15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

15 Parenting Books for Every Parent

Parenting books can entertain, inform and enlighten without being prescriptive and preachy, as well as make parents feel calmer! Though some parenting books do present content with “steps” or a “plan”, there are a few parenting books that are both reassuring and challenging! They remind us that to be a parent who is present, and forgiving, and kind, you must first be all of these things to yourself!

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Tintin’s most unforgettable adventures – 10 Favourite Tintin Books

Tintin’s most unforgettable adventures – 10 Favourite Tintin Books

The Adventures of Tintin was created as a series of comic strips by Belgian artist Georges Remi, who took on the pen name Hergé. The comic first appeared in French in a children’s supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle on 10 January 1929. Since then, Tintin has become a classic for both children and adults.  Consisting of 24 volumes, this book series describes the thrilling, globetrotting adventures of the young reporter Tintin, who…

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We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

We vote for these!! Get your children civics-savvy these elections!

Are you teaching your children about the elections? We’re having assembly elections in 5 Indian states this week, and the national elections are also due next year! Bombarded with ads on television, on the radio, and everywhere we turn, it’s obvious to young children that something different is happening and that we will be choosing a new leader. It is our responsibility as citizens to educate kids about the democratic process of elections and voting. So, what better time than now, to introduce children to how our government works, our constitution, elections, voting and what our role is in it all.

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Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Yes. Reading spine-chilling tales with your children may teach them some important life lessons. No, you shouldn’t be scaring the pants off your kids, but it’s okay for them to read some scary stories or get scared of the bogeyman every once in a while. Many parents keep children away from scary books (TV Shows and movies), in an effort to protect their kids.  Some parents worry that the stories’ evil characters may send the wrong…

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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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Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Book Review – Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic

Poppy N’ Pals – A Children’s Comic Written by Anitha Kannan Illustrated by Arjun Dev Published by Self-Published Poppy N Pals is a collection of 5 stories in 1 Volume in comic book format.   These are stories about three adorable friends Poppy, Mimi, and Tee who live in a charming town called Pincyl Town. Poppy is the most helpful friend you can find in Pincyl town. His smart-simplicity makes him attractive. Mimi is the richest and prettiest and she can’t…

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KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

KidEngage Reads – Mythology for children

Most of the schools have broken for the term, and being in India, the break always coincides with the festivals – born multitaskers that we are! And if it’s holidays, and holidays for a reason, you can always expect the curiosity about the mythology getting to the fore.We put together a list of some beautiful books that will give the children a good peek into the world of Indian mythology.

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Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Kapow! Zap your kids into reading with these Graphic Novels

Graphic novels are wonderful for “reluctant readers” and children who are just learning to read.  They’re generally fast-paced, and the word-to-picture correlation provides an easy way to expand children’s vocabularies. And more importantly, graphic novels tend to be more engaging than other “early reader” books. Moreover, the number of titles is expanding rapidly and there’s something to cater to every child’s interests. There are so many reasons for children to read comics, most of all…

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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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