Blast Off into Space with these 10 Space themed Books

Blast Off into Space with these 10 Space themed Books

There is hardly anyone who is not fascinated by space and the mysteries it holds. Children often role-play astronauts and are very excited about space. They are always zooming in rockets or fighting aliens! This International Space Day (July 20), we present a few awesome space-themed books to fuel the intergalactic interests of children!

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Creative Writing Prompts to jumpstart your children’s writing

Creative Writing Prompts to jumpstart your children’s writing

Creative writing lets children express themselves. It helps children use their imagination and takes the reader on a journey into their thoughts. This can also be a great way to find more about your children, about their likes, dislikes, and feelings. But many kids do not want to write and often complain! How do you get kids to want to write without forcing them to? Why not try giving them some fun topics – writing…

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A Parent’s Guide to Chocolatey Read, Make, Do and Play!

A Parent’s Guide to Chocolatey Read, Make, Do and Play!

I sometimes come as a slab And sometimes come as a chip And sometimes I am a bar Or fondue in which to dip. What am I? Chocolate, of course! Chocolate is the most popular fun food in the world. Not only does eating chocolate make you feel good, but it may also be good for your heart and your brain (when eaten in moderation, of course!). Chocolate is prepared from the fruit of the Theobroma cacao,…

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Delicious Chocolate Themed Books for all the Chocolate Lovers

Delicious Chocolate Themed Books for all the Chocolate Lovers

Chocolate is not just any food. The cultivation of cacao beans dates back to 3000 years ago in Mesoamerica, where Olmecs and Mayas called it “Theobroma Cacao” or “the food of the Gods”. The Aztecs believed that cacao seeds were the gift of Quetzalcoatl, the god of wisdom, and the seeds once had so much value that they were used as a form of currency. Chocolates are today one of the most loved foods all over the…

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7 Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children

7 Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children

Pic Credit: Little Readers Nook Reading books and sharing stories, and rhymes regularly with your child from an early age can help create a lifelong reader.  It is easy to make reading aloud with your children a fun activity. Here are some simple tips to get the most out of reading together with your children. These can be used with children of any age! Tips to Make the most of reading aloud with children Set…

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It’s All Write!! 8 Reasons to participate in Writing Competitions

It’s All Write!! 8 Reasons to participate in Writing Competitions

Kids (and adults) need a platform to show off their creativity – to learn and to explore. There are many platforms to show off your singing and dancing talent on stage. But what about talents in writing stories or poetry? How do young writers get an audience? Well, the answer is simple. Writing Competitions! Competitions play a role in motivating students to perform and excel and offer a lot more reward than just the winning…

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Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Once upon a story – Awesome Opening Lines from Children’s Books

Most of us start a story with “Once upon a time…” But that is not the only way to begin a story! The very first sentence of a story has a huge impact on its readers or listeners. It can resonate with the readers and linger for long after the story has been read. Did you know that the classic Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery opened with a 148-word sentence? Also, J. M….

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Kindle the Love of Writing in Your Children – Here is how

Kindle the Love of Writing in Your Children – Here is how

Helping your kids discover a love for it can help them exercise their creativity well beyond their childhood and develop a lifelong passion for it. You can prepare your child for creative writing through play, conversation, reading and exploration. Here are a few ideas to get them going!

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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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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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