Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Here's wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

May the year 2010 shower your family with good health, luck and contentment. Thank you for being a part of all our events and milestones at Gulmohar Days. 2009 has been a special year indeed and we are truly grateful that you were part of it.

We hope to see you in the new year as well. Children - with their inherent joy and spark continue to remind us of the sprightly Gulmohar flowers that dazzle us with their bold and bright beauty. Join us as we celebrate the the simple joys of childhood, that special time we refer to as the gulmohar days of life!

Wishing you love, luck and happiness from the entire team at Gulmohar Days!

Monday, December 28, 2009

The First Step: a short film by Neel Shah and Arjun Nair

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This film was made by Arjun and Neel as a Children's day project. An excellent effort for 10 year olds and it was much appreciated! Well done boys!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Cheer at Gulmohar Days!

Cakes and candy, the nativity and carols: it was simple and sweet afternoon that we all will treasure at Gulmohar Days. The youth wing of the PFCC enacted the nativity scene and sang carols as the kids joyously joined in. Kudos to those kids who entertained us by playing carols on the piano! Well done! Enjoy the pictures!









Thursday, December 10, 2009

No! No! Christmas is not Santa's Birthday!

"So who was born on Christmas Day? " I cheerily asked a bunch of kids as we settled down to a cosy chat a few evenings ago.

"It's Santa's birthday!" came the chorus. I was at first amused and laughed and got down to the real story but soon realised the kids were mighty disappointed that Santa was not born on Christmas Day.

Can't blame them, can we? Because that's all most of us do on Christmas. Ask the kids to behave well so that Santa would bring them their gift, put out the Tree, keep gifts under it and sing Jingle Bells with all our hearts with the cheery vision of a portly old man dressed in red sliding down a chimney!

Gulmohar Days is pleased to invite you to "The Real Christmas": an afternoon of Christmas fun and cheer on The 19th of December 2009. Of course we have the Christmas tree and the lights and holly and singing, but this time we are giving Santa a miss!

Instead, we proudly present an enactment of the "Nativity" by the youth wing of the PFCC, a truly vibrant group of youngsters who readily agreed to play out the birth of Jesus Christ for the benefit of our kids. So join us for some fun games, some good old carol singing, watch the play and feast on some goodies as we celebrate the true meaning of Christmas!

Date: Saturday, 19th December, 2009
Time: 3.15 pm to 4.45 pm
Venue: Gulmohar Days Library
Entry:Library Members: Free
Non-Members: Rs. 70 per child
Dress Code: Red or Green

A small request to parents: If your child would like to be part of the celebrations please register his/her name with us as soon as possible and latest by the 16th of December. This applies to The Library members as well. Thanking you all for your continued support and encouragement!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Special Holiday Workshops at Gulmohar Days

AGES 3 – 6 YEARS

Tell Me Why?? A 5 day workshop that attempts to make the child think, ask questions and find answers to the simplest facts in our daily life; Is the sun a star? Where does the food we eat go? How do plants grow? Are we born from seeds and eggs? What is earth? And a million other simple queries. DATES: 21st -26th December, 2009, TIME: 5.30 pm to 6.30 pm

Art Camp: A four-day Christmas theme art workshop.DATE: 21st - 24th Dec, 2009 TIME: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm

Phonics refresher: A brief introduction to phonic sounds of the English alphabet. Fun games that focus on alphabet sound recognition and learning to associate/make words combining sounds. DATE: 4th January – 9th Jan 2010 TIME: 10.30 am to 11.30 am

AGES 7 YEARS ABOVE

Yoga: A 15 day workshop that will focus on breathing, concentration, posture, overall health and immunity. Dates: 21st December’ 09 to 9th Jan 2010, 4.00 pm to 5.00 pm

Glass Painting: A 6 day session. Dates: 21st to 28th Dec 2009, Time: 5.30 to 6.30 pm

Quizathon: A five day Gk & quiz workshop.Dates: 21st - 26th Dec 2009, Time: 11.45 am - 12.45 pm

Art Camp: A four-day Christmas theme art workshop.DATE: 21st- 24th December 2009, TIME: 3.30 pm to 4.30 pm

Tile Painting: A 6 day workshop that teaches kids various techniques in tile painting. Dates: 4th to 9th Jan 2010, Time: 5.30 to 6.30 pm

The Children’s Library: The Gulmohar Days Library (for ages 6 months to 15 yrs) will remain open from 10.00 am to 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm to 7.00 pm (Monday to Saturday) right through the vacations. We do hope you and your child will make the most of this facility and have a wonderful time reading together. Remember, you can now borrow books from the library. And yes, our young readers are offered a 5% discount on all workshops held during the vacations.

For more details pls email gulmohardays@gmail.com