The snail shell in the activity is inspired by the famous Indian artist S.H. Raza's Bindu! Spatial reasoning is challenged as the concentric bindus are placed one on top of the other in the correct order. Early math skills not only involve learning to count and recognizing numbers, but also includes spatial reasoning as a major component of math achievement.
Sunu-Sunu Snail: Storm in the Garden
Author: Sandhya Rao, Illustrator: Ashok Rajagopalan
Sunu-sunu the snail is playing in the garden with his friends, the ants. Suddenly there is a storm. He 'hurries' home to his mother and tells her all he saw and heard. This delightful picture book has simple text, with sound words capturing the mood.
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Raza Inspired Hide-Away Snail
This snail's shell is inspired by the famous Indian artist S.H. Raza.
The most celebrated of Raza art series has been the ‘Bindu’. Derived from the Indian concept of “Shunya” – the abstract of nothingness and yet that which has the ability to add value to whatever it is affixed to.
Raza perceived the Bindu as the centre of all creation and existence, stating that “Bindu is a source of energy, source of life. Life begins here, attains infinity here”
The concentric circles challenge children's spatial ability. The snail hides and comes out of the shell, making it a fun dynamic play activity.
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