Blog posts on Little Dinos
Posted by Admin Dino, February 27, 2013
Toddlers have a lot of energy. This energy should be channelised in the right way otherwise you might end up with a kid at home who has broken half of your belongings that were your priced possession.continue reading »
Enroll your Kid to sports training of their liking so that they evolve both mentally and socially. Any kind of sport like cricket, tennis, football, or basketball teaches them to be patient, focused and mentally strong. Also playing with other children helps them become a team player.
Posted by Admin Dino, February 18, 2013
Bedtime discipline becomes a more integral part of a child's routine when they start going to school. A predictable, calming bedtime routine is often the key to a good night's sleep. A bedtime routine can comprise of many mini routines. Giving your child a warm bath can be one of them. Brushing their teeth in the night or telling them a fun story while tucking them into the bed. If your child would like to talk to you about his/her day that can also be a good way to wind down. It is very …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, January 17, 2013
There will probably come a time when you have to introduce your kid to snow, may be out of necessity (you live in a region where it snows) or you may be planning to take a trip to a ski resort to rekindle the fun times you had as a child. You will need to exert extreme care depending on how old your baby/toddler is. Some basic guidelines which can make this process easy on you and the baby :).continue reading »
Clothing: To some toddlers the chillness of the snow may be scary while some may revel in it. …
Posted by Admin Dino, January 12, 2013
Harvest festival is one of the few festivals which is universally celebrated around the globe. It occurs in different countries at different times depending on the crop harvest period. In India, the harvest festival is celebrated in mid-January and is known by many different names. It's called Sankranti in states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Orrisa, Bengal, Sikkim, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Goa, Bihar and Jharkand, while known as Pongal in Tamil Nadu. Harvest festival goes by …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, January 8, 2013
A little while ago we wrote about some of the favoured baby apps available for Iphone and the Android platform. With the Windows phone becoming popular, we thought it was a good time to write about some of the top baby related apps available for it.continue reading »
Baby Monitor: As the name suggests it helps you monitor your baby and notifies you the sound and video of the baby. It uses a PC microphone and webcam as sensor inputs and the phone as the monitor. So, although it saves you from buying a baby monitor …
Posted by Admin Dino, October 21, 2012
Navratri - Nava (Nine) + ratri (nights) is a festival celebrated by Hindus symbolizing the triumph of good over evil. As the name suggests, the festival is celebrated over a period of nine nights with each day worshipping a different incarnation of goddess Shakti. In the Gujarat state of India, Navratri is celebrated with much fanfare with a traditional dance called Garba in which boys and girls, young and old everyone participate. In Bengal, it is celebrated as Durga puja (Prayers to goddess …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, October 6, 2012
This is a continuation of the blog "Introducing Your Toddler to a Playgroup" . What factors do you need to consider when selecting a playgroup. You should always visit playgroups before you commit yourself to one, and it might be useful to look out for the following:
- greetings and a warm welcome from the staff, particularly for your child
- a bright, friendly atmosphere, with plenty of the children's pictures covering the walls of the premises
- a scrupulously clean environment
Posted by Admin Dino, October 2, 2012
International day of non-violence is celebrated on October 2nd honouring the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi lovingly known as Mahatma (Great/Noble soul) or Bapu (Father). Mahatma firmly believed in two cardinal principles - Ahimsa (non-violence) and Satya (truth). He was instrumental in starting the peaceful non-cooperation movement and showed the world how much could be achieved by basic non-violence and peaceful resistance. He was a firm believer of satya and spent significant …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, September 28, 2012
Between the ages of two and three, your child is likely to blossom in both stature and confidence. Introducing her to a playgroup at this stage can meet any needs that she has to forge ahead in a safe place with a degree of independence.
Playgroups, or pre-schools, are now available for most under-fives. They are run by trained workers with the help of volunteer parents on a rota basis. Playgroups offer children the opportunity to learn through play, play happily, apparently oblivious …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, September 18, 2012
Lord Ganesha is lovingly worshipped by millions of people around the world as the deity of good luck and prosperity. The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi falls on September 19 this year and will be celebrated in India for 10 days. During this festival Ganesh idols are brought home and worshipped by families. Elaborate decorations are made with fresh flowers, glorious lighting and by offering sweets. Larger sized idols are mounted by communities in by-lanes and street corners. The idols vary in …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, September 5, 2012
Communication is a two-way process and depends not only on words but also on facial expressions, gestures and timing. Pointing is one of the earliest indications your baby is trying to 'talk' to you and the practice of making a noise will start around now. From birth, the feeding process will have taught your baby about taking turns, which is the basis of communication, since she was a few days old, she will have been tuning in to speech rhythms and eye contact. Now she's ready for some sounds …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, August 29, 2012
I think that I felt I was really a parent when I had learnt that you're not going to get everything right, but you will survive anyway. I understand what "good enough parenting" means. Sometimes that's all you can do.continue reading »
It's often not until your baby is six to twelve months old that you can really sit back and begin to feel that you are getting to grips with the job of being a parent. Everyone who has ever experienced it, says nothing can really prepare you for the huge upheaval, both physical and …
Posted by Admin Dino, August 4, 2012There were some interesting developments in the London Olympic 2012 games over the last few days. We witnessed some outstanding performances from athletes and some disappointing actions by badminton players skirting the rules and playing to throw away games. The competitors are taught to win medals through honesty,hardwork and fair play.The badminton players thought that throwing away earlier games gave them the best opportunity to win the final one, although …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, July 15, 2012
For some time now Spain as a country had their share of challenges with recession, unemployment and bank bailouts so the sweet memories of the night when the Spanish football team lifted the Euro Cup 2012 was a night Spaniards will never forget. As a soccer nation they have been on a roll with three mega victories – Euro 2008, World Cup 2010 and Euro 2012.
continue reading »
The win is mostly attributed to the team’s hardwork and their conviction. The key to their performance has always been their …
Posted by Admin Dino, July 3, 2012
When your child starts playing with coins and not putting them in the mouth, the time is probably right to start learning about the concept of money. This happens around the age of five. Here are a few tips to introduce money to your child
· Arrange coins by size or thickness
· Identify notes/bills by color and size
· Learn simple counting using notes/bills and coins
· Use educational toys that are themed …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, June 21, 2012
Baby learns series (numbers, shapes, etc.) - The baby learns series is a wonderful set of basic apps covering most of learning categories (numbers, shapes, fruits, vegetables etc.) for a baby/toddler. The one thing that can be different is the placement of ads which seem to obscure the controls.continue reading »
Baby toy - Baby toy is a simple app with toys having icons of objects and it plays the sound of the object when your baby touches. This is a limited app in the sense that it only has 3 categories of …
Posted by admin, June 18, 2012
If you are a first time mom find a playgroup that has other new moms so that it will make it easy for you to share and talk about various experiences. Have the first playdate at your house if that would make your child most comfortable. Also try and limit the playdates to 2 hours to ensure that it goes off smoothly and the children are playing together and not arguing or fighting. Observe how other parents respond to such situation as you can learn a lot from seasoned moms.
Select toys …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, June 11, 2012
Baby sign and Learn: Baby sign language can help you to understand what your baby is thinking before they can talk.continue reading »
Review - The free version has the most basic signs with an opportunity for you to purchase more. For a new parent even the free signs should suffice. One thing that I found interesting is the categorization of signs into American, Australian, British, etc., and we thought the babies around the world were all the same :).
Johnsons Bedtime: Track and log your baby sleep patterns, ask …
Posted by Admin Dino, June 7, 2012
How many of us have struggled to get the perfect photo of our baby. It becomes more difficult if you are trying to photograph a super-energetic toddler. Here are some tips to the amateur Ansel Adams in you.
Good light makes good photos - Amount of light is the biggest problem photographing indoors. The pictures come grainy if there is not sufficient light. Switch on a few extra lamps if needed. Avoid using flash as it may cause the baby to blink or cry. Use a diffuser if using a strong …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, March 31, 2012
Posted by admin, March 9, 2012
Here are some of the baby tips and toddler tips which can be resourceful in your journey of parenthood.
1. To make sure your toddler is hungry at meal time, don’t let him have too much to drink or have a snack close to meal time. It’s easy to lose track of time and not notice it’s almost time for dinner when they’re begging for a snack. If they’re hungry they’re much more likely to eat their dinner.continue reading »
2. Generous hugs go miles …
Posted by admin, March 2, 2012
The name of March comes from ancient Rome, when March was the first month of the year and named after Martius after Mars. Lets welcome this month with these beautiful Calendar Wallpapers.continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, February 3, 2012
Posted by Admin Dino, November 14, 2011
Today is Children's Day in India. A day for our children to do whatever they like. Children's day in India is celebrated on 14th November, Pandit Nehru's birthday, as a day of fun and frolic, a celebration of childhood, children and Nehruji's love for them. Pandit Nehru was the first Prime Minister of India.continue reading »
As a celebration of childhood, our children are usually showered with the things and toys they love. Although children go to school on this day, the day is usually spent without studying and …
Posted by Veena, November 1, 2011
Danica May Camacho (Phillipines) and Nargis meaning "beautiful flower" (India) are the World's Symbolic 7-billionth Babies.continue reading »
According to the UNPF report, the world’s population is to grow by another billion in the next 13 years. Now that's alarming with the current economic scenario, food shortage, oil prices and inflation! But that's our problem and we should let the newborns enjoy their lives.
Posted by Veena, October 30, 2011
Fun, fear, candies and costumes instantly come to mind. And who is to forget those decorative Pumpkins! It is fun to scare people and get scared on this day and people don't mind on this day. People love to decorate their house with ghosts and witch patches.
For the years before our son was born, with each passing year our enthusiasm kept increasing as we would eagerly wait for the children to knock on our door for their treats. I remember making trips to Walmart, Costco or Target to …continue reading »
Posted by Little Dinos Team, October 26, 2011
All festivities in India involve making of sweets at home or buying them and sharing it with your family and friends. Some of the traditional sweets are made of Desi ghee. Which of these are you relishing this Diwali?
Moti Choor Ladoo: These ladoos are made of besan and also has cardamom and a touch of saffron.
Barfi: Barfis are square in shape and are made of variety of ingredients. Badam Barfi is made of Badam, milk and sugar. While Pistachios are the main ingredients in Pista Barfi …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, October 25, 2011
Crafts: Children would love the idea of painting the diyas which can be lit up during diwali. They can hand paint the diyas and add a dash of glitter to beautify them. You can teach your children how to make lanterns with colorful papers that can be hung at the window. Make beautiful Diwali cards with collage techniques which can become a part of the gifts given to people when you visit them for diwali.
Tea-light Holders – Buy some plain candle light holders and …continue reading »
Posted by Admin Dino, October 24, 2011
Diwali is celebrated primarily in India and all over the world for five days. It is called the festival of lights and is a very colorful and brightly lit festival. This year Diwali will be celebrated from 24 Oct to 28 Oct, 2011.continue reading »
Day 1 - The first day of Diwali is called Dhanvantari Triodasi or Dhan Theras. Dhanteras is made out of 2 words i.e Dhan and Teras. Dhan means wealth and on this day people worship Goddess Laxmi bringing peace, well being and prosperity to the family. The 2nd part Teras …
Posted by Admin Dino, September 14, 2011
We have got tremendous response and volunteers are working hard to beta-test the Little Dinos site. The valuable feedback from the beta-testers is trickling in slowly.continue reading »
The response and the feedback is positively exciting and we should be on our way for an official launch on October 1st.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Posted by Admin Dino, August 27, 2011
Little dinos, a baby website creation and hosting application with full featured set of beautiful designs is set to go live for beta-testing on September 10th. Powerful and easy to Use tools make designing your baby website simple & quick.continue reading »
You can become a member of the Little Dinos family by providing your name and email address at the signup page.
- Toddler and Activities
- Bedtime Routine
- Introducing your kid to snow
- Harvest festival in India
- Good Windows phone apps for babies, young parents
- Navratri (Nine Nights)
- How to choose a playgroup?
- International Day of Non-Violence: Gandhi Jayanti
- Introducing Your Toddler to a Playgroup
- The festival of Ganesh Chaturthi