Saturday, 4 May 2019

Day Trip to National Bal Bhavan

I am always in search of new places in Delhi to take my 2.5 years old daughter - Shravya, where she can have fun and at the same time learn something new as well. I got to know about National Bal Bhavan from a friend, and to be honest, I was not aware that such a place even exist in Delhi. On searching the web, I found that even though the place caters to kids aged between 5-16, there are still many attractions that can be seen with a toddler and decided to plan a day trip before the onset of summers.
Day Trip to National Bal Bhavan


Sunday, 7 April 2019

Ideal Books on Motherhood & Parenting

There are abundant books in stores covering topics on Motherhood, Parenting, etc. There are huge data sources online too on such topics and all the information is easily available nowadays. From the time of pregnancy to current motherhood state, I have been reading different array of books and these have kept me going through. I am now aware of so many things which I would have not known otherwise. So in this blog, I would be sharing some of these books which have helped me immensely:

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Tingaland - An Indoor Kids Play zone in Noida

Good news for residents of Noida and nearby regions. An indoor play zone for kids called Tingaland has opened in Noida's Starling Mall based in Sector 104. Suitable for kids up to 10 years, this place offers a lot of fun activities for children and at the same time keeps them engaged in a manner that enables them to learn as well. I am sure as a parent most of us thrive for such learning and enjoyable activities I had mentioned in one of my earlier blogs about indoor play areas gaining popularity in Delhi (https://www.mysecondinnings.in/2018/08/indoor-play-areas-becoming-popular.html), which is now spreading in NCR as well.


Tingaland - An Indoor Kids Play zone in Noida

Sunday, 17 February 2019

How Much to Invest Today to Achieve Future Goals

We all understand how important it is to save and invest money today in order to achieve our goals in the future. Without a specific goal, we are walking on an infinite platform where we do not know how much amount we would be requiring in the future. I have read in newspapers people quoting random big numbers (50 lakh and 1 crore) to meet their future needs. But is this 1 crore enough 20 years down the line? What seems a big number today may not be tomorrow as inflation will erode its value as time passes by. But if we have a specific goal, such as kids education, buying a house or even retirement, it becomes easy to identify a ballpark figure that we need to save and invest today so that we can attain our goal with minimum fuss in future.
How Much to Invest Today to Achieve Future Goals

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Toys that Stimulate Brain Development in Toddlers

The nature of toddlers is very fragile, that is, we should handle them carefully. They are always on the move and does not like to sit idle. We are also not sure what things will keep them occupied and for how long. They are curious and tend to do those things that we adults like to do, but we don't want them to do at this point of time. As toddlers are too young to attend a main school, they tend to learn from the toys we provide them to play. Thus it is extremely important to choose useful and age-appropriate toys for your toddlers to encourage intellectual stimulation, motor skills and physical growth.
Toys that Stimulate Brain Development in Toddlers

Saturday, 26 January 2019

Day Trips at Trampoline Park, Nandan Van and Deer Park

Are you  still thinking where to take your toddlers within Delhi/NCR to have a fun time? I had already covered National Rail Museum and Old Fort Show in my earlier blog (https://www.mysecondinnings.in/2018/11/Day-Trips-Delhi-Museum-Oldfort.html). Below are some more places I found which I am sure your kiddos will enjoy as my daughter did.
Nandan Van


Saturday, 12 January 2019

A Guide to Online Marketplace for Toddlers

When you look for toddler's stuff such as toys and clothes online, Firstcry and Amazon are on top of the list. Like if I talk in travel terms, they are Shimla and Mussorie of hill stations where most of us have been there but now we look for other destinations which have been less explored. Similarly, I wanted some variety when I was looking for toys and books online for my 2 year old daughter. This prompted me to search on social media as there are many people who market and sell quality products across these platforms to get a wider reach. Below is a list from where I have ordered stuff online and have found them pretty useful.
A Guide to Online Marketplace for Toddlers

Sunday, 6 January 2019

My Scandinavian Odyssey (2015) - Part 2

In part-1 (https://www.mysecondinnings.in/2018/12/my-scandinavian-odyssey-2015-part-1.html), I had mentioned about my 5  days in Denmark and Norway. Now further continuing this Scandinavian journey to Sweden and Finland.