Tuesday, August 3, 2010

alphabet boards a good thing for learning to read


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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2 comments:

thiruthiru said...

Where is it available? Can you give some particulars about place where it ca be purchased and the cost it will be more useful
dasan,
Raguveeradayal
Thiruppullani

shashi said...

raghuveera, i picked it up from a kids' store. don't even remember, it has been some time now. but am guessing, it should be available widely now.

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