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Learning Nature Through Musical Chair Game

Music is life itself. Music makes happy to all age group of people. Popular music may be the right tool to teach different subjects to young kids. This is about a musical chair game where the instructor supposed to play popular music around a group of chairs.  It would be enjoyable if more than eight children of 5-6 age group may participate. This game may be suitable to play to celebrate World Environment Day, World Earth Day, World Elephant Day, World Rhino Day, etc. Thorugh the game instructor or organizer may sensitize the children about challenges faced by wildlife due to the shrinking ecological system. Material required Chairs for the children  Popular music and player Open space to play the game If the game will be arranged at night please arrange proper lighting facilities Preparation Arrange two series of chairs back to back alternatively  Place one line of chairs with the alternate chair facing in the opposite direction  Music system Procedure  Provide a play card of the wil

Lets connect the nature

Let's connect nature from an early age.  We are a part of nature so this theme of the post is relevant- 1. Move somewhere near to your living place where you get natural coverage it may be a park, agricultural field or protected area or river, etc.  2. Set free your child to enjoy around you. 3. Tell them to do and don't s of the respective area. 4.  Show any special things of the particular area likewise flowers, butterflies, insects, animals,s and big trees, etc. 5. Allow them to enjoy sunshine and shadow or cloud 5. Allow them to touch the soil, leaves, fallen tree twigs, the base of a big tree 6. Allow them to interact with ownself (self-talking) 7. Guide them to touch the river water and sand. 8. Get some bird guide book to introduce birds and request them to mimick call without disturbing others and also to the bird. 9. Sleep both over grassland and look to the sky count bird or clouds. 10. Keep records of the first visit and follow a routine 

Touch the river

This is the last part of autumn. Nature has welcomed the winter here and this is indeed a very pleasant time. Many festivals happened during this year in India. Among them the Durga Puja, Diwali, Raas,  and many more. People are also in festive mode but due to the COVID19 situation restrictions prevail everywhere.  On the eve of this festive season, we went to visit a natural site near our residence. We spent a night and rekindled our love for nature after several months. Neel was excited to visit the location. He felt the first touch of winter, fog, campfire, etc. In this post,  I would like to share how we enjoyed touching cool river water. Neel and me wake up early in the morning and went away to wander on the lone village roads. We went to the bank of a river called Kasimdaha. It is a small river coming out from Manas national park. This is a perennial river as there are many rivers in this place are seasonal or rain fed.  The name  Kasimdaha  might get from the tortoise ( Kasa in

Lets know about rhinos

The Two Faced Childhood

  The story I am going to share is from ten years ago. I was a full-time researcher then, doing my research on translocated rhinos at Manas National Park, Assam.  I and my team is commonly known in the nearby area as the IRV2020 team (Indian Rhino Vision 2020), a program designed by the Government of Assam for long time survival of the rhinos in the 7 protected areas of Assam.  I was fortunate enough to be part of it.  Every day, we used to venture out for the rhinos in the early morning and return during the late afternoon or evening from the jungle. There was no place for leisure or to hang out with my friends and families.  So, I often visited the evening market with my colleagues. It was a great pleasure to have piping hot milk tea with pakora and samosa. We did not have the refrigerator to preserve the vegetables so we had to buy them every day from the local market. One day, I brought some vegetables from a teenage boy. The boy easily persuaded us to buy his produce. I appreciate

Flying high & Flying Kite

Flying kites is a healthy and mental relaxing activity. As a human everyone perhaps has an inherent aspiration to fly the sky. Flying kite may be an expression of human flying urge into the sky. This aspiration is also symbolizing freedom. So flying kite activity may be the most popular hobby all across the world. Originally it is evolving  from China around 470B.C. Chinese used kites to send messages to find enemies. It is also used on fishing, sailing ships, and many occasions. In the Hindu culture flying kite has a special occasion. On the day of Makar Shankanti people generally fly kite to aspire their wishes. The festival spirit is showcased by flying the kites as high as possible. The jubilant mode and early morning kite fly helped people to rejuvenate. In the past kite made up of light bamboo, leaves, cloths similar light items. Now kite is made up of cloth, paper, and plastic material with multicolor and shapes. Usually, open space, light breeze, and sunny wea

Bedtime stories

As parents, we are always busy with different levels of work. Official, household chores, social communications, and many more. We have limited time to warm up our bonding. Despite my busy schedule, I managed time for Neel's (my son) bedtime.  Neel's bedtime started at 8:30-9:30pm. Before fall asleep both of us interact about numerous topics. First 10-15 minutes we discuss an imaginary world that is Hot wheel cars, Airplanes, SMART house, Space station, Dinosaurs, Dragon, Solar systems, and many more. Thereafter I started to tell some short stories that give him morale to his inquisitive mind for about 5-8 minutes. Finally, I sing lullabies cuddle over a hand. Normally I sing only one lullaby but sometimes more than two songs. Simultaneously I also massage his foot, head, and hand. I often massage the back and whole body for his ultimate relaxation. This is the precious moment of both of us or Ourtime . This may be reciprocal and I also feel ultimate relaxation.

DIY Stone Bicycle | Kids Activities | Lockdown Activities for Kids

This is an interesting fun game anyone may try with their kids. Interested persons need some   odd shape pebbles ,   sand to give support,   and one   wooden or bamboo stick to draw or sketch on the floor.  Steps:  1. First, draw a bicycle on the floor with a wooden or bamboo stick.  2. On the concrete floor, you may draw with turmeric or wheat powder.  3.  Put same size pebbles one after another in the bicycle drawing. Guide the kid to put the pebbles on the drawing. 4. Finally, you clean up the area and take one photograph with your partner kid. 5. It hardly needs 1 hour to complete the  Pebble Art. You may invite your family member, friend to enjoy the activity or you can arrange one exhibition in your house with different types of pebble structures. 

kids love dinosaurs!!

Daddy have you been in Dinosaur's Age?? Neel love to learn different information in the encyclopedia. After finishing Dinosaur's chapter he has started to ask many questions on dinosaurs. One of the surprising questions was Deta (Daddy) have you been in the age of the dinosaurs? Have you seen dinosaurs etc. I have taught him as much as possible about dinosaurs please follow our interactions in our youtube channel Deta & Deha . During interactions I told Neel different species of dinosaurs.  With neck as long as 11m(36ft) and body size of busses, Sauropods were the most gigantic dinosaurs to roam throughout the Jurassic and Cretaceous Periods, 200 to 65 million years ago. These giant vegetarians were able to browse leaves high up in trees and their size deterred predators. Neel asked me water dinosaurs, flying dinosaurs, aquatic dinosaurs, and finally most dangerous flash eater T-rex. I am explaining one after another but I have one question in my

Life during the Corona Lockdown

I hope everyone is safe, and sound during this COVID-19 chaos. In India, we are in lockdown since 24th of March 2020. Today is the last day of the third phase of lockdown but the prevalence of COVID19 is yet to decrease. Besides my work from home stress, I spent quality time with my son, Neel. Every morning and evening, we are playing on the terrace and playing lots of games. We have started a youtube channel and Facebook page  and getting much response from our valuable audiences. We also received much applauded from different sections of society. Today I would like to place one of our episodes for your enjoyment. This episode is based on Assamese Poem and Neel tries to learn this one after another. Hope this crisis would be over soon. May almighty save everyone from this crisis and give a chance to enjoy a beautiful life.

Know About Indian National Bird

Dear Neel I hope you are doing well. Today I am writing about a colorful and beautiful National Bird of India. I hope you feel great to know about our natural heritage.....About Peacock or Peafowl. The Indian peafowl is the national bird of India. Peacock is inordinately entangling with Indian culture & history. It is the resident of India, southeast Pakistan, Nepal, and Bhutan. They are long and slender with a long face that has black and white colors on it. They have a short and sharp bill. They tend to be very social and their groups are referred to as parties.   They will also do well isolated, but it is usually the older males that aren’t with a group. The Male has a blue neck and breast and spectacular glossy green train. Significantly, the long ‘tail’ of peacock known as a ‘train’. The train consist of highly elongated tail coverts. The train of it can take up more than 40% of the overall body. The females lack elongated upper tail coverts; has whitish

5 Activities You Can Do with Your Child during Lockdown

As the whole world is under the Corona Pandemic, this has been a desperate time for us. Corona is slowly breaking our economy and the future seems blank as of now. It has threatened the evolutionary traits of social relationships and keeping us inside our home. In India, 21 days lockdown has put all of us inside the four walls of the house. From morning to night our family members are spending time together.  Although we are accustomed to the gadgets, I and my son are trying to use this bleak time to bond with nature and finding time for creative works.  We are also exercising, running and utilizing time as much as possible. The following are five activities you can try with your kids during the lockdown. I hope it will help you engage your kids and they will enjoy it as much as our kid does. I will share more such activities over time with you.  1. Painting and drawing  Every day, Neel and I spend a couple of hours with pen and pencils. We love to sketch

Learning Nature-II

This program is designed to experience different components of nature on nature excursion by using different field techniques and activates. After the program children will have to produce nature poetry and nature reports. This field excursion also enables the participants to get in touch with nature, building their awareness about the environment and their sense of ecological citizenship.                                                              Area of Activities Backyard garden, garden around the school campus. Imitating nature sound Objective: Participants like to imitate and able to communicate with nature. Participants have to focus on nature and its vivid sounds and creating an atmosphere for the day. Material: Paper and pens Procedure Allow participants to sit quietly in the backyard garden and request them to listen to all the sounds around them. On a piece of paper, they should draw themselves in the center and then place

Learning Nature-I

Neel and me watching birds when we have leisure morning even afternoon. We observed our backyard birds through our windows and recorded as much as information. This practice of bird watching is now a regular habitat of Neel. Now he can able to identify common birds around our home at Barpeta, Dhemaji, and  Guwahati. Neel is now keeping one daily register to keep recorded all the information of birds as per my guidance.   Neel and Mama(uncle) verify bird's name over the internet During the month of January, we have counted more than 300 backyards birds in Barpeta. Each morning we spent 2-3 hours on our terrace and counted avifauna. It was so amazing that Neel's uncle too involved in this practice and for the first time he also involved in amazing bird watching hobby. We used Dr. Salim Ali's famous Indian Bird book as our guide of identification. Following area some some birds which we have watched : 1. Sparrow: 2. Common Myna 3. Pied Myna