Hama-Guri Wants Junk Food
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Hama-Guri Wants Junk Food

Junk food

“But, Mumma, I want to eat it!”

Hama-Guri’s mother was reaching her point of exasperation. Her son was, in general, a thinking and an understanding boy. So, seeing him demand all kinds of junk food for the past few weeks and having a melt down when she did not succumb to it, was both worrying and irritating for her.

Getting a grip over her temper, she cleared her throat and tried to explain to him yet again. “I know Hama that those burgers look yummy but you cannot have them so often. I did allow you to have it a week ago.”

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Hama-Guri Wants Money

hama guri wants money“I need money Mumma.” Hama-Guri said, a little impatiently.

“I have heard that quite a few times since morning, dear. But you have not told me why.”

His mother knew that her child had his reasons. But she wanted to know what it was. In fact, she did not mind giving him a little pocket money when he helped her with some chore in the house. But this sudden demand of his for money that he wanted to take to school sounded a little fishy.

“I can’t tell you Mumma.” Hama replied, just before he put a spoonful of porridge into his mouth.

She looked at him surprised. He had never said such a thing before. Why was he hiding? Rather, what was he hiding?

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Hama-Guri Learns How to Manage Time

Time management tips, How to manage time, How to read a clock“Yes Mumma, I know it is 2pm. You taught me how to read the clock last year.” Hama-Guri said as he continued to construct his ship with the Lego pieces.

“It’s lunch time Hama. Stop playing now.” Mumma said standing by his room’s door. Pretty annoyed. The closer he was inching his way towards seven, he was becoming a little stubborn.

“Half an hour Mumma.” Hama said not even looking up to see his mother’s face.

“Fine. I will wait for you for ten minutes and then put all the food away.” She turned around and walked downstairs. Read more…

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It is Doctor Day for Hama-Guri

DOCTOR DAY, illness, kids craft“Have you picked enough?” Hama-Guri called out to his best friend Ma-Door.

“Ya. I think this much should do.” Ma-Door replied back. Then went running towards Hama-Guri. “I’m coming.”

But five minutes later he didn’t turn up. Instead Hama heard a loud thud from where his friend was picking berries. He ran. A little worried. When he reached the place he found his friend sitting on the ground, his left leg awkwardly placed. Read more…

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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…

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Bullying in Schools: Hama-Guri Stops in One

bullying in schools, stops bullying, anti bullying, “What happened?” Hama-Guri came and sat beside a new face who sat looking at the blue sky. He had seen him sitting like that for more than ten days now. Every day he used to think that he would come and ask but break time used to get over so quickly that he never got the chance. And he was not in his section so Hama never saw him otherwise.

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Hama-Guri Learns to Respect Different Races

Contributed By: Rudrajyoti Nath Ray

About the Contributor: He is an advocate working with the Supreme Court of India. He likes writing poetry or blogging about various legal matters when he is not working. He loves children and think that they ask smarter questions than judges! “Convincing a kid is more difficult than getting an order from the court,” he says.

races in the world, skin color, cultural diversity, definition of racism

 

Children are full of questions. Sometimes they do not know and hence they ask. And sometimes the adults are not particularly good at answering – hence begging more questions.
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Hama-Guri’s Lesson on Love

When mum saw him, she called him “What are you doing there Hama?”
love“Umm…” Hama-Guri stood at the door and smiled sheepishly as he saw dad giving mumma a kiss. Ma-Door, his information encyclopaedia, had already told him about Valentine’s Day. “Nothing…”

Mumma laughed and went over to him and picked him up and gave him a big hug. And then it was father’s turn.

“Oh you two leave me alone!” He squealed and giggled. “I’m a big boy now!”

“But today we celebrate love.” Said his parents together.

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Hama-Guri Teaches Not to be Afraid of the Dark

dark2“But I can’t sleep without the lights” Ma-Door wailed.

“But why? These lights get in my eyes. I need darkness before sleep,” replied Hama-Guri. He was getting a little irritated with his friend. But they were best of friends. So he was trying his best to explain that darkness is not something to be afraid of. Especially when today was Ma-Door’s first sleep over at his house. But the past half an hour had yielded no result. And he was feeling very sleepy. “Try Ma-Door! Don’t be such a baby.” He said in a coaxing voice.
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