Teach your kids Indian culture and values

Teaching Children

Childhood is a great time, without a doubt. It is also a time, when people develop their values and habits which can define them for the rest of their life. If proper values are taught to children, they will surely be able to make use of them when they grow up.

Teaching values is important for building the character of your child. Here is the list of top 10 Indian values which you must instill in your child.

1. Respect For Elders

Respect is one of the greatest of virtues as considered by Indian culture. A child needs to be taught how to give the proper respect to the elders, including parents and relatives. Later in life, they will be more likely to be considerate of others when faced with difficult situations.

2. Ability to Sacrifice

Life is fraught with hardships. There will be many occasions where a sacrifice is necessary in order to make the best of a difficult situation. A child needs to understand the value of sacrifice. After all, it is not possible to have the cake and eat it too.

3. Importance Of A Good Education

Children should understand the importance of education if they want to become successful later in life. Indian values place a lot of importance on education as well. You should try and make your children understand the value and importance of good education. Develop within them a love for education. Once they love learning, success is going to be an easy achievement for these children.

4. Love For Family

It is often said that a loving family is the birthright of every child. However, it is quite common to see children growing up and having a dysfunctional family of their own. This is simply because they were unable to learn how to love and care for a family. Try and inculcate within your children a love for the family by showing them the joys it brings.

5. Strength to Persevere

As mentioned before, your children will have to face hardships on their own when they grow up. They need to have the strength to persevere even through the most difficult times. If they do not have it, they will end up giving up in every difficult situation. They will never be able to face criticism or hardships.

6. Imbibe A Religious Spirit

One very important value that is common for almost every household in India is the religious spirit. Your children should at least be familiar with their religion. More importantly, they need to learn religious tolerance which is a common phenomenon in India. Religion can teach many important lessons of life that your children will surely benefit from.

7. Learning to be Helpful

It is not possible for anyone to achieve a goal or complete a task without the help of others. Similarly, your children should be willing to help others. They should note that the joy of helping others is a reward in itself. There should not be any expectation of any other rewards.

8. Being Charitable

Charity is another unsung virtue which children can benefit from when they pick it up at an early age. Children can seem selfish at times which is why you should slowly introduce them to charity.

9. Honesty Matters

It can be shocking to hear children lying from a young age. It is simply because they do not yet know the harm in lying or they may lie out of fear. That is why you have to make your children understand that honesty is truly the best policy.

10. Self-Discipline Can Be Rewarding

A lack of self-discipline can lead to innumerable problems later in life. With it, your children can overcome almost every obstacle that life chooses to place in their way.

The future of your children is heavily dependent on what values you choose to inculcate in them now. Teaching them the right ones will help them lead a better life and a positive future.

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Popular Festivals Of India | Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi & More Festivals

 

India is well known all over the world as a country of cultural and traditional festivals as it has many cultures and religions. One can enjoy the festival celebration in India every month. As it is a secular country full of diversity in the religions, languages, cultures and castes, it is always crowded with the people involved in the fairs and festivals celebration. Watch this wonderful animated video about the popular Festivals celebrated in India.

Being a Responsible Older Sibling

Responsible Older Sibling

Older siblings often become role models for their younger brothers and sisters. They help protect and care for younger children when parents are at work or otherwise occupied. Because siblings tend to spend a lot of time together, it is important to understand the roles of older children and how they can affect younger siblings. Positive sibling relationships can influence every stage of life: from childhood, through adolescence and into adulthood.

Socialization

Through play and other interaction with their older brothers and/or sisters, young children learn skills such as conflict resolution and empathy, which can aid them in future social situations. However, older siblings remain prominent influences well beyond early childhood. They teach younger children how to act around friends and how to handle other peer-related situations. Older siblings may introduce their younger siblings to possible friends and provide outlets for continued socialization.

Academic Success

In many cases, older siblings play a role in the academic achievement of their younger brothers and sisters. Older siblings may motivate younger ones to succeed or provide help with homework or other scholastic endeavors. Older siblings play an especially large role in this regard in households where the parents work and the younger child is often in the care of the older siblings. Younger siblings are likely to model the study habits of their older siblings in any family.

Deterrent for Bad Behavior

Delinquency, risk taking and other problem behavior in children can be deterred by older siblings who are positive role models. If a younger child looks up to his older sibling who does not engage in delinquency, risk taking or drug use, he will be less likely to adopt these behaviors. For a younger sibling who does experiment with these behaviors, an older brother or sister can give helpful advice as to how and why to avoid future mistakes.

Negative Influence

Older siblings can also be negative influences on a younger child’s behavior and attitude. Various studies found that girls who looked up to their older, delinquent brothers were more prone to delinquent behaviors. Bullying is another way that a younger child can be negatively affected by an older sibling. Abuse or bullying by a sibling could result in social and/or emotional problems for the younger child.

 

Our siblings are the best friends. They will always be our family and we will keep seeing them grow into amazing human beings with our help. One important thing about being the older sibling is that our younger siblings aren’t the only ones that learn about life in this relationship; we, the older siblings, can learn so much from them too.

 

Spread cheer this Christmas!

Christmas is a merry making festival marked in History as the birthday of Jesus Christ. Christmas is a prelude to a New Year and is symbolized by the jolly man in red, Santa Claus and gifts! This is an auspicious time when families get together and spread cheer all around. During this festival people summarize the whole year with a good note and together they take a step towards a New Year!

It’s the season of giving. As the holidays approach, many people look for ways to help the needy. There are food drives, school fundraisers and end-of-year donation solicitations galore, and it can be hard to decide where to direct your generosity. A fun and easy way to help low-income children in your area is to buy Christmas gifts for them. Many kids would not get any gifts on Christmas morning if it weren’t for the support of their community.

As much as we want our children to get excited about all the festivals, we also want to teach them to focus their hearts and minds outward on others. Not all kids are equally fortunate to celebrate this festival of merry making. So, this Christmas make a slight effort to put a smile to their faces by being their Santa!

While we dance to the rhythm of celebration and put a smile to someone’s face, let us all tune in to Shemaroo Kids and enjoy a compilation of Kid’s Christmas songs. Here we go:

 

 

Gajar Aur Tamatar (गाजर और टमाटर) | Hindi Rhymes for Children | Shemaroo Kids Hindi

Shemaroo Kids presents to you popular Hindi nursery rhyme ‘Gajar aur Tamaatar’ (Carrot and Tomatoes). Enjoy this foot tapping Indian style of music and learn the easy lyrics of the rhyme. This rhyme is about the different benefits of eating different vegetables like Carrot, Tomatoes, Lemon, Cucumber, etc. Watch this video about vegetables that every child would like to listen to and follow.

This Hindi nursery rhyme is popular among all kids. The fun music and the colorful animation add to the video. Enhance your kid’s Hindi language, numbers and encourage them to embrace Indian culture even better.