Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

Word Power! 15 Books that celebrate words

There are plenty of reasons to love a good book. Children often love books for gorgeous illustrations or for their humorous stories. The adventurous plot or characters may draw children to read as they relate to them. But have you imagined what would happen if a book instills a love for words themselves? Words and wordplay make readers love language, it inspires writing and helps kids learn new vocabulary. The readers may convert to an even more…

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Our Beloved Missile Man – 6 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Our Beloved Missile Man – 6 Inspiring Books About Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam

Today is the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. Modern Indian history is incomplete with the mention of the name APJ Abdul Kalam, scientist, teacher, statesman and above all a great human being. He is known as “The People’s President” and The Missile man of India”. An inspiring teacher and a student of everything, Dr. Kalam collapsed and died from an apparent cardiac arrest on July 27, 2015, while delivering a lecture at the IIM Shillong. Dr….

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Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navratri – a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddesses  The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Goddess Shakti or Devi are worshiped. The beginning of spring and autumn are considered to be significant confluences of climatic and solar influences. That is why these two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother Durga. Durga Puja, Navaratri, Dusshera, and Diwali are important Hindu…

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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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Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude Raising grateful kids isn’t just about teaching them to say thank you. Developing an attitude of appreciation happens in little ways every day.  Books are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness! Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read for pleasure, heaps lifelong rewards. Here are some fantastic books about gratitude that you’ll want to read over and over again….

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Heroes of Peace – 10 Books about Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Heroes of Peace – 10 Books about Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Heroes of peace A peaceful world is a situation that should be striven for. For those people who go above and beyond to help this cause, recognition is granted through the Nobel Peace Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize is the most prominent award given to any person who has worked to encourage peace among countries or groups of people anywhere in the world. The Nobel Peace Prize is in a category of its own, as many times these…

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Tales of Peace – 10 Books about Peace

Tales of Peace – 10 Books about Peace

Tales of Peace 21 September is observed as International Day of Peace. What exactly does peace mean to children? Different cultures view peace in different ways. It could mean harmony with others around or acceptance of each other or the feeling of being calm and composed. Children know about events happening in the different parts of the world or about events in history and will have lots of questions about what peace means. Here are eight…

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9 Must Read Books authored by Peter H Reynolds

9 Must Read Books authored by Peter H Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is an author and illustrator whose most famous books include The Dot, Ish and The North Star. His stories are simple, yet poignant and teach deep life lessons. His illustrations are mostly done with ink and watercolors. His picture books will inspire children to dream big and embrace the power of whimsy and imagination. His books tell stories that matter and challenge us to reach our full potential. Here is a list of our favorite 9 inspiring…

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16 STEM Books that make Science and Technology fun for children

16 STEM Books that make Science and Technology fun for children

STEM subjects — science, technology, engineering, and math — are a crucial part of a child’s education both now and in the future. Books on STEM offer endless opportunities for engaged learning. They invite children to see the world differently and to think in new ways about what they observe. They also help by celebrating convergent and divergent thinking, analysis and creativity, persistence, and the sheer joy of figuring things out. Here is a list of books to help you involve even the youngest children in the process of STEM thinking, spark excitement, teach something new, and make STEM accessible to your children.

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10 Books to help you get started with Hands-on STEM

10 Books to help you get started with Hands-on STEM

Here are a few Hands-on STEM Books to help you inspire your kids to engineer, create, design, explore and build the unimaginable. These books are filled with great stories, Hands-on activities, experiments and cool project ideas that can help lay a foundation for any mixture of STEM disciplines.

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