Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Children’s books play a pivotal role in shaping early thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions. Books that feature characters with disabilities help children with disabilities understand that having a disability, even though life-altering, needn’t make them feel any lesser; different maybe but not lesser! And NO! Books with characters who have disabilities are not for children with disabilities alone! It is a must-read for ALL children. When children read about the diverse characters – their disabilities, the strengths…

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Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Hot off the press! A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Magazines for Children

Magazines make great reading material for children. They are a great source of information and engagement and make learning fun! Kids can read about science, nature, and art while looking at beautiful photos of things, places, or animals they’ve never seen before and by playing games and completing activities. Magazines present content with language that is easy to read and understand and with plenty of illustrations. What’s more, they also provide opportunities for children to contribute to their…

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Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Breaking News! A Quick Guide to the best Newspapers for Children

Reading the newspaper is one of the best habits, to not just be updated with the world around, but also to improve reading, analyzing and understanding skills. Getting children to read the newspaper each morning is an awesome way to get children interested in what’s happening around the world. But the problem is that the daily newspaper is filled with information, most of which cannot be processed by a child.  A children’s newspaper is designed to…

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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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Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

Curl up with these Books on a Rainy Day

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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KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

KidEngage Reads – Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah by Aparajita Dutta and Nima Manjrekar

Once in a while, you come across a book that makes you look at it wistfully, making you wonder – how nice it would have been if I had this book to understand things back in my school days! ‘Walk the Rainforest with Niwupah‘ by Dutta and Manjrekar is one such book. It is a non-fiction book, but it doesn’t throw textual information as a bundle of facts. It has a very friendly and comprehensible tone, with beautiful illustrations to go with it.

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

Read your blues away – 5 Books that will help your child ease into back to 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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Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Holi Hai – 5 Books about Holi that you must read!!

Known as the festival of colors, Holi is celebrated on the last full moon in the lunar month of Phalguna. This ancient tradition marks the end of winter and honors the triumph of good over evil. Celebrants light bonfires, throw colorful powder called gulal, eat sweets, and dance to traditional music. Watch this video about the Story of Holi. Or read from one of these books about Holi.

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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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