Articles by Marsh Kaminsky
Everyone was looking at Pt. Hardyal for an answer. It was obvious from his face that he was very upset and angry. Instead of answering this question, he turned towards Nanak’s father and released his anger. “Mehta Kalu, your son is insulting me in front of the whole village and he is showing total disregard for our religious scriptures.”
Marsh and Patty have chatted online for several months in an America-On-Line chat room before having the following conversation: “Marsh, you ought to write a book on education. It would be a smash hit with parents.”
To start, I began to teach Daniel the basic building blocks of reading — the letters of the alphabet and their sounds (phonics). That turned out to be the wisest possible beginning. A friend gave me Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever, which has the alphabet on the first two pages. In the most entertaining ways possible, I taught Daniel the alphabet, both lower and upper case.