This is what exactly we at Toy Tasting did. We have always laid emphasis on children and their development. We thought as Diwali is around the corner; why not celebrate it with the kids by gifting them some toys. It would be a fun activity and we would also contribute to their skill development. The best part was the support coming in by our online kids toy store partner-Yellow Giraffe in our initiative. So as planned, our 2 core team members Charu and Jinal went to Dream India NGO in Borivali, Mumbai.
We were welcomed by the NGO trustee Soma Joshi and her team members. On entering inside, we saw small hands waving and smiling at us. After interacting and sharing some chuckles, we went forward with the gifting of toys. On receiving toys, the smiles they had on their faces were mesmerizing to watch. We played with them, introduced them to skill building toys like Lego toys, Laser pegs and other board games.
The connection between the children and us was instantaneous. We really enjoyed their stories, their smiles and the little knowing touches. They insisted that we must visit them again. After all the hugs and kisses, we headed back. Though we left the place, yet our minds stayed there.
Overall we had a great day playing and learning from the little tiny tots. We wish them all the love and happiness. We would also like to thank Yellow Giraffe for sponsoring toys and being a part of our initiative.
On our experience with the kids in Dream India, we would simply say- “Unless each day can be looked back upon by an individual as one in which he has had some fun, some joy, some real satisfaction, that day is a loss."