• Baby,  Life,  My Diary

    Toys Evolve with Children

    Almost all toys have an age range, but we seldom follow it. Little R has toys that are 3+ or even 5+ at 2 years. What we observed early on is that as kids grow up they find different ways to play, explore and learn with the toy. Let me explain what I mean. Little R has a musical train that can be dragged around with animals popping out of the top of it. This was one of the first toys she got from her aunt at 6 months. She was just sitting up at the time and she would hold on to the animals and lift herself up into…

  • Baby,  Life,  My Diary

    Our Conversations…

    At 2 years, Little R is a feast to talk to. Here are a few snippets from the last couple of days. Last night Little R was terribly hyper. Though she kept yawning, her eyes had become tiny and it was past her bedtime, she had no inclination to go to bed. So I offered to read a few stories to her. Me: Little R, I will read cluck a doodle moo if you get into your sleepwear. Little R: Sari (OK in kannada) and lifts her hand, allowing me to get her into the sleepwear. Me: Good girl! Little R: I am a good girl right? So amma has…