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A Child’s Diary: Idhika Diwan’s Corona Lockdown Days

We are encouraging children to write diaries and share with us. We are presenting Idhika Diwan, a 7-year old girl, who lives in Thailand. Here are her thoughts as shared by her mother (no edits, no filters):
Meet Idhika Diwan and let’s listen to her stories

July 13, 2020

What a fun experience going to the mountain

I have gone to school for 5 days, since my school opened. Earlier, our weekend was on Saturday and Sunday. But now, our weekend starts on Sunday and ends on Monday.

Our dad is not at home on Monday. He goes to his office on Monday.

This Sunday, we went out of our district to a new place. We went to a subdistrict called Thapma. The new place was a viewpoint called “Khao Both view point”. Khao means mountain in Thai.  I could see the entire view of my city Rayong.

We went by our car. Dad was driving the car and mom was reading the GPS. I and my younger brother were playing cats and dogs. We were pretending that we had 4 cats and 4 dogs in the car with us. Meow and woof!!!

We started our drive on the plains and ended up on a mountain. The mountain road was steep. I could see tall trees from my window. The car went slowly up the hill but came downhill very fast. WHEEE!!!!!!!!

We thought that we were going down a snow slide. There were lots of turns on the mountain road. My younger brother pretended that he was driving his own car. He held a cloth bag in his hand and moved it in the direction of steering wheel. The view point was a metal and wooden bridge. We were stepping on the wood planks. I could even spot my school from the bridge. I saw lots of different bug and butterfly species because the mountain was very green.

Next we went on a different mountain. I could see this other mountain from the view point. But actually it was very far. I and my brother got very hungry during our ride. The mountain had a café and an eatery called V café. We ate lunch there. It was very relaxing because most seats in café were facing towards mountains.

Even our family sat eating, looking at a big mountain. I also spotted lots of storks near the café.  I saw a stork with two heads. But I thought how that is possible? But after some time, the two storks separated. Then I realized that actually, there were two storks standing very close to each other.

One of the malls in Rayong organized Car Exhibition. All the items were related to car. We specially visited it to look at EV’s. EV means Electronic Vehicle. I saw it for the first time. The EVs were small because they had less capacity. There was a red EV that I loved.  The company let people sit inside the EV. I, my younger brother sat with my father in the EV. There was no space for my mother to sit with us. There was a special button for horn. Instead of gear, there were buttons again. I wish to buy an EV when I grow up.

I love to do science experiments – at home and at school. On Friday, we did an experiment on Density. I didn’t know about it before doing the experiment. We used green coloured ice, normal water and red coloured hot water. When I saw the green coloured ice cube, I asked thought my mother added green melon juice to make it. My mother told me that it was green water colour in ice. After the density experiment, we designed our own experiment. I and my brother called it “fishing”. We made fish from paper and used sticks as fishing rods. While I was playing, I made my own song. It was called “A dense duck pond”. It is a very funny song. Ha-ha!!!

  • A dense duck pond
  • A dense duck pond
  • I have a dense duck pond near my house
  • A dense duck pond
  • A dense duck pond
  •  I have a dense duck pond near my village
  • I have a dense duck pond near my near my house, village, province, country, countryside”


  1. New ideas, great guidance by parents, confidence building for kids.. Idhika story… Innovative ways for utilising time, guidance by mother and father, learning process for younger brother 👌🧡🌟🌟

  2. This is awesome.. I’m amazed to see how Idhika has written her routine in great detail. Lovely thing to do in the lockdown period.
    Commendable efforts by Idhika and wonderful motivation by the parents.

  3. Oh gosh, Idhika! This is incredible! Good for you for jumping right in, doing yoga, helping your mom and doing your best! It’s what we’re all doing, but you’re excelling! 🙂

  4. A big round of applause for Idhika!!Innocent, creative writing!!.. Parents also deserve equal appreciation..who let the kids blossom!!.. Best ,innovative way of TIME PASS!!
    Keep it up Idhika!! Eagerly waiting for next one…

  5. Idhika, very well explained post lockdown activities. At her age, she is aware about online teaching but also missing class room activities. Every week refinement in her diary matching with the ground realities. I wish her success….

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