCuppa products?? Do you know exactly what are they?? Are you curious to know what I’m talking about!!! Then read and follow below.

Summer is approaching!! And you can probably feel the heat already, isn’t it? Being Mumbaikar and a local train traveler, I know how it feels to stay in hot. We burn liked boiled egg. Be it in your home, or in office or in local train. You just need one thing is water, drinks and juices.

As a mom, travel blogger and a housewife, I keep my family hydrated and Healthy. I ask my daughter and my hubby to drink liquid in 2 hours interval. I make sure that we take a minimum of 2 litre of water or liquid intake. But in summer we take more water and liquid things to keep ourselves hydrated all the time. After giving thought that is the water intake is enough, don’t we need essential vitamins and minerals to fulfill other requirements for body? In summer we usually see we release more sweat, which is good in one way as it cool down your body, but also some essentials salts too get evaporated along with water. Sweating is most common reason for skin disease like skin rashes and infections. To overcome this issue during summer, I make detox and energy rich water. But to make fruit infused water, it become tedious job and hence prefers to buy ready-made juices and soft drinks. I am sure you also must be doing same. Make energy water and keep it in jar. Like, I used to slice fruits in a jar with water and every time strain and give it to the family. But then comes one savior and that is

  1. InstaCuppa Cold brew infusion Pitcher-

 

Now let me first tell you about the brand “InstaCuppa”. “InstaCuppa” is a brand with healthy innovations. It was started by a software engineer from a small south Indian town. His idea behind these innovations was to help everyone drink healthy, tasty and nutritional boosting drink anywhere. InstaCuppa products use very least plastics and use more of 100% BPA free Tritan, stainless steel, Bamboo or glass which are harmless. InstaCuppa products are always lightweight, durable and portable accessories which help you enjoy your favorite energy drink anywhere be it your gym or your jogging garden, or could be your office. Healthy drink not only gives you water content for your body but replenish important minerals and vitamins, lost in hot scorching summer. Instacuppa products are meant to reimagine the flavours. They are dedicated to offer products & resources for a flavor rich natural beverage experience.

Now let me take you back to the product I was talking about and that is: InstaCuppa 3 in 1

This InstaCuppa unit is made up of Tritan to polyester material, comes in 1300 ml.

  1. Highly Durable and Impact Resistant.
  2. This unit is a compact model to carry everywhere.
  3. 100% BPA free
  4. Recyclable
  5. 100% customer satisfied product
  6. Colour (Transparent jar + Black kit) + Black inferior glass
  7. Cone: comes only in Black colour but I feel this is the best colour to own.

How to use it: To make your own DIY water/fruit infusion water/detox water

 

STEP 1:

Slice fruits which you want to make drink for.

Slice Lemon slices.

Some pieces of ginger

Some leaves of Mint

Some pieces of Cinnamon

STEP 2:

Take filtered water in big jar.

STEP 3:

Put all the ingredients and fruits in a infuser jar.

STEP 4:

Now immerse infuser Jar in main Jar and close it tightly and keep it in room temperature for 2-3 hours. For chilling cold, you can add ice cubes to it, either in infuser jar or directly to main jar. Your energy drink is ready. Watch the below video to know how to do.

REVIEW:

Quality 10/10

Color 10/10

Durable 10/10

Slice 10/10

Portable 10/10

Result 10/10

Time consuming: Yes as it takes 2-3 hours to get your energy drink ready.

But you can keep on refilling again and again, till you feel the taste has reduced. You can add fresh fruits and water as in when required. I am truly satisfied with this product and I hope my summer goes well. This product is best when you are travelling with kids and they don’t want to drink plain water. Give them energy rich drink which is homemade.

 

Second InstaCuppa product which I am using is InstaCuppa French press coffee maker.

  1. French Press coffee Maker-

Let me tell you the usage first. Are you a coffee lover, then you will well understands it real usage. I love coffee as it is my stress buster and real aroma of coffee comes. The processed coffee using pressure to get the mother liquor of pressed coffee taste better than just normal boiled coffee. You can also call it as a thick concoction of coffee. Why we love coffee at cafeteria, because they have big machines to press the coffee beans and get the exact extract of Coffee, which is require to get added to the milk. So, that the coffee gets brewed completely into the milk. That’s why we do love café style coffee. This would make our life better because brewing on a gas makes my coffee bitter and gives me different taste every time.

Let me explain you How to use this French pressure

  1. Take coffee beans and grind it coarsely.
  2. Take 1tbs of coarse grind coffee for every 100ml of water.
  3. Slowly pour water in a jar (Make sure the water is 90’c Hot). Then simply stir with stirrer.
  4. Let the coffee brew for 4-5 mins and press the plunger down.
  5. This will separate the solid and liquid from each other and stops brewing process.
  6. Now add boiled milk if you want to make milk coffee or just French pressed black coffee.

 

REVIEW :

  1. High grade borosilicate glass, which shows you Red colour of Coffee.
  2. 3 part superior filter so that you get clear coffee with no particle in it.
  3. Stainless steel mesh filter-this is very thin mesh which only allows the liquid to come out.
  4. Smooth plunger mechanism to give you good press plus to separate the coffee powder from it.
  5. FDA approved component-so its harmless.
  6. 100% BPA free.
  7. Heat resistant handle.
  8. Easy to pour, to avoid spilling.
  9. 600 ml capacity 6 cups in one time.
  10. Ease in cleaning.

For me this comes as an instant coffee maker with less of mess.

REVIEW: I give 10/10 for all the features as I have used it and it’s so impressive.

 

Now, the third InstaCuppa product which is one of my favorite is InstaCuppa premium milk frother.

  1. InstaCuppa Premium Milk Frother-

This is cutest InstaCuppa product of all I have. This is so small, compact and sling that you can carry while you are travelling. First of all this is battery oriented and hence you don’t need electricity for frothing. The machine works on mechanical process and hence the froth is easy and shock proof. So, basically this product is used to froth milk for your coffee or you can also make buttermilk.

How to operate :
  • Put up batteries and use directly into milk cup to start its frothing effect in milk

REVIEW

  1. Easy to clean.
  2. Very good quality of the body.
  3. Non inert material.
  4. Works on battery.
  5. Portable/ durable
  6. Comes with wall socket to hang on wall.
  7. So slim to carry in your pocket as well.
  8. I can’t stay away from using it now.

 

         4) Vacuum Insulated Water bottle-

Now this was the most stylish, tall, huge and very useful InstaCuppa product. This Vacuum water is made internally from good stainless steel which double wall vacuum installation. This water bottle keeps original liquid flavors as its BPA free, sweat free, lead proof, high-grade 1818 stainless steel. Keeps water hot for 12 hours and cold water for 24 hours.

This product also comes with three accessories that is infuser land of jar for limes and two lids, one for drinking and one for closing, so that you can travel with it anywhere. This water bottle carries good volume of water so that you are always hydrated with energy drink.

HOW TO USE IT: This InstaCuppa product is east to use like normal water bottle, just add fruits if u want to use it’s as a infused water while travelling so that you can get enough supply of vitamin C. You can use cold or hot water as per your choice, while travelling, the temperature of water never changes

 

REVIEW:

Colour: Black

Quality: high-grade Tritan outside and stainless steel inside.

Leakproof: Keeps the liquid on same temperature as it was filled.

 

Overall, these 4 InstaCuppa products have made my kitchen with more innovations. I am sure now, my guest would be more happy and jealous too as I own these beauties.

For more info on product Refer to website at : Instacuppa store

To buy this product on  amazon : https://www.amazon.in/InstaCuppa/pages/11781285031

Follow their social pages to know more about Instacuppa products  on instagram :https://instacuppastore.com/www.instagram.com/instacuppastore

Disclaimer: The information given above is solely written and made by Snehalata jain (founder of this blog) . Each and every word written is self experienced . Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material or any photographs without  written permission from this site’s author/founder is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full credit is given to me with appropriate and specific links to the original content. If found using of this content without my permission may be lead to legalities.

 

 

 

 

       Peace in Mother’s arm  

Fair man, sitting under the tree, with a black hat and long jacket, playing a soft music on his violin. A passersby journo looked at him sharply and found as Mr George, the richest man of the city,  sitting quietly with out any security…

Man sitting under the tree

He calmly asked “sir, if I’m not wrong, are you the owner of X brand”.
He replied softly by nodding his head.

Journo asked him again, may I know why are you sitting here?

Mr George replied ” Holding a seat near this tree so that when I die I get a shade of this tree, which is grown on my mom’s cemetery. She was the one who took me in her arms for the first time and I want her to hold me again for the last time when I die”.

Journo had no words to speak after that. He walks away with deep thoughts.

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I am taking part in the #FridayFotoFiction – Weekly Flash Fiction Writing Challenge hosted byTina and Mayuri

New idea of gifting via Canvas Champ Prints

Gifting is one thing, which everyone would love doing, whether you are at receiving end or you are the one who is gifting. But in digital era everything  is now personalized, be it cakes or be it bags or be it furnishing cushions. Though The Era of making hand-made gift was more lovely than technical and digital era , but Canvas champ has not let that charm to go even now in gifting sector. Canvas Champ is division of  Shreyas plastics.  After establishing businesses and vendors in the print and advertisement industry for over two decades, Shreyas Plastics started with vision to serve directly to the user. After  success of Bannerbuzz.com, they researched to offer more products and services to their customers that would be more personalized than Professional. And thus Canvas Champ came to existence.

Canvas champ prints are customized products, we know as there is lot of expectations that people today expect from a brand. Canvas champ give excellent customer service team that is available around the clock just to help you get the exact product that you have in mind. The materials they use for our prints are better than or at least up to the industry standards and they assure you that  customer friendly prices have not come at the cost of quality.  Their design wizards are up to mark and successful for any task you have for them, and with a joint experience of well over 25 years in graphic designing, there is no request they cannot fulfill. old

I am huge fan of Canvas champ Prints and this is how i landed up on their cushion section which gives you personalised photo cushion cover.  Gone are the days when people used to show you special or memorable photos from cupboard drawers, now welcome your guest by placing specially designed cushions on your sofa ,so that guest need not be told about your special memories, they themselves will ask after watching the canvas champ printed cushion.

How did u like these cushion?

If you want to make for yourself then just login to website and customize your product and upload photos ,decide sizes ,have a look at preview and order.  The process of making and ordering is simpler than playing game, website is so user friendly that it took me hardly two minutes to order my personalised cushion. Other than cushion ,they have many varieties of products like tshirts ,frames ,mugs , metallic and acrylic paint prints too.  They do give you lot of offers in the form of Canvas champ prints coupons like on women’s day also they have it. So hurry people ,go and grab the offer now and decorate your home with personalised cushions and prints.canvas champ prints coupons

Ruling Out Thyroweight!

Not long ago, a friend of mine experienced major bodily changes post pregnancy – weight gain, fatigue, hair loss and mood swings. Very easily these were attributed to Post Pregnancy effects. After a suggestion from her relative, she underwent a Thyroid Test. The test results turned out to be positive for Thyroid Disorder. Today, regular medication is bringing her thyroid imbalance under control. She got lucky with early detection.
If given a thought, how many such people are present out there, completely ignorant of these signals their body must be giving and merely attributing it other more prevalent causes.
1 out of 10 Indians have thyroid disorder but over 70% of India’s population stay unaware, hence undiagnosed. 

Common reasons for ignoring thyroid symptoms:

1) Most people think it’s hereditary, hence can’t affect them
2) Probably it’s the sedentary lifestyle giving weight gain
3) I am crossing 30 so anyways hormones are changing
4) It’s just a minor weight gain, why should I go for test
A more prevalent symptom is thyroweight – weight gain with tiredness. Even though the most common one, this too gets easily ignored for its generic nature.

Celeb Talk – Taking Initiatives and Spreading Awareness

We all follow Bollywood irrespective of the genres we love, we all do sometimes look up to these Bollywood Celebrities. When Deepika Padukone upfront spoke about her struggle when she went through Depression, we all took Depression seriously. On the occasion of the Thyroid awareness month, an awareness campaign was organized, where Dr. Shehla Shaikh, who is a leading Endocrinologist with 25 years of experience and associated with major Hospitals like Saifee, Wockhardt threw light on interesting facts around Thyroid disorder. Dr Sheila sheikh

Also supporting the cause was well-known Bollywood celebrity Juhi Chawla. She shared her experience on Thyroid disorder and how to overcome it. She said, “Thyroid disorder is not something you cannot treat, just get a test done and if found positive, consult your doctor and start your pills as prescribed.” She also shared example of her husband who is a thyroid patient, and leading a healthy life by following a simple medication. The panel discussion led to one conclusion that women who majorly suffer from thyroid disorder, tend to ignore themselves, so Juhi added, “Be a bit selfish, and take care of yourself first and #RuleOutThyroweight”. Juhi Chawla at #RuleOutThyroweight event
These examples might have motivated you definitely. So how about you getting yourself and the loved ones around you checked if these symptoms persist.

Types of Thyroid Disorder:

Thyroid disorder can be classified into two types:

Hyperthyroidism – It is a condition in which thyroid gland becomes overactive leading to excess thyroid hormone production.
Hypothyroidism – It is a condition in which thyroid gland becomes underactive leading to less thyroid hormone production

Hypothyroidism is a far more common disorder than Hyperthyroidism:
Unexplained weight gain
Lethargy
Tiredness
Fatigue
Constipation
Memory Loss
Slow heart rate
Weakness, nervousness, anxiety
Dry hair, hair loss
Change in menstrual cycles
Irritability, mood swings, etc.

If hypothyroidism is not treated timely or is not taken seriously can lead to cardiovascular and neurological disorders. For more information please visit  http://thyroidindia.com/thyroweight/
To conclude..
Let’s be more cognizant of the physical and mental changes happening within and around us and come together to #ruleoutthyroweight

Disclaimer: I attended a discussion on thyroid awareness facilitated by Abbott India Limited. Any opinion expressed in this blog is my personal opinion and not the opinion of Abbott India Limited. Abbott India Limited does not assume any liability for the content of the blog. The blog post is not meant to be a replacement for a doctor consultation, nor is it a medical recommendation or prescription of treatment for people having thyroid problems. Any reader of this blog suffering from thyroid problems should specifically consult his/her doctor for the same and follow the suggested course of treatment.’

Celebrating my valentines day in Sailing boat with PlanBuddy

Love is eternal and so is the day it is celebrated on. So NO I am not late to wish you all. In fact, the reason I am posting this article about Valentine’s Day a bit late is because I was nostalgic about the way I spend my Valentine’s Day. Did you read my blog on Gift ideas for valentines day. Did you guys have a good time spending it with your loved ones or loved self? If you did or even if you did not do read on so that you could get some good ideas to spend a day the way I did, or may be just a good read to recommend to your friends or relatives.  Go on. Read about it in detail.

#Love flourish on #Valentine’s Day

Mesmerised, Astonishing, Wonderful, Beautiful, and how more amazing our love can be. Although just a day dedicated to this jaw-dropping feeling and to celebrate romance would not be enough. Although we celebrate life every day we do love Birthdays and we do party and have a good time with our family and friends and loved ones but we do celebrate life every single time. I guess all my readers would agree to that. With that point covered, coming back to my experience of the way I celebrated Valentine’s Day, how did you celebrate it? Some of my friends wrote to me that they went to a resort and just relaxed their way out to rekindle the romance with their partners. Some of them went to do paragliding and yes after reading my article about Tandem he made sure he checked it off his bucket list. He sure had a great time with his family there. Lastly some of my friends just sat back at home watching cricket or Netflix.

What my Imagination led to…

“Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.” This famous saying by one of the famous French philosopher made me think that how could I possibly bring my imagination alive and make this Valentine’s Day a memorable one. So I grabbed a pen and paper and started jotting down my options that me and my better half would love to do. After several cancellations and scribbling and of course Google(ing). I went ahead with my heart and my heart said Mumbai. We have loved Mumbai since ever and the very essence of Mumbai is its proximity to the sea. So there I was my imagination put to good use, I finally had an agenda for a splendid Valentine’s Day.

The motive of celebrating vday

After getting the essentials and wearing something good for the lovely Valentine’s Day. We were on the move. Sailing at Colaba was the first thing on my agenda. So there we went sailing into the beautiful Mumbai Harbour. This even made me think about if I want to make sailing a bigger part of my life. Then I remembered I have so many places to visit and write for you people. A lot of pictures were clicked as memories need to be captured so that we could smile looking at them later. When we halted at Apollo Bunder we then decided to take some time to see the classic monuments of our nations. Something never age they say and the Gateway of India has not been any less fascinating since ever. The Gateway of India is an arch monument built during the 20th century in Bombay, India. The monument was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911 and continues to amaze us all and make every Mumbaikar proud.

PlanBuddy – the saviour

After clicking the classic picture at Gateway of India we still hadn’t got enough of our sailing adventure. But we weren’t planning to do the same thing again because what’s the fun in that, right? So we decided to go private this time. Hire a private boat and go sailing. But as they say sudden plans also need to be planned. Everyone wanted to enjoy the Mumbai waters and unfortunately for us the Private Boats were booked. Thankfully I did my research well and I ended up with something called as PlanBuddy. Now PlanBuddy is a company that helps us plan our outings by giving certain options and discounts. It worked wonders for me and I finally had my private sailing for two hours. They booked for us a Grey eagle named private sailing boat meant just exclusively for us. Those two hours with the breeze kissing my cheeks and away from all the hustle-bustle of our lives. I could rekindle my romance with my partner and feel the happiness that, that particular romantic moment got for me.

Of Women and Shopping…

From that beautiful sailing experience we went on to shop something as Jewellery is something that is very fascinating at Colaba. After a few hours of window shopping I could not find anything exclusive or something I was looking for. There was nothing in particular on my mind but as we strolled through the shops we did talk a lot and I was sort of enjoying it more than shopping. As they “Sometimes” Women are unpredictable. But everything was so eye-catchy and having a “YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY WEAR THIS” tag kept a heavy weighted stone on my heart and I went on and bought myself a nice dress and some very authentic Afghani Earrings. Oh!! They were gorgeous. shopping at colaba causeway

The mandatory…

A Valentine’s Day Date without a dinner? Sounds incomplete right. So as Plan buddy had decided  to complete the date with some good food and yes a mandatory Valentine’s Day Dinner Date. Colaba has been an excellent option for food with loads of classy restaurants to choose from. The Table Restaurant is what Plan buddy opted for. This is one of the best restaurants serving some really good and tasty food with best options for Vegetarians, Non-Vegetarians and Eggetarians as well. So why did they choose this restaurant? Recently, I had read that the Table restaurant has recently opened their farm to the public with hands-on workshops where alongwith Adrienne Thadani of Fresh and Local, participants discuss design of the farm, build permaculture beds, plant seeds and transplant seedlings, and end with a lunch made of freshly harvested crop from the restaurant. So i suggested them and we had our dinner there.

As Calm as it could be…

After having lip-snacking dishes and desserts to savour our taste. Just when he thought it’s over I had to add a personal touch. So just after travelling for some further distance we landed up at Marine drive. There we spoke about how we used to celebrate our Valentine’s Day to how much we enjoyed today. Being thankful to what we are today we enjoyed the beautiful view of Marine Drive, singing some classic Valentine Day Special Songs. It was so calm, so peaceful there that we kept talking for hours and found ourselves trapped in that moment of Love.

Memories to live with…

As much as we did not want the day to end we all just have 24 hours to spend no matter how good or bad it possibly could be. As we came back home we were very tired and exhausted (as anyone would think we would be). But honestly we had enjoyed every moment to the fullest with loads and loads of memories captured not only on camera or our phone but also in our minds till we last. Those memories which we would live with and cherish always. I hope you all do something like this and grab some memories to cherish and live with and hey once again a very Happy Valentine’s Day.  And yes last but not least i gifted him 3D lithophane gift which is very close to our heart.  THANKS  to Plan buddy for the special planning to make my valentines a sailing and special one.3D GIFT FROM VURO

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