Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

Bring the world to your children – A Guide to the best Atlases for Kids!

The earlier a child begins to understand his or her place in this world, the better. The best way to start would be to show children maps. Maps are enchanting and children are often attracted to them. To children, they open up the possibility of an adventure in far-off places! They tell stories of places you may or may not have been to. In the current scenario, we do not use maps as we used…

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12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

12 Books your Children Must Read About Diwali!

Celebrating Diwali is fun with books that show us Why Diwali is Celebrated and How it is Celebrated! And if you are looking for one for your child, look no further! With so many lovely new books on Diwali, we surely have you covered. This list includes story books as well as activity books!

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Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Best Spooky Halloween Reads for Kids

Goblins, ghosts, witches and ghouls are getting ready for the spookiest night of year! If your kids are getting excited about pumpkins, witches’ hats, and trick-or-treating, it’s time for the best Halloween stories!!

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Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Book Review – Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series)

Celebrate Dussehra and Durga Puja (Celebrate! Your Fun Festival Handbook Series) Written by Various (Roopa Pai, Deepa Agarwal, Swapna Duta, Anu Kumar, Rituparna Chatterjee, Ani Sengupta, and Kanika Sharma) Published by Hachette India Celebrate! Fun Festivals Handbook is a first one-stop series that tells readers everything one would want to know about India’s favorite festivals! This book is essentially a collection of stories, folktales myths, legends and activities based on the theme of Dussehra and Durga…

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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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Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Shazam! 17 Marvelous Comics for children

Comics can be a great way to help kindle love and enjoyment for books. As detailed in this wonderful article, 17 Reasons why children must read Comics, comics have a lot to offer young readers. There are loads of comics that appeal to your children. Some are wordless while others are ideal for early readers or older children who want to share storytime with a reading parent. Some offer complex subject matter for middle-schoolers or older. Comics…

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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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Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Books to help children cultivate an attitude of Gratitude

Cultivate an attitude of gratitude Raising grateful kids isn’t just about teaching them to say thank you. Developing an attitude of appreciation happens in little ways every day.  Books are a perfect opportunity for exploring themes of gratitude and thankfulness! Reading to your children from a young age, as well as helping them learn to read for pleasure, heaps lifelong rewards. Here are some fantastic books about gratitude that you’ll want to read over and over again….

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Rock On! Books About Rocks!!

Rock On! Books About Rocks!!

One of the best ways to connect with nature and get nature close to you is through rocks! Whenever we take a walk to the park or the beach, many kids (and adults) like to collect some pretty looking rocks. In fact, Rock collecting can be an engaging and beneficial hobby for children. Do you children love rocks too? Here are some children’s books about Rocks that can get them interested if they are not already! 6…

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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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