Monday, January 15, 2018


Next Step:


  1. Make card-boards for words to learn words
  2. Teach basics of Computer Security
  3. Expose kids to competition early
  4. Every year - take kids to good book stall (Blossoms)- buy 5 books for each one
  5. Make hall as sports room ** basket ball, cricket, Tennis
  6. --> free financial education for kids
  7. Start Music classes – 4th year onwards


Book - Very good: How to raise Kids
MUST - A Parent's Guide to Mathematical Competitions
Visit once **
(Regd. as Children's Love Castles Trust)
Jakkur Village Post,
Bangalore 560064
Phone: +91-80-65596702
Buy Amazon Kindle for kids ** class-3
Till 7th standard in international school
Than join in competitive school - chaitanya/narayana
Extra activities: Websites, Robotics, Maths, Physics
Assembed Desktop":
Every year - IOT projects bangalore ** OCT 2016 - international IOT project contest - very good
Give 10k credit to each one from 5th class

Scratch - how to make video
Music: Jahzzar - Birthday Cake
Sound Effects:,
Join next level school from 2nd standard (indus intl, oakridge intl)
Scholarships for foreign education:
I gave the SAT in 11th but my parents didn’t not even allow me to touch the SAT Prep Books.
Exam fees: You will have to write two exams. SAT and TOEFL.

$103 for SAT
$165 for TOEFL

SAT is a MUST for getting scholarships. With Scholarship, your cost of studying bachelors degree will be less by several folds.

Applying to 4 to 6 universities is sufficient. That would account to $60 X 4 = $240. Express mail service (DHL) would charge you Rs.900 per application packet. Rs.900 X 4 = Rs.3,600

The tuition fees of the universities I applied and I recommend for undergrads have fees ranging from $15,000 to $20,000.

Among my friends, the ones with great SAT scores have received scholarships that cover 90-95% of tuition fees, the ones with good score have received 75-80%  while those with above average score have received  50-60% scholarship.

 In case you have exceptional performance in a sport which your university recognizes, you may qualify for Athletic scholarship as well.


Problem based Learning:

  1. Schools

    1. Sainik Schools: CBSE: Class 6-12
    2. Sainik School admission - NDA very good schools
    4. RMIC: Admission to 8th clas: Excellent education for NDA, 25 students in 6 months

  1. Education

    1. MIT opencourseware - from High school
      1. From 9 years of age:
    2. Yale Young Global Scholars grade 10 and 11
      1. Bangalore students:
      2. Akhila Roy Chowdhury,  
      3. 200 students- 2 weeks
    3. Math
      1. -> early tutorials math
      2. IXL for kids
      3. Competitive Mathematics for Gifted Students - Level 1 Combo: ages 7-9
      4. Hard Math for Elementary School - 4th class
      5. check good website on maths talent dev
      6. International Math Olympaid: 2016; Grade-12 2 from idnia
    4. His father, a Microsoft engineer, sent him to Kumon, a local tutoring center, to practice his numbers.
    5. Brillaint Young mind movie
    6. KUMON is a math learning technique
      1. Kumon Sai books:
    1. English: Paid teaching **
      1. The Ultimates, Gear Student IX book


  1. ix Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a collection of the most accessible parts of Feynman’s famous Caltech lectures on physics.
  2. He recounted his adventures in two very good books, Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman! and What Do You Care What Other People Think? You won’t learn a lot about physics, but you’ll have a great time hearing his stories.
  3. Richard Feymann Lectures on Physics - very interesting - age 10 years
  1. Feynman opposed rote learning or unthinking memorization and other teaching methods that emphasized form over function. Clear thinking and clear presentation were fundamental prerequisites for his attention. 
"The first principle is that you must not fool yourself—and you are the easiest person to fool. So you have to be very careful about that. After you've not fooled yourself, it's easy not to fool other scientists. You just have to be honest in a conventional way after tha
  1. Great Paper on Physics education - Age 12-13: 
    1. Chemistry
      1. CBSE schools -KV Chemistry quiz: National level finalist
    2. Computers:
      1. Easy to understand Computer science subjects:

    1. Coding
      1. ** Register Blogs for Sai, Asrith - probably 2nd class
      2. Buy microbit 14$
      3. pocketchip computer: 49$, 9$ chip
      4. Robotic language for children very godd ** -
        1. chalk drawings using thymio -
      5. International Olympiad in Informatics - Programming competition for students **
      6. Programming lang for children **
      7. US opensourced entire code: pet projects for children
      8. Google cardboard viewer/ 15$/ nice applications / create virtual cardboard
      9. SCRATCH - coding for kids
        1. Free website :
        2. Computer club house 9-19 years - 20 countries 
        3. LEGO-MIT 30th Anniversary
      10. Lego motos, sensors, MIT-Lego
        1. Start learning to code - 6 years - Reading, writing, ProgrammingS
        2. create an Email, Scratch Account ** 
        3. Birthday wishes interactive, tutorials **
      11. Tej Swaroop - 10k per, started coding from 5class, brought laptop 7th class. Own website, youtube channel, twitter account **
      12. Google Web Dedsigner
      13. Coding:
      14. K12 student designed app:
      15. Children coding project -
  1. Youngest CEO, 11 Mobile Apps and company, Age 12,14


    1. Google science Fair 2015 --> 
    2. Spelling Bee - 5th standard - spelling bee
  1. Nice slides - enterpreneur - must read

India Scholarship:

  1. National Program of Fellowshiop of Basic Sciences
  2. Fear student got award, May 1 every year, Exam, Interview - 5k month, every year 5k students **
  3. Kids 10-14 years, Scholastic News Kids Press Corps *** 
    1. 2017 - 3 indians got selected 

4. Mensa Indai branch -


Study of Rockets, bangalore -
Rocket Pathshala -doddakaneli
A wonderful opportunity for students to explore the world of Robotics. You get to build interactive Robots, play with them, control them using a mobile app and have fun. Build various mechanisms, learn about sensors, motors, power supply, controllers and much more. Apply math, science and physics concepts and optimize the performance.
Get exposure to the world's best robotic kit. Use LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 modular and programmable kit and various other LEGO parts.
Students get the introduction to programming software, load the programs in controller depending on the project.
Batch slots are flexible will be distributed according to student's age. Hence please inform us your preferences while calling.
Only 4 students per batch. Block your seat now!!
Age Group: 9 to 17 years
Batch TImings:
1st Batch 9 AM - 11:30 AM
2nd Batch 12 PM - 2:30 PM
3rd Batch 4 PM - 6:30 PM
At Rocket Pathshala we conduct technology-based education programs:
1. Robotics
2. Programming and Problem Solving
3. STEM-based curriculum
4. 3D modelling and 3D Printing

Robotics: age 8- year

    1. First programming at 6 year old, short robotics course 8-year,
    2. Planning to take engg at MIT
    3. World Robotic Olympiad competition (Russia) and the First Lego League Robotic Championship

  1. Write apps for andriod, IOS,
  2. 5-year old, windows programming - home schooled
  3. Write apps for IBM watson **
  5. Roboticis (VERY GOOD), curriculum -
  6. Best thing is Register as Volunteer - start at 8 years of age;
  7. Robotics for kids:
    1. Excellent resume - IIT bombay, masters Carnegie mellon univerisity -
  8. What is BeagleBone Blue - Robotcis linux computer
    1. World Robot Olympiad -
    4. Elementary 9-12 age
    5. Video on robots:
Nasa launches world's lightest satellite designed by 18-year-old TN student - VERY GOOD
Sounding rocket satelites for kids
Free On Rockets/Aeroplanes from Ebooks from NASA:
8th standard, high school
"Space Kidz India", is working towards promoting Art, Science and Culture for students of India, create an International Platform for the same. Ambassadors to the "NASA" Space Camps, Pioneers in organizing International workshops at York University - Canada, in the Field Of Robotics and Engineering Sciences.


Telescope - astronomical - 6k onwards ***
    1. Boardgames for kids ** 4-6 age

Moral Education:

Weekly 1-hr by Charganti Koteshwar Rao
Story of Enterpreneur - 1 hour per week
Movie - 1 hour per week
Pravachanalu - 1 per week
Travel - cities / countries
The theory of relativity occurred to me by intuition, and music is the driving force behind this intuition,” Albert Einstein reflected.


  1. Scientific American Magazine - 6 years - 44$ yearly membership **
  2. Child programmer:

College Education:

  1. École_Polytechnique - good engg institue in France 
American college admission:
Sai Akash - 12th in FIITJEE hyd, bloodbank, international paper, 

2 tests for admission to colleges:
1. American college testing - admission test for csc in USA
English, maths, Reading, science, writing
Stanford university - 1st in world
around 18 lacs

Write a journal paper in mathematics, sciences
Exam score, Class Rank, Extracurricular activities

Stanford univerisyty
California institute of tech
Yale university
Princeton uni
Columbia uni
Brown university
Dartmouth Uni
Duke Uni
Michgan state uni
georgia uni
University of texas
University of washington
University of california
Rice university
  1. SAT - scholatic aptitude test
Extra activities:
Social service
Paper presentation
  1. Medicine in Ukraine: 20 lacs

  1. Pick univerisity names from technical journals - related fields - european countries
  2. UPSC in I attempt Air#16: btech bits pilani, 1 yr prep -
    1. UPSC AIR #1: btech iit, iim lucknow, 4 yrs in citi bank,  
  3. purdue university MS, BS, indiana polis, excellent indian student, anna university BE:
    1. BE 20k per year
  4. Nice book - Getting Out: Your Guide to Leaving America (Updated and Expanded Edition
  5. How to get Admission to MIT:
  6. Admission to Yale and MIT after Class XII
    1. Class 11, Avanti, a social enterprise run by IIT alumni
    2. Avanti’s foreign applications program leader, Taylor Gregoire-Wright, Ayush had applied for Yale's Global Scholars Program, a short summer course
    3. MIT announces admission results on March 14, Pi day
    5. Keshav Dhandhaniya, who won the bronze in International Olympiad of Informatics (IOI, 2009) and silver in IOI 2010, joined Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  7. MIT accepts students who are medal winners at various Olympiads (Maths, Physics or Computer)
  8. Good Engineering colleges:
  9. Mahindra_École_Centrale - hyderabad ** 4 lac per annum, JEE Mains or SAT score **
  10. carnegie mellon university  B.S in Computer Science – VERY GOOD
  11. Research request email to foreign professors:

IDEAS and Projects

  1. Ask children to maintain IDEA JOURNAL
Listen to then like pearls of Wisdom
Once idea has details - send emails to professors for help; 99 out of 100 rejections
Parents - Stop being lazy, be mentor to kids
Help them to find meaningful and challenging job
Prepare kids for real world, given them problem - take them to library, internet
Ask more questions **, you need to help them find info intially
Search for thing where TALENT and INTEREST intersect. Music, basket ball, baseball, dance classes, 
If it is easy, everybody would do that**
There is no instant success, it is like lego steps **
Praise Process ** Celebrate small success and steps, real world is incremental;
Problems are opportunities in disguise, discontent is normal 
take time research, take time to find opportunities


Nice quote:
I can't recall where I saw this but I thought of it when I read the title of this thread. Your kids may already be too old and it may not be the best way to teach "investing" but I still think it is relevant. 
My children are only 3.5 and 1.5 currently so still on the young side but I am thinking once they reach 5 yrs of age we can start the following:

A weekly allowance of $5 for doing their chores. 

$1 goes to taxes
$1 goes to room & board
$1 goes to long-term savings (think college/car fund)
$1 goes to short-term savings (save up for a new toy)
$1 goes to discretionary spending (candy bar at the grocery store)

Science Experiments:
Arjun Gupta - Toys for children - very GOOD
Wonderful books list
Picture books, easy science, 
Sangeetha/Bhanu  to teach kids science/, Matchstick 

Pet project - prepare Padlock 
Prepare standby lightly - electronic lightning when no one at home
Detect unusual activity and switch on lights, alarm, messages

Nobel Prize:

  1. Nobel prize winner 2016 Oct - check every year - Sai Ashrith


ASSET Exam - Class 3 to 10
Salient Features of ASSET
For students of classes 3-10
Core Subjects: English, Maths and Science
Optional Subjects: Social Studies and Hindi
Based on the CBSE, ICSE, IGCSE, and major state boards’curriculum
Skill-based test
Provides detailed customised skill-wise feedback highlighting strengths and weaknesses
Benchmarksthe student’s performance against peers all over the country
Conducted in the school during school hours
Schools choose to take the test in summer (July-August) or winter (December)

CDAC 1-year course ***
Admissions to all PG Diploma courses of C-DAC are done through C-DAC's computerized Common Admission Test (C-CAT
Google science 2016 winner, Tamil nadu - make a casestudy
Monthly Science Fair for children
Lego motors **


Mental Calculation World Cup
ACM - ICPC programming contest
She scored the Lego Education Builder Award, 
How to create a project **

Child Prodigy:

Online Education:

MIT puts all syllabus online:

MIT Application -

Hyderabad schools:

Little flower: Nov 22nd,


  1. **Merriam Webster’s primary dictionary children 5-7 1.8k
  2. Very Good book on  Sports - The Inner Game of Tennis
  3. Practical Project books
    1. Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share
  4. - nice project for kids using activities, - 950 Rs
    1. The Geek Dad Book for Aspiring Mad Scientists: The Coolest Experiments and Projects for Science Fairs and Family Fun
  5. Ramayana in Pencil sketches - good
  6. Swimming - enables kid to takeup any game/studies
    1. Spend more time with them, 
  7. Anne Frank Diary - good book for children
  8. Around the world in 3 hours: Basic Geography
  9. Life and Work of Jagadish Chandra Bose ** Nice Book - First indian BioPhysicist Nobel Prize Winner **
  10. Science Fiction - NASA, Thomas Alva Edision, Leanardo DaVinci
  11. Anitha Sen Gupta - Rocket Engineer, University of Southern California
  12. sci-fi books
    1. Battlefield Earth and Mission Earth
    2. "How the World Works" by Noam Chomsky
    3. Madelaine l'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. A quite profound children's book with lifelong impacts.
    4. "Mathematics: From the Birth of Numbers", by Jan Gullberg.
    5. Shoe DOG - Good book on Nike shoes company
  13. Merriam-Webster's Primary Dictionary (Hardcover)

  1. Don Quixote       It’s useful to read about a dreamer who keeps going despite getting repeatedly beaten up
  2. Shoe Dog - Nike story
  3. The_Great_Gatsby book quotations
  4. 10,000 Rupees credit for books, electronics
    1. In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I've been turning over in my mind ever since. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one," he told me, "just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had.” 
    2. Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” 
  5. Life and work of Abrahalm Linclon **, Nelson Mandela, Gandhi, Sardhar Patel, 
  6. Newton, Galelio
  7. Buy anne frank book for KIDS - very narrative - diary
  8. Inculcate reading habit - child knowledge enhanced by number of books
  9. Nice Book - boy's life