Rooster Raga crows at Young India books

Rooster Raga crows at Young India books

Review time for Rooster Raga. Delighted to read this on the Young India Books website. “A visual treat with its brilliant colours, great layout and minimal text! This book is sure to delight and entertain children everywhere…  …On the surface, the story is bright, effervescent and fun, but deep down it conveys an all-important message to children – It is alright to be different. Everyone has his or her own special talent and own special challenges. It is neccessary to understand and appreciate them and ford our own individual paths with confidence.” -Young India Books   Share...

Rooster Raga at Auxilium, Carona- Aldona

Rooster Raga at Auxilium, Carona- Aldona. Found this post about an absolutely fabulous session around Rooster Raga conducted at Auxilium in Goa. Thank you Sheena for selecting the book and to bookworm for sharing the details of your session. I am going to take pointers! For teachers, librarians, book clubs – here is a quick recap of the session: As the children entered the library, each had to pick a chit with a sound word written on it. They had to find other children with the same word and form their group. Imagine a class full of meows, quacks, moos and grunts! They sang a song, ‘I am special’. Here’s the Rooster Raga song ready for use at the session. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/123479546″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /] She read out Rooster Raga accompanied by the many animal sounds all through the book. My favourite part – each child then wrote out what they think is special about themselves and what they are good at. I’d even create a class list and have them put down a word or line about what they like about all the other children in the class. The teacher could collate it for each child. What a lovely list to have! A few years ago, my father wrote this for my son. It is still on our board, and probably time to make a new one, but what better way to celebrate your children and the wonderful things they do each day. In the spirit of saving the best for last, it had to be his hugs that we so look forward to. Share...

Going rooster crazy

Ruru Rooster has me thinking, seeing, dreaming up roosters everywhere! Here’s an adorable breakfast rooster and rather wonderful chicks that I came across on the blog site Little Food Junction. Eggs, corn, cucumber seem to do the trick. You’ll have the kids pecking away in no time! Share...

An origami rooster has me crowing! Thank you Vivaan Singh!

I reached out to Tanu Shree Singh from the lovely Reading raccoons for some roosterly help. Her ten-year old son Vivaan is an origami whiz and I’ve been following the amazing creations he folds up every now and then. Could he please whizz up an origami rooster? An hour later, a beautiful rooster was crowing away in my mailbox. Here is what I suggest. Give yourself a challenge this week. Sit your little one down, keep this post handy and follow the steps. As they say, take it step-by-step and it will work out just fine. Have the little one press down the creases. When you finish, the two of you will be crowing at your achievement. AND you’ll have a rooster handy to use as a prop when you read out Rooster Raga or dance to the song. Thank you Vivaan for your absolute brilliance and help on this. You are a star! Click on the top left corner to enlarge the first image. Each image has steps mentioned below it. Keep scrolling to your right for the next step. Have fun! Step 1: Start with a square. Fold it diagonally to make a crease. Step 2: Fold the corners inward to align edges along crease. Then flip it. Step 3: Fold paper so that the narrow edge meets the broader one. Step 4: Flip it again. Pull the pocket holding the edge and fold back as shown. Step 5: Hold the longer edges, pull apart and flatten it. Step 6: See the white line in the centre? Fold along so that both sides have small triangular flaps on...