Use Fun Worksheets to Improve Child’s Academic Performance

Using worksheets is a great way to help improve a child’s academic performance.  Academic worksheets designed with an element of fun in them will ensure that students get ample practice and reinforce concepts that they learn.  It will also give them enough practice to do well in assessments.  In the primary sections, fun worksheets play an integral part in reinforcing concepts with the help of colorful images and drawings.  The child will not feel that she/he is being forced to study but will enjoy the experience as fun-filled worksheets make learning interesting.  In countries all around the world, worksheets occupy a prime position in the academic life of the child.  In India, the trend is slowly increasing.  With the introduction of continuous and comprehensive evaluation in schools and boards across India, parents do want their children to continuously review what … Continue reading

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Importance of Participating in Sports in School

The importance of participating in sports by school students cannot be underestimated. Nowadays, many parents in India do not try to divert a student’s interest away from sports in higher classes, so that they can completely focus on academics. The continuous and comprehensive evaluation in CBSE includes Health and Physical Education under Scholastic Areas. Participating in sports in school does not mean that the student needs to become a top athlete. It just means that they enjoy playing sports and stay healthy due to sporting activities. Moreover, participating in sports can even enhance students’ performance in academics and other aspects of life as it helps in overall development of the child. Let us discuss why it is important for students to participate in sports in school. Importance of Participating in Sports in School Helps students stay fit: Participating in sports … Continue reading

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Football/Soccer – FIFA World Cup Fun Trivia Facts

Many football fans must be waiting to watch the finals of the FIFA World Cup match. Football is also played in schools and given much importance with the increase in emphasis on sports by all educational boards. Watching matches and games of top players and team will help football/soccer enthusiasts to better their game. Will Germany or Argentina win FIFA World Cup 2014? After the terrible defeat of Brazil by Germany with Germany scoring a whopping 7 goals to just 1 by Brazil in the semi-finals match, it looks like the German team is on a winning spree. Will the Argentinean team be able to stop them? As footballs fans eagerly wait for the outcome, here are some World Cup fun trivia facts: Football/Soccer – FIFA World Cup Fun Trivia Facts Q: Do you know when and where the first … Continue reading

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Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome, A Humorous Novel

Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome is a light-hearted and humorous novel.   It was also meant to be a travelogue across the River Thames but became popular for its leisurely pace and humor.  The three men, are the writer Jerome himself, and are also based on his two other real friends.  The dog Montmorency further adds to the comic element in the book.  The protagonists are Jerome, George and Harris. The leisurely and rambling pace of the book can be likened to travelling in a similar manner along the River Thames.  The book begins with a rather amusing account of the hypochondriac nature of the protagonists.  Jerome has gone to the exaggerated extent of researching all his ailments.  He seems to have suffered from everything except housemaid’s knee.  They all then conclude that a boat trip would … Continue reading

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Silas Marner by George Eliot – An Endearing Novel and Excellent Read

Silas Marner by George Eliot is an endearing novel and excellent read.  The novel was in fact written by Mary Ann Evans under the penname George Eliot in 1861.  One of the main reasons for using a penname was because women writers were not taken seriously at that time and were stereotyped. Silas Marner is a novel that will move the reader with its elegant, endearing and emotive appeal.  The novel has excellent characterization and a meticulously laid out plot. The protagonist of the novel is Silas Marner, a poor weaver.  He lives in abject isolation after a terrible betrayal by his close friend.  He is framed for a crime he did not commit.   He runs away from the village.  He loses faith in religion as well as community.  He also suffers from fits.  In spite of his remorse and … Continue reading

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Galileo Galilei, one of the most Famous and Inspiring Early Scientists

Galileo Galilei was one of the most famous and inspiring early scientists.  Due to the path-breaking research, invention and discoveries made by Galileo Galilei, the modern scientific revolution took place.   Let us learn a little bit more about Galileo Galilei’s life history and feel inspired. Galileo Galilei, one of the Most Famous and Inspiring Early Scientists Galileo Galilei was born on February 15, 1564, in Pisa, Italy to Vincenzo Galilei and Giulia Ammanati.  His father Vincenzo Galilei was a famous lute player and musician.  Galileo did imbibe and develop a scientific temperament due to his father’s musical sensibilities.  Galileo Galilei joined the University of Pisa in 1583 to study medicine but became interested in a range of subjects including mathematics and physics.  He was further exposed to Aristotelian theories and ideas in the University of Pisa.  The Aristotelian view was … Continue reading

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