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10 Things to Do This Week (February 01 to February 07, 2018)

1. Workshops
Mumbai
Earthoholics is organising an organic kitchen gardening and composting workshop where children will be taught the importance of sunlight and seasons, soil and manure.
Date: February 11
Age: 10+ years
Call: 09833251324
New Delhi 
The Learning Brush is conducting a vocabulary workshop where children will learn new words and sentence formation.
Date: Ongoing
Age: 4+ years
Call: 08447993385
Website: www.thelearningbrush.com

Hyderabad
Samahaara is organising a children’s weekend theatre workshop.
Date: February 3 to March 25
Age: 8 to 13 years
Call: 08341120303
Website: www.workshops.samahaara.org

Bangalore
Bloom and Grow is organising sketching art classes where children will learn the basics of drawing, the tools required and much more.
Date: February 1 to 17
Age: 13+ years
Call: 07259280949

2. Read a Book
Limca Book of Records 2018 designed & typeset by Syed Salahuddin (Age: 8+ years)
'Limca Book of Records 2018' is a collection of awards that have been given to those Indians who have achieved the impossible or have dared to be different. This book is filled with information on a whole lot of interesting things including India’s first deep-sea fishing station, the company that developed India’s first driverless tractor, the person who designed the longest khadi gown and a lot more. Read the book to get to know India and Indians better! Published by Hachette India and available on Amazon.in

3. Watch It: The Breadwinner
'The Breadwinner' is an animated movie about Parvana, an 11-year old girl who is growing up under the Taliban rule in Afghanistan. 

When Parvana’s father gets wrongly arrested, she needs to start supporting her family. Since girls are not given jobs, she cuts off her hair and starts to dress as a boy.

Parvana also starts working alongside her friend, Shauzia, to help her father get out of prison.  Is Parvana successful in her quest? Watch the movie to find out.

4. Learn Something New 
Post-it Crafts
Apart from using post-its to write reminders or notes, you can use them for various other purposes too. For instance, you can make flowers or a cute origami box by sticking different coloured post-its in a decorative design. You can also write interesting notes or quotes on post-its and use them to decorate a calendar or vision board. Post-its can also be used to make festive decorations by cutting them into shapes as per the occasion. Use your imagination to make post-its tell a story.


5. Log On 
Smart-kit.com is an interactive website through which one can learn to solve complex math problems and the laws of physics. This site also has many puzzles, games, brain teasers, memory games and quizzes.

6. What's New?
Smartivity's Jungle Safari Magic Colouring Sheets 
This augmented reality enabled 3D colouring book is perfect for kids aged 3 years and above. The pages, once coloured, can be scanned on a free app called SMARTIVITY and children can then watch their coloured pages come to life. 

This magic colouring book contains six colouring pages, featuring animals found in Africa. To buy the product log on to www.smartivity.in
7. Pay it Forward 
Visamo Kids Foundation 
Visamo Kids Foundation (VKF) is an Ahmedabad based NGO that provides free, quality education to
underprivileged children all over Gujarat. The NGO was started by Dr Manjula Pooja Shroff after she attended an earthquake relief and rehabilitation camp that was providing shelter to families that were displaced from their homes. Ever since its establishment in August 2002, the NGO has provided underprivileged children with quality education in premium English medium schools. The NGO also provides lodging and boarding facilities to the children. To know more about the association or for volunteering opportunities, log on to www.visamokids.org or contact visamokids@kalorex.org


8. Little Green Finger
Meet a New Plant: Centaurea Cyanus
Centaurea cyanus or cornflower is an annual flowering plant that is indigenous to the continent of Europe. These plants grow up to 3ft tall and have narrow grey-green leaves and blue flowers. 

Cornflowers can only grow in soil that has a good drainage system and receives plenty of sunlight. The plant flowers from June to September. Cornflower is the national flower of Estonia.

9. Music for your Ears 
Know Your Instrument: Kannel
Pronunciation: kah-nel
Origin: Estonia
The kannel is the oldest-known string instrument of Estonia. It is believed to have been around for almost 2,000 years. Traditionally, the instrument was carved from a single piece of wood with six to seven strings, but with time the instrument became bigger and the number of strings grew. The kannel is played in a horizontal position by using the fingers of both the hands. It is similar to a harp, however its sound is a lot more metallic.


10. Bit by the Travel Bug
Place to Visit: Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Kodaikanal, often called 'The Princess of Hill Stations', is a lush green hill station that’s full of trees, interesting rock formations and breathtaking waterfalls. It is located in the Palani Hills of the Western Ghats at an altitude of about 2,133mts. This town is known for its churches, temples, scenic nature walks and shops that sell delicious chocolate. Kodaikanal can be reached by rail or road.

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