Continuing to Travel Through the with ABC Blogging
We are moving through the alphabet. I am still working through the alphabet with children’s books. I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.
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N is for Nadia’s Hands
This week’s story is newer. I purchased “Nadia’s Hands” by Karen English to compliment our study of the world. I made my own Five in a Row like plan so that the younger children could join in. “Nadia’s Hands” tells the story of Pakistani-American young girl that is participating in a weeding having her hands painted. She isn’t sure about being the center of the attention at the wedding. She is also worried about her what her friends at school will think when they see her hands. She learns to be proud of her heritage and grows in confidence.
The hands are painted with henna which takes quite a time to fade away. The designs are intricate and almost look like lace work. The technique is called mehndi. I found this Mehndi website that explains more about it. You can check out this You Tube video that shows a hand being painted. Finally, you can turn the idea of hand painting into an art lesson.
Also, in the story the little girl has to be patient and how to give of herself to make others happy. This can be a good starting point to talk about these positive character qualities.
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