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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10 Books to kindle the Indian in you – Read them Now!

10 Books to kindle the Indian in you – Read them Now!

India is a rich nation because of its diversity, history, culture, cuisine, people, religion, architecture, languages and so much more. Her history ranges from the famous Indus Valley Civilization; to the ruling of the British Regime and finally to her fighting a long battle and winning her freedom. Here are some hand picked books to kindle the patriot in you!

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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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Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Pink is for girls, and boys too! – A conversation with Ritu Vaishnav

Ritu Vaishnav’s Pink and Blue is an attempt by a mother to initiate a dialogue with her little one about gender stereotypes. It encourages kids to question these notions before they begin to shape their thinking and offers adults an opportunity to initiate this very necessary discussion. A discussion that needs to happen – it’s never too early, or too late! While we reviewed the book, there were some questions in our mind that we wanted to ask Ritu, and she agreed to answer them for us.

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KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

KidEngage Reads: Vibhuti Cat by Shikhandin

Vibhuti Cat is the story of Magesh and his Vibhuti Cat. Magesh is different from other children and does not speak much. His interaction with his understanding older brother Vignesh and his love for Vibhuti Cat define Magesh. Magesh’s Vibhuti Cat emerges out of the boy’s own interactions with the world and the people around him. Read up the review of this book in the ‘Children First’ series by Duckbill.

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KidEngage Reads: Neel on Wheels by Lavanya Karthik

KidEngage Reads: Neel on Wheels by Lavanya Karthik

Neel on Wheels is a welcome addition to the world of picture books. Narrated from the point of a younger child, Neel on Wheels is a paean to the courageous Neel, who is unfazed by anything that happens to him. There is a clear note of hero worship in the voice of the narrator which is heartening to see. It hints at the strong bonds between the siblings and suggests a relationship built on admiration and complete trust.

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KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

KidEngage Reads : Pink and Blue by Ritu Vaishnav

One of the easiest way to introduce or reinforce a concept in the impressionable mind of a toddler or a preschooler is to do it through picture books. And when the concept is about the gender, there probably is no better way than books, with the caveat that our own behaviour and attitude follows what we are reading to the children.

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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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Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

Lessons from the Chocolate Factory – With love from Willy Wonka

If you ask 10 people around you, at least 7 of them would have heard of Roald Dahl – either through his books or a movie based on one of his books. That he is a great entertainer goes without saying, going by the wild popularity he enjoys. But his stories are also a great bundle of lessons and learnings, that are relevant to all of us, irrespective of age and times we are living in. And oh, the words – as mouthful and delicious as the chocolates in his famous book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”.

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