Aashini's school really works with the kids on public speaking (I know! She just turned 3 and has already had 2 public speaking competitions!). Right before Christmas (yes, I'm late in posting) Aashini had a "Fancy Dress Competition" at school. She had to dress up like something or someone and deliver some lines. Aashini was a princess. When we originally asked her what she wanted to be she said Pirate... but then later decided she didn't want to be a pirate but wanted to be a princess. Here she is before we left the house.
Here is Aashini with her teacher (Jaspreet). She's taking Aashini from the classroom (holding room - haha!) to the stage.
The first time Aashini did a speaking competition she wasn't nervous at all and spoke nice and loud. This time Aashini was so nervous and couldn't remember her lines and just giggled.
She did a good job - it was cute :)
Here's the video so you can see it too! At the beginning of the video you can see her saying her lines before we left for school, then you'll see the competition. One thing to notice, after she's done they give all the kids a toffee (candy). They told all the kids before they went on that they would get a toffee if they performed - haha!
Here's another kid all dressed up - she was a mermaid.
Some of the kids weren't so happy to be there.... look at this sad little lion!
... and this sad little bear!
Here's Aashini's buddy Pokajeet :) (I told his mom the other day that Aashini calls him Pokajeet and she thought that was hilarious!) Notice the kid behind him dressed like a soap dispenser :)
Here are some of the kids on stage :) Top right is a cute little tube of toothpaste ;) Bottom right is Rhea, one of Aashini's best friends at school - she was Mother Goose.
At the end all the parents went crazy taking pictures - it was funny :)
All of the kids got this funny cup thing as a prize (even the boys). Aashini LOVED it and was so proud of it (and her crayons are kept in it even now) :)
Here's Aashini's buddy Palak... she was the tube of toothpaste :) (it's hard to go down a slide as a tube of toothpaste) :)
Here's Aashini with one of her buddies. This is the most hyper girl I've ever met!
Aashini and another buddy :)
It was fun :) Aashini has another speaking competition coming up at the end of this month... this one will probably be quite hilarious! I can't wait to post about that one!