Children have always had stories. For thousands of years, as WilliamThackeray tells us, parents — be it “mothers by the banks of Yamuna, Arabs couched under the stars of the Syrian plains, or Northmen Vikings as they lay on their shields” — have all entertained kids through stories.
If you are a new parent, you would have umpteen doubts about your child’s growth, including speech and language development. You might be wondering if your child is reaching those speech milestones on time, whether they are developing enough vocabulary, whether they understand the language, and so on.
Witnessing your little bundle of joy grow into a human with ideas, opinions, habits, is one of the most amazing and integral aspects of parenting. As parents, nurturing the child’s unique qualities is important. It might not be easy, but it is necessary to do so.
Of all the negatives, one of the positives that has come out of the Covid-19 pandemic is the realisation of the importance of schools. Parents faced quite a struggle, trying to balance work with their children at home, making them realise the caretaking role played by schools.