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I am here! Where are you? Anita Jones

I am here! Where are you?

Anita Jones

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15 pages
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 About the Book 

Ajay is a little boy who lives in Mumbai in India. In the first scene, we see him in a typical Indian room, giving the reader an opportunity to learn about the ordinary things that form part of Ajay’s daily life. In the following scene, we see theMoreAjay is a little boy who lives in Mumbai in India. In the first scene, we see him in a typical Indian room, giving the reader an opportunity to learn about the ordinary things that form part of Ajay’s daily life. In the following scene, we see the house that the room is in that Ajay is in, and next the street that the house is in that the room is in that Ajay is in, as we zoom out into the big wide world, and, ultimately, the universe. (The “rhythm” of the storyline follows the simple pattern of “This is the house that Jack built”.)In each scene, questions are asked about what type of space the reader/audience is currently located in, so that the perception of zooming out also becomes a personal experience. There will also be plenty of giggles along the way. The final pages are designed to instigate discussion on other related topics, such as time zones and world conservation.This book is aimed at children between the ages of approx 4 and 8 years. It is designed to be read by a parent or teacher to an individual child or group of children in the home or in schools, libraries and pre-school playgroups.The purpose of the book is:• To give young children a sense of spatial awareness in terms of where they are and their place in the world by “zooming out” from their own specific location• To show the type of environment that a typical Indian child lives in and to compare that with the reader’s home environment• To give the child an opportunity to begin simple map-reading• To introduce the concepts of cultural diversity and world conservation• To stimulate speaking, listening and interaction with each child