Pratham Books Speaks to 4th Graders at Central Manor, Pennsylvania
After the reading session, it was time for the question and answer session. Hands flew up with all the children eager to ask questions. Many had come prepared with their questions written down on pieces of paper. The first question I received was “What is the ‘in’ thing for fourth graders in India to wear NOW?”. Some of the other things kids wanted to know were…
What is the gas price in India right now?
How do you choose your President?
What festivals do you celebrate? Do you have any festival like Halloween where everybody dresses up in costumes?
Do some people in India travel on elephants?
What car dealerships exist in India?
Do you call soccer football? Or do you call socccer soccer?
What is the significance of the red dot on the forehead?
Who are some of the famous singers and musicians of India?
What animals are popular in India?
What is the religion followed in India?
What activity do Indians enjoy the most? And what sport do people like?
We talked about Holi, Diwali, bindis, India’s cheapest car (Nano), A.R. Rahman, cricket, elephants and tigers, the election process and more. They say “time flies” and I couldn’t agree more with that statement. The time monsters had eaten.. no, wait.. the time monsters had gobbled an hour away and it was time for the children to go back to class. With a promise to send them pictures and Indian music and meeting online another time for another fun-filled session, we said our goodbyes and logged off with happy smiles.
A huge thank you to Ms. Teresa Reisinger and Ms. Amy Wiggins for arranging the Skype call.
Read about our previous Skype sessions with Central Manor:
Pratham Books and Central Manor : A Multi-cultural Collaboration
World Storytelling Day Celebrations at Pratham Books
The Very Happy Readers
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