Archive | September, 2011

Songs -heard and forgotten ?

11 Sep

We often snatches of songs heard in childhood which we want to teach our kids.
An excellent source for songs for camping, teaching various themes is
A site which allows legal downloads of MP3 files and provides lyrics for traditional songs is


When little kids have a vacation..

9 Sep

Some parents look at vacation time with a little anxiety. If they aren’t going on a holiday, they wonder how they will spend time with kids and keep them happy.
There are many websites which give ideas for craft work for kids. When I and my kid do some creative work together , we are not only utilizing time usefully ,we are creating great memories for the kid.
The sense of satisfaction of having created something goes a long way in building self esteem and also eventually allows the kid to look at honest work with an open mind.Not as just work – but as something that will bring happiness.
Here is a site/ blog that will help a parent find things to do with a kid during vacations.And the idea of building a lap journal is quite delightful.

And one more that has specific activities even for Indian festivals

Teacher Talk..

7 Sep

Most often when we meet our friends after a few minutes of exchanging groans and grumbles of the work LOAD , we tend to start sharing work related websites-
sites that allow free download of worksheets, tips for accommodating special children, ideas for planning a lesson,sites that generate word mazes  and what not.
Bookmarking them  for my use them is not enough. I want to list a few every week so that it is useful to others too.
We often spend hours searching for something specific and urgently needed – and end up with a whole lot of things we may need in the future.
So a tiny memo with details is ideal to have at a click.
Today I shall post links to rebus stories and picture puzzles. This site has much more. And I have spent  a lot of fun time here solving the picture puzzles- totally forgetting  the work on hand.