In a previous post we had said that we have made our very first purchase using the Trinkets profit money. Here is a list of all the books that we bought for the Bhil Academy Library.
You folks are welcome to make suggestions about books that we can buy for kids aged 4-17 years, and let us know of places that you think we can get good deals from!
Books by Enid Blyton:
1. The Secret Seven
2. The Red Story Book
3. Secret Seven Adventure
4. Eight O’clock Tales
5. Enchanted Woods
6. In the Eighth at Malory Towers
7. The Adventures of the Wishing-chair
8. Five O’clock Tales
9. The Wishing-chair Again.
10. Seven O’clock Tales
11. Third Year at Malory Towers
12. Upper Fourth at Malory Towers
13. Secret Seven Win Through
14. Secret Seven on the Trail
15. Secret Seven Mystery
16. Last Term at Malory Towers
17. Good Work Secret Seven
18. Last Term at Malory Towers
19. Shock for the Secret Seven
Books by Ruskin Bond:
1. The Roopa Carnival of Terror
2. Of Birds and Beasts
3. Animal Stories
4. The Roopa book of Shikhar Stories
1. Noni- Too Many Bananas
2. Jessica- Kevin Henkes
3. Norman Bridwell- Count on Clifford
4. My Picture Book of Insects
5. Anita Khanna- Stories of the Buddha
6. Grolier- Ivy can’t Wait
7. Derrydale- Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Other Stories
8. Rohan- Famous Stories of Tenaliraman
9. Indian Folk Tales
10. Gratian Vas- The Story of India for Children
11. A Happy Ending book- The Flyaway Kite
12. Michael Irwin- Bears in my Bed
Oooh, we should so try this out! :)
Steampunk Curly Ear Cuff by Meowchee on Etsy, for sale for $14
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As anyone acquainted with Trinkets knows, the NLIU chapter of Trinkets has chosen Bhil Academy as its cause. The idea is to use all our profits to outfit this school located in a village near Jhabua with a library, so that the kids can be exposed to good literature and be benefitted from it. And we have now taken our first step towards this end! The Bhil Academy Library now has forty-one new books! And we hope to add many more to this number.
The books were bought from a bookstore in Bangalore called Bookworm (quite an appropriate name) and we’d like to thank them for giving us a wonderful deal on the books!
Also if you guys have any titles or authors to suggest that would be appropriate for children aged 5-16 years do drop us a message.
The Overjustification Effect -
… “In 1973, Lepper, Greene and Nisbett met with teachers of a preschool class, the sort that generates a steady output of macaroni art and paper-bag vests. They arranged for the children to have a period of free time in which the tots could choose from a variety of different fun activities. Meanwhile, the psychologists would watch from behind a one-way mirror and take notes. The teachers agreed, and the psychologists watched. To proceed, they needed children with a natural affinity for art. So as the kids played, the scientists searched for the ones who gravitated toward drawing and coloring activities. Once they identified the artists of the group, the scientists watched them during free time and measured their participation and interest in drawing for later comparison.
They then divided the children into three groups. They offered Group A a glittering certificate of awesomeness if the artists drew during the next fun time. They offered Group B nothing, but if the kids in Group B happened to draw they received an unexpected certificate of awesomeness identical to the one received by Group A. The experimenters told Group C nothing ahead of time, and later the scientists didn’t award a prize if those children went for the colored pencils and markers. The scientists then watched to see how the kids performed during a series of playtimes over three days. They awarded the prizes, stopped observations, and waited two weeks. When they returned, the researchers watched as the children faced the same the choice as before the experiment began. Three groups, three experiences, many fun activities – how do you think their feelings changed?
Well, Group B and Group C didn’t change at all. They went to the art supplies and created monsters and mountains and houses with curly-cue smoke streams crawling out of rectangular chimneys with just as much joy as they had before they met the psychologists. Group A, though, did not. They were different people now. The children in Group A “spent significantly less time” drawing than did the others, and they “showed a significant decrease in interest in the activity” as compared to before the experiment. Why?
The children in Group A were swept up, overpowered, their joy perverted by the overjustification effect. The story they told themselves wasn’t the same story the other groups were telling. That’s how the effect works” …
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“All I want to be is someone that makes new things and thinks about them.”
Yes…that’s all we want!
But why is that so tough to do in our society?… :(
The Abolition of Work -
This essay is a real fun read as it succinctly explains the idea around which Trinkets exists. Beyond liberalism, libertarianism and capitalism. Beyond Marxism and communism. Do read…