Thursday, January 29, 2009

Explore India Afterschool!

The Kids' Travel and Activity Guide to India seems to be a great resource for afterschool exploration. Here is the link to the website.

For many children from middle-class homes in India, travel is a rare luxury. Most never get to travel beyond the grandparents' village. Getting children to read interesting accounts of places can help them take a virtual tour. They could even make a photo album of their virtual tour by doing some clever image mixing and editing on the computer (last summer a child in my afterschool centre 'visited' the 'new seven wonders' of the world and made a great set of photos to show off!). Such projects can make geography and history come alive. Children could also try making a travel guide for visitors to their own city/village. Writing for an alien audience can help you discover surprising aspects about places you thought you knew all about.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Mad Science AfterSchool!

With international schools mushrooming in India, international afterschool programmes can't be too far behind! Mad Science - an afterschool science enrichment programme from the US is now in India - at two locations Kolkata and Mumbai.

Mad Science offers a range of fun, hands-on science activities for children between 6-12 years of age. Visit their website for more information and contact details.