PUMPED UP KICKS | Foster the People | COVER by Ashmi & Avanti Kshirsagar

Watch as our twins Ashmi and Avanti Kshirsagar (Age 7) play their unique and energetic cover of the popular song ‘Pumped up Kicks’.

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Ep. 5| PHASES OF THE MOON | Simple Science Experiments| Raising Twins Blog

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Ashmi and Avanti Kshirsagar (age 7) demonstrate the eight phases of the moon in this video. This activity can be done at home using simple articles.

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Ep. 4| REFRACTION | Simple Science Experiments| Raising Twins Blog

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Ashmi Kshirsagar (Age 7) talks about the difference between ‘Refraction’ and ‘Reflection’. This video discusses Refraction in simpler terms.

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EXPLORING CULTURES & TRADITIONS: Diwali Festival in Goa (Part 1/3)

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

This year that is 2020, due to online school the twins could spend the whole of Diwali month in Goa, celebrating with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Goa is the birth place of my twins. They were born here and spent their early years here at my maternal home. So being Goans, the culture and traditions of Goa hold a special place in their hearts.

Diwali in Goa is a big religious event. It is celebrated over 5 days in October or November, with the Naraka Chaturdashi day being the most important. Diwali is the confluence of five festivals in Goa, which include:

  1. Dhanatrayodashi
  2. Narak Chaturdashi
  3. Laxmi Pujan
  4. Bhaubij
  5. Balipratipada   (Padvo)
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Ep. 3| RAINBOW & REVERSE RAINBOW | Simple Science Experiments| Raising Twins Blog

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Episode 3: Rainbow and Reverse Rainbow Avanti Kshirsagar (Age 7) talks about how is a rainbow formed and what will happen if we mix the seven colours of the rainbow together. This video discusses Newton’s Disc in simpler terms.

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Ep. 2| ARCHIMEDES PRINCIPLE | Simple Science Experiments| Raising Twins Blog

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Episode 2: Achimedes Principle Ashmi Kshirsagar (Age 7) talks about why things float or sink. This video discusses Archimedes principle in simpler terms.

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Ep. 1| ECLIPSE | Simple Science Experiments| Raising Twins Blog

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Episode 1 : Eclipse
Avanti Kshirsagar (age 7) talks about how eclipses occurs. This video includes the demonstration of both Solar and Lunar eclipse. It also includes how the phases of eclipse occur.

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Mahur Dam: A hidden gem of the desh region near Pune, Maharashtra, India.

Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

The Twins at Mahur Dam

In these pandemic times when travel for a child is restricted, having a day filled with fun with nature without the worry of overcrowding becomes a blessing. We found this gem of a place after a suggestion from a dear friend last week. Nestled among acres of marigold and lilies in full bloom, teak trees and a variety of crops there is Mahur dam. The dam is situated next to Mahur village which is located in Purandhar Tehsil of Pune district in Maharashtra, India. It belongs to Desh or Paschim Maharashtra region. It is situated 25km away from Saswad and 45km away from Pune. It takes around 1 and a half hour from Pune. The roads are amazingly good barring the last 10 minutes or so. Mahur is a small village with a population of around 3000 with its own Gram Panchayat and School.

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‘A book with a hole in it’- Children’s books made by my twins – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

This is an art Project on ‘Dots and Negative space’ for kids ​done at home. The video below  features read aloud of picture books made by my twins. It also contains brainstorming ideas for a book. 

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REVIEW: IKEA MÅLA Easel, softwood, white (Article no: 301.678.52)

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

I regularly explain concepts to my twins on a white board, which is mounted at my height therefore it becomes a bit tiresome when they want to use it.  I had been looking for an easel, which could be easily folded and stored. One of my twin prefers a white board and the other a black board with chalk when I ask them to just express themselves, to make sure they understand a concept by having them write it out or depict it, or explain concepts and ideas in a visual manner. I chose the IKEA Easel for it’s multipurpose use. The easel has a whiteboard on one side and a blackboard on the other with a space for a roll of paper in between. Continue reading “REVIEW: IKEA MÅLA Easel, softwood, white (Article no: 301.678.52)”