Thursday, April 19, 2012

Read Around the World–India

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The road to Mumbai

Anna looked at the map and chose India as the next stop for our reading around the world journey. Easy-peasy as there is no shortage of great children books about India. We read many of them last time we “visited” India. I brought back one book that we read before - The Road to Mumbai by Ruth Jeyaveeran. I chose it because I find it a nice cross between fact and fiction. A lot of things mentioned in the books are real, but all action is actually happening in the dream. Interestingly, quite by accident, all three country books that we read so far feature little girls as main characters of the books.

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I am sure both Anna and I will enjoy looking at her early “book reports” a couple of years down the road. I can also observe that she is writing more willingly later, and her “endurance” increases. I am not pushing spelling at this point unless she asks how to spell a certain word. We are still working on neatness and starting sentences with a capital letter.

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I tweaked somewhat the flow of our mini-books to include coloring pages, since daughter is more interested in coloring lately. She asked to color Taj Mahal page and she also wanted to have a person in national clothes in her mini-book. We also have a map page which has some India facts. According to Anna, India has Taj Mahal, special bikes (rickshaws), deserts, elephants and girls in saris.

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I have to look for an Indian recipe to cook for Friday night – anyone cares to share their favorites?

8 comments:

Phyllis said...

I love a glimpse of her pages! What fun you two are having.

MaryAnne said...

Anna's writing and coloring look great! Love her smile in that photo :)

Ticia said...

I'm not a big fan of curry, so I'm not a big fan of Indian food. But, the story sounds fun.

Debbie said...

It is so fun to see how far our girls are coming in their skills. I love your idea of the little book.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

How wonderful to have her give input as to what should be in her book! I love the book!

Thank you for linking to Read.Explore.Learn.

Christy said...

This is great. I love Indian naan, but I don't have any recipes.

Sorry I haven't been here - we have been so sick!

mermaid said...

I love your "travel"!
Have you been to Estonia yet :)

Jasmine said...

This sounds awesome! What a great way to learn about the world. Off to look for other country posts to see what else you've done. I highly recommend Ethiopia :)

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