Chatur Chitrkaar - A Painter's Encounter with Lion

An entertaining poem specially for children. Authored by Ramnaresh Tripathi.

चित्रकार सुनसान जगह में, बना रहा था चित्र ।
इतने ही में वहां आ गया, यम राजा का मित्र ।।

उसे देखकर चित्रकार के तुरंत उड़ गये होश ।
नदी, पहाड़, पेड़, पत्तों का, रह न गया कुछ जोश ।।

...read more

English Alphabets Tray

This proved to be a really useful toy (or should I say learning resource) for my daughter. She started playing with it when she was around 2 and learned the letter names and shapes very easily while playing with it. The letters and tray are made of good quality wood which does not get damaged even if she throws them sometimes. The knobs makes it very easy to lift up the pieces. An excellent toy ...

...read more

Animals Puzzle

This was the first ever puzzle that we bought for our daughter. She started enjoying it at the age of 1.9 years. Initially she used to ask us to fit the pieces but soon after she got the hack of it and started doing all by herself. The knobs makes it very easy to lift up the pieces. A good toy for hand-eye coordination and motor skills.

Age - 1 year and 9 month
Availability - Online on flipkart ...

...read more

Kids Chair Plastic

I first noticed this chair at an acquaintance’s house. I liked it at the first sight and wanted to buy for my daughter. I searched online but could not find a similar thing. There were many highly priced, highly accessorized chairs but not the one I was looking for. Then one day at Total Mall, I caught sight of it! It was sitting there just opposite the billing counter - simple, small, sturdy, ...

...read more

Animals (Plastic Toy Figures)

I first saw these toys in a friend's home. My daughter liked playing with them, specially the cow (her favorite at that time). Before this, she had seen cows just in books or on computer (sometimes on street also but from a distance) so I guess she felt good to have a concrete cow in her hand.

I bought the animals set from Total Mall, Old Airport Road. I don't remember exactly but it was around ...

...read more

Baby Swing Plastic

We have been thinking of buying a baby swing for long but there were 2 problems - one, we were not sure on how to hang it safely. Two, we felt that the swings available online are highly priced and might turn out to be a waste of money. As there was no pressing need to buy it, we just went on without it.

First problem got resolved when I saw, in a friend's house, how the swing can be safely ...

...read more

Attractive Fridge Magnets

Fridge magnets are one of the favourite playthings for my daughter when I am working in kitchen. She plays with them in many different ways and enjoys them. The animal magnets in pic 1 were bought from Total Mall, Old Airport Road. They came in a set of 2 like 2 Turtles, 2 Rabbits etc. The MRP written on cover was Rs 50/- per set. However, a discount was going on at that time so I got them for Rs ...

...read more

Yeh Baat Samajh Me Ayi Nahin

An entertaining poem portraying the perplexity of a little kid. I saw this published in the Chakmak magazine but I could not found any reference to the author.

ये बात समझ में आई नहीं
और मम्मी ने समझाई नहीं
मैं कैसे मीठी बात करूँ
जब मीठी चीज़ें खाई नहीं I
दीदी भी पकाती हैं हलवा
वो आखिर क्यों हलवाई नहीं
ये बात समझ में आई नहीं ....

...read more

Chakmak

Chakmak is a Hindi monthly magazine for children of age group 8-14. It is published by Eklavya, a non-profit, non-government organization that develops innovative educational programmes. Wipro Applying Thought in Schools is financially supporting it.

I chanced upon this magazine some time back and was absolutely delighted to read it. In this magazine, the approach to reach children's imagination...

...read more

Batuta Ka Joota - Sarveshwardayal Saxena (सर्वेश्वरदयाल सक्सेना)

Ibn Battuta (AD 1304 to 1368) was a Moroccan Muslim scholar and traveller who is known for the interesting accounts of his travels and excursions. He is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time, his journeys lasting for a period of nearly thirty years. He journeyed more than 121,000 km, a figure unsurpassed by any individual explorer until the coming of the Steam Age some 450 years ...

...read more