Tag: childhood

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23 April is World Book Day

Reading is as important as breathing or eating. Celebrate 23 April as World Book Day

LIFESTYLE

Childhood memories: Kick the Can

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From today Ms. Papaya and Little Po will be home for the summer. Three months of bliss till they go to big school. A large part of their time will be spent at home or down in the garden. They are of course too small to play with the big kids and look longingly at …

MILLENIALS & BABIES

Life comes full circle #FlavoursomeTuesday

Little Po and Ms Papaya are on holiday. Keeping young children amused is always quite a task. Luckily these two who are only 5 weeks apart, are kindred spirits. They can spend hours by themselves chattering away like chipmunks . Everyday they indulge in what educationists call ‘Dramatic Play’ where they recreate adult situations like …

Travel

A Sunday of a hundred colours

Most people are handed down old clothes and old toys. I was handed a box of Crayola . And what made this special ? It was a box of 64 crayons! Sturdy and strong in shades of blue and pink of every hue. With magical names like periwinkle and fuchsia. Since then I’ve been fascinated …

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Lego a timeless toy for endless joy #FridayReflections

A toy from childhood Undoubtedly Lego remains my favourite toy from childhood. Today when I see my grandchildren bring out the Lego their mothers ( my daughters) played with, I am immediately transported back to my own childhood. Oh ! Those endless hours my brother and I spent with our huge wooden box of Lego. …

LIFESTYLE

A glass of English paani #The DailyPost 

My family was one of the many who went along with a group of  naval officers posted to Lagos in the early 60s, as part of a contingent sent to help out the newly independent Nigerian nation. In those days it was safe enough for ex- pat families and even though it was over 50 …