A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

A Message, Gently Delivered – 4 Books that make you think

If you are the kind of parent who sees an opportunity to teach your child something anywhere you look, the books on this list are for you! What sets these books apart from other belligerently moral books, is the way the gently delivered message sinks in. A gentle touch, a lovely story, an intriguing narration do a great job of camouflaging the message in the story. Push these books into your child’s hands and let simmer for a little while, for best results.

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Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real life heroes – Books about Param Vir Charkra Awardees

Celebrate real-life heroes Independence Day is a great time to talk to children about our history, freedom fighters and how we got our freedom. It is a wonderful way to remember the leaders who gave us the India we cherish. But have you thought about the heroes who stand by us every day? Yes, our soldiers who relentlessly protect our country. These are the men of steel who have given their everything to keep our country…

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Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Happy Valentine’s Day – 10 books about Love and Friendship for Kids

Love is in the air! It’s Valentine’s Day and the theme of love on everyone’s mind during February! What better way to celebrate it than with great kids’ books about love and friendship! There are so, so many wonderful books about love for children available, a comprehensive list of which could probably be too long to fit in here! So here we are with 10 of our favourite children’s books about love and friendship!

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Best Friends Forever: Children’s Books About Friendship

Best Friends Forever: Children’s Books About Friendship

Best Friends Forever! We all need friends. But they don’t have to look like us, talk like us, or even belong to the same species as us to make a difference in our lives. Showing your child what friends really are is a wonderful life lesson. Reading books about friendship is a great way to teach kids about how to make friends and what it means to be one. Just like a real-life friend, books about…

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15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

Parenting books can entertain, inform and enlighten without being prescriptive and preachy, as well as make parents feel calmer! Though some parenting books do present content with “steps” or a “plan”, there are a few parenting books that are both reassuring and challenging! They remind us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself!

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We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

Are you teaching your children about the elections? We’re having assembly elections in 5 Indian states this week, and the national elections are also due next year! Bombarded with ads on television, on the radio, and everywhere we turn, it’s obvious to young children that something different is happening and that we will be choosing a new leader. It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time than now, to introduce children to how our government works, our constitution, elections, voting and what our role is in it all.

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Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Goblins, ghosts, witches and ghouls are getting ready for the spookiest night of year! If your kids are getting excited about pumpkins, witches’ hats, and trick-or-treating, it’s time for the best Halloween stories!!

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Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are wonderful for “reluctant readers” and children who are just learning to read.  They’re generally fast-paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children’s vocabularies. And more importantly, graphic novels tend to be more engaging than other “early reader” books. Moreover, the number of titles is expanding rapidly and there’s something to cater to every child’s interests. There are so many reasons for children to read comics, most of all…

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Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Comics can be a great way to help kindle love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful article, 17 Reasons why children must read Comics, comics have a lot to offer young readers. There are loads of comics that appeal to your children. Some are wordless while others are ideal for early readers or older children who want to share storytime with a reading parent. Some offer complex subject matter for middle-schoolers or older. Comics…

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Father of our Nation – Books about Mahatma Gandhi for children

Father of our Nation – Books about Mahatma Gandhi for children

Mahatma Gandhi We Indians refer to Mahatma Gandhi as the Father of the Nation. Rabindranath Tagore gave him the title, Mahatma-the great soul. Nelson Mandela called him a sacred warrior. Some describe him as the saint of the spinning wheel. A courageous freedom fighter, a shrewd politician, a passionate social reformer and a staunch nationalist, Mahatma Gandhi was all this and much more. He was the most unusual leader this country has seen and one…

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