Brown Bear, Brown Bear –  read out loud by Rumi

We recently added Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? to our growing stash of picture books and I am just wondering how we did not buy it earlier; it is so simple and catchy with Carle’s trademark gorgeous illustrations. Rumi learnt up the book in one go and started…

Rumi whips up a culinary storm!

Late last night, Rumi cooked “Sabudana Khichadi” for her beloved kaku. Sabudana (Tapioca Sago) and water were the only ingredients used and the cooking technique involved a lot of boiling! As I had mentioned in an earlier post on minimalism, kids don’t really need too many toys; their lively imagination uses up anything that’s available. See what…

Rumi narrates a Marathi story

I captured Rumi on camera last night, narrating a story that Mum used to tell me when i was a little girl. It starts with a crow and sparrow and involves all sorts of characters from a carpenter to the king and queen. I have a good mind to pen down all these regional stories…

Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo

Rumi’s adoration and loyalty shifted from The Gruffalo to Disney’s Cinderella the minute we got the DVD home for movie night on Friday. It was absolutely lovely for me to watch this movie with Rumi on my feet – I have spent countless hours watching the same movie with my Mum. For all its political…

The National Anthem

I have always loved our national anthem;the music never fails to give me goosebumps. Recently we discovered that Rumi loves it too! The hardest part is to stop her from singing it, she sings it all day long at the top of her voice! And when the words “Bhaarat Bhagya Vidhaata” come for the second…

An original story by Rumi 

For some time now, Rumi has been stringing sentences together and trying to make up stories. It is the most entertaining thing in the world to listen to her stories and I marvel at the vast sky of her imagination as well as her ability to switch between languages. In this little story, she talks…