10 Things to Do This Week (May 4 to 10, 2017)

1. Camp Time
Kalakrruti Holidays is organising a 6-day camp to Dandeli Hill Station, Karnataka.
Date: May 10 onwards
Age: 8 to 14 years
Call: 07666266065
E-mail: kalakrrutiholidays@gmail.com
Website: www.kalakrruti.in

2. Workshops

The Sports Gurukul is conducting a residential sports summer camp in cricket, basketball, football and other activities.
Date: May 8 onwards
Age: 10 to 16 years
Call: 09004200200/ 022-65951524
E-mail: info@thesportsgurukul.com
Website: www.thesportsgurukul.com

Toehold is organising a 5-day tiger photography camp to Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh.
Date: May 10 onwards
Age: 13 years and above
Call: 09900147018
E-mail: info@toehold.in
Website: www.toehold.in

Lydnow Training and Innovations LLP is conducting Robocurious—a robot-making workshop.
Date: May 15 onwards
Age: 10 to 16 years
Call: 08268154164
E-mail: info@lydnow.com
Website: www.lydnow.com/robocurious.php


Samahaara is conducting a 3-week theatre workshop.
Date: May 8 onwards
Age: 8 to 13 years
Call: 08341120303
E-mail: info@samahaara.org
Website: www.bit.ly/2pw9uV5

3. Watch It
Toy Story Series
The Toy Story series is an animated comedy adventure film series, which first released in 1995. The series is based in a world where toys can communicate when humans are not around. ‘Toy Story’ is the story of toys owned by a six-year-old boy named Andy Davis. The sequel of the movie, ‘Toy Story 2’ was released in 1999 followed by ‘Toy Story 3’ in 2010 and ‘Toy Story 4’, which is scheduled to release in 2019. Catch the first three films online or on DVD!

4. Learn Something New
Start Your Own Collection
Decide on an item you want to collect—it could be different kinds of crystals, volcanic stones, leaves, stamps, seashells, coins or notes. Then start collecting and organising your collection. Start by identifying and segregating the items. For example, coins can be divided based on the metal they are made from, on the year of minting, the country of origin or even the size. Similarly, leaves can be divided based on their shape or tree. It’s important to label the different categories to help build the collection.

Catalogue each item of the collection with the help of the Internet or books. Display your collection where people can see it and ask you questions about it. This will not only help build your collection, but also generate interest in your hobby.

5. Bitten By the Travel Bug
Place to Visit: Chitkul, Himachal Pradesh
Chitkul is the last inhabited village located within Kinnaur Valley near the Indo-Tibet border. It is the furthest place in India where one can travel to without a permit. The place is surrounded by cold mountains and is famous for its potatoes. The houses here are wooden cottages and the temples look like carved pagodas. The period between March and June is the best time to visit Chitkul. One can travel to Chitkul via bus from Sangla—it’s 28kms away.

6. Log On
Started in 1998, How Stuff Works is an award-winning, reliable, easy-to-understand site for kids to understand how things work. 

The site has articles, videos and podcasts on various subjects like science, animals, culture, adventure, technology and entertainment. Close to 30 million visitors go to the site each month.

7. What’s New
Thames & Kosmos has introduced a line of comprehensive magic sets and toys. Using these games, kids can learn over 100 new magic tricks. This helps build confidence, reading skills, dexterity and hand-eye coordination. The products are available in stores and partner outlets. To know more, log on to www.thamesandkosmos.com

8. Little Green Fingers
Meet a New Plant: Synsepalum dulcificum
Known as miracle berry, the jellybean-shaped red-colour berry can make any sour food taste sweet. The fruit contains a protein called miraculin that binds to the taste buds and changes the flavour of the foods we consume. The binding effect can last for anywhere between 30 minutes and two hours. In cooking, the berry can also be used as a substitute for sugar. This plant requires a large place to grow due to its size. It also needs bright light and acidic soil.

9. Pay It Forward
One of the most extensive NGOs in India, CARE is present in more than 14 states. For the last 60 years, CARE has been working towards promoting better healthcare, livelihood and education. At CARE, one can volunteer to help people in distress.

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10. Music for Your Ears

Know Your Instrument: French Horn

Originated In: Germany

This is a brass instrument belonging to the wind family. The instrument is a circular horn with a mouthpiece and flared bell. The horn is usually played by left-handers but can be custom made for right-handers too. The musician requires breathing techniques and lip tension to stay in tune.

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