Arts

Challenge your learners to retire their colour pencils and paint brushes for a day and ask them to express themselves only through their thumbs. Let the fun begin!

Almost a thousand years ago, an Indian scholar called Hemachandra discovered a fascinating number sequence. A century later, the same sequence caught the attention of Italian mathematician Fibonacci, who wrote about it. The Fibonacci sequence, as it began to be called, was straightforward enough - what made it fascinating was that this particular set of numbers was repeated many, many times in nature - in flowers, seashells, eggs, seeds, stars... Find out more inside this book!

 

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...I'm all of your fears and all of your stress,

I'm your fear of the spotlight and fear of success.

Fear of embarrassment and not enough training,

Got a free period? You thought of helping your learners pick up stitching. Not from a utilitarian angle, but a genuine creative expression, you know stitching can weave magic. You also wish to tell a story. Well, here is a primer which does the same! Nandini Majumdar's minimal text & Zarina Khatun's amazing needlework tell the story like no other.

People usually blow bubbles in the air using bubble pipes or plastic wands purchased from a store. That isn’t the only way to make bubbles. There are many things around your house that can be used to launch bubbles. But bubbles don’t have to float in the air; they can also be made in containers on table tops, or on top of all sorts of surfaces. All you need to have fun with bubbles is some dishwashing soap, lots of empty containers, and, perhaps most important, a sense of play. People often say that play may be fun but it is a waste of time.

Even in 2017 in the era of so-called smartboards, Eleanor Watts' The Blackboard Book holds its ground on using the blackboard space. It aims to help teachers develop two important skills:

In my routine professional work on a regular basis engage with the Anganwadi teachers who deal with the preschool-ers and get an opportunity to observe them closely. Not all children can communicate vocally. The tiny tots at time can verbalize, sometimes just gaze at what they intend to say which we may not be able to interpret to the full extent.

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