short video clip

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in activities, baby | Posted on 09-10-2011

This video of thangi-paapa was made by Abhinav, who has a lot of interest in photography and off late in videography as well 🙂 Since his infancy, I’ve never hesitated too much in allowing him to handle any hi-tech equipment. On his part, he’s well reciprocated my trust and hasn’t damaged anything. Only once he dropped my mobile so far, and that ended up fixing a key that hadn’t been working earlier!! :mrgreen: He’s quite dextrous in picking up the usage of any new device now. Sometimes people are so afraid to let children handle anything, so he’s one bit of evidence that its not such a bad idea after all! 😉

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more elaborate drawings…

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in activities | Posted on 09-10-2011

Nowadays son’s started more complex drawings – here he drew a heart (which I’d taught as an m + a V) then he added petals to it.

[Radhiakka: why is the heart not smiling big??]
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staircase to the clouds

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Posted by msanjay | Posted in activities | Posted on 12-06-2011

Me: Today’s a beautiful Sunday, what shall we do?

Son: Its time build a staircase to the clouds.

Me: Ok so lets start with a model – here are some building blocks.

Then he created a staircase but it didn’t stand much of a test, so a joint collaboration where both of us learnt the importance of supporting pillars for stability, resulted in an improved model…

african tribal dance – graduation day from pre-school

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 06-03-2010

Our man graduated from pre-school and danced on the stage for the first time.

It began as a disaster as he started crying when we left him backstage. So it was with some suspense that we were sitting amongst the audience, wondering whether he’d make it or not!

The show started off with unbelievable performance by tiny tots. Excellent set up by Planet Kids!

Planet Kids flight started from karnataka, then Maharashtra dance, then flew abroad to Russia, now in Japan… Abhinav’s part is yet to come…

Will he, won’t he, will he, won’t he…?
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sleepily swinging

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 25-02-2010

bubbles

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 25-09-2009

Appa has to make them as he ends up coughing with soap water.

matchstick design

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Posted by appa | Posted in activities | Posted on 12-09-2009

Matchstick design

Design – he found a box of matches and surprised us with this design on the floor! Don’t know how he got this idea, maybe they’d taught him at school… nevertheless on his own initiative he had put in effort to do something constructive.

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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…