So what do you cook when the raindrops tap at the window? Remember the roasted corn “Bhutta” that was a joyful treat in the rains? That smoke scented treat that was available at every corner, freshly roasted and then smeared with that tangy lemon juice and chilli powder. But if you need a variation on that traditional treat, here is a new age recipe that may be easier to eat. Children enjoy being part of activities that they usually see as an adult domain. It is also an excellent opportunity to stimulate interest in a lifelong skill.
Come on, the rains come just once a year and so let yourself go and enjoy them in other ways than just hot drinks and pakodas. And like all free play, playing in the rains also teaches your child several lessons. It engenders a joy of nature in children. Shows them to navigate on slippery terrain and as we want to build good motor skills in children including balance, the experience of playing outdoors in the rain helps children learn to test slippery paths before stepping on them. It helps activate learning through their senses. That scent that tells you of the first rain, the sound of the rain against different surfaces, feel of raindrops of different sizes and frequency, the taste of rain dripping into the mouth are all opportunities to awaken the senses.