Thursday, August 12, 2010
The Story of Little Babaji
During the letter B week, we read The Story of Little Babaji, written by Helen Bannerman. The original title of this book was The Story of Little Black Sambo. It can be read online here. This was Arin's favorite book for the week. She wanted me to read this story over and over and over.
The story is set in India. We put together our world map floor puzzle. We love this puzzle! We take this puzzle apart and put it away each time we use it, so now Arin is getting very good at putting it together. Once the puzzle was together, we mapped out the route from Florida to India. Then, we talked about sizes. I asked Arin which was bigger, India or the United States.
picture of India.
here), but it was a bit too advanced for Arin. So she ended up just coloring a tiger picture from her coloring book.
At the end of the book, the tigers turn into butter (sorry for the spoiler!). Babaji's dad, Papaji, finds the melted butter and takes it home to his wife, Mamaji, who uses it to fry pancakes for dinner. The girls and I made homemade butter. I remember doing this activity when I was younger and I really enjoyed it. Arin was amazed that you can turn milk (she doesn't understand the difference between milk and cream) into butter. The girls did enjoy this activity, but they are still a bit young to stick with the jar shaking for the whole time, so we took turns, a lot! Once we had made the butter, we made a pancake dinner, which was a hit!
We also played The Story of Babaji game, which can be found here. I think Arin enjoyed this game every bit as much as she loved the story. She wanted to play it with everyone that came to our house!