This Republic day introduce your kids to some traditional Indian games from ‘Desi Toys’ that are made with the passion of exposing today’s children who are being robbed of the wonders our country has to offer with it’s rich collection of skill based toys and games!
Ask anyone about their favourite toy as a child and you are most likely to hear them recall their childhood nostalgia associated with a brown teddy bear which was loved despite losing all its fur, a train set which was passed down to the next generation even after the tracks were broken or a kitchen set that saved them from boredom on hot summer afternoons.
We all have that one toy from our childhood collection that was gifted to us by one of our relatives from their holiday visit abroad. And like it or not, the only reason why we took care of it or it lasted so long was because it was not from India. Well, our children will never list this reason for having a special preference for a toy, since the toy industry has totally transformed from what it used to be during our childhood days and today it is flooded with imported toys mainly from China.
The entry of international toy stores and online stores in the toy market has further expanded the choice for kids. Enter any toy store and you are sure to be baffled by the endless rows of toys with multiple brands, but as a parent, you will be overwhelmed and struggling to zero down on that one toy which will keep your children engaged meaningfully and offer that sense of attachment that you had with your toys as a kid.
Recently our Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Fit India’ Movement’ urging people to create time for physical activity in their daily regime. He also highlighted the importance of playing outdoor sports to break away from the habit of following a sedentary lifestyle. As parents, we can join this national movement by encouraging our children to play outdoors daily.
So what do your kids do on a rainy day? The weather is gloomy and the temptation to turn on the idiot box is really high. Well, the fact is when you have kids at home, as a parent you always need to maintain a list of top-of mind fun activities that will keep your kids busy and help you wash away those rainy day blues!