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Kinetic sand play ideas

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Kinetic sand play ideas At Kanhas, we love our kinetic sand – an amazing play material that is both moldable and crumbly. It holds shape very nicely but when pressure is increased, it crumbles slowly – as if moving on its own. The best part is that it is very easy to clean up afterwards.

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How we learn-our story in pictures

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How we learn-our story in pictures Performing aarti to Lord Jagganath In aarti time, we learn how to different things with both hands ( bell ringing with left hand, offering item with right hand), counting (counting seven circles as we offer the item to the Lord), turn-taking and co-operation. Moo – cow puppets When we

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Krishna as time

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Krishna as time Kanhas calendar The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds, and I have come here to destroy all people.(BG 11.32) The concept and understanding of time gives children more control of their lives and lays the foundation for all future planning and organization. The earlier

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Concluding the year – 2013

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Concluding the year Р2013 We had a great first year at Kanhas! We completed the year doing lots of fun end-of-term activities and creating a very special memory book for each of the kids. The children completed their reading, writing  and mathematics learning summaries РIt was amazing to actually document our learnings of

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Exploring Patterns

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Exploring Patterns This week, we were exploring patterns at Kanhas. Initially, I introduced patterns through blocks. We have some nice geometric blocks in different colours which the children used to make patterns and shapes. Exploring patterns in blocks Such a clever pattern – geometry and colour have been taken into consideration by the child We

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Recreating a story on paper

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Recreating a story on paper All merciful Jagganath As we continue to explore the sweet pastimes of Lord Jagganath of Puri – we find new avenues of expression and communication. Just last week, we did the story of Padma – a devotee girl who sang the ‘Geeta Govind’ prayers by Jaydev so beautifully that Lord

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Maths is fun!

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Maths is fun! Mathematics Рit is  always a challenge to teach and to learn. Mathematics is a language in itself. Where traditional languages translate sounds into symbols, maths translates numerical concepts into symbols. But ultimately, both of them allow us to express thoughts on paper. However, language is still easier to teach because the

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Cooking for Krishna

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Cooking for Krishna For children, cooking is a very special activity. First and foremost it enables them to directly render devotional service to Krishna. It is also an extremely sensory experience – the mixing and rolling, shaping with their hands, feeling the smoothness of batter or the rough texture of sugar, the smell of vanilla

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Revising the alphabet through games

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Revising the alphabet through games Getting children to revise their alphabets – writing and sounds is always tricky. How many of us would want to mindlessly write pages of letters or keep reciting A says, B says etc? I have been doing frequent revision at Kanhas and I had to come up with lots of

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The joy of making something together

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The joy of making something together When I decided to teach Owls on O day to my preschoolers- I found a wonderful folk story online – called the Wise Owl. It is a parable that encourages turn taking and patience – key values that I wanted to introduce to my class. After the story, we

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