Hama-Guri Earns Pocket Money

Money, Teaching kids about money, Chore chart, Child allowance, Piggy banks for kids“Mumma, Ma-Door gets pocket money every week.” Hama said sitting on his bunk bed.

“Hmm.” Mumma replied as she continued to pick up his toys. “But why do you need pocket money? We are there when you need something.”

“But…Mumma…Ma-Door…” Hama scratched his head. What his mother had just said was true. He didn’t really need the pocket money. And yet, it would have been good if he did. Read more…



world poetry dayToday Hama-Guri is celebrating World Poetry Day at home. He’s made his parents write poems for him and he has written one for them too. And while the family has engaged themselves at verse writing, here are our three winners.

I would like to thank each and every one of you who participated in this contest. I must say, that all of you did a wonderful job. But we had to choose a winner.

And…..surprise! We are having our first giveaway for the winners. I have written to all three of you separately and you can expect your gifts very soon.

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Teach a Child How to Write Poetry

Poetry for kids, Kids poetry, Short poems for kids, Poems for kids, Poems for children, Kids poems, How to write poetryWriting poetry for kids is like painting. You can have the best paints and brushes, but the canvas will remain blank till you really want to create. It is the same with kids poetry. The words are all there – it is the person’s want to put them into verse. So when you kids begin to try their hands at verse, never fail to encourage them to the maximum.
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Celebrate a Happy Pi Day 3.14 Times with Hama-Guri

happy pi day, what is pi day, Pi numbers, Digits of pi“Digits of pi is a number that measures the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. It doesn’t have an ending. So it is an irrational number.” Mumma said as she fluffed up the cushions on the sofas.

“No mum I don’t understand pi. And I don’t know irra…tion..al.” Hama-Guri was completely not amused at his mother’s interest at explaining what pi was. She had been trying for the past half an hour and he had understood nothing. Oh god! Why did she sometimes forget that he was just six? “I just know pie. And all your pi talk makes me want to eat your yummy berry pie.”

“We can do that too.” Mumma said. “But can we do something with that?”

“No we can’t!” Hama screamed. “All I will do is to eat it.”

Mumma shook her head and went into the kitchen. Maybe he was right. Explaining digits of pi to a six year old had probably been stupidity. So, instead, she got herself busy with lunch. And preparing that berry pie for the little one who had tried to understand 3.14 and why it was a never ending number!
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Should Kids Blog?

Kid blog, Blog, Starting a blogKid Blog? Millions of underage children are blogging nowadays. And many without parental consent! While I am completely against the fact that kids blog without informing the elders, writing under the guidance of adults could definitely be a boon in the long run.
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Hama-Guri Celebrates Plant a Flower Day

Planting flowers, Flower gardens, Landscaping design, Flower seeds, Perennial“Good morning Mumma!” Hama said as he sleepily walked down from the stairs.

“Good morning kiddo. Get down here quick. We are going to get ourselves really dirty today.”

“Huh?” Hama let out a startled sound. “Dirty?”

Mumma laughed. “Do you know what day today is?”

The little one shook his head.

Today is plant a flower day. And thankfully it’s a Sunday. So let’s do some planting flowers and plants today and have some fun!” Read more…

Hama-Guri Understands Lent

Lent fasting, Lent rules, What is lent, When is Lent, Lent definition“Mumma Cleo said he is fasting for Lent. What is Lent? ” Hama said keeping his bag on the table and sitting down on one of the kitchen chairs. “He refused to have ice cream with us at school today.”

Cleo was a few years senior to Hama, a fourth grader. But a very good friend at school. He was a tall lanky fellow and a very good basketball player. Common interest in the sport had brought them close.

“Hama you remember buying an Easter egg last year?” Mumma said as she set the table for lunch.

Hama nodded.

“Well, these days before Easter is called Lent. And during this time Christians, like Cleo, fast.”

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Fairy Tales for Children? Yes or No?

Fairy tales for kids, Fairy tale characters, Children storiesI am a mother and I still believe in fairy tales and fairy tale characters. The way I believe has changed over the years though. Initially it was an innate belief in fairies, beasts and frogs turning into princes and now its a belief that ultimately the good wins. However, I seem to be coming across many parents who feel that fairy tales are not for kids. It made me think. Read more…

Hama-Guri Celebrates Old Stuff Day

Old Stuff Day, 2nd march, USA, Making change, Work out plans, Antique stores, Vintage furniture, Antiques, “Mumma I am not eating this jam and bread again today.” Hama-Guri whined. “You promised me yummy food today.”

Now how would Mumma tell him that she overslept because of the medicines and so didn’t have time to make his favorite pancakes. It rarely happened but today was just one of those days. She had been feeling it for the past few days and she had been right. The weather change had finally made her get the fever. Read more…

Why Children Should Write a Diary

diary, journal topics, how to write a blog, how to write a diaryIf your kid wants to keep a diary then let him. If he wants to write online then teach him how to write a blog. These are wonderful ways to encourage him to write and also to recap and reminiscence about memories that are dear to him at a later date.

Benefits of Maintaining a Diary

1. Memories

Diaries are a wonderful way to write about what’s happening in your life. It also helps you to hold onto and relive fond memories.

2. Goals

Older kids often set themselves goals I no matter how small. Journal entries are a good way to keep a track of their progress towards that goal. Read more…