Saturday, November 14, 2009

Children's day

Today is children’s day and Puru Pratap Singh, a 4th standard student from Gurgaon, must be feeling great to have his creation flashed all over when you type the Google search.
Remember the days when you used to have those “Camel” coloring competition in school. I suppose for Puru it must have been a similar experience but he must have really put his heart and soul in it.
His work was chosen from over 4000 doodles submitted by students across the country, and was selected based on artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme.

I really admire the selectors as it must have been really tough with every child coming up with some thing very unique. I wonder what the other entries were.

Kids can always come up with excellent and good ideas, especially if they are the Tom Sawyer type (remember the self propelled boat made by Ishaan in Tare Zameen par)

If only we could encourage our kids to have more out door activities than sitting glued to the telly.

Came across a picture of a game where the child has to pass through a maze of criss crossed strings. Each string has a small bell attached to it. You touch the string and there goes the bell and you have to start all over again.. What a lovely way to increase the child’s concentration and patience.


Matty said...

Puru is very talented. No wonder his creation won the contest. And children in general are very creative. They can make a game out of anything.

The Holy Lama said...

It's true. We find it difficult to get the kids out to play. But we must really push them or the TV and games will limit their creativity and intelligence. I yell at them and make life in house horible after 5 pm. So they go out and play till 6.30pm

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Kids need to be kids, running, exploring, analyzing with their minds in the great outdoors..not glued to a TV or video game which only increases their ability to do a task repetitively. What a great game with the string and ball!

Neha said...

when i see my school days drawing book, I cannot believe that was all made by me...I guess the consciousness of being perfect at everything makes us forget to think from our heart...wonderful post...i was not even aware about and my poor knowledge..

workhard said...

They dont celebrate childrens day like they did before. i remember in our schools.. it used to be a fun activity day..

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Composed Volcano said...

well yes! its a concious decision that needs to be taken by all parents... not to snub their kids or ridicule their dreams and aspirations but provide wind to their wings!