Friday, March 25, 2011

Cricket fan

Hubby is a cricket fan, I'm not (not at all)
So, he tries to get an enthu company in watching the world cup matches from TV, whenever she's awake and around that time (has been a couple of times)

'bacchu today is India vs australia'
'wow' goes the 3 year old, with an artificial excitement.
'we'll watch it together,' hubby, 'good you took a nap today,'
'yippee' the lil fan.
'do you know what baba is talking about?' I intervene
'yes, cricket match' (surprised me, she hadn't seen or heard about cricket for almost a week now)
'it's between the country we come from and the country we live in now,' hubby's extra info.
'the blue uniform and the yellow uniform?' asks TV and both of us parents are bowled over.
'yes, wow you remember a lot,' hubby goes.
'and the red uniform? When are they playing?' asks our lil question machine
'Kenya?' 'Bangladesh?' 'Zimbabwe?' 'west indies?' we ask taking turns, while tv is eating her mandarins.
Once done, her mouth ready to talk, she says calmly,'canada' when are they playing? That's where Arjun has come from right?' that's her lil friend. And we are speechless.

Just shows how memory is stored and retrieved in lil brains! Wonder thy name is nature!

Tv is reading 'Pat the Cat'

'This is not like pat the bunny,' says my lil pocket rocket.
'no, because in this book, no one pats the cat,' goes TV, 'it's just the name - pat the cat'
So that's the new one she got from her library. And it's so good for her at this stage, I only realized when I saw her read it by herself.

She knows her sounds (alphabet) and thanks to this one she can now read at and all the 3 letter words that end with at.
Cat, fat, rat, nat, sat, hat, pat,mat, bat.

Awesome timing for this flip book. Hope she gets more from the series. There are - Jen the hen. Tog the dog and mig the pig.
Or know what may be I can write some for her With the 3 letter words and rime.

Jen, hen, men, ten, Ben, den, pen, yen, zen
Dog, tog, fog, log, bog, cog, hog, jog, sog,
Mig, pig, big, dig, fig, gig, jig, rig, wig,

Fry, dry, cry, try, wry,
Pie, die,

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Beautiful Holi videos


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Holi Hai!

Holi Rhyme for Tvisha from her atya ajji

Holi Hai!
"Here you are !
Ready to play?
Get the colours,
Get The Spray,
Let's Celebrate Holi
Till the end of day ! "

Wondering how I can introduce this colorful festival to kids her age in her Aussie school?

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tv is reading - you, me and the rainbow

This one she got from her school library - her first book and that she's being extra responsible about.

It's written by petrea king, a therapist, philosopher, consultant from NSW.

The beautifully illustrated book is about a little girl Mariah and her interaction and relation with rainbows.
It starts with a typical Aussie scene, Mariah running in an open green field with a double rainbow behind her. Then how she sees rainbows around - in the fields, in bubble bath, oil drops in a puddle, dew drops on leaf. And then a mention of the old myth of pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, which Mariah could never find.

We loved to read the book in the bed just before sleep. What TV loved the most is the part where mariah's mother wraps her in a rainbow colored blanket, runs her hand from Mariah's head to toe, wraping her in different colors. I'd read and do just that, 'imagine, I'm wrapping you in red - the color of cherries, strawberries, in orange, yellow, and individually in every color of the rainbow bringing out the best experiences of that color. Professional Ms. King training young minds to visualize, imagine and relax!

Mariah later wants to send all these beautiful colors and the lovely feelings associated with them, the rainbow to her father who's away on a business trip, to her lost puppy, to her grandparents and even to people whom she does not know. Thus spreading emotions of love and peace and eventually responding that SHE is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Deep thoughts, delivered subtly.
Lovely book. Returned today.

A rhyme for Tvisha from her atya ajji (thanks asawari maushi)
"The sun and the rain in fickle weather
were playing hide and seek together,
And each in turn would try to chase
The other from his hiding place.
At last they met to say
And, lo ! A 'rainbow' spanned the sky. "

Learning to construct - language

Mmm for mummy,
Mmm for monkey,
Mmm for milk,
Mmm for mess,
Mmm for MINE,
Mmm for mistake,
Tv is looking around and saying.

La for lizard,
La for lollipop,
La for late,
La for lips,
La for latte,

Ja for jackrabbit (that's introduction from an iPad app)
Ja for James
Ja for Josh

That's her game and revision From what she's learning at school. I guess it won't be too late until when she starts to make words from these sounds and hence construct - language. That achieved, she can pen her own poems and rhymes. Independence:) not very far away:))

Tv daily humor

Tvisha: you are good mommy.
Me: okay...
Tvisha: you are gooder than other mommies
Me: thank you.
Tvisha: you are the best mommy.
Me: wow looks like it's mothers day for me today.
Tvisha: why?
Me: these are typical mothers day messGes.
Dad: and me?
Tvisha: you are some good.
Dad: why some good?
Tvisha: it's her - mother's day. Not father's day.

On Friday,
Tvisha: I'm so bored to go to school, when is my holiday?
Me: tomorrow, it's saturday.
Tvisha: then?
Me: holiday again, Sunday.
Tvisha's thinking.
Me: then? what comes after Sunday?
Tvisha: not anything, she's the last one to come to school.

Sunday is in tvisha's school and so are Sixteen, Winter, April, June and her teacher is May.

We're all ready, with sunscreens and hats, to go out.
Tvisha stands looking into the showcase, at an idol of laughing budhha (Sai, the one you gave). After much thinking,
Tvisha: aai, if he wants to go to the park like this, he'll need to put sunscreen all over his body and head, as he doesnt have any clothes.

Tvisha: I already readed the book.
Me: I read the book, not readed.
Tvisha: why?
Me: bcoz there's no such word as readed. You read or read(red).
(does anyone have a better/convincing answer? pl help)
Tvisha: but why red? (smiles, her sly grin) why not pink? pink is also my favorite color:-1
(Realized that past of blow is blue. Like you blow up or blow away (your hard earned money) bcoz you (were feeling) blue:))

Disclaimer: Discretion recommended
Tvisha: Marco doesnt have a runny nose (she had)
Me:not everyone has runny nose at the same time.
Tvisha: no no, his nose doesnt run....(not done yet) his nose bubbles.
Tvisha: Marco's nose doesnt bubble anymore
(Thank god, we're off the topic, until next phase of runny noses at least)
Tvisha: now there's butter and cheese coming out of it.
(Done and out)

Tvisha: Claudia asked me, will you come to my house.
Me: what did you say?
Tvisha: I said, not now. I ve a lot of work to do. I ll think about it later.

Dad: Its ok bachchu,dont fret over small things.
Tvisha: (after a pause) you are not a small thing baba. I'm fretting over you.

We were watching belly dance (talk about multicultural exposure)
Tvisha: why is she wearing that(dress)?
Me: she is a belly dancer and that's her dance costume.
Moments later Tvisha pulled her Tshirt just off her shoulders and started shrugging the shoulders saying, 'this is neck (shoulder) dancing and this is neck (shoulder) dance costume.'

Me: the two of you are the love of my life..
Tvisha: okay......we don't mind.

At morning brushing. Tvisha, 'aai I want to brush with you'.
'I already brushed my teeth early morning'
'then you can brush again with me, you should brush twice a day, right?'

Tvisha was looking for her hair clip. 'where is my clip aai?'
'I dont know, look around.'
'Of course, whose clip is it? so who'll search?'
'lets ask google guys'