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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Top 3 Recommended Dinosaur books for kids aged 5-8 years as chosen by Raising Twins

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Are you ever amazed by a young child’s ability to rattle off dinosaur names such as Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Pterodactyl? Something about these prehistoric animals captivates the imagination of many kids.

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Many kids go through phases of what researchers call “intense interests.” One of the most common one is dinosaurs! What’s so fascinating about these prehistoric creatures? Well, for starters, `it’s pretty mind-blowing that new species are still being discovered regularly. The awesomeness of dinosaurs as a children’s book topic is no secret. Dinosaurs are equally appealing in fiction and nonfiction titles. Plus, there are so many curriculum possibilities, including learning about classification, fossils, extinction, and more. There are TONS of dinosaur books for kids, so how do you choose? I have narrowed down this list of our favourites for you. You’ll find a mix of fiction and nonfiction books to delight and inform your young reader.

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PRODUCT REVIEW: ‘BROTHER DCP L2541DW’ Multi Function Wireless Monochrome Laser Printer with Network Auto Duplex Printing

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Before you read this review, please go through my article, INKJET V/S LASER: Which printer is the best option for your child.

This is an amazing all in one printing-scanning-copying machine. Offers more than other models like HP. Opted for this as it has an auto feeder, which makes copying/scanning of multiple pages much easy. In the HP machine, you had to insert and scan one page at a time. In this, you just load the pages on the feeder and it does it all automatically.

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INKJET V/S LASER: Which printer is the best option for your child.

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There is a point in your kid’s academic progress that buying a printer for home use becomes a necessity. One of the first things to decide is whether to buy an inkjet or a laser printer. If you are shopping for the best printer for child’s use, you’ve probably wondered what the differences are between inkjet and laser printers. Although both print technologies have their place in homes and offices, there’s a good chance that one will be better at meeting your needs than the other. Continue reading “INKJET V/S LASER: Which printer is the best option for your child.”

BOOK REVIEW: Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series for reading aloud and young readers (Age 2+)

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Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series are perfect for introducing young children (Age 2+) to classic stories and fairy tales, and the books are just right for those just learning to read. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series for reading aloud and young readers (Age 2+)”

Art Appreciation: Van Gogh and my Twins

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Art has always had a big impact in my life. As a lover of all things beautiful, I want to make sure that my kids grow up willing and able to appreciate art, particularly classical art and good design. For me, one of the saddest things is seeing people whine about museum visits. Continue reading “Art Appreciation: Van Gogh and my Twins”