Tuesday, August 3, 2010
बालः क्रीडति = bAlaH krIDati = boy plays.
What you see in the front is a wooden devanAgarI (देवनागरी) alphabet board. I had seen these ones for English in US, but it hadn't picked up in India for Indian languages. Now I found this, and my 3.5 year old has been playing with them and picking up.... he already reads most of the letters and picking up mAtrA (मात्रा).
These boards are a good thing, something which was not available to a generation or before earlier. They help make the letters come alive, something you can hold and feel. Giving it a whole new dimension to reading!
Anyone who wants to learn a new script, and has the kid in them, should try such board toys.
Of course, having a few smiley cars and building blocks and an ambulance will break the monotony too!
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