some more music

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities, music | Posted on 11-09-2009

See also: appa facing the music

park adventures

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities, outdoors | Posted on 10-09-2009

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puppet show – butterfly and the flower

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities, outdoors | Posted on 10-09-2009

A bud blooms into a flower, and a butterfly flutters down to drink from it. There are better versions of this but this was one of them…

Temple park morning

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Posted by appa | Posted in outdoors | Posted on 09-09-2009

a small baby in the driveway

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Posted by appa | Posted in baby | Posted on 09-09-2009

This morning there was a small baby in our apartment parking space in the basement. He seemed to be almost same age as Abhinav. He was just sitting there right in the path where vehicles would come down the slope around the corner.

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flashback: his first friend – sharing

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Posted by appa | Posted in habits | Posted on 08-09-2009

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This is based on a comment left on Shruthi’s post on Sharing

Abhinav’s first friend – a German baby Adrian.

All kinds of different reactions by the two babies were just amazing. Though I’ll never really know to what extent they were able to identify what was going on – there was definitely a lot of curiosity factor. The best part was their ‘arm wrestling’ when both fo them seemed to want to pull each others hand :))

The evening had started pleasantly, but it took a somewhat disastrous turn once Adrian took a liking to Abhinav’s ‘magic slate’. Abhinav started becoming real cranky. Later on after considerable negotiation and pacification and what not, they become friends again and Abhinav even fed some food to Adrian! 🙂

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finally playing with this toy

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 08-09-2009

We got this from Germany almost a year ago. It was gifted by a German neighborhood family who became our family friend where we visited each other’s homes on some occasions. They had this wonderful boy called Adrian who was almost the same age as Abhinav. Adrian’s lovely smile just melted Appa, and though its been a while, Appa and Amma remember him like yesterday!

Abhinav’s first encounter with this first friend was an unforgettable moment for us.

This toy is actually supposed to help improve motor skills and maybe even problem solving skills. But so far he’d shown only occasional slight curiosity for it. Its been more of a toy for the neighborhood kids’ gang 🙂

Finally Appa today caught him in a quiet moment where he was exploring this the way it was designed to be!

Just when it got more interesting, video recording got interrupted by a phone call. (Hmm apart from all the pros, this is a real con of combining multiple features in one device! 🙂 )

Pillow mountain

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 05-09-2009

This is a real fun activity, with lots of permutations and combinations like different kinds of mountains, dismantling them, climbing them, etc. Theyre almost like giant building blocks 😉
But NOT without adult supervision.

Appa was stupid enough to leave him unattended for a short while, and Amma had to save him from a potential fall while he was trying to climb the mountain. Also floor is better than bed.

appa facing the music

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 05-09-2009

One of my friends Ruchi lent me her electric piano. Abhinav played with it quite well. Appa actually enjoyed facing this music… 8)

The Great Lalula! theater show for 2+ year olds

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Posted by appa | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 02-09-2009

The Great Lalula The Great Lalula – Plays
AHA! International Theatre Festival– 1 Sep 200910:00am, 5:00pm & 7:00pm [3 shows]

Age group: Strictly 20 months to 3 years [Entry: 1 Adult + 1 Child, 1+1] Imagine bringing your 20-month young into a theatre only to find a party is being organized – a party for children! And then a lady comes on stage and begins to entertain your children with song and dance, all in a language that only children understand! This would be your experience should you watch “The Great Lalula”. Schnaawl Theatre’s charming production is based on Christian Morgenstern’s 100 year old gibberish poem. Except that it isn’t nonsense to a 2 year old, rather it sounds like the wordplays a 2 year old would make. Thus Lalula is an ode to love, food, music, colours and forms. A mesmerizing world where words skip and dance, move, laugh, jabber, murmur, rustle, rhyme and sing. A world of games between language and silence. Visual artist Jörg Fischer and actor Jule Kracht discover the universe of The Great Lalula. It’s a world that’s always disappearing and being reborn again. Lalula is a celebration of the moment.
Language: Gibberish
Duration: 50 mins


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