Swagath Welcome Kia Ora Celebrate Culture, Empower Children: Affirming cultural identities of Indian children Presented by My Desh [email protected] Anu Mysore and Chitra Deshpande Symbolising the beginning of our Journey together We will now light the lamp to initiate our workshop Let’s all stand together Lighting of the lamp is a traditional Indian ritual to mark the beginning of any auspicious event. Light symbolises knowledge, while darkness symbolises ignorance. What can be more auspicious than lighting this lamp of knowledge as we begin our learning journey together? Thought for the Day (Hindi) Humko mun ki Shakti dena Mun vijay kare Doosaron ki jai se pehele Khud ko jai kare Humko mun ki Shakti dena Give us strength of mind, and courage Help us to win everyone’s hearts Before we think of evaluating others Let us look within and evaluate ourselves Let’s all stand Karakia He Ataahua te Ao He Ataahua Koe He Ataahua Au He Ataahua Tatou Katoa Tihei Mauri Ora Meaning The World is beautiful You are beautiful I am beautiful We are all beautiful We acknowledge this Let’s remain standing Rationale for the workshop: To maintain and promote cultural identity, it is critical that a child grows up in their own cultural milieu or has exposure to many of the cultural aspects associated with their culture. Te Whaariki echoes this in its communication, goal 3- Children experience an environment where they have opportunities to become aware of the stories and symbols of their own and other cultures. Weaving a multicultural whaariki- • Indian ways of being and doing • Communication with Indian children and families; List of greetings and appropriate conversations in real meaningful situations at the centre. • Songs and Celebrations • Participation of Indian children and families in the programme 1. India’s rich linguistic diversity Kashmiri Hindi Haryanvi Punjabi Assamese Rajasthani Manipuri Gujarati Bengali Oriya Marathi Kannada Malayalam Telugu Tamil Bihari 2. Greetings in different Indian languages • North and West India- Namaste, Namaskar, Namashkar • Punjab-Sat sri akaal • Bengali-Nomoshkar nomaashkaar • Telugu-Namaskaramu, Namaskaram • Tamil-Vannakam • Malayalam-Namaskaaram, Sughamaano? Note: India is also called Bharat or Hindustan Conversational etiquettes •Welcome to you •How are you? •Aapka Svaagat hain •Aap kaise hain?-m Aap kaisee hain?-f •I'm fine, thanks. •Main theek hoon, And you? dhanyavaad. Aur aap? •What’s your name? •Aapka naam kya hain? My name is… Mera naam……hain. •Where are you •Aap kahaan se hain? from? Main Bharat se hoon. I’m from India Conversational etiquettes…cont •Excuse me •Zara suniye (request for listening) Zarā hatenge? (request for moving out of the way) •Sorry •Maaf Keejiye •Thank you •Dhanyavaad, Shukriya •Happy Birthday •Janma din mubaarak ho, or Saalgirah kee haardik shubhkaamnayein. Conversation starters in Hindi Belonging •I am your friend •Would you like to play with… (child’s name) •Would you like to make friends with (child’s name) •Mum/Dad will come later. •Look here’s your •Mein aapki/aapka female/male) saheli/dosth hoon. •Aap (child’s name) ke saath kheloge? •(Child’s name) se dosti karoge? •Mummy/mamma/Pappa thodi der mein aayenge. •Dekho yeh aap ka (name (belonging-eg-lunch box, the belonging) hain. bag, book, toy, etc). Conversation starters in Hindi well-being, contribution •Wee wee •Poohs •Do you need to go to the •Su su •Potty •Aap ko toilet jaana hain •Would you like have a drink (water)? •Are you hungry? •Would you like to eat? •Are you sleepy? •Let’s go to bed •Don’t cry child/dear •Well done •Aap paani piyoge? toilet? beta? •Bhook lagi hai? •Aap khaana khaaoge? •Neendh aa rahi hain? •Chalo sone chalte hain. •Rona nahin beta •Shabbash Conversation starters in Hindi Communication, exploration •Would you like to draw? •Would you like to paint? •Would you like to dance? •Would you like to sing? •Come let’s play •Do you want to play outside? •Come let’s read this book •Would you like to play with a doll? •Try. You can do it! •Aap drawing karoge? •Aap painting karoge? •Aap dance karoge? •Aap gaana gaaoge? •Aao, hum khelenge. •Aapko Baahar khelna hain? •Aao yuh book padhenge. •Gudiya ke saath kheloge? •Koshish keejiye. Aap kar sak te hain. Numbers - Ginthi Zero One Two Three Four Five Six Seven Eight Nine Ten Shoonya Ek Dhoe Theen Char Paanch Chhe Saath Aatth Nau Dus Colours - Rang White Black Red Blue Yellow Safed Kaala Laal Neela Peela Green Orange Purple Pink Brown Haraa Naarangi,Kesari Jaamuni,Baingani Gulaabi Bhoora Vegetables - Sabaziyan Beans Carrot Peas Cabbage Cauliflower Tomato Pumpkin Potato Cucumber Spinach Corn Beanis Gaajar Mutter Bundh gobi/ gobi Phool gobi Tamaatar Kaddhu Aaloo Kheera/Kakadi Paalak Makka Fruits Phal Apple Banana Orange Grapes Pine Apple Water melon Mango Coconut Plum Lime/lemon Saib Kela Santra Angoor Anaanas Tarbooza Aam Naariyal Aaloo Bukaar Nimbu Some traditional favourite childhood songs “Sing India” A Musical Indian Resource Showcasing children’s songs from 6 Indian Languages Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Tamil, Kannada, and Telugu Come let’s all “Sing India” We invite you to join us in enjoying some of the tracks from our resource‘Sing India’ Do tune up your singing voices and join us for some actions and singing…! We have chosen songs from six different Indian languages with their meanings, so everyone can be included in this journey. Let’s get set to sing, wiggle and jiggle. Festivals of India January February March April Lohri, Sankranti, Pongal (Kite festival) Konark Dance Festival, MahaShivaratri Holi (Festival of Colours) Baisaakhi, Ram Navami, Ugaadi (New Year), Easter May Buddha Poornima August Ganesh Chaturthi, Onam, Krishna Janmashtmi Raksha Bandhan October Dasara (Dusshera), Durga pooja (Navaratri) November Diwali (Deepavali), Guru Nanak Jayanthi December Christmas Calendar for Diwali 2013 2014 2015 • • Sunday, November, 3 Thursday, October ,23 Wednesday, November, 11 There are a number of Muslim festivals like Muharram, Bakri Id, Ramzan, Id-I-Milad and others. These festivals do not correspond to any particular date or month of the Gregorian Calendar, as they are based on lunar reckoning. Same applies to some of the Hindu festivals. Significance of Diwali (Festival of lights) • Lights, oil lamps (diyas, deep), candles, lanterns, brass lamps, other kinds of modern illuminations are used to decorate homes and businesses to celebrate Diwali. • It is believed that this awakens the light within us, as well as brings health, wealth, and prosperity to everyone. • The light symbolizes the victory of good over evil and knowledge over the darkness of ignorance. • Diwali is a time for family gatherings, food, celebration and religious pooja (prayers). This autumn festival is celebrated for five continuous days, of which each one has its own significance. Diwali traditions • Houses and Businesses are renovated, cleaned and decorated; • Entrances are livened up colorfully with lovely traditional motifs of Rangoli designs to bring health, wealth and prosperity. • Days before Diwali, people start preparing sweets, savouries, light up their homes with colorful lights, and buy new clothes & jewelry. • Children are given presents and New Year greetings are exchanged through visits, gifts or Diwali cards. • The night is illuminated with the lighting of fireworks in homes and communities. Rangoli (Alpana, Kolam ) • Rangoli is a traditional art of decorating courtyards and walls of Indian houses, places of worship and sometimes eating places as well. • The powder of white stone, lime, rice flour and other paste is used to draw intricate designs. • Most Rangolis are basically geometric patterns formed with dots and lines to make squares, circles, swastikas, lotus, trident, fish, conch shell footprints, creepers, trees, etc. • The art is typically transferred from generation to generation and from friend to friend. • The rangoli at the door step also prevents ants from entering the house as they can gather their food outside. • Spaces can be created within the rangoli design to place diyas. Enjoy the rangoli stencil in the kit. Henna • Henna/Mehendi is an integral part of traditional auspicious celebrations. Women, young girls and sometimes men usually apply henna on their hands and feet. • The reddish brown colour stands for prosperity. It is believed that the darker the colour of the henna, the more prosperity and good luck to the family. • Although it has no religious significance, it is considered as beautiful. It is a painless alternative to permanent tattoos. The dye has a cooling property and no side effects on the skin. • Enjoy the henna cone in our Diwali kit and create your own patterns! Participation of Indian children and families in the programme 1. How can partnership with Indian families become successful? 2. What are some of the aspirations of parents for their children? 3. Why do Indian parents expect children to seek direction from adults while making choices? Clarifying Centre’s expectations from families/whanau Teacher/centre’s expectations Clarifying families/whanau expectations from the Centre Indian Parent’s expectations Understanding each other’s expectations Some ideas•Look at the match rather than the mismatch •Try and identify common expectations •Start collaboration from a common perspective •As the partnership develops and you gain confidence, try and address differing perspectives. Thought to end with… A wish for everyone’s wellbeing Sarve bhavantu sukhinaḥ | Sarve santu nirāmayāḥ /sarve bhadrāṇi paśyantu | Mā kaścit duḥkha bhāgbhavet|| May all be happy/ May all be healthy/May we all experience what is good /and let no one suffer. End note My Desh… …In pursuit of Promoting Cultural identities and Building a heritage of pride in our nation… …Aotearoa/New Zealand.
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