Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

Girija’s “4 Circles” that do the Magic of Parenting

The first thing that strikes you about Ms Girija Rao is a sense of calm, and a smile that reaches her eyes. She is  a passionate freelance consultant in child development, having a rich experience in teaching and mentoring young parents. Her strong belief that it is possible to raise wonderful human beings by good nurturing techniques led her to conduct numerous parenting sessions, and now, she has captured her rich experience of these sessions in a book “The…

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Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

Books for a Rainy Day – Take your pick!

The music of raindrops falling, the sweet smell of the earth, the cool breeze and the greenery all around – what do you need apart from a cup of hot chocolate and a good book to curl up on the couch with on a rainy day! Here we are, with a list of some super picks of the books based on rains. Bet the kids are going to enjoy them immensely!

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16 Back-to-School Books to get Children excited about School!

16 Back-to-School Books to get Children excited about School!

Summer has flown by and it’s time for a new school year. There are new schedules to adjust to and lots of preparations and is a big transition for the whole family. Children experience some excitement mixed with a bit of nervousness as they wonder what their new school year will be like. One way to ease this transition is by reading books about school. This can help children relate to various situations they might encounter and also help to spark conversations about their thoughts on a new school year. Here are 16 favourite children’s books for back to school!

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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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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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More is Better : 4 toddlers books series that you will love!

More is Better : 4 toddlers books series that you will love!

Toddlers love stories that have bright, clear and attractive pictures. And of course they love rhymes. Apart from the special bonding time, you’ll see that your little one knows his favorite parts in the book and is eager to turn the pages himself. The smart people who write for toddlers obviously believe that more is better. Why else would we have books that present readers with further adventures in the lives of already popular characters? There is a joyous sense of recognition when one encounters an old friend engaged in a new adventure and this is a sure fire way to keep toddlers engaged.

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KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

Mooncake (Moon bear Books) Frank Asch Simon & Schuster Now that Science has spoiled the game for us, we would not dream of ‘tasting’ the moon. We know that it is nothing but a land of craters, with perhaps some water lying around. But for the kids, it is still something of a mystery. And on a full moon’s day, it probably looks good enough to eat! Frank Asch’s ‘Mooncake’, a part of his Moonbear stories series,…

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Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease back into the new school routine

Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease back into the new school routine

Yes, its that time of year again! A new class, curriculum, friends and in many cases a different school altogether. So, getting back to the choc- a- bloc routine of the school after the long summer holidays can cause some serious blues to even the happiest of the lot. Sometimes, reading about characters who are of the same age group and are going through similar experiences of settling back in school can help ease the whole process for your child. Here are a few books we recommend your child should read once school begins and these will also help you start a discussion with your child about settling back into the school routine.

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