Feb. 25, 2009
-- San Francisco, California – After searching fruitlessly for kid-friendly Hindi learning materials for her American born kids, Aarti Chandnani, a software engineer from India decided to create her own fun filled worksheets for teaching Hindi to her kids. She then decided to share all her work with the world with an objective of globalizing Hindi, by launching HindiGym http://www.hindigym.com. HindiGym focuses on providing illustrated, bilingual books and free resources for learning Hindi. HindiGym makes Hindi learning easy, fun and exciting for little kids, especially non-resident Indian kids, by means of interactive materials.
HindiGym also joined forces with Indian Community Center (ICC) last year and launched Hindi classes in San Francisco. A scholar once said -“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I might remember, involve me and I will understand”, - HindiGym adapts this philosophy in its Hindi classes. Kids love the fun exercises, games, puzzles, stories, etc they do in the class and learn a new language at the same time.
The success of the class and request by several parents and students for bilingual Hindi learning books made Aarti publish her first workbook titled “Hindi Alphabet Writing – Vyanjan Lekhan”. This book teaches kids step-by-step how to write each Hindi alphabet, it introduces new vocabulary and in a very illustrative way and with help of Hindi transliteration teaches proper pronunciation for simple Hindi words. This book is the first publication in the upcoming Hindi learning series from HindiGym.
Aarti keeps updating and adding new worksheets, books and teaching aids to HindiGym website based on feedback from her worldwide subscribers. Aarti’s efforts have received rave reviews from many educators around the globe including USA, Dubai, Singapore and even India. Many Indian parents want to keep their kids connected to their heritage and language, and have found HindiGym to be their go-to site for Hindi materials and resources. “I’ve been looking for something like this for my daughter! I love it…It’s clean, easy to use and colorful. Love your ideas and Hindi worksheets”, says a mom from Fremont, CA. “Excellent content. I will use your content for my group of students!”, Lak Sri, teacher, NC. “I hope that everyone finds our products to be useful and discovers how easy and fun it is to learn with HindiGym!” says Aarti.