"Bhaasha" is a Sanskrit word that means "language." Language is the single most important development for the human being. We all know that teaching young children multiple languages is beneficial because it helps their brain develop in unprecedented ways. But more importantly, language is the key to unlock one's culture and stay connected to one's roots. Bhaasha Basics was born out of a desire to make the basic elements of our languages easy, and more importantly FUN, to teach the next generation. We strive to make educational materials that are accessible and easy to use. We sincerely hope you enjoy our products as much as we do :)
Avni Gandhi, Founder of Bhaasha Basics
I am the mother of two beautiful children, Arjav and Aarya, and was born and raised in Mumbai and came to America as a middle-schooler. After teaching in the classroom as an elementary teacher for several years, I decided to stay at home with my kids for a few years. The teacher in me never really left and I started working on projects to teach my kids the things they would not get a chance to learn at school - their mother language and all the incredible things about their Indian culture. This was also when I began becoming intimately familiar with the educational principles of Maria Montessori. The lack of materials to teach language combined with my love for creativity ultimately led me to Bhaasha Basics.
It is my sincere hope to share what I am able to do at home with you. As a teacher, I know parents are often overwhelmed by the idea of having to teach something to their kids. I felt this to be particularly true with Montessori materials - "How do I use this? What does this do?" My goal is to make language education easily accessible so that every parent can connect with their inner teacher and pass along our beautiful Bhaashas.