Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Connecting the Dots

Abhinav is Fast thinker in connecting Dots across many events. I wonder how he remembers all the things and connects it. His neurons are at work faster than normal ( I guess :))
Event 1:
Last month We all watched Age of Adaline. It was nice Sci-fi and Fantasy Movie but bit slow screenplay. Abhinav got a glimpse of story and he wondered " How it is possible to stay young after lightning strike?". But we convinced him that it is just a fantasy movie; So there wont be any proof of existence. Markandaya.jpg
Three days before, when Abhinav Sneezed, Priya Said " theerkaaisu" ( தீர்க்கஆயிசு - தீர்க்கஆயிள்) for first sneeze, then "Markendaaisu" (மார்க்கெண்டஆயிசு). During Sneezing, Heart is stopped for a moment from its beating; People say " god bless you" in western countries. In Tamilnadu, it is used to say "Muruga" in most of the places and "தீர்க்கஆயிசு & மார்க்கெண்டஆயிசு" in certain places. Abhinav asked the story of Markendaya and Priya Explained the story of Markendaya
Abhinav quickly correlated Sage Markendaya and Age of Adaline. 
Event 2:
I used to take stories fromSquirrel.png Tamil Hindu website and share with Abhinav as a bed time stories.
I told one such a story about Squirrel a month before. Moral of the story is to learn the good things from parent and obedience with parent.
Story link here
Yesterday, After our play time at association ground, we were walking towards our house. We were discussing about obedience and the consequences if we dont follow it. It was very casual talk and Priya was insisting to follow Parent, Teacher...etc.
Abhinav quickly correlated Squirrel story with yesterday's talk. Even I forgot about the story I shared. He told that I knew the consequences of obedience failure. Dont worry, Iwont be that squirrel. 
It is amazing to see the correlation effect in children. 

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Out of the Book Thinking by Abhinav

Abhinav is such a boy that he always think out of textbook and get low marks. We were happy that he is not part of herd. He proved in many occasions at home. But the problem is " he started showing in exams too".
Boxed vs Out of Box
Occasion 1:
Write words as per Pictures. One Woman who is physically fit and one Man who is physically unfit.
PictureTextbook answerAbhinav answer
Physically Fit WomanThinLean
Physically unfit manThickFat
English Literature madam gave wrong answer and asked Abhinav to follow exactly same as textbook.
Occasion 2:
Question and Answer
Why do we need a House?
Textbook answer:   We need a house for protection from Animals
Abhinav answer:    We need a House to Live
Madam gave wrong answer. Another friend of Abhinav wrote " We need a house to stay" which also termed as wrong answer.
Occasion 3:
Write Opposite words
WordTextbook answerAbhinav answer
Madam gave wrong answer and asked strictly to follow textbook answer. 
Actually "Unlike" also right answer of opposite of "Like" provided Like is considered as preposition word. if you consider as verb, then "dislike" is right answer.
Actually "Big" also right answer of opposite of "Little". 
Certain School teachers are stopping the Students innovative mind. Actually they need to appreciate and encourage for "Out of Box thinking"