March 13, 2019

Rhymes - The way they are NOT meant to be

Recently, DD1 had come across audio of some telugu rhymes. Attaching the video link, as I cannot find the audio version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-l2fZ5GYQE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFqzNePraJg

Chitti chilakamma
Amma kottinda

thOtakellaavaa
pandlu thechhaava

gootlo pettavaa
gutukkumannaavaa

And, there were series of questions and thoughts from my 5yo and 2y4mo.
  • May be the the child parrot was hungry
  • Why should the mother parrot hit the child?
  • We will keep the child parrot in cage and fill the cage with many, many fruits so that the child parrot can eat
  • We will keep the child parrot in a cage, feed it with all her favourite fruits, then open the cage so that it is again let free outside. Whenever it wants to eat, it can come into the cage to eat the fruits. AND, we should not let the mother parrot inside the cage because it hit the child when the child had eaten guava.
  • If the girl didn't like the pomegranate, why should she throw it away?
  • She can just keep it somewhere so that people who need it can eat it
  • She can herself offer to any needy
  • She can just leave it there
  • Of the many things one can think of, why should she throw the fruit? It is just waste, if it is thrown

Effect of Cooling

DD1 got some steaming hot porridge and was eagerly waiting for it to cool down.
She was thinking if she should transfer it to a smaller bowl to cool it faster.

She recalled that, some time back, I took small portion of porridge from the cooking vessel and put it in small cup under fan. By the time, she came, it was cooled.

Now, she is just waiting for it to cool while stirring the porridge with a spoon under fan. She says, stirring makes it cool faster.

There was a blast of various thoughts from DD1 regarding how cooling happens in various instances.

I just sat there listening to her.

Give them time and they learn from their own life.

#curiouskids
#lifewithoutschool
#learnignwithoutschool
#keepthequestionscoming
#letthekidbe


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Another Free Play

Children need no external curriculum, children need no external directions, children need no external initiators, children need no external motivation.
2y4m picks various items to experiment on filtering(sieving), and, that's not all, she puts all the stuff that she had picked, back in their places from where she picked.
She had picked up three kinds of strainers, some glasses, filled a glass with water herself, she sets the right amount of flow from tap so that water does not overflow the glass, settles down to explore. 
After all her play, she put back all the items in their places!

To put it in terms of labels - free play is an opportunity where children are the initiators, directors of their learning, responsible for the learning starting from collection of raw materials to putting them back in their places, accepting to fail in their experiment, trusting that they succeed even after a failure and many more. 
Giving labels to a child's activity or learning only limits their ability to the language of that label. 
Let's just let the kids be!

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Rhymes - The way they are NOT meant to be

Recently, DD1 had come across audio of some telugu rhymes. Attaching the video link, as I cannot find the audio version: https://www.youtub...