The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori
Kutoohala - A Space for Curious Minds is an initiative of Parent Musings. We aim to provide resources and tools to parents to help their children with social, emotional and cognitive development.
Following is what we offer at Kutoohala.
Book Store and Library for children 0 - 10 years and their parents
At Kutoohala, we believe that when parents read-aloud books to children, it not only helps them build the love for reading, but also opens up many conversations between the parent and the child. By choosing the right book to read aloud to the child, a parent can start a conversation about any issue under the sun. It is through these conversations that the rapport is built between the parent and the child and the child's social, emotional and cognitive development can be nurtured. Hence, there is a big focus on children's books at Kutoohala.
We identify the best children's books available among publishers that nurture creativity, social and emotional development, problem-solving and a host of other skills. We offer these books for sale online, at our store in Basavangudi, Bangalore and at exhibitions at various schools and organizations. An unique feature of our store is that we sell both new and gently-used children's books.
Click here to access our online book store.
Our library gives children access to a wider range of books that are not easily available for sale in India. These books again are carefully curated and are available for borrowing both at our physical library in Basavangudi, Bangalore and for home delivery.
Picture Book Fun activities
At our Basavangudi centre, we offer an unique range of activities for parents and children. Parents can read picture books to their child and do process-based-art to create unique art pieces based on the themes of the picture books. These activities can be done at your pace in our child friendly space. You can choose from a variety of picture books and related activities for which we’ll give you the materials needed.
We seek to engage with parents who are willing to critically inquire into issues related to children's learning and development.
Our parenting workshops explore the social, emotional and cognitive environments at home and at school that promote effective cognitive learning and social and emotional development. In these workshops, we'll find out what we can do as parents to nurture creativity, thinking, problem-solving and a host of other skills in our children. In these workshops, we also explore how learning can be made enjoyable to children
Click here to know more about these workshops. These workshops can be offered at your school or organization.
At Kutoohala, we have conducted many events and workshops for children in the past. Be it art workshops or book-reading/story-telling sessions or a science workshop, these events had the following main objectives:
- An opportunity for parent and child to bond over meaningful activities
- Nurture creativity, thinking skills and attention-span among children
- Show case good teaching methodologies that also seek to make learning fun for children.
Click here to see pictures from these events and workshops conducted in the past.