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Some myths cleared : Indian schools

Writing about relocating to India.. and Irony is I have relocated back to India… Like lot of NRIs (Non Resident Indians) I was apprehensive on certain aspects of life in India. Especially the schooling of kids.

After coming back while searching for schools I realized that the schools have changed a lot from the way they were when I was going to school. Teaching methodologies are in practice. Schools are run in more professional way with proper processes.

Standardization has come in schools also. Most of the CBSE schools follow curriculum, study materials and also teaching aids prepared by XSEED company. This company has a very professional setup and it handles training/coaching and reviewing the teachers and their teaching abilities. So more or less all the schools are same…….

So how to choose a school??? My parameters were, how close the school is from home, how open and receptive are the staff etc… And like our work environment where we say more are less all top software companies are same but our liking/disliking depends on the reporting manager, the same thought process has to be applied here. Ultimately the class teacher and her chemistry with my kid matters most. Rest all are more or less same in the corporate schools these days.

I liked that process and standardization have come in sports and physical Training. All the schools are outsourcing this part to a single company. This company not only supplies sports material to schools, but also the sports trainers. So standardization there also………

All in all, I am happy for this change and feel this is a right decision to move back to India and no regrets wrt to kids education.


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Kids learning aids – Android/iOS apps

These days we have apps flooding the google store or istore.  We all know how our kids love Angry Birds and other games apps.

But we also have some good apps which give knowledge to kids and also make them hook to them.

I use Android based devices so I am giving links of the apps from Google Play store but you can find them on iStore too.

This app is simple but effective to teach Alphabet. I liked most of the apps by this developer : Intellioy. 

This color and draw game is also liked by most of the kids.

A wonderful app for beginners in reading. The books on this app are good for knowledge as well as improving the reading capabilities. The quality of the books is very good. App name: Booksy

The very popular iStories  The stories are read and enjoyed well.

Some useful maths games I am using

Maths Practice Flash Cards

Kids Math

Einstein Math

Apart from these, we can use GeoMasters and World Citizen for teaching basic geography to kids.

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