A day in the village doing laundry is fun for everyone in this short book about laundry for early reader.
This short story is full of images to keep young children entertain while learning new words and why laundry is fun activity for the family.
Another great book brought to us by Pratham and Storyweaver.
Text From Laundry Day – A short book about laundry
My name is Mary. This is where I live.
Today is a new day.
That means it’s time to do the washing.
Everyone’s arms are covered in bubbles.
Soapy puddles make rainbows in the streets.
Grace Aunty washes her uniform. Tomorrow she will wear it to her clinic.
Jauna Aunty hangs up the blanket her grandmother wove in her village.
The yarn is dyed the colours of Jauna Aunty’a home.
Fatima Aunty’s line is draped with scarves. They will smell sweet when she
wraps them around her head.
Zakir Chacha’s autowalla uniform hangs outside his house.
He sews a missing button onto the clean shirt.
At Geetha Aunty’s house, cotton saris sway in the breeze.
They sound like birds flapping their wings.
Joseph Uncle’s line is covered with socks. They keep his feet warm during his shift
as a security guard.
My brother, David, and I start washing our school uniforms.
We scrub away the ink stains on the pockets and the chalk dust on the sleeves.
Tomorrow, our clothes will get dirty again. But right now everything is clean.
<End of Text from Laundry Day>
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