Mind-blowing Diwali activities for kids to have fun

The most celebrated festival of the year is just around the corner! Diwali is the symbol of ascendancy- light over darkness and good over evil. “The significance of Diwali is the removal of darkness.” On this night, colored lights dance against the darkness as lamps are lit everywhere and fireworks explode in a fiery celebration. […]

Five tips to plan the best Halloween party for your kids in 2021

As Halloween is right around the corner, we’re here to provide you with some spooky inspiration to plan an exciting party for your little ones. Whether you want to host a striking feast for your neighborhood kids or a haunting hip party for pre-teens, you don’t need to spend a fortune to convert your home […]

Father’s Day recipes from around the world

Still in need of a last-minute Father’s Day gift? You can never go wrong with a home-cooked meal or treat! Baking or cooking is a fun activity for kids and it will be sure to make dad’s day! We’ve compiled a list of recipes from all over the world that are perfect for this Father’s […]

Thanksgiving activity for kids in 2020

Like many of this year’s holidays, Thanksgiving is bound to feel more than a little out of the ordinary. In America, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It began as a harvest festival, with the main focal point surrounding the large feast (think the Thanksgiving turkey you know and love today)! With […]

Diwali Activities For Kids

Diwali Activities For Kids

Diwali is almost here and what better time to celebrate family, love, and light! Marking new beginnings, Diwali is celebrated 20 days after Lord Ram killed Ravana and rescued Sita from captivity in Lanka. The five-day festival of lights, Diwali. In India, the festival is an important holiday, full of festivities, food, and family time. The […]

Halloween Activities For Kids


COVID-Friendly Halloween Ideas Halloween is right around the corner, but it’s no secret that the beloved holiday might look a little different this year. With COVID still a looming concern, it’s important to be mindful of safety guidelines when making Halloween plans. However, that doesn’t mean fun Halloween activities have to fall to the wayside! […]

Happy Gandhi Jayanti!

mahatma gandhi

Today is Gandhi Jayanti, one of India’s national holidays and the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday! A positive and transformative individual, there is much to be celebrated on Gandhi’s birthday and beyond. Teaching Your Child About Gandhi Who was Mahatma Gandhi? Maybe your child has heard of him but they know very little about him. […]

Teaching Children Hindi: An Expert’s Perspective

An Interview with Dr. Anupama Sarna Dr. Anupama Sarna is a Hindi Literature and Language Specialist part of a certified team of teachers that pioneered Hindi as an accepted language across many Bay Area and surrounding area schools. She has gained formal training in teaching language methodology, receiving teaching credentials through California State University East […]

The Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child

The Benefits of Raising a Bilingual Child

What are the benefits of being bilingual? There’s no doubt that having a second language under your belt comes with countless benefits. In fact, in 2015, 64.7 million people over the age of 5 spoke a language other than English at home, with an increasing number of them fully proficient in English (languagemagazine.com). In the […]

Dress Up With Shoonya: Learn Clothing Words in Different Languages

Learn Clothing Words in Different Languages

Explore the exciting world of clothing and design Shoonya Kids Dress Up (coming soon)! Now, kids can explore clothing and accessories from all different cultures with our Dress Up Chapter. Design new outfits all while learning the language of your choice! Fun dresses, hats, scarves, and more allow children to tap, pinch, and stretch clothing […]