Articles

  • Have you ever wondered if we as educators are imparting our children with skills for future? In today’s era it is not easy to ignore the ease with which information is available all around us. The World Wide Web has made it very easy for even a toddler to selectively engage by just the click of a...
  • (This is the final article of a three article series by Ms. Vandana Ahuja, Program Director of Cedarwood Afterschool Program)   In the first two articles, we discussed factors related to the school Board, academics and the school’s approach to child development.  In this article, I would like to...
  • (This is the second part of a three article series by Ms. Vandana Ahuja, Program Director of Cedarwood Afterschool Program)   In the last article, we discussed factors related to the school Board and academics.  In this article I want to highlight softer aspects that reflect the school’s approach...
  • Kill The Exam Monster “EXAMS” is a dreadful monster for students all over the world. Let’s kill this monster and enjoy this exam season. The first thing is changing your attitude towards exams. Exams are not here to scare you, frighten you or torture you. Exams are just to check if you understand...
  • This is the first part of a three article series by Ms. Vandana Ahuja, Program Director of Cedarwood Afterschool Program How to choose the right school for your child? The world of schools is expanding at a rapid clip adding up to an already ample school base. Parents are having a hard time...
  • And a Merry Xmas!      The little 4-year old girl was sad. Not because she had not received a gift but because no one told her that they were going to her Aunt’s birthday party and because she did not have time to make a card for her Aunt. So, her parents decided to wait and helped the little girl...
  • Every child is unique. Let’s build on his/her uniqueness. “My son was simply not like anyone else in his class. He never topped his class and was not good in sports or anything else like most other children were - in dance, theatre or song. For many years, we wondered whether he had even one...
  • Summer is round the corner and as parents, one of your main concerns may revolve around how to keep your child busy or entertained. Of course, you can go on a family holiday or keep taking your child out for exciting treats, movies and what not. But can you do that continuously over the entire two...
  • CEDAR DIARIES . . . . June-December 2015 We believe in an innovative and activity based learning for children belonging to a wide age group.  The Afterschool Centre in Viman Nagar, Pune caters to children as young as 3 to those as old as 12! It has been almost three years since we began our journey...
  • The Growing Need for an Afterschool Program Although relatively new in India, the concept of professional day care and afterschool programs are slowly picking up pace. Primarily because; the system of joint families is quickly waning due to the growing preference for nuclear families. Young...