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We live in a neighbourhood where there is not a single park. It’s a concrete jungle. We are swarmed with traffic, buildings and noise day in and day out. I am constantly on the look out for events and serene environments where I can nurture my children’s creativity as both of them creatively inclined towards arts and crafts.
When I saw a couple of bloggers share their experience at Tugbug Children’s Center, trust me, I was over the moon that something like this is has made its way into our city.
How can I even summarize the creative blast my girls enjoyed at Tugbug?!!! The textures they got to touch and feel…
The colors they got to mix, blow, spin, print, smear, dab and paint all over…
The mud and threads they were offered to create their imaginary creatures. Tugbug was an absolute feast to their senses!
When KT is not studying or playing with her friends, I spot her silently creating something out of all the scraps at home!
Out of the numerous activities available, it was no surprise that the first activity KT chose was to weave a mat with pieces of an old sari.
The staff who attended to her, first built a rapport with her making her feel comfortable in the new environment and then patiently proceeded to teach her how to weave.
Through the entire process, I couldn’t help but admire KT putting her heart and soul into something she dearly loves!
At the multipurpose potters wheel, before they could try their hand in pottery, the girls did some spin art!
As the wheel spun, the kids held a paintbrush dripping with paint over a paper plate that was stuck to the wheel. As the paintbrush touched the rotating paper plate, it created such beautiful patterns!
As fun as spin art was, KT simply couldn’t wait to try her hand in pottery!
The pure thrill and joy on KT’s face as she moulded the small piece of clay was priceless!
It was not just KT’s excitement, even the staff at Tugbug who assisted her added to her enthusiasm by cheering her and applauding what she did!
KT made not one pot, but four little pots.
These pots are her little creations and it adorns her study table!
One of the many things that got my attention was the freedom and liberty the child was offered at Tugbug. Kids are allowed to explore and create whatever the want, even if it was going to result in mess!
Kids are provided with aprons. Tugbug has a child-friendly restroom and sink where the little ones can clean themselves.
The activity options available are numerous. And what is even more impressive is the choice of activities offered.
All the activities at Tugbug are environment friendly!
As parents we need to realise it is not just us who are living fast paced lives. Unfortunately, our young children have been lured into a virtual world of fast paced media that tempts them with instant gratification. The repercussions of which are very scary.
Tugbug is structured to draw us back to reality and the basics of slow and simple creative play. Here kids can touch, feel and create their imaginations at the own sweet pace.
Apart from all the artsy stuff, Tugbug also offers storytelling, puppet shows, gardening, reading, rhythm, movement, song and free play.
Seen here is KT sponge painting a cherry blossom tree!
As for Krissy, she is a modern artist in the making!
Her piece of work was a combination of all forms of painting put together!
My! This girl painted to her heart’s content!
What made our experience very enjoyable was not just the spread of activities, but the ambience itself. TugBug has carved a calm and serene little spot in the midst of the hustle and bustle of the city.
If you child is between the ages of three to ten and if you reside in any of these cities – Gurgaon, Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Hyderabad, waste no time and head to your nearest Tugbug Children’s Center!
For more information on Tugbug and its pricing, visit https://tugbugchildrenscenter.com.
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As you may have already observed, I dress my kids in matching outfits. Over the years, this obsession led me to purchase a lot of clothing each time I saw a SALE! In all these years up until now, the only factors I considered prior to purchasing an outfit were,
- Was the cost pocket friendly
- Was it visually appealing
- Was it comfortable to wear
A few weeks ago, I watched a documentary on Netflix that radically transformed how I viewed clothing. The True Cost was eye opening revealing the scary consequences of consumer pressure for low-cost high fashion. Continue reading Do you Know What You’re Wearing?