Apps »

[30 May 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,030 views]

To sum it up in one word – Amazing!
iPad’s touch screen with a large real estate combined with simplistic design makes this app a favorite at home front. My girls(3 and 5) will do anything for 5 minutes of Doodle buddy.
Is is a simple paint app, comes with predefined background images and stamps. You can also choose any saved photographs from iPad’s photo album as the background image. Various brush styles including glitter and smudge. Best is the undo feature, one of the girls accidentally touches the screen spoiling the …

Apps, Parenting »

[9 May 2010 | 3 Comments | 1,962 views]

Impromptu interview session between the father and the 5 year old daughter.
Father: Can I ask you some questions.
5yrold: Sure.
Why do you want to go to school?
Because I don’t know some things.
ok. What do you like doing in school?
Worksheets.
Arts n Crafts.
Who is your favorite politician?
What is a “politician”?
hmm.. Like Prime minister of India, President of India, President of USA..
Don’t know. I have not even meeted (met) them. Don’t know how they look and how they talk.
(If only grown ups gave so much thought before electing!)
Who in your family do you like …

Events »

[19 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,145 views]

PrathamBooks is organizing a book reading event of their popular book Cauvery tomorrow @ 11 AM.
More details here..
Wish I could participate, but there is somewhere else I need to be at the same time. The dreaded PTM!

Books »

[16 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,561 views]

Title: Chasing The Plastic Pisach
Author/Illustrator: Sumathi Sudhakar / Arka Prabha Roy Chowdhury
Publisher: Pratham Books

Our apartment initiated a Go Green campaign few weeks back, with posters all over the apartment complex, starting from the entrance gate to the lift. The poster clearly depicting the three colored waste collection bins, samples of recyclable waste etc. Our apartment has mandated us to have separate bins at home, one for recyclable wastes and another for compost-able waste. One going into white trash bags and another into black, so they can accordingly dispose them into …

Events, Story Telling »

[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,741 views]

Hoo’s Tales is a week long carnival organized by Hippocampus. This past Saturday was their curtain raiser, a day long story telling and puppetry carnival at Cubbon Park. We went for the afternoon session, and the initial thought of the weather being insanely hot got swept over by Richard Martin’s story narration in just few minutes.
Every story teller had their own unique style. While Richard Martin’s narration was interactive with the children from the audience participating in the narration, Jeeva Raghunath’s narration was loud, animated in the form of …

Crafts »

[9 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,792 views]

Mindful Meanderings is running the Artsy Craftsy Challenge again. The February theme is paper crafts. More details here
The January event results

Homeschooling, Parenting »

[9 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 2,264 views]

Introducing Alphabet Tuesday’s! Every Tuesday, we plan to do an activity based on an alphabet. We start with “A”, who else!!
We started the homeschooling hour with our favorite alphabet phonic song – a a aaapple , b b bbbat, k k cccat .. The 2yrold can now identify till g. The 5yrold is well past this stage, so we did an animal theme for her. Some of them we came up together, like w- wolf, n – nightingale. Thanks to the books currently in our reading list – Yakity …