I had forgotten to post the photos of Dussehra 2017. When I found them on my computer, it was so good that I had to add it to my blog. Boys made Raavan who represents evil and then burnt it to signify that evil always gets burnt and good always wins over the evil.
Arjun created a candle clock when we studied about the history of measuring time. He followed Kabir’s experiments of measuring time.
Writing process starts with reading. Reading stories to little babies ignites imagination within them. Reading is a pre-requisite to writing well.
When my boys were at an age where they can speak but can’t write, I used to ask them to dictate a story. I’ll be their transcriber. I’ll ask questions such as why is this happening or how did this work, etc. so that the story makes sense and is complete. All these stories were bound in a folder, which is kept in our living room and whenever they want they can read it. They are amused and feel a sense of pride whenever they revisit these stories even at this age.
Have you ever used salt in an art project? I have, and it was very fun. Read on, and you can make your own!
After I wrote Children of the Sun, my family and I thought it would be even better if we could get bold, colorful, vivid illustrations made for the book. We wanted these to be good illustrations, not just amateur drawings, but we also hoped it could be drawn by the hand of a child. Then, we were able to find the solution—our art teacher, Mrs. Vicki Farmer, would help us—that is, my younger brother Arjun and myself—make the illustrations. Thanks to her, this book has become enriched with these illustrations.
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