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Requests that do not follow these guidelines will not be accepted.

 

Playful Home Education aims to provide play-based educational ideas and resources for small children in a home setting. 

We welcome guest posts by parents and teachers of preschool to early primary grade children (3 to 8 years age). These are the themes we are interested in: 

 

  • Ideas and approaches to teaching children using play-based techniques that you have used with children that can benefit other parents. You are welcome to share your tips and tricks and your own experiences related to helping preschool children learn. Do you have ideas on things that can be done in a home setting, in an inexpensive way?

  • Your unique experiences with teaching art, logic, general awareness, coding, concepts of language (English, Hindi and regional languages) and numeracy using fun, play-based methods or art-integrated strategies. 

  • Experiences related to using play-based techniques to educate and raise neuroatypical children, or children with learning/writing/reading/physical difficulties 

  • How you celebrate some festival in your home with your child using play-based techniques to provide holistic learning. If you want to write a detailed post on festival related activities, especially regional festivals that are more specific to a region or a community, please see our posts in this category to know the layout that we generally prefer.  

  • Innovative arts and crafts that you have done with a child. 

  • DIY strategies, worksheets and plays that you have used to educate a child. 

  • Curated lists of good resources for kids for learning and for kids with hearing. speech, visual, learning and other disabilities. 

  • We are especially interested in your teaching experience with dyslexic children. 

  • We welcome articles written in English and Hindi. However, you can write about teaching a child any regional language. 

  • You can include promotional links to your business if you offer craft materials, toys, etc., but the acceptance of the promotion will depend on other factors. We reserve the right to allow or reject such articles. 

Article Guidelines

  • The article should be fresh, exclusively written for Playful Home Education and not published elsewhere. 

  • The story should be submitted by a parent or a carer or a teacher of small children. 

  • The story should be written in MS Word. If you use iOS or macOS, please prepare the content on MS Office online (free) using One Drive or on Google Docs (free) and download the MS Word File ("save a copy" or "export" options). 

  • The maximum word limit is:

- Up to 500 words for short posts with one specific idea. 

- 500 to 2500 words for long posts. 

  • Make sure your approach is interesting and useful. Something that is not already common knowledge. 

  • The article should not be written for the sole purpose of a promotion of a product or company. 

  • Any links to products should not include any affiliate links from your side. 

  • Please include as attachment the images of your approach or technique. Images are important for articles on early learning. These images should have been clicked by you. Please do not include any images you have taken from the internet unless you have personally purchased it from a stock photos site.

  • You can also include in the article text the links to your own YouTube video, or any video or website resource you have used to do the activity. 

  • The activity does not need to be original. You can do an activity inspired by something from the internet. Please include the link to the original resource in your article. However, the written content of your article must be completely original.

  • Do not copy and paste lines from any other site, book or any other source.

  • We take copyright issues and plagiarism very seriously at Playful Home Education. 

  • Please write a title for the post that reflects the content of the article. The headline should be engaging but not a clickbait.

  • If we accept your article, we may revise your title as necessary. We will also format the content to our site theme. 

  • Please follow the general rules of article writing, like Introduction - Body - Conclusion. Well written articles with good grammar and originality are likely to be accepted. 

  • We will accept your submitted media through Google Drive or Dropbox transfer or via email attachments. 

  • Important:  When sending us your article, kindly add this note at the end :- “This article is originally written by me (Your Name). The article has not been copied from anywhere, or generated using AI tools. I have written the article from my own experience. The images are my own and have not been taken from the internet or any other source. I, (Your Name) allow Playful Home Education to edit the article, if needed, and to publish the article on their website and social media platforms. I agree that if Playful Home Education publishes this article, I will not republish the article verbatim anywhere else. I agree that if the article is selected for publication, I turn over the copyright and publishing rights of this article and the images I have provided, to Playful Home Education.”

Compulsory Disclosures

  • Name: We will need your full name. Please also mention the name you want to be published in the story. You can choose your real name or a pseudonym. 

  • Other details: While submitting the article, we need the real name, phone number, email address, and city of all contributors for our records. Parents must also mention their child's age. Teachers must mention their occupational role and experience. These details will not be published.  We need these details as a proof of authentication. 

  • Conflict of interest: Please be clear about any conflicts of interest. Let us and the readers know if you stand to gain from the article in some way. We can accept small promotional content, but we may modify the text and images during the editing process.

  • Bio: Please include a few lines about yourself, your child or ward so that we can understand your context better. You can choose for this to be published or withheld. If you wish, you can write a one-sentence bio and add the link to your blog or website or preschool, and this information will be included at the end of your article. 

  • Citations: Please disclose clearly the ideas and content (of any form: text, image, video, etc.) that is not your own.  

When will you hear from us?

If we like your article, we will get in touch with you within a week. We will contact you using the email address you have provided. If you don't hear from us in 4 weeks, it's safe to assume that the article is not of interest to us at this time. 

Please note that if we respond to your submission or proceed with the process, it does not guarantee that your article will be accepted and published. Our response to you is the first step in the editorial process. We may ask for more information, or request you make changes or revisions. If you do not agree to the revision and editorial process at any point in time, we will cancel the process.

How much will you be paid?

Only after the article is ready to be published that can we give you the renumeration offer. We do not have a fixed price per word rate for our articles. We will make an offer based on the quality, novelty, relevance to our readers, level of expertise of a writer (especially if regarding differently abled children), etc. Usually, the rate will vary between INR 100 to INR 500.

 

We are "child pedagogy hobbyists". We run this site ad-free and click-bait free, because we believe in the cause. The earnings from our shop section are used for the development and maintenance of the site. Please join us as a contributor only if also believe in the cause that we represent. We are not a media outlet or a commercial parenting website who can offer you a job as an article writer. But we value the time, effort and creativity put in by a contributor because we are writers ourselves. We will make you an offer if the article is accepted for publishing on our website. 

Submit Article via Email

Send your article to guestpost@playfulhomeducation.com 

 

The textual content must be uploaded as an MS Word (.docx) file. 

Please include your name, email address, postal address, child's name and age, and your phone number. 

Please read above written guidelines and follow them. If guidelines are not followed, we are likely to not proceed with the editorial process. 

 

We may edit the submitted articles and their titles, if needed, for proofreading, clarity, language improvement, according to our own editorial guidelines. If we make any major changes, we will run it by you for approval before publishing. We reserve the rights to choose which articles will be selected for publication.  

Important: 

When sending us your article, kindly add this note at the end :-

This article is originally written by me (Your Name). The article has not been copied from anywhere, or generated using AI tools. I have written the article from my own experience. The images are my own and have not been taken from the internet or any other source. I, (Your Name) allow Playful Home Education to edit the article, if needed, and to publish the article on their website and social media platforms. I agree that if Playful Home Education publishes this article, I will not republish the article verbatim anywhere else. I agree that if the article is selected for publication, I turn over the copyright and publishing rights of this article and the images I have provided, to Playful Home Education.

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