Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I buried the ant!

Raghav came hurriedly to me this morning and said, "amma, you know....I was pushing my car on the floor and by mistake I went over an ant. The ant died......I am very sad........and then I buried it."

I asked him why he had buried it and he promptly said, "amma.....if something dies we bury it no? That is why I buried it"

"How did you bury it and where?", I asked.

"Right here amma! I took a piece of cellotape and stuck the ant to the floor!"

Children really do think of the weirdest of things and in most unexpected ways!

Well, anyway, following this was a serious discussion on what different people of different faiths do to the dead and why and so on.....and I realised how I had never questioned so many customs through all those years of growing up, but now I had to and also read up more on this to find a satisfactory answer for him!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Raghav's creations

Another story on a spider......

Big Bug

Big bug was a spider. He lived in a little cottage which was a hole! He went to the forest nearby and found other insects to eat, smaller than him. One day, when he went out into the forest, he found a bigger insect than him. It was a big cockroach! So, that very day, he made a tiny cobweb to catch the cockroach. Then he went off into the jungle again to find more food. The cockroach got stuck in the cobweb. The spider came back and ate him up!

September 17th 2010


We caught a small spider and put it into his bug box because Raghav wanted to look at it closely. He then drew this picture after looking through into the bug box and then came up with this story.....

Raghav's story - Big Bird

The Big Bird

One Day Big Bird went out to the meadow. Then, the biggest and most colourful mouse came along. Big Bird went to the mouse and gave it a kiss because she liked the mouse. The chick came and played near her mother. Then a little car came along and took everyone for a ride. But the chick was very naughty in the car. The Big Bird didn’t think it was fun at all to play in the car.

There was another little animal in the car. Who was that little animal? It was a cat! The cat bit the chick’s leg and the chick saw a scratch on her leg. Then she started crying. Then Big Bird said, “I think you have to go to the hospital.” So she went to the hospital. The doctor took a big injection and pushed it into her body. Then the doctor pushed the scratch out and it became okay.

Then Big Bird took the chick to a village. Big Bird said, “Please be careful and watch out for a house. We can gop and eat there.” Then they found a house and ate there. They ate lots of leaves. The Big Bird then took the chick back to the car. The car went to Neelangarai and they got off there.

some random comments from Raghav

"Amma, the eye is like a camera – when it sees something, it takes a picture.....inside the eye, the picture comes upside down, then the brain corrects it!" - this was after he had internalized what I had read to him about the eye from a book on the human body - just once!


Srinath: " Thatha thinks that you should learn a language called Sanskrit....will you learn it?"

Raghav's prompt reply: "Appa, why doesn’t anyone talk Sanskrit? If you and amma talk Sanskrit I will learn!"


"I don’t like teachers because they always say that I have to do a particular thing at a particular time."