The Clever Donkey and His Heavy Sack Sandesh has a donkey. It carries sacks full of salt on its back. On the way to the market they have to cross a river. One day, while crossing the river, the donkey slipped and fell into the river. When it got up, the sacks felt very light. Guess why the sacks felt lighter? ❈ The donkey was very happy. This also gave it an idea. Next day, while crossing the river, the clever donkey decided to take a dip. This time Sandesh understood the donkey's trick. Next day Sandesh put sacks of woollen cloth in place of salt. Now, what would happen to the donkey when it ❈ dipped into the river? Why? As reading skills are not yet fully developed in young children, pictographs serve as visual aids. Children also enjoy pictographs. Raju needs a friend to ride a see-saw. Rani comes to help Raju. But still Raju cannot ride it. Can you tell why? Circle the correct answer. ❈ ❈Can you tell why the see-saw turned this way? Which of the two things will make the see-saw go down? ❈Draw a line to match the heavier one. Before doing this activity, let children compare weights of different things by holding them in their hands. Chikky and Micky rabbits saw a bag. It had carrots in it. Chikky and Micky started fighting. Chhotu monkey brought something to help them. ❈Guess and tell what Chhotu monkey used to help Chikky and Micky. Draw a picture of it in the monkey's hand. Find Out ❈Your parents buy carrots for the family. How much do they buy at one time? ❈How does the vegetable seller weigh the carrots? How Much Can Simran Carry? Simran's father needs to move some things from the store of their house to the kitchen. Simran wants to help her father. Guess which bags Simran can carry. ❈ —Guess who can carry what a) Her father? __________________ b) Her mother? __________________ c) Her younger sister? __________________ ❈Can Simran carry any two of these bags together? If yes, which ones? __________________ ❈ __________________Which bags can you carry? Guess. ❈Match the picture of the animal with the thing it can carry.

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