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By Mira Rose-Dewil

Here are some practical ideas for creating a Krishna conscious environment for kids at home, many based on Montessori principles that I have found successful in my school. They are geared toward the 2-6 age group. I would love to hear from anyone who might have more ideas for this age group or for older children.

1. Organize the physical environment so that all devotional items and activities are easily within reach for children to access independently. Have a specific place

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7959298698?profile=RESIZE_584xBy Krishnanandan das, Bhagavati Kripa Dasi & Samhita 

Every year, NICE (Narasimha’s Institute for Children Education), the education wing of ISKCON Mira Road, organizes Spiritual  Science Exhibition during the summer vacations, where around 200 children in and around Miraroad, Mumbai, participate enthusiastically. This Exhibition is the best way to engage hundreds of children to speak the various beautiful pastimes of the Supreme Lord at the same time. The children come up with innovative ideas

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By Madhava Smullen 

The COVID-19 pandemic has been tough for parents and kids, as they try to find engagement while staying at home. Here are eleven tried-and-true Krishna conscious activities, as shared by devotee parents themselves!

1. Holding a Backyard Ratha Yatra for Lord Jagannatha

“Mata, what does Jagannatha like to eat the most?” asked my 7-year old Murari. My quick response was “Kaja!” That’s when we decided that we will make kajas and offer to Jagannatha for the first time ever.

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Hare Krishna,

Please accept my humble obeisances.

All glories to Srila Prabhupada!

With the increasing interest arising in the devotee communities worldwide for alternative children education programs that not only nurture the children in well rounded academics but also deep spiritual values, some of us at Sri Sri Radha Giridhari Mandira, ISKCON Mira Road, Mumbai felt an urgent need to bring up a very balanced model for the children connected to our community.

HG Kamala Locana Prabhu, the Temple

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While the coronavirus is spreading throughout the world, so is kindness. Even though they are physically restricted in their movement, people find ways to reach out, express appreciation to and care for one another. 

On May 15th, ISKCON News announced a contest for young devotee artists between the ages of 3-18, asking them to recognize and capture these little acts of kindness around them and turn them into artwork. Dozens of pieces were submitted to the 'Kindness Pandemic' Art Contest, and t

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Earlier this month Prana dasa and Candrakoti devi-dasi released Bhakti Learning, in Mayapur Dhama for Gaura Purnima. Bhakti Learning is a Krishna-conscious online learning platform for children from 5 years to 10 and over.

There are 4 subjects in the program – Story, Sanskrit, Sloka and Pilgrimage – and three levels: ages 5+, 7+ and 9+. The subjects are delivered according to the Vaisnava calendar with fresh material being distributed at the start of each month. The material is engaging for you

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On 1st March, Bhakti Learning offered their new online Krishna-conscious program for  to Srila Prabhupada at his puspa-samadhi in Sridhama Mayapur. Bhakti Learning has bundled four subjects into one course called the Bhakti Club. The four subjects are Story, Sloka, Sanskrit, and Pilgrimage. The Bhakti Club consists of three age levels – 5 & 6 year olds, 7 & 8year olds, and 9 &10 year olds.

ISKCON News talks to Prana dasa, the educational director of Bhakchildrenti Learning and a long time ISKC

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By Madhava Smullen
 

Gaura Mandali, a new Kirtan Academy for children – with plans to introduce adult classes soon – has launched in the New Raman Reti ISKCON community in Alachua, Florida.

The project’s director and, so far, sole teacher Thakura Das, grew up in a setting perfect for meditating on the Holy Names, and had a strong attraction to kirtan from early on.

Born and raised on the Nova Gokula farm in Brazil, simple living and high thinking was the norm for Thakura.

“My dad was the cow

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