Raksha Bandhan is around the corner and everyone is busy buying gifts and rakhis for their siblings. Raksha Bandhan is a one the most celebrated Indian festival in Northern part of India. This festival celebrates the special bond between brothers and sisters.
There are different stories related to Raksha Bandhan. Toddlers may be too young to appreciate the importance of most of these stories, you can always try sitting them down and getting them to listen. Maharani Karnavati was the queen of Chittor in Rajasthan. The Maharani sent a Rakhi to Humayun, the Mughal Emperor of Delhi, and called him for help when Chittor was threatened by Bahadur Shah of Mewar. Humayun was aware of the significance of Rakhi in the Hindu community, so he immediately accepted her request to protect her.
Further, to arouse interest, buy them attractive traditional outfits that they would love to wear on Rakshabandhan.
Encourage your children to make rakhi at home -To make an attractive handmade Rakhi provides your child with the required craft materials. Help your child with cutting & shaping the decorative items and also in pasting them on the thread.
Make sweets at home-Try making sweets at home instead of buying them from the market. The mouth-watering desserts available in the market are made in bulk in the festive season. They are generally adulterated. Children are happier when they see sweets of their choice being prepared by them or by their family members.
Motivate your child to respect others: One doesn’t need to be older in age to be a recipient of respect. Children must be taught to respect each other and value bond they share.
Having a sibling is a blessing. This Raksha Bandhan, cherish your childhood memories of fights, love and pamper our siblings just a little bit more and thank our parents for having given us our best gifts for life!
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