Kids learn best when they are having fun. I have found that my toddler is most excited to learn Gujarati when I associate the letters with fun activities or stories. That’s why each week we feature a Gujarati letter of the week, where we share activities and stories that are based on that letter. This week’s letter is ખ.
Let’s make a ખ for Khataaro (truck).
Draw (or print out) outlines of 2-3 different trucks.
Color and decorate the trucks using markers, crayons, and glitter for the headlights.
Cut out the trucks.
Race time! Get your Lightening McQueen on and race the paper trucks against each other.
**You can get creative with this based on what you have at home and what your kid likes. My kid loves drawing, so we drew the trucks. But, if your kid likes legos or blocks, then you can make trucks out of these things as well.
My kid LOVES stories. I have found that relating Gujarati letters to specific stories helps her associate the letter with more words and helps her practice saying the letter out loud. For the letter ખ, share the story of Lord Ram and the khishkoli (squirrel). You can read this story(and more) under the “Gujarati stories” tab on our website.
The best way to learn another language is to hear as many words as possible. Here are just
a few extra words to practice during the week that start with
ખ for khand (Sugar, ખાંડ)
ખ for Khajoor (Dates, ખજૂર)
ખ for Kheesu (Pocket, ખીસું)
ખ for Kheeli (Nail, ખીલી)
ખ for Khabhaa (Shoulder, ખભા)