ताक धिना धिन - a fun learning for children

Written By Neetu Arora & Ipsa Arora 23/3/2016
बच्चों को अच्छी शिक्षा देने के लिए ये आवश्यक है कि उनकी सीख का स्रोत मनोरंजक हो - इस कथनी को करनी में रूपांतरित करने के लिए अध्यापिका उषा छाबड़ा वर्षों से प्रयासरत हैं. उनके अथक प्रयास ने उन्हें हिंदी भाषा में बच्चों की कविताएँ लिखने के लिए प्रेरित किया जिसके फलस्वरूप प्रकाशित हुई 'ताक धिना धिन' नामक दो पुस्तकें.

​Children are those innocent souls who grow up the way they are moulded. Right education and right learning is very important for them because what they learn during the early stages of their lives, they carry it with them their entire lives. 

Having a teaching experience of about 20 years, Mrs. Chhabra is an author of two separate series of textbooks in Hindi and occasionally holds storytelling sessions for kids. 

Besides teaching, she loves to spend time with children in orphanages and shelter homes, narrating stories and reciting poems. Children love the way she gives them lessons of life moulded in poems she recites in her unique and beautiful way.

The book is visually rich and has vibrant colours in order to capture the attention of children. The imaginative illustrations will take the children to another world and will get them humming to the poems. 

The book has been really appreciated by those who have read it and is awaiting much more from the real admirers- the little children. “Real satisfaction comes when children enjoy it and hum along with the poems,” says the writer.

Tak dhina dhin book review
She beautifully captures small moments of life in the two books of the series of ताक धिना धिन each comprising of 8 poems along with an attached audio CD in which each poem is sung beautifully. The poems are based on everyday topics which children can identify with and relate to. The poems touch upon the innocence of children and 
the way they see life. The book aims to paint the canvas of children’s life with colours of joy, happiness and fun. The language is simple and will be easily understood by children as young as 4 or 5 years of age. Surely, it is a perfect gift for a child.

संक्षेप में श्रीमती छाबड़ा के प्रयास की प्रशंसा करते हुए हम ये अपेक्षा करते हैं की ये कविताएँ प्रत्येक बच्चे तक पहुंचे और उनके जीवन में उल्लास भरने में कामयाब हो.  
Source: Facebook page of Tak Dhina Dhin

Special thanks to Mrs. Usha Chhabra for her comments.

The little ones can enjoy the melodious tracks with hummable tunes  captured in the CD. Keeping in mind the importance of learning with fun, the writer says, “Education should be imparted in a way that feels nothing but fun! In addition, the children inadvertently learn intonation patterns, concentration and vocabulary.”

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