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[17 Oct 2010 | 5 Comments | 3,640 views]

As part of the Sunday reading/crafts session I do, we tried “cooking” play dough. Must say this was such a super hit, the kids are asking for repeat session already.

Goal was to make the kids measure, mix, feel the texture, observe the texture change from coarse to smooth. And of course the glow on the kids faces when they start mixing color to the cooked playdough and see it all coming through after patiently waiting for 15 minutes!
 
There are about a million sites talking play-dough recipe, and here …

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[26 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 4,811 views]

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On popular demand from family and friends, we are back with puzzles and worksheets. Here is a word search puzzle on sea animals theme. Included supporting pictures from Wikipedia and MorgueFile, so kids can visually identify the animals.
Tip: Line down, line up, diagonal and reverse diagonal.

!!   H A P P Y    S O L V I N G   !!

Books »

[21 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 2,031 views]

List of must-have multicultural books was originally compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

*Image Courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ian_munroe/3970602664/

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[16 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 1,809 views]

Spotted this sand craft kit hiding somewhere in between a shelf full of barbies and disney board games in a nearby gift shop. We had tried sand art back in the US at my littlest one’s birthday party, it was an instant hit with my then 3 year old. I so miss Michael’s and the likes.
The kids gulped up their milk in an instant, cleaned up their bowl of oatmeal in no time, listened to everything that was told to them The older one even invited her bestest friend …

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[23 Aug 2010 | No Comment | 1,964 views]

BILINGUAL BOOKS

Ekki Dokki
Ekki Dokki is a bilingual book in Hindi and English. It is based on an endearing Marathi folktale about two sisters. Ekkesvali has one hair on her head; Dhonkesvali has two and thinks she’s great.
Download from iTunes

Mirchi Ka Daana / Runaway Peppercorn ( Hindi/English )
THE RUNAWAY PEPPERCORN by Suchitra Ramadurai, art Ashok Rajagopalan, is a bilingual book in Hindi and English. Amminikutty Amma picks out the last peppercorn from her spice box to make some tasty onion chutney. But little Kurumolagu has no intention of …

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[9 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 3,862 views]

Are you a NRI parent wanting your child to be familiar with basic Hindi. Here is an iPad application that could be the first step in generating interest. It is fun and very simple to use.
As a parent, I have been struggling to get my 5yro daughter interested in Hindi. She can speak decent Hindi now, but there was no interest in written language. 75% of her Hindi schoolwork stays incomplete. This app has helped tremendously. Both my daughters love the leaderboard screen that toggles between the alphabet and …

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[8 Jun 2010 | One Comment | 2,194 views]

Annual Haircut Day was the first iPhone and iPad application we published in April. We were truly excited to make it to day one of iPad launch.
A big thanks to Pratham Books for putting this book under creative common license and for their encouragement and support. Thanks to Radio Mirchi for the read-along recordings.
Annual Haircut Day is the story of Sringeri Srinivas – man with very long hair. For one reason or the other, everyone refuses to cut his hair. Poor fellow runs around the village asking for help. …