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Bloggersaathi junior Stories series-9


One day a puppy named HOPE was bullied by three bad dogs. They teased him “ can’t sniff”.

The little Hope ran away sadly to his mom. He reported the bad news to his mom. His mom advised him to practice smelling. From that day, the little puppy Hope practiced smelling and learnt that his nose is not useless.

Suddenly, he saw a breaking news “The leader of the village is missing”. The villagers were searching the leader. Hope used his power of the nose to find out the leader. He was sniffing for hours in the forest. Finally, he found the leader in a cave trapped by the foxes. They were planning to eat the leader for their lunch.

Hope barked on those foxes loudly. Everyone heard Hope barking and rushed inside the cave. All the foxes were howling and ran away to escape. Now, the little Hope became super hero of the village since he saved the leader of the village.

His family got happy and his bulliers were surprised, felt ashamed and learnt a lesson.

Moral: Keep practicing; Don’t lose hope. Everything happens for a reason.

I.Dictation words:
1. Nose
2. Useless
3. sniff
4. lesson
5. leader
6. fox
7. howling
8. hero
9. happy
10. puppy
II Meanings:
1. Puppy – baby dog
2. Fox – a wild dog
3. Hero – saving and helping everyone
4. Howling – long loud sound
III Oppsites:
1. Gloomy x happy
2. Lost x found
3. Can x cannot
4. Young x old
5. Mom x dad
6. Bullier x kind

IV Plurals:
1. Dog – dogs
2. Village – villages
3. Leader – leaders
4. Fox – foxes
5. Bully – bulliers

V Past tense:
1. Save – saved
2. Smell – smelled
3. Find – found
4. Bully – bllied
5. Run – ran

VI Anser the following:
1. Who bullied the little puppy Hope?
Ans: The three dogs bullied the little puppy Hope.
2. Who helped the puppy to practise smelling?
Ans: Puppy’s mother helped him to practise smelling.
3. Who saved the leader of the village? From the foxes.
Ans: Hope saved the leader of the village from the foxes.
4. How did the puppy learned smelling?
Ans: The little puppy practised smelling.

VII Think and answer:
1. How did the little puppy Hope saved the leader of the village and what he learned?
Ans: The little puppy sniffed for hours inside the forest and got lost. At last he found a cave. He entered the cave and saw the leader who was trapped by the foxes. The little puppy barked on the foxes. The people heard the little puppy barking and they came to the cave. The foxes ran away in fear. All felt happy since the little puppy saved the leader and made him the hero of the village. Everyone learned that his nose was not useless.

Author and Creative illustrations by B Gunin Khushi

I am Gunin. Studying 3rd STD in KRM school, Chennai.
I love dinosaur, maths, direct action movie, eat pizza
I want to become an entrepreneur (innovative company creator).

Creative representation for this blog is done by our extremely talented CreativeSaathi associate Nikhil Thotam

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Bloggersaathi junior Stories: part 4

Read Bloggersaathi junior Stories series-1, Read Bloggersaathi junior Stories series-2, Read Bloggersaathi junior Stories series-3.

The lion and the cub

By Saksham Gupta winner of fourth position in Specialsaathi’s Children’s Day Story-writing competition.

Body Parts – Weakness by B.Gunin Khushi

Heart : Sadness
Brain : Headache
Lungs : Cold
Nose : Nose block and breathing problem
Eyes : Mobile phone and lights
Ears : Loud noise
Skeletal system : dogs
Digestive system : unhealthy food
Nervous system : Low memory
Skin and Muscular system : Carnivorous animals
Blood : Female Mosquito
Leg : Jumping for long time
Fingers : Too many homework

Artwork by Nikhil Thotam

Author B.Gunin Khushi

I am Gunin. Studying 3rd STD in KRM school, Chennai.
I love dinosaur, maths, direct action movie, eat pizza😅
I want to become an entrepreneur (innovative company creator).

Creative representation for this blog is done by our supertalented CreativeSaathi associate Nikhil Thotam


How to teach story building

A video tutorial by Pinki Kumar on teaching story building to our children. Play and learn by Pinki Kumar.

Author Pinki Kumar

Pinki is a special educator, play therapist and a mother of a neurodivergent kid. She has a YouTube channel Play and learn to teach different methods and strategies. These videos are a great resource for the parents to help their child learn various skills.

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Bloggersaathi junior stories – part 2

Read Bloggersaathi junior Stories series-1 here..

Story 1- Captain Dog and the ice cream party

Written by Arnav Karnekar winner of second position in Specialsaathi’s Children’s Day Story-writing competition

It was a hot sunny day in a jungle ,all the animals were frustrated with the heat. Bear was sweaty, snake
was felling hot and sticky ,elephants feet were scorched and lion was feeling warm and drowsy. All the
little animals were hiding in the shade. Everyone was tired and bored.
Suddenly the little chipmunk had a brightest idea. ‘’ How about an ice cream party everyone’’? the
chipmunk asked. Sure, all the animals replied. All the animals got very excited about the party , all the
animal gathered together and start preparing for party , some started to make ice creams, some started
to work on decorations and some started to do the invitations. Mr. Monkey went tree to tree to invite
all the animals but he forgot to invite Mr. Dragon who lived in a cave on top of mountain.
Soon the party started everyone was enjoying their favorite ice cream , dancing ,having a good time. Mr.
Dragon was also feeling very hot so he was taking a nap in his cave. Suddenly he heard loud music so he
woke up and came out to see what is going on . He saw all the animals were having a party without him.
He got very mad. He flew to the party angrily , ‘’You all are having party without me’’ he shouted, and he
breath out fire, all the ice cream melted. All the animals were very scared, Mr. Monkey said sorry to
dragon for not inviting him, but Mr. Dragon was so furious he locked all animals in cage. All the animals
started to cry for help.
Captain Dog was riding on the horse near by the jungle , he herd the animals cry .He came to rescue the
animals. With his sword he broke the lock and freed all the animals, then he fought with Mr. Dragon .
‘’Naughty dragon, that’s no way to behave with your friends’’, he said .Mr. Dragon apologies to his
friends. All the animals forgive him. Then they decided to make the ice cream again and have a bigger party

Author Arnav Karnekar, 9 years, Pune Maharashtra

Story 2-“My first participation in Art Exhibition by Sarvagya Lohia

Hello Friends!
My name is Sarvagya Lohia. I am 8 years old and I live in Delhi.
I love to eat maggi, mad angles chips, ice-cream, dal makhni with rice, panir tikka and potato wedges.
I like painting, drawing in MS Paint & Sketchbook software, skating and playing keyboard.
Yesterday, I went to art exhibiton with my mamma and didi. It was my first participation in art exhibition. So, I was very excited as my four paintings were displayed there. We went there by auto. Since it was very cold, mamma wrapped me tightly in shawl. But it was fun riding an auto.
The exhibition was in a very big room with lots of paintings. I was very happy to see my paintings over there.
I stood besides my paintings in different poses and mamma clicked my lots of pictures.
I also got a medal and certificate for my paintings. I was very excited to wear the medal and kept wearing it till papa came home in evening.
After coming back home, mamma celebrated by treating me with my favourite maggi and bournvita milk.
When papa came back in evening, he gave me lots of hugs & kisses. My bhaiya gifted me a new set of water colors. I was very very happy.

Thank you.

Author Sarvagya Lohia

Sarvagya Lohia is the son of bloggersaathi Shivani Lohia. He’s 8 years old and on the Autism Specturm. He loves sketching, coloring, digital drawing in MS Paint & Sketchbook Software, playing keyboard, skating & practising yoga. He is enrolled with NIOS Level A. He is debuting as a kid blogger with SpecialSaathi.

Artwork by Kabir Vernal and Nikhil Thotam

Featured artwork for this blog is done by our extremely talented CreativeSaathi associate Kabir Vernal and Nikhil Thotam


A Safe Haven

The safe haven we must all consider for our children:

मन – day की बात SpecialSaathi के साथ

The first ten years of my son’s childhood were in Bangalore. We stayed close to his grand-parents (my in-laws). My parents were in another part of the country, but regular visits during holidays ensured he spent some time with them as well.

Since he was a baby, he was quite close with all his grand-parents, and especially with his paternal grand-father. His grand-father spoke to him about everything under the sun. He told him inspiring stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. My son used to listen to him for hours together.

As he grew up, he started hearing more about inspiring personalities, people who had succeeded in the world, despite their challenges. These stories stuck somewhere in his head. As he became an adolescent, his grand-father introduced him to the world of cricket. My son became an ardent fan, and that became another area for him to immerse himself in, besides academics.

The other grand-parents had a role to play as well. Cooking the food that he liked, bringing him small gifts that gelled with his interests, and appreciating his strengths with great enthusiasm were some of the things they did regularly.

With wisdom that probably comes with experience, they also accepted his differences in a loving manner. From their side, there was never any pressure on him to change. At that time, he hadn’t yet been diagnosed with ASD, so it would have been extremely easy to criticize the child. We parents did that at times, but the grand-parents, never ever.

When things became very rough for my son, and he had an Autistic burn-out at the age of 18,(that was the time he was diagnosed with ASD.), he was completely de-motivated. He could have just withered away.But I believe now that the roots were strong, and with a little bit of nurturing and attention, he found his motivation again.

For strong roots, children , neuro-typical or neuro-divergent need to connect with their grand-parents. For there’s no safer haven than that to grow. Wisdom, experience, bountiful love, acceptance, it’s all there.

Last but not the least, can we ever
under-estimate the intuitiveness of a grand-parent to deal with challenging situations…for where does intuitiveness come from after all? ….
It’s wisdom, experience and love that is woven together to form a deep connection..just like a protective shield around your child always!

Author Ashuti Menon

Author is a mother to an 18 year old young boy who was diagnosed with Aspergers not very long ago. She is an HR professional with a flair for creative writing as well.

Other stories by Ashuti “I was a Robot and other feelings”, “Guilty or not guilty” and “Friendship a rare gift of life”.

Artwork by Morpheus Nag

Creative representation depicting the grandfather’s house for this blog is done by Morpheus Nag.