R and I are fighting to sit on the bean bag..
anyways we settle down with her beside me while part of my bum is outside the bean bag 🙂
R tells me about what she has done in the daycare which is a rarity because she NEVER volunteers information
R: Sir has got a camera to see if we do masti
Her daycare has installed CCTVs to keep a check on the children
RM: Who told you?
R: G teacher ne bola..we do masti, sir see, we scolding
RM: oh okie..so what do you do if you dont do masti
R: Arey we do excercise
RM:!!! errr..okie and what excercise
R: Arey what we uju-ally do na that one
R: Arey amma, woh jo uju-ally we do
RM: What is uju-ally
R: amma, uju-ally, uju-ally
RM: *enlightenment* oh you mean usually??
R: yes yes uju-ally uju-ally
So R and I arrive a bit early at home and we are talking…I think I should teach her addition….you know generally…actually its more of counting..
So I tell her…R if I have 2 bean bags (showing two fingers) and appa gives me one more (showing one more finger) how many we will have?
R counts slowly ‘one, two, three’ Three Amma she grins
very good..and so we go on with permutation combination of additions till 6…
She makes a lot of mistakes in even counting my fingers and I decide may be teaching addition is not a bright idea…anyways whenever she makes a mistake I tell her to recount and after a couple of attempts she gets it right..
With my limited mathematics knowledge, I am more than happy…
anyways, then , I show her my two fingers and say ‘Lets say I give you 2 chocolates and Appa gives you three chocolates (showing three fingers with my other hand) how many chocolates will you have then…’
R: looks at me intently: two she says
RM: R, two kaise, count karo vapis
R:Nahi amma two hi hoyega
RM: R, count properly ooonne, twwooo..I start
R: bas, phir over
RM: how come, there are the other three na?
R: arey woh toh main eat kar loongi na
PS – No I havent read her any Suppandi tales yet 🙂
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