Welcome to our new members in CreativeSaathi team

CreativeSaathi associates

1. Dhrov Tikoo 14 years, New Delhi (Visit my profile here..).

Check Drov’s artwork displayed in SpecialSaathi online Art exhibition on 3rd December (international day of persons with disabilities) here….

Dhrov bagged second position (Age category 12+ to 16 years) in SpecialSaathi Children’s day Art competition, have a look at his Artwork here...

Dhrov Tikoo CreativeSaathi associate

2. Dhairya Kumar Pal 14 years, Ghaziabad (visit my profile here…)

Check Dhairya’s Artwork displayed in the SpecialSaathi online Art exhibition on 3rd December (international day for persons with disabilities) here….

Do check Dhairya’s artwork for SpecialSaathi online Art exhibition held on Children’s day here….

Dhairya Kumar Pal CreativeSaathi associate

CreativeSaathi Junior

1. Lavanya Iyer 9 years, Gurgaon visit my profile here…

Check Lavanya’s artwork for SpecialSaathi online Art exhibition on 3rd December (international day for persons with disabilities) here….

Lavanya bagged first position (age category 6 to 12 years) in SpecialSaathi Children’s day Art competition, have a look at her Artwork here...

Lavanya Iyer CreativeSaathi Junior

Congratulations CreativeSaathis!! Specialsaathi is proud to have you all as a part of our rocking team.

All the best to rest of the kids participating in our online Art exhibition. Thank you for the participation! Keep up the good work.

BloggerSaathi CreativeSaathi

Discovering Daily Rhythms that Work

Daily Rhythms: A LIFESMART Perspective

Routines provide structure and predictability. However, life is often unpredictable. Rhythms are more flexible and fluid. What would a healthy daily rhythm look like?

Does your child have a balanced and healthy daily rhythm? What kinds of activities should be included in the day?

Artwork by Morpheus Nag

Discovering daily rhythms that work means the process of finding the right combination of activities for the day. For example, we start the day with long walk. Dance and/or yoga are part of Ananth’s daily routine. A list of some activities to include in the daily rhythm is given below.


  • Include movement daily
  • Include visual and performing arts
  • Include activities of daily living

These activities support overall development. Include them as part of your child’s daily rhythm!


Activities of daily living

  • Hanging up clothes
  • Folding clothes
  • Setting the table
  • Cleaning tables
  • Making the bed
  • Cooking
  • Putting things away
  • Watering the plants
  • Loading Laundry in the washing machine
  • Helping in sorting vegetables and grocery items and putting them at proper place

Structured movement activities

  • Swimming
  • Cycling
  • Running
  • Karate
  • Skating
  • Yoga
  • Playing a sport like – table tennis, football, badminton etc


  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Crafts

Performing arts

  • Singing
  • Dance
  • Instrumental music

Theater Arts activities


  • Movement and dance
  • Music and Rhythm
  • Storytelling
  • Drama
  • Arts and Crafts

Academic learning

  • Language and communication

Daily Rhythms for LIFE

I am not the first one to talk about daily routines or daily rhythms. The activities listed above are familiar too. What I can add to this discussion is the LIFESMART perspective.

L: Learn daily

Four words to start thinking about how to support daily learning: Imitate, Repeat, Memorize, Explore. Starting with imitation and evolving to own exploration is the way I see the progression.

Practice Imitate, Repeat, Memorize, Explore daily. This is an important component to build into the daily routine.

I: Interests

The words I chose are Initiate, Commit, Practice, and Experience. Initiation is an important indicator of interest! Not everything we learn is interesting to us. But we are likely to initiate, commit time, practice and deepen our experience when interest is there.
Interests are discovered during daily learning. Encourage exploration of interests daily. However, the daily routine should include activities of high interest, medium interest, and low interest. Everything in our daily routine cannot be of high intrinsic interest.

F: Family interactions

Safety (physical and emotional), Relationships, Love and support, Expression are the words I chose for family interactions. Family interactions are of particular importance for our children and for much longer than for others because educational and other systems pose numerous challenges for them.

Family interactions are the foundation for daily rhythms. Parents discover ways to engage their child in varied activities. Parents play a key role in discovering and implementing daily rhythms.

E: Engaging communities

The words I chose are acceptance, inclusion, co-creation, and enjoyment. All four components are linked. Learning daily, discovering interests, the right types of family interactions enable our children to find the right inclusive environments for co-creation and enjoyment. Being part of such environments daily is something that is happening for us only now.

While access to the right environments for neurodivergent children and adults continues to be a challenge, I believe systems are evolving. By being proactive, we can discover the right environments, facilitate inclusion, and change the system for the better.

Every parent is a change agent. Every neurodivergent child and adult is a change agent. Change begins with discovering the right daily rhythms for yourself and for your child!

Author Dr.Dasaratha Rama

An amazing creative representation of all the daily rhythm activities is beautifully done on demand for my blog by CreativeSaathi Morpheus Nag.