1.11.17

10 Things to Do This Week (November 02 to November 08, 2017)

1.Workshops
Mumbai
Vera Mascarenhas is conducting weekday afterschool workshops that teach baking, grammar, creative writing, communication skills and science through hands-on activities in Bandra. 
Date: Regular batches
Age: 7 to 9 years
Call: 09820600804
Pune
Codewizards is conducting communication skills, computer training and science and robotics workshops.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 7 to 16 years
Call: 09205404418

Bangalore
ScienceUtsav is conducting dronemaking workshops.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 5 to 14 years
Call: 09036216555
Website: www.scienceutsav.com

New Delhi
The Learning Brush is conducting alphabet and number, art and craft, writing skills and general knowledge workshops.
Date: Regular batches
Age: 3 to 5 years
Call: 08447993385

2. Read A Book
Yoga Bunny by Brian Russo (Age: 4 to 8 years)
'Yoga Bunny' is a picture book about a yoga-loving bunny who tries to involve all his skeptical woodland friends into doing yoga with him. When he realises no one is interested in joining him, he wonders aloud, "Will anyone ever want to do yoga with me?" But then he realises that it is better to do yoga alone than not do yoga at all. Over time, he is joined by the curious mice and other animals and towards the end, all the animals from the woodland are doing the shavasan (a yoga pose) with him! This is a great book to introduce children to yoga and its basic concepts. Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books and also available on Amazon.in

3. Watch It
Ratatouille 
Remy, an ambitious rat who can cook, befriends Linguini, a budding chef-cum-garbage boy, at the famous Auguste Gusteau restaurant in Paris, France. Their unusual friendship and Remy’s passion for cooking make for a hilarious plot. Remy sits inside Linguini’s chef hat and instructs him to cook the most delicious dishes in all of Paris. But everything goes upside-down when the health department threatens to shut down the restaurant due to a rat nuisance! While Remy races to achieve his dreams, Linguini discovers his family ties. The plot gets thicker when a jealous chef conspires against the duo. Watch the fascinating movie to discover the fate of the restaurant!

4. Learn Something New 
Soap Carving
Soap carving is a fun and easy way to create sculptures from a bar of soap. As opposed to woodcarving, which is dangerous, soap carving can be done by anyone. Since soap is soft, you can use tools such as spoons, forks and toothpicks found at home to create your designs. Use a bright bar of soap and trace the design you want to engrave on it. Then start to remove the excess soap bits using the tools at hand. To start, use simple designs like a turtle, fish or heart. When you are done, polish the soap by hand, let it dry, wrap it in pretty paper and gift it to a loved one!

5. Log On 
www.archive.org 
This website is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites and more. 

It is a learning resource for just about everything and is one of the best websites that imparts free and accessible knowledge.


6. What's New 
12-inch Robot
This 12-inch robot comes with a remote control that manages all its movements. The robot can walk in all directions, dance and rotate on its axis.

A toy for the young, the robot comes with a built-in sequence of sound and light effects. It’s a perfect gift for Children’s Day and can be bought on amazon.in
7. Pay It Forward 
Snehasadan 
Snehasadan is an NGO that provides a home and a future to the homeless street children of Mumbai. Over the last 55 years, Snehasadan has looked after over 50,000 children. Snehasadan’s main aim is to reach out to homeless children and try and unite them with their family. In cases where that doesn’t happen, they provide the children with shelter, education and skills to make ends meet. Volunteering at Snehasadan involves teaching the children English, Hindi, Marathi, social sciences, maths, arts and crafts and social skills.

8. Little Green Fingers 
Meet a New Plant: Naked Man Orchid 
The naked man orchid or hanging man orchid,also known as Orchis italic, is native to the Mediterranean regions and resembles tiny little hanging men. These orchids come in all sizes and usually sport light purplish white to deep purply-pink flowers. This orchid is classified under the threatened status. These flowers are used in herbal medication and also to make a drink called salep, also known as Turkish delight.

9. Music for your Ears 
Know your Instrument: Bagpipes
Pronunciation: bag-paayps
Originated In: Egypt
The bagpipe is a wind instrument consisting of a reed melody pipe and from one to five drones with air supplied continuously either by a bag with a valvestopped mouth tube or by bellows. Melodies are played on the finger holes of the melody pipe or chanter, while the remaining pipes or drones sound single notes. Bagpipes are an important instrument in the Irish union. Early bagpipes used an animal bladder or a nearly whole sheepskin or goatskin to create the bag. Today, bagpipes are seen in military bands across the world.

10. Bit by the Travel Bug 
Place to Visit: Bodh Gaya 
Bodh Gaya in Bihar is one of the most important and sacred Buddhist pilgrimage centres in the world. It was here under a Bodhi tree that Gautam Buddha attained supreme knowledge. Bodh Gaya has many Buddhist monuments, temples and monasteries that reflect on the historical and religious relevance of the place. Some of the places you can visit are the Mahabodhi Temple, the Bodhi tree, the Royal Bhutan Temple and Thai monastery, an 80ft-tall Buddha statue, Chinese and Vietnamese temples, the Nippon Japanese temple that has been built in the Japanese style of architecture and the Archaeological Museum that houses a large and diverse collection of Nalanda-style artefacts and idols from the Gupta and Pala eras. Bodh Gaya can be reached by road and rail and the nearest airport is Gaya.

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