December « 2009 « Mummy Knows Best - The hands-on mum's guide to cool kids' stuff

Discovering the festive spirit in your city It’s Christmas season and the city’s malls, hotels and shops are all dressed up in red and green. Sparkling Christmas trees with cheery Santas greet us everywhere. Last Sunday, my husband and I took our daughter hotel and mall hopping all over the city of Bangalore  to check [...]

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Santa’s going green Christmas has not been so exciting for a long time. That’s because for the first time we are experiencing little joys through the eyes of a 3 year old. The tree is actually out and trimmed, the carols are playing, the Christmas stories are being read and I can’t ever remember going [...]

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Read Baby Read My kids being voracious readers, I’m always on the hunt for new books at the library or bookstores. Sometimes, I wish someone would take the pain out of selecting wholesome, age appropriate, fun yet educational books and just hand me the darn things already. Enter i-CUE. These lovely people take on the [...]

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That’s what little boys are made of. You have had some version of Lego when you were growing up, right? Now that the next generation has arrived, am left wondering where my old sets are. Considering we (read Mum) kept them so well sorted and boxed and clean, they could actually have been in perfect [...]

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…Me Some Words Being a Scrabble-junkie myself, I was thrilled when my elder son was gifted a Junior Scrabble for his birthday. Perfect for the 5-10 age group, this board game from Mattel requires two to four players. The tag line on the box says “Two fun word games in one” and that’s exactly what [...]

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The birds and the bees………literally, really The Bombay Natural History Society (BNHS) is like a treasure trove if you want to sensitize your kids to the importance of nature, flora, fauna and conservation. You don’t need to be a member to participate in their activities that range from nature camps, tours and birding trails for [...]

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Radhika and Zeenat from Big Red Bus, Mumbai, are available to answer any questions you may have about designing the perfect room for your kids. Send in your queries to Dear Radhika & Zeenat, I have a three year old son and we are moving to a larger space where he will have his [...]

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Birds of a (pink) feather flock together I have to be fair and say that although the Sewri mudflats do have flamingos in the thousands; pink feathers are not the only type of birds to be seen here. The lesser and greater flamingos sure are the main draw having come all the way from probably [...]

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