This stage of the project was fun, going out for field research in with (anna & urmila) was like the right blend for a research team each having a different perspective. We observed many kids and their play patterns. We would assign each of us a task to do while doing the research, i mostly would do the talking because i speak the local language(Kannada) and did the photo documentation.
kenchanhalli community was a low income group of families who were mostly labor class. There the children played outdoors,mostly circling around the school playground. We introduced ourselves, made friends with the children and played with them observing a wide range of play patterns.
A day at kidsee play school on their blue day was a different experience. The children had selected toys to play with and a organised play pattern.
These kids could afford toys and they wouldn't mind buying high quality (Lego)imported toys than buying Indian make toys which they feel are not safe.