Unique Online Hindi Immersion Program For Kids!

While most desis would like their children to know basic Hindi (or other regional mother tongues for that matter), many non-desis would find it valuable if their children could speak another language. And yes Mandarin, Spanish, but why not even Hindi, especially if you are in the Bay Area?

Problem is, where to start, and how to maintain it? Enter Cheeni for Tots’ “Let’s Enjoy Hindi in Just 13-min a Day” Program.

The program evolved from the children’s Hindi-English storytime that the founder Rakhi Sharma conducted at the Alameda County Library. And now some of her focus is moving to the Tri Valley Area since some of the initial patrons moved to this area, and she got suggestions from friends that it would be good to share it with TriValley residents as well.

More on the program:
It is a unique program with rich-multimedia content (audios, videos, Talking Board (TM), worksheets, charts, evaluation, and more), the 13-min a Day System, and weekly live, on-line, interactive sessions. CheeniForTots-Hindi-Learning-Online-Program

Research shows that a simple way to enhance intelligence, creativity, self-esteem, and academic ability in kids is to give them the gift of knowing more than one language. And, this can be valuable and can be done, even if the parents do not know the language. A very easy way to start this process is by having your kids have fun with the new language, which is the goal of the 13-Min A Day program.

The best part is the program is designed for those who have no initial exposure to, or familiarity with, Hindi and contains instructions in English, so that non-native speakers of the language (both parents and kids!) can start learning the language together, with no problems what-so-ever (thanks to our clever system and innovative tools).

To find out all the exciting details about the philosophy behind this program, the content, the secret of the 13-min A Day system,  what parents are saying, as well as registration and sign-up details, you can watch an interesting video at http://www.cheenifortots.com

Based on interest from Tri Valley Area, Cheeni for Tots could do a special webinar dedicated just to Tri-Valley parents where Rakhi could educate them more about the program and its value.

Ushanjali School of Dance Annual Day in San Ramon

Annual Day STUDENT SHOWCASE PERFORMANCE by the Students of Ushanjali School of Dance will be held in the Multipurpose Room, Windemere Ranch Middle School, San Ramon on Saturday, APR 21 2012 at 5:00PM.
The school imparts Training in primarily Bharatanatyam, as also in Indian Folk Dances, Semi Classical Dances, Indian Fusion and Contemporary Dances out of 3 locations: San Ramon, Pleasanton, Fremont.
Instruction is open to age 5 years onwards, for a nominal fee, four times a month. For more information contact [email protected]

Tamil Chithirai Thiruvizha in Pleasanton Apr 14

Tamil activities continue to take center stage with Tamil Manram bringing a FREE fun filled afternoon of events at Hart Middle School, Pleasanton for traditional Chithirai Thiruvizha.

Chithirai Thiruvizha (Festival celebrated during the Tamil month of Chitirai) is an annual celebration during the month of April, with roots in Madurai. It is one of the longest celebrations of the world and lasts for one month. The first 15 days of the festival is celebrated for Meenakshi, and the next 15 days are celebrated for Alagar.

Chithirai Thiruvizha Festival
Chithirai Thiruvizha Festival in Madurai

Chithirai Thiruvizha 2012
Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2 PM
Hart Middle School
4433 Willow Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588

  • புலி வேஷம், மயிலாட்டம், ஒயிலாட்டம், பொய்க்கால் குதிரை, முளப்பாரி வைத்தல், பூக்கோலம், காட்சிப் படங்கள், காணொளிகளுடன் கூடிய கண்காட்சி, பொருட்காட்சி
  • பம்பரம், பல்லாங்குழி, பரமபதம், பாண்டியாட்டம் போன்ற விளையாட்டுக்களின் செயல்முறை விளக்கங்கள்
  • கனிவான நிகழ்ச்சிகள், போட்டிகள் மற்றும் பரிசுகள்

Happy Holi, and too bad no Holi colors this year as well

Happy Holi!
After the grand Holi Dhamaal in 2010 organized by TVIA in the Emerald Glen Park in Dublin, we saw no one coming forward to organize one last year, and of course not this year as well. Holi sure is a fun time. Its one time when even strangers from the community can come together and get playful with each other. Bonhomie, dance, music is in the air. The fun is unique in itself, and sets up a good, interesting instance of an Indian festival for children.

If we don’t see an impromptu gathering in the Emerald Glen park, or elsewhere in the Tri Valley Area on the weekends of 10th/11th March, or even the next one, lets see if some of us would like to step up in ensuring we don’t go without one next year (2013).
Please participate in the poll below, if you can. Please provide an update for others if you or some group you know plans to get together to throw some colors for this year as well.

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Please contact admin[a]trivalleydesi.com if you would like to help organize next year.