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Introducing Electronic parts to kids

Rishab always loved the fact that he could create something on his own and lego toys were a big part of his creations for a long time. Long Lego playlist on his video channel- https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbBOPvmjD9x8H1FcMi2J3l7tTmHjHpI8g is a testament to that fact. This not only introduces electronic parts such as transistors, battery, speaker, motor, buttons switches etc but also teach them to connect them together in a logical order to result in over 125 projects.

Rishab claimed that it was the greatest toy he ever reviewed so far and is already feeling like a scientist.

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New England Auto Show 2017 @ Boston

Rishab visited New England’s Auto show at Boston today and explore all new models of cars. Apart from the regular cars, some exotic and antique cars were also on display.

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Chevrolet printed Rishab’s own race track trading cards.

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We made a video of Rishab walking around and exploring this event. Checkout all about it – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6AEMB7sbKA

 

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Reviewing Super Magnetic Space Putty

Rishab got Super Magnetic Space putty as one of the Christmas gift. Same day Rishi visited him and they both were eager to open it and play with it.

Here is a review of Magnetic putty.  You can combine other magnetic materials and have hours of fun with it.

 

Categories: 3rd Year, 8+ years, Massachusetts, Play, USA, Waltham | Leave a comment

Smolak farms – Apple picking and pumpkin patch

Rishab visited Smolak farms today to pick apples and pumpkin in North Andover MA. smolak-farms-pumpkin-path

Picked apples and enjoyed playing with Veer and Kaira

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Categories: 8+ years, Autumn/Fall, Events, Explore, Learnings, Massachusetts, Nature, North Andover, Seasons, USA | Leave a comment

Learning Hour of code – Blockly

Its time Rishab learn more coding and nothing better than Hour of code website promoted by Obama. Since Rishab already knew Scratch programming to some extent and loved Minecraft, he was excited to learn Blockly where he could create his own minecraft.

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Within a few minutes he knew what to do and ended up figuring out what code to write on his own.

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1Up Box review by Rishab

Influence of Evantube made us order a 1up box for Rishab. Here is a detailed review of it by Rishab

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Painting Batman Logo, #KB

BatMan has been Rishab’s favorite character from last 2-3 years. He has been drawing batman logos once in a while. For this painting we first Googled a good batman logo, chose the colors and a created an outline with pencil.

Batman logo painting by Kattimani Boyz #KB

Batman logo painting by Kattimani Boyz #KB

Rishab completed most of the painting. I refined the edges of the painting. We completed this painting in just 2 days(a weekend).
This was our second painting with signature #KattimaniBoyz #KB
Checkout our other famous (well at least our) blue flowers painting.

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Painting a gazebo birdhouse

Rishab has been looking forward to open his new acrylic painting set and gazebo birdhouse. Ended up painting it today.

If you are thinking of shooting a video like this, here are some tips

  • Video was shot with a DSLR camera on a tripod, you can record the video with your phone or handycam too. Rishab’s previous painting video was entirely shot on my cell phone.
  • A video editing software such as Pinnacle studio to trim the video clips, fast forward, overlay text & some motion effects between pictures.
  • Lots of patience to take multiple shots

Don’t forget to make it a fun process for you & your kid so that it feels effortless.

 

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Meeting Inu and Avni after years

As part of our Houston trip for Christmas 2014, we had planned to visit Anuj’s home. We met them on 28th Dec. Kids played so nicely and we had great time bonding with our long time friends.

Playing with Inu and Avni

Playing with Inu and Avni

I just wish good times like this last longer. I am sure we all wished the same.

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Winter-Christmas concert at northeast elementary school

Christmas is around and the kids are ready for the winter concert.

Winter-Christmas concert at northeast elementary school

Winter-Christmas concert at northeast elementary school

Categories: 6+, Massachusetts, School related, USA, Waltham, Winter | Leave a comment

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