Friday, December 17, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
'Up in the blue sky what you see
Big stars and small stars are twinkling there
twinkling la la la la
twinkling ha ha ha ha
Down in the deep sea what you see
Big fish and small fish are swimming there
swimming swimming la la la la
swimming swimming ha ha ha ha'
A Malayalam rhyme about Honey bee and flower
'Poovil ninnu varunnu njan
Poonthen kondu varunnu njan
vazhiyil ninnum marikko
chilare kombinu kuthunnu
chilarkku madhuram nalkunnu
poovil ninnu varunnu njan
poonthen kondu varunnu njan
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
A very small rhyme about Butter fly. Its like a conversation between the butterfly and the flower.
'Titali udi Ud jo chali Phool ne kaha Aaja mere pass titali kaha mein chali Aakash'
The next one is about fish
'Machali jal ki Rani Hai
Jeevan Uska pani hai
Hath lagao dar jayegi
Bahar Nikalo dar jayegi'
Monday, November 8, 2010
'Thalla kozhi muttayittu kothi virinju
Onnu randu moonnu nalu anchu kunjungal
Karuthathundu veluthathundu Pulliyumundu
Valumilla chirakumilla Kalu randundu
Pattayeyum puzhuvineyum kothi vizhungum
Ammayude chirakinullil kunjurangidum aha kunjurangidum"
Is it interesting???
Sunday, November 7, 2010
The above two works are done by Sree himself. He had made an ornament with clay beads. The next one is of Leech(Atta in malayalam). He had added different colours to the world of 'Attas'. According to him it is the 'Racing of Atta':))
Clay ornament made by Hari
Clay jewellery is an interesting field. This was made by me and Sree.
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
We had used Camel water colour tubes, Fevicol craft glue and cellotape, chart paper and some coloured papers.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
'Kakke kakke koodevide
kunjinu theetta kodukkanjal
kunju kidannu karayoolle'
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Flowers from pencil shavings.
Three smiling flowers. Children needs our presence to do something. This is done by my son with my help. We have some colour pencils, some smiling stickers, white paper and fevicol craft glue.
If we are planning to do a round flower sharpen the pencils with great care. First glue all the flowers then draw the stem and leaves. I had drawn the stem and leaves with the colour pencil. Then I had pasted a smiling sticker at the centre piece. I love these flowers and we had pasted it in our living room because this image has a lot of love in it.
Its an easy craft. My four year old enjoyed all these works.
I decided to spend some time with my children to do crafts. All inspiration and thanks goes to the blog Mindful meanderer.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
After the home works, I thought about the games I had participated in my childhood. I was very fond of 'Akku kali' and 'Chena kali'. Akku kali was with a small stone piece and we had to move that with legs to every box. Chena is elephant yam and we had to draw a chena with our legs. I feel so funny to recollect that days. Another play was 'Kuttiyum kolum' then 'Trunk kali' then comes the 'Thayam kali'. Kuttiyum kolum was the ancient form of Cricket, instead of ball we used two sticks one small and the other large. Thayam kali was like snake and ladder instead of the single dice we used small sticks made from the 'Ola madal' stem of the coconut leaves. According to their position we have to change our 'Karu'. This game was played by elders also. It may be an ethnic game of Kerala.
Valappottukali was another colourful game. There was a colourful collection of Valappottu that means pieces of bangles(kuppivala and plastic ones). It may be a girl's game.
Ittooli- no clues to the heading. Its a game with safety pin. One will throw the pin and others have to find out. Its the dearest game of my children.
There was a game with 'manjadikkuru' also. Its official name is pallankuzhi. It was a cool game and still remember the colourful combination of the red shining manjadikkurus in the back ground of wooden pallankuzhi board.
Pallankuzhi- A game passed through generations
A very nostalgic note on pallankuzhi
Researches on this Indian folk game
Another one was 'Kuzhi panthu'. Then 'Sat kali', 'kanjiyum karivekkal kali', 'pachila thodal kali' and 'Kannu ketti kali'. Any way its very interesting to remember about the nice things about the childhood because there is a child in every one of us.
There may be lot of other games. Please give your note on your favourite traditional plays.
Friday, October 1, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
He was the main leader of the freedom movement against British. He introduced different
methods of strikes against British in a peaceful way. 'Satyagraha' and and 'Nissahakarana' are
some of them. He introduced 'Swadeshi movement' and urged people to use our own products.
He was a true lover of humanity and spend almost all his life time for the freedom of India.'
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
I think its an expression of love, creativity and a bliss of nature. I appreciate all the team behind this post.
I love leaves. When we observe nature we can see unique creations. Each leave is unique with smell, shape, texture , colour and shape. My son had a dry leaves collection project in last summer vacation. We enjoyed that project, my parents also collected leaves from our neighbourhood. From that I fell in love with the leaves and this post is the result of that. Leaves have an important role in our life. Please share your experience with leaves...
Sunday, August 8, 2010
After hearing the story Hari asked me 'Will you keep this cycle of me as my monument, If anyone will attack with a bomb' I told there will not be any bomb attacks and this happened long ago. But I am also not so sure of what I am saying...
To know more about the monuments after Hiroshima Bomb attack
Hiroshima Peace memorial Park
Story of thousand cranes, another haunting story of a little girl who tried to save her life by creating 1000 paper cranes.
Friday, August 6, 2010
When we select books for small children, more pictures will result in more fun. More than buying a book we have to find enough time to read with them also. I wrote his name on the book and the date. He was overwhelmed with joy seeing his name on the book. It was a grateful moment for me for having them make my world more happier.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
More about the story of Aamayum Muyalum
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
When we go through Ramayana, we can see all type of family relation ships in it. Whenever we talk about brothers we can not forget Rama and Lakshmana. They were always together. It may be due to the fact that Sumitra got two portions of Kheer from Kausalya and Kaikeyi. She gave birth to two children, Lakshmana and Shatrugna. Lakshmana was always with Rama and Bharatha with Shatrugna. So many instances in Ramayana which reveal the love and affection of Rama towards his little brother.
Monday, July 19, 2010
After that jadayu tried to save Sita devi from Ravana. After the encounter with Ravana he dead. Before his death he told Rama about the kidnapping.
During the search time of sita devi the monkeys found Samabathi and told about the death of jadayu. He gave valuable information to monkeys about Sitadevi.
Amar chitra katha was the source of these stories in my childhood, still remembering that pictures in that stories.
Story of Valmiki
The story of the great author of Ramayana. Its a story to convince children about the power of 'Rama' sound.
The original name of Valmiki was Ratnakara and he was a thief. He looked after his family through robbery. One day saptharshis came through his way. He tried to attack them. They asked him about his work. He said that through this he have to look after his familly. They asked if the family will share his sins also. He went to home and asked his family members whether they will share his sins also. They rejected . Very sadly he came back to the saints and told them about the happenings. They told him to sit below a tree and tell'mara mara' without any break. It will eradicate his sins. Then he started to do the process and rishis continued their journey. After several years they came back through the same path. Then they saw a 'valmikam' an ant hill in the place where he meditated. They found him under the ant hill still uttering the words 'Ramaramarama'. After that he got the name Valmiki, who emerged from Valmikam. Its the story behind the great saint. With the blessings of Sri Rama he became the first poet in Sanskrith. Thus he got the name Aadi kavi.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
After its arrival Hari's study time changed into a fun time. He write more words and more spelling games. One of the games he is interested is making words from the letters of the given word.
Sri also trying his best to make this board a platform to paint. Before its arrival it was a common scene in our house, sri with an urge to draw and desparate to find paper and sketch pen. It may be under a cot or under a cupboard after the last days encounter. Now he is happy and he can draw whatever he want. Yes, its a pleasure for me to have their smiling face more than anything else....
I am trying to find more spelling games through internet.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Hari and Sree are eager to hear stories of puranas. Yesterday I had told him about Sree Shankaracharya. I had told him about the story with crocodile and about the raining of gold gooseberries by chanting 'Kanakadhara sthothram'. You can read the story behind this stotram here.
My little one is more curious about these stories. Seeing their response I decided to tell them more about the eminent personalities of the world.
I liked these posts of Preethi shenoy. Have a look at it.
Are you in search for stories to children. Nice rendering of story Gajendra moksha
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
He had collected more than 100 leaves which included big trees like Peral, Arayal, Aanjily, Koovalam and Plavu. Creepers like Koval, Padavalam, Paval and Achinga payar. Herbs like Thulasi and panikkoorkka. I am eagerly waiting for his teacher's comment on this work.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Any how we had collected some leaves and kept it for perfect drying. I hope to take some pictures the dry leaves album.
In malayalam we had a story about 'Kariyila' and 'Mannangatta'. It was an interesting simple story. Kariyila is fallen leaves dried in sun light.
Kariyila and mannankatta went to Kashi ..
In Kerala everymorning we have to clean courtyard of our home. Most of the homes contain shady trees in front of the house. This cleaning process is known as 'Muttamadikkal' broom is called 'Choolu'. Choolu is made from the core portion of coconut leaves known as 'Eerkil'.
Making of the broom is a tedious process.
Monday, April 19, 2010
The camp introduces campers the exciting world of electronics . They will receive an introduction to basics electrical concepts, components, circuitry, safety, and soldering techniques along wiht ahnds on experience by building a hobby kit.The camp also have lot of recreation and entertainment for the campers with packs of games and talent show.t
he camp ends with a take away ready to assemble hobby kit to all..For further details and registration please contact us.
Contact No. 9037995552
For vacation activities and jigsaw puzzles
Friday, April 9, 2010