7 Books to Introduce Nelson Mandela to Children

7 Books to Introduce Nelson Mandela to Children

Nelson Mandela International Day 2018 marks what would have been Nelson Mandela’s 100 birthday. He was born on July 18, 1918. The Centenary is a time to reflect on his life and legacy and to follow his call for world peace. On this occasion, we showcase to you some books about him that you can use to introduce his life to children.

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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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Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Fostering Lifelong Learning in Children

Lifelong learning is defined as the “ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons”. This translates to our children, or even us, for that matter, being students for life. In order to ensure lifelong learning, we need to keep learning fun and exciting.

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15 Children’s Books that celebrate Diversity and Social Justice

15 Children’s Books that celebrate Diversity and Social Justice

Children should not be sheltered from diversity and differences. They should not see differences as anything notable but rather just a lovely part of how the world is! We have curated a list of children’s books about celebrating differences, accepting others, being friendly to those who are different, and about respecting each other’s differences. These books highlight diverse characters and storylines to present different perspectives and an outlet for children and parents to discuss issues of diversity and tolerance.

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Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

Where the Wisdom Sproutz – Life Skills, Reading and More!

“We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” Thus goes a powerful quote in the world of parenting and education. As you ponder over it, it makes so much sense.You start evaluating your surroundings and beliefs to see how much of the child’s requirement they are catering to. How could a school or formal education stay out of this evaluation, then? Should the child learn because he needs…

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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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International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

One of the most educational toys available also happens to be one of the most inviting! The skills children learn from Lego are important and incredible! Here are 8 benefits of playing with Lego

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Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

We all look forward to the summer vacation, and indulge in some serious air dreaming. We make plans for what we will do when schools finally close and the daily tedium of packing dabbas can be forgotten for some time. This is the time to introduce your child to some fun books that will keep them engrossed and the house blissfully silent so that the longed for summer vacation can be enjoyed by everyone. With so much penetration of gadgets in our everyday life, I thought I’ll put up a list of books that promise and deliver fun, the old-fashioned way!

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Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

The following biographies are some of the most fascinating we’ve come across. These will help children understand and find inspiration from some of the most important figures in our history.

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