Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure – Book Review

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of the famous scientist Charles Darwin on 12 February. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. On this day, here we are, with the review of a picture book that tells the youngs minds about Darwin’s work and its importance in a simple lucid language, a great graphic representation. Charles Darwin’s Around The World Adventure Author: Jennifer Thermes Age Range: 5 –…

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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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12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

12 Children’s Books that celebrate Mothers!

How would you like to cuddle up with your kids and read a book that celebrates mothers for being the wise and caring beings we are. (well, at least most of the time!) From mama raccoons to mama foxes, these reads show that a mom’s love comes in many shapes and forms.

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Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Rabindranath Tagore’s Stories and Poems for Every Child

Did You Know – Tagore is the only person to have written anthems for three countries! Jana Gana Mana – India, Amar Shonar Bangla – Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka Matha – Sri Lanka (Tagore wrote the Bengali version which was later translated into Sinhala). Click to read more interesting facts and books about this Nobel Laureate, fondly called ‘Gurudev’!

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Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Book Review – Elections in India: Everything You Need To Know

Publisher: Harper Collins Children’s India Author: Compiled by RobinAge India’s weekly children’s newspaper India is in election mode, with different phases happening right now in different parts of the country. All around we can see a buzz of election-activity, and this is sure to get children to think about why and what is happening around them.  It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time…

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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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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 : 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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Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Tales from the Jungles – Children’s Books about Wildlife

Children today are growing up in an age of deforestation and urbanization and hence it very vital that we teach our children to protect and preserve our precious wildlife.  Reading up about animals in their natural habitats can inspire children to create a better world where wildlife is cherished and sustained. Here’s a list of our favourite books that will help children become aware of the jungle and its inhabitants and how much they mean…

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Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Have a Seuss-esational Time : Dr.Seuss books that you must read

Dr. Seuss inspired the imaginations of millions of young readers through his mastery of wordplay and rhyme. From classics like “The Cat in the Hat” and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” to stories that taught valuable lessons like “The Lorax” and “The Butter Battle Book,” Dr. Seuss’ books are a must read for every child.

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