Sunday, October 31, 2010
This stage occurs between ages two and six. Language development is one of the hallmarks of this period. Piaget noted that children in this stage do not yet understand concrete logic, cannot mentally manipulate information, and are unable to take the point of view of other people, which he termed egocentrism.
Another well-known experiment involves demonstrating a child's understanding of conservation. In one conservation experiment, equal amounts of liquid are poured into two identical containers. The liquid in one container is then poured into a different shaped cup, such as a tall and thin cup, or a short and wide cup. Children are then asked which cup holds the most liquid. Despite seeing that the liquid amounts were equal, children almost always choose the cup that appears fuller.
Piaget conducted a number of similar experiments on conservation of number, length, mass, weight, volume, and quantity. Piaget found that few children showed any understanding of conservation prior to the age of five.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
by Emily Bronte
Cold in the earth -- and the deep snow piled above thee,
Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave!
Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee,
Severed at last by Time's all-severing wave?
Now, when alone, do my thoughts no longer hover
Over the mountains, on that northern shore,
Resting their wings where heath and fern leaves cover
Thy noble heart forever, ever more?
Cold in the earth -- and fifteen wild Decembers,
From those brown hills, have melted into spring;
Faithful, indeed, is the spirit that remembers
After such years of change and suffering!
Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
While the world's tide is bearing me along;
Other desires and other hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong!
No later light has lightened up my heaven,
No second morn has ever shone for me;
All my life's bliss from thy dear life was given,
All my life's bliss is in the grave with thee.
But, when the days of golden dreams had perished,
And even Despair was powerless to destroy,
Then did I learn how existence could be cherished,
Strengthened, and fed without the aid of joy.
Then did I check the tears of useless passion --
Weaned my young soul from yearning after thine;
Sternly denied its burning wish to hasten
Down to that tomb already more than mine.
And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain;
Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
How could I seek the empty world again?
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
John Wooden said: 'The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.' And he said it so right. The respect that is generated through this travels down to the children; who do so in return and their off springs practise it and it makes a world of difference. Just one right turn. =)
Monday, October 4, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
It all began with Euro 2004 when football got the better of me and I became its die-hard fan. Though not much of a fan of the Premier League matches, I can’t think of missing an exciting World Cup or Euro fixture.
I had serious affections with my top favourite countries namely Germany, England, Spain, Portugal, Italy, France and Greece; until Germany made its way to the Euro 2008 finals and lost to Spain. From then on, Spain is out of the list. Call me sentimental or whatever. Then when the French guy head-butted the Greek person, France went out of the list too. Yes, I’m extremely biased. And then all the good guys in the English team played no more, I lost interest in it too. So yeah, here I end up with the short-listed favourites!
My craziness about football doesn’t end here. I have countless pictures, photos, images, desktop wallpapers of my favourite players and for this I’m not prejudiced, preferring the European teams, I have Kaka, Messi, Drogba, Tevez and the like in my collection too.
And as for winning or losing, favourites remain favourites, don’t they?
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Friday, October 1, 2010
This song took my breath away when I first heard it. And it does so every time I hear it. Though it's quite tough to pick a single song from a list of above 300 songs but If You're Not The One is 'the' song of my life. Awesome piece of art. Take a listen.
Here's the list for Oct 2010
Day 01 — Your favorite song
Day 02 — Your favorite movie
Day 03 — Your favorite sport
Day 04 — Your favorite time of the day
Day 05 — Your favorite quote
Day 06 — Your favorite restaurant
Day 07 — A photo that makes you happy
Day 08 — A photo that makes you sad
Day 09 — A photo you took
Day 10 — A photo you just can't help sighing at
Day 11 — A photo that makes you drool
Day 12 — A magazine you enjoy reading
Day 13 — A fictional book
Day 14 — A non-fictional book
Day 15 — An ever-green poem
Day 16 — A song that makes you cry (or nearly)
Day 17 — An art piece (painting, drawing, sculpture, etc.)
Day 18 — Whatever tickles your fancy
Day 19 — A talent of yours
Day 20 — A hobby of yours
Day 21 — A recipe
Day 22 — A website
Day 23 — A YouTube video
Day 24 — A video game
Day 25 — What are you waiting for
Day 26 — Describe your week
Day 27 — Your essence is
Day 28 — Your favorite place to shop
Day 29 — Hopes, dreams and plans for 2010
Day 30 — A lovely color but ... Not edible