8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

8 Fun ideas to celebrate Independence Day with your kids !

Enjoy the Independence Day celebrations with your kids while making them aware of our rich culture and history with these fun ideas.

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

15 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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My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles – Book Review

My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles – Book Review

My Name is Tani… And I Believe in Miracles Age Group: 10+ Author: Tanitoluwa Adewumi with Kayode and Oluwatoyin Adewui and Craig Borlase No.of pages: 208 Type: Chapter Book (Memoir) Format: Paper Back Price: INR 299 Published By: Harper Collins Children’s Books Tanitoluwa (Tani) Adewumi is the eight-year-old Nigerian-born boy who recently won the New York State Chess Championship after playing the game for only a year. This book is his story, a memoir written by him with the…

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5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

5 Books that will help kids to understand the “love-hate” sibling bond!

We all know that our parents shape our personalities, but psychologist Dorothy Rowe says, we often overlook how much our identity is influenced by our siblings. Sibling attachments may be warm and loving, but often they’re made up of equal parts of affection and irritation, even anger and rivalry. Sometimes we feel nothing but hatred, or resentment. Yet they have an enormous influence on whom we become.

‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the perfect time to understand and learn more about this bond.

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Live an adventure – One night in the Sunderbans – Book Review

Live an adventure – One night in the Sunderbans – Book Review

One night in the Sunderbans Age Group: 4 to 6 Years Author: Tannaz Daver Illustrator: Ratna Moriniaux Rege No.of pages: 40 Type: Picture Book Format: Paper Back Price: Rs.145 Published By: Happy Squirrel (an imprint of Lead Start Publishing Pvt Ltd) Sunderbans is the largest mangrove forest in India and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Being the only Mangrove Tiger Reserve in the world, Sunderbans has the rare distinction of being declared a Biosphere Reserve and is home to the…

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Book Review – The Great Race

Book Review – The Great Race

Publisher: Tara Books Author: Nathan Kumar Scott Illustrator: Jagdish Chitara The Great Race is a witty story based on an Indonesian trickster tale. It is an extremely satisfying read and its earthy folk art illustrations stand out. At first, you think that this is similar to the story of Aesop’s The Hare and the Tortoise. The race in this book, however, is between Kanchil, a mouse deer who is very proud that he is the…

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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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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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Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Kids’ Favorite Photos and DIY Keepsake Ideas – A story to read and a craft to make!

Photos evoke memories, and make for wonderful gifts. Here’s a great picture book to read with your child, and a fun DIY Keepsake idea to spend some constructive time together, and create more memories to look back on!

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Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Book Review – Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody

Frankenstein: A Monstrous Parody Written by Ludworst Bemonster (Rick Walton and Nathan Hale) Parody of Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans This is one of the best kids parody books we’ve seen.  This book parodies the Madeline story line by line and picture by picture, including the “CaldeNot Horror Book” badge! Though you need not have read Madeline to enjoy this book, you can really enjoy if you do know the story! For those who have not…

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