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Christmas and The Joy of being a Giver


Hello Kids

How have you all been ? It’s the end of the Year 2020 .Yes it’s December the month we all eagerly wait for.Its Christmas Season .

This year (2020) has been different because of the Pandemic ..”Covid 19″. We have all been at home for almost 9 months and things are not the same .Christmas too will be different.We will talk about the Pandemic and what we have learnt during this peroid in another post.

Today I am going to share a beautiful touching story about Christmas.

Its Christmas time and little Bill is very excited .It’s the time of the year when he always visits his grandmother ,who makes delicious cookies.She puts up the Christmas tree which he  is allowed to decorate as he listens to stories about Santa, who, she tells him comes down from the south pole in his sledge carrying gifts for all the children.He talks about the Christmas party telling his grandma what fun he has with his friends.


This year Bill is a little upset as the older boys in school have told him that there is no Santa.They laughed at him and said” Even dummies know that.”

Bill does’nt want to believe them and he is sure his grandma would know better.She always told the truth.He would ask  her and believing her would always be easier after he had eaten her cookies.

After decorating the tree and listening to Christmas stories,Bill sat down with his cookies and between bites told grandma what he had heard bout Santa.

‘No Santa?? That’s ridiculous’ grandma said.She told Bill “this story has been doing the rounds,don’t believe it.”

Grandma then asked Bill to leave the cookies for later and  to wear his coat.”Where to are we going”Bill asked.”To the toy shop down the corner”. she said.When they reached the toy shop grandma handed him 10 $ and asked him to buy  something for someone who needs it.Bill had never shopped by himself before and began to wonder what he would buy.More than that he began to think of someone who really needed something. After a while he remembered John ,his neighbor who did’nt have a coat to keep himself warm during winter ,so he always stayed indoors while other  kids

had fun  playing in the snow.Bill now knew who he will shop for.

He decided to pick up a red coat,which looked warm,for John.”Is this a present for Christmas”the counter lady asked as Bill gave her the 10$.’Yes ma’am”Bill said and told her how John needed a coat to keep himself warm.The counter lady took the 10$ and gave the coat to Bill.

That evening grandma wrapped the coat .(A little tag fell off the coat which grandma put aside.)She put ribbons on the parcel and on a paper she wrote’To John from Santa.”

Grandma then drove me to John’s house and on the way told me that Santa insists on secrecy.She then said that from now I was one of Santa’s offical helpers.When we reached John’s house grandma nudged me and said”‘Now Santa Claus get to work.”  She told me to quietly place the present outside John’s house ,ring the door bell and rush back. I did exactly that and

we waited breathlessly to see John’s door open.It finally did open and I can still visualize the excitment on John’s face when he saw the present.

That night I realised all the rumours about Santa were’ ridiculous ‘,just like grandma said.Santa was alive and we each one of us as we grow up become his team,spreading joy and happiness.That night I realised it was not only me who was Santa’s offical helper but the lady at the counter too was one of Santa’s team .The coat she gave me for 10$ was actually for 20$.I had learnt and experienced something I would never forget.

So kids always believe in the Magic of Christmas and Santa Claus.Spread love and enjoy the ‘Joy of becoming a Giver.’

The world is magical..look around and see.sometimes things just happen and that is what the magic is.

Care and Share and make your friends and everyone you know happy.

Learn the Joy of Giving every Festival and watch the Smiles you spread.



Story telling

Hello kids,

I am writing after a very long time.Today we are going to start a new section…………….Story Telling…..and… Reading……

You all like to listen to stories I am sure. Story time can be anytime and in any place, at home or outside in a park just anywhere.As you grow up story time gradually becomes reading time.

You can listen to a story when someone is reading.You can watch puppet shows or watch a little video.You enjoy stories at bedtime and listen to stories with your friends. You can spend Me Time by reading a story just by yourself.When you are a pre schooler you can just look at pictures and gradually you learn to read words and then sentences.Stories should be age appropriate.

Stories can be funny, sometimes nonsensical ,that means they don’t make real sense but your brain begins to imagine what you hear.Sometimes stories are serious and scary.Then we have real life stories.Some stories have morals and values which you can imbibe in real life situations.Stories take you into another world that can be full of imagination.


I will begin by telling you why  stories and reading are important in our lives.

  1. Stories are fun.while listening to a story we go into a world of fantasy -where animals talk and play with us.We imagine a world of fairies and magic.We can sit on a flying carpet and reach the clouds.
  2. Stories make us think .We learn new words, experience drama and rhythm.
  3. Listening to stories we can increase our attention span and learn to focus especially if we read a book as our mind does not get distracted watching movements as with puppets.
  4. Story time is our’ Mindful Me” time where we can totally focus in the present , that means keep your mind in story ,at the present moment.
  5. We learn morals and values from stories ,this can help us to become compassionate human beings.
  6. We learn to respect our friends and elders by listening patiently, we try not to interrupt even if we are not enjoying,learning social behaviour.
  7. But most of all we listen to stories or read for fun .
  8. If we are alone and don’t know what to do try reading a book.You will enjoy your own company as well.
  9. Stories make us think and help us to become creative writers.

     Important things to remember when reading:-








.  As far as possible sit in an upright position with the book at least a foot away from your eyes.

.  if you want to read at bed time place a pillow behind your lower back to support your spine.a pillow can be placed on your lap to help your arms hold your book  away from the eyes.

.  The light should fall from behind your shoulder and as far as possible no shadow should fall on the page you are reading.

.  Reading in the daylight would be the best with proper posture…ie no strain on spine and neck and no shadow on the book.

.  Try and keep your neck straight or tilt a little to match your line of vision this will help in not to straining your eyes,spine and neck.

.  While reading avoid distraction and enjoy your” Me Time” Time  with yourself and your book.


Caring for your Books:-

.  Keep your books in a shelf away from moisture and too much sunlight.

.  Use a book mark when you want to stop reading.Never ,Never fold the corner of the page.

.  Turn the pages gently and from the right corner  of the page, this will protect  your page from getting torn.

.  Never leave your book on the ground or stamp on them.

..Remember books are your very special friends .

Here is a famous quote by Dr Suess  who has written some amazing stories for children.

“The more you read, the more things you  know.The more that you learn ,the more places you will go.”

Reading helps us to discover new things and words increasing our vocabulary.

It helps to develop our mind and imagination.

Reading helps us to learn to focus and spend time with ourselves.

Listening to stories when you cant read increases our listening skills.

Reading enhances our Self Esteem.

So kids try and get into the habit of reading.Books can be one of your best friends,and one such friend who will always be with you.


                                                       Open a Book

Open a book

And you will find

People and places of every kind ;

Open a book

And you can be

Anything that you want to be;

Open a book

And you can share

Wondrous worlds you find in there;

Open a book

And I will too

You read to me

And I’ll read to you.

                                By Jane Baskwill 




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