Book Review – Water Stories from Around the World

Book Review – Water Stories from Around the World

Children are told in schools and homes that water is a precious resource and every drop should be saved. But when told through imaginatively written stories from different parts of the world children gain a broader understanding of the timeless and intrinsic relationship between people and water in every culture. ‘Water Stories from Around the World’ is one such collection. It is a fantastic mix of stories from mythology and folklore with simple messages on conserving, using and respecting water.

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Protect, Conserve and Value Water – World Water Day

Protect, Conserve and Value Water – World Water Day

What is World Water Day? World Water Day is an international day of observance that encourages people to not only learn more about how water impacts the lives of others but also to teach people new ways to positively impact water usage worldwide. World Water Day is a great opportunity to teach your kids about the importance of water. It’s crucial to teach them to appreciate how lucky we are to have clean, safe water. Be…

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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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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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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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Book Review: Dev and Ollie – Kite Crazy by Shweta Agarwal

Book Review: Dev and Ollie – Kite Crazy by Shweta Agarwal

Festivals are celebration of life and brings immense happiness amongst the people. India is a country of unique festivals, and this book Dev and Ollie is based on one such festival on kites called Uttarayan, celebrated in some parts of India , but its magnitude can be seen most in the state of Gujarat.

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Book Review – Land of stories: Beyond the kingdoms

Book Review – Land of stories: Beyond the kingdoms

Alex and Conner have been following the Masked man for months. They eventually get to know that the Masked man would be recruiting an army of literary villains by using a strong portal potion the fairy godmother made a long time ago. The portal potion allows creatures to travel inside a book or a story. They chase the Masked man through books like Alice in wonderland, Peter pan and The wizard of Oz .Would Alex and Conner be able to stop the masked man in time? Or would they have to battle the entire literary army? This book was packed with action, adventure, romance and humour….just like the other books in the series!

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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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Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

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