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Skill of the Month

Spatial Thinking

Spatial Thinking is the way we navigate the world around us and is critical for many STEM careers.
This month we explore Spatial Thinking in two ways -
1. Making the Paper doll involves thinking spatially, as the paper is wrapped and folded to create a Sari.
2. Weaving involves thinking spatially as well. As you weave you have go over and under the warp threads in a pattern and think about the opposite pattern of under and over as you return!
Spatial reasoning and thinking also lead to advantages in Math skills at school.
So get your 3D hat on and start your spatial exploration!

My Dadima Wears a Sari

Toka Explorer Book Pick

MY DADIMA WEARS A SARI

Written by Kashmira Seth, Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi

Every day, Rupa’s grandmother wears a beautiful sari. Dadima wears her saris around the house and around the town. Some are made of cotton and some are made of fine silk. Each is brightly colored and very beautiful.
“Don’t you ever want to wear a gray skirt and red blouse with round buttons like Mommy or a green dress like me?” Rupa asks. But Dadima prefers to wear her traditional saris. She shares with her granddaughter all the wonderful things that saris can do—from becoming an umbrella in a rainstorm to providing a deep pouch to carry seashells. Soon Rupa’s imagination is sparked as she envisions saris protecting her in the scary Gir jungle, bandaging up an injured knee, and holding a special secret for her and Dadima to share.
Author Kashmira Sheth provides young readers with a unique view of Indian culture and tradition through this affectionate, sensitive portrait of a grandmother and her American granddaughter. Illustrator Yoshiko Jaeggi’s sweeping, colorful, and fanciful watercolor illustrations capture the extraordinary bond that unites families across generations despite cultural differences. A note from the author and instructions for wrapping a sari are included. Read a Full Review of the book

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Paper Doll In a Sari

Toka Explorer Activity

PAPER DOLL IN A SARI

Create a Paper Doll wearing a Sari, explore spatial and 3D thinking! We also explore how saris are woven with a little weaving project of our own using jewel-toned recycled sari yarn, exploring spatial reasoning and pattern awareness!

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