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Story: A safe and happy Holi!

It was a beautiful sunny morning. As the first sun rays hit the red brick house on the edge of the lake, Radhika burst in the door to wake up her younger brother Raj. “Wake up, come on, be quick you sleepy head, it’s Holi!” she said. Raj and Radhika shared the room and Radhika had to fuss with Raj every day in the morning because he was such a late riser.

But how could Raj be late today, it was Holi! He woke up after a while. Both of them raced downstairs, ate their breakfast quickly, and drank up their milk with a gulp! Their mother was so surprised at that. They sprang up, took their buckets and water pistols and ran out. “Bye Ma, we are off to play Holi!” Radhika shouted as they ran off to the ground. All their friends– Meena, Pranav, Sunita, Sahil and Anu were there. They exchanged mischievous smiles and jumped on each other with water pistols and colours. It was fun. Then they gathered in a circle to discuss the next move. They decided to go to the colony nearby.

Equipped with shiny new equipment, the team marched to the colony. They coloured everyone on the way, even if the person was not willing.  So naughty were those kids! Reaching the colony, they threw colours on the kids there. The team made quite a scene. Meena gave the colours to Pranav who mixed the colours into the water to make different shades. Then Sahil and Sunita filled the water into their water pistols and attacked other kids. Anu and everyone else made the water balloons and threw them around. Radhika loved bossing everyone around and Raj kept running to and fro, bringing more colours from home.

It was going well, but a boy from the other colony was too mischievous. He came from behind and threw balloons even on younger kids. When he broke Sunita’s water gun, the children got angry. “That’s the limit!” said Radhika. They huddled up and made a plan. Raj quickly went up the stairs onto the terrace of a building with a bucket of water. Other children kept balloons in their hands. Pranav went up to the boy and said, “Hey, I know where those kids from other colony have kept their water balloons hidden. I will show you the hiding place if you come with me.” He took the naughty boy to a place near the terrace building and pretended to sneeze. That was the cue! He ran away, and the boy was attacked with water balloons from all sides. A chilling spray of gushing water fell on top of him.  He ran away home crying and shivering. “Hooray!” A cheer of triumph was let out by the team and they too headed back to their homes.

After having a warm bath, Radhika and Raj ate the special Holi lunch. Then they discussed all the activities of the day. After some time the chatty maid came to wash the dishes. She told their mom about a boy Monu who was hurt badly when some kids threw water balloons on his head. He was taken to the hospital because of his injury. When Radhika and Raj heard it they gasped, it was the same boy they had attacked with water balloons! They told their mother it was because of them that Monu was hurt.

Mom immediately took them to the hospital where Monu was admitted. Their other friends were there too. They all went to Monu’s bed to wish him well. “We are sorry Monu, we shouldn’t have done that”, said Radhika. “It’s okay friends, I also shouldn’t have been so naughty”, said Monu.

Doctor uncle said, “Playing Holi is fun but you should play it safely. Always use natural colours to play Holi as chemical colours can do harm to our skin. You should not play Holi with those who don’t want to play.” And then he said, “Never play Holi with water balloons, Monu is not alone, many other kids are hurt as well.”

“We are very sorry”, said Raj. “We will always play a safe and happy Holi.”
“That’s like it kids”, said the mother, “Now how about a box of sweets?”
All kids shouted, “Yes! Holi Hai!”

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Book Review: Your Turn Now 2

Book Review: YOUR TURN NOW 2

Your Turn Now 2 was recently launched on 27th Feb 2016.

As you see, the book is as interesting as its name. ‘Your Turn Now 2’ has heartwarming stories of random acts of kindness that are really true, inspired by the little blue card.

Just as a stone causes the whole puddle to ripple, this concept of the little blue card has touched thousands of hearts. I love the book from deep down my heart.

Some of my favorite stories are ‘Ssmall Actions-Huge Consequences’ ‘Little People, Big Hearts’ & ‘I Felt Great’. With the blue cards in their hands anyone can do anything for kindness. You can be a kindness patron too; you just need a kind heart.

This book is a must read book for all ages, specially kids because we, kids, have to take forward the kindness for better future.

The concept is by Rushabh Turakhia and is published by ‘FunOkPlease’.  It has beautiful illustrations by ‘Happy Fish’ and is written by Lubaina Bandukwala. Its price is Rs. 250.

So just grab the book now and let the blue magic reveal itself.

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Book Review: YOUR TURN NOW!

book4Friends I want to tell you about a beautiful book published by Fun Ok Please:  ‘Your Turn Now’.

‘Your Turn Now’ is a book with small little blue cards which keep tugging onto your hearts till you pass the kindness around. This book has beautiful illustrations and stories of daily acts of kindness. Some of my favorite stories are the YTN merry go round, Small change Big change and Atithi devo bhava.

The message of the book is: Spread the kindness.
The kindness kit helps me a lot and I love the cards too.  I take the cards along with me wherever I go, hoping to pass the kindness around.

your turn 2This book inspires thousands of hearts to be super heroes of kindness. But is it a bit small compared to the population of the world? Oh yes, it is. The future of our world lies in our hands; we need to spread the kindness around to make our world a peaceful one and take the responsibilities and make it even better for the world, us and our future generations.

We all know, helping others and the poor and needy, means serving god himself.

This concept is by Rushab Turakhia, written by Lubania Bandukwala, illustrated and designed by Shraddha Pimputkar and edited by Sakura Kagwade. Its price is Rs.199 and is worth all the kindness. It is published by Fun Ok Please. And is a must read for all , not only for kids.

I must say it is my favorite book. It is more than a book.

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I Am A Born Book Worm!

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I LOVE R2015-08-26 10.56.54EADING ,READING & READING.

Reading is my passion.

It is the best habit we can give ourselves.

If you feel lonely, just grab a book and start reading.

Reading is a good habit as it has many benefits, it increases your vocabulary, gives you knowledge, keeps you out of mischief, is a good alternative for TV & most of all…IT IS FUN.

KEEP READING 🙂 KEEP GROWING!

 

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Book Review: Brown like Dosas, Samosas & Sticky Chikki.

 Book Review: Brown like dosas, samosas & sticky chikki.

Hello friends, there is a good book in the world of books “Brown like dosas, samosas & sticky chikki”. This book is published by Funokplease. The book has wonderful illustrations done by Heetal Dattani & the author is Rebecca Manari.

It is an interesting book, about a little girl named Samaira who has an encounter with a- violet lady & has strange adventures with all the colors around her. The book tells us it is OK to be brown.

brownMy mom also told me the same thing. I tell you one incident, one day I went to my mom & said mamma my color is not fair; my mom hugged me and explained,”My dear child you have golden skin & a golden heart. Tell me will it matter if your skin color is white? Their are so many dark colored talented people. Skin color doesn’t matter at all, important is what you are as a person”,  from than onward I never felt ‘less’ for my complexion.

After reading this book I am feeling proud of my ‘golden’ color. I found this book very good, and a must read for all kids. So go grab your copy now, you can order it online. Wishing all my little friends ” Happy reading, Happy growing”.

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Surya Namaskar-The power yoga.

 

Surya namaskar is beneficial for entire body, brain, breathing…. it is called power yoga…. very good for growing kids like us..
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Age: above 7 years.
Time: empty stomach & best time is morning Sun rise time.
First position: stand straight with your hands joint in front
of your    Chest.

Second position:with your hands joint stretch upwards making an arch.

Third position: now bring your hands down and touch your toes but
make sure you don’t bend your knees. At first it will be hard. But you will get used to it.
Fourth position: take your left leg back and touch your hands to the ground.
Fifth position:  Let your hands be glued to the spot and then take your right leg back put all the weight on your feet and rise your upper body.
Sixth position: slowly lower your body and touch the nose to the ground.
Seventh position: slowly rise your upper body as if you are a snake.
Eight position: now slowly rise your lower body too and up straight your hips as if you are a mountain.
Repeat fourth position but this time you have to bring your right leg forward.
Repeat third position.
Repeat first position.
This is only the half, you have to do this whole process one more time but with opposite legs
to complete the other half.
Enjoy a healthy life!….. 🙂
Here is a chart for your reference.
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Story: The Wise Owl’s Advice

cartoon_owl_by_flamedreamer-d5buae0Once upon a time there was a huge banyan tree

There lived many creatures on it.

Mr. monkey, Mr. owl, Mrs. Sparrow, queen grasshopper, ms. Squirrel & Mr. snake all lived united.

Mr. Monkey was expert in jumping from branch to branch.

Mr. Owl was very wise.

Mrs. Sparrow was very kind.

Queen Grasshopper could make all kinds of sounds.

Ms. Squirrel kept a large collection of acorns.

& Mr. Snake was a master in coiling himself around anything.

 

The wise owl’s advice 

 

One fresh morning every body in the banyan tree were relaxing with the scent spread around, when they heard a loud thud. They turned their heads to see what had happened when they saw a fallen tree with two men beside it with a big saw, they heard them say “we will rest for a while and then we will cut that banyan tree. It looks strong and sturdy” The animals went to Mr. owl he was sleeping soundly & it took a while for them to wake him. When he woke up they narrated the whole story to him. Mr. owl listened patiently.

He thought of a plan and told it to others. So while the men were resting Mr. snake coiled around them and started to hiss Mr. monkey started shaking the branches of the trees so all the leaves fell on them. Mrs. sparrow pecked all over their body so their skin swelled up. Ms. Squirrel pelt acorns at them. Then queen grasshopper made her voice different & said “I am the goddess of the trees if you ever touch them beware.” The woodcutters made a run for it and never showed their face ever again. As for the banyan tree’s residents they protected their home & lived happily ever after.

 

 

 

 

 

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Poem: My Mom’s Handmade Food

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My mom’s handmade food

Is always good

& my mom is also good,

For me she makes it with gratitude

She bakes

For me nice cakes

& sweets

& for me they’re great treats

My mom she also makes me lemonade

& marmalade

She’s the best mom in the whole world

& her food is the best in the whole world!

 

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Visit to National Park.

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Its a blessing to have national park very near to my home. It is like a neighbour to me. To start the new year , me & my family went to national park. I always fascinated by the lush green beauty of nature, we saw many plants of different kinds & we did exercises & told stories & poems to each other, I collected some treasures from the national park such as stones, flowers etc.

We enjoyed view of the rising Sun. After walking for a long while we stopped to sit we took deep breaths filled with bliss, we all were feeling very hungry because all of the walking & came home. Indeed a good start of the new year.

Wishing everyone A happy new year.20150101_112541

 

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