Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

Fantastic Biographies for Children – 9 recommendations for you!

The following biographies are some of the most fascinating we’ve come across. These will help children understand and find inspiration from some of the most important figures in our history.

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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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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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Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

Here’s one sureshot way to get your kid to read!

For starters, the whole set up of a series hooks the children. They don’t have to invest time in imagining the place where their hero lives, or what are the hero’s favourite things. The repetition in the words, and a little bit of a backstory, helps them move through the pages faster. Works wonders for their confidence!

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Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navaratri Reads – 9 Books that Celebrate Goddesses

Navratri – a nine-day festival dedicated to Goddesses  The word Navaratri literally means nine nights in Sanskrit, Nava meaning nine and Ratri meaning nights. During these nine nights and ten days, nine forms of Goddess Shakti or Devi are worshiped. The beginning of spring and autumn are considered to be significant confluences of climatic and solar influences. That is why these two periods are taken as sacred opportunities for the worship of the Divine Mother Durga. Durga Puja, Navaratri, Dusshera, and Diwali are important Hindu…

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KidEngage Reads – Itihasa and Purana for children

KidEngage Reads – Itihasa and Purana 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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Love Books and Reading? Support This Free Community Library Project

Love Books and Reading? Support This Free Community Library Project

What is The Community Library Project (TCLP) The seeds for The Community Library Project (TCLP) were sown in the early 2010s with a read-aloud program conducted by Mridula Koshy & Michael Creighton, for children attending the Ramditti J R Narang Deepalaya Learning Centre in New Delhi. At the center of the program was the idea that “Reading Is Thinking” – that everyone, regardless of their social or economic background, had the right to books and…

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9 Must Read Books authored by Peter H Reynolds

9 Must Read Books authored by Peter H Reynolds

Peter H. Reynolds is an author and illustrator whose most famous books include The Dot, Ish and The North Star. His stories are simple, yet poignant and teach deep life lessons. His illustrations are mostly done with ink and watercolors. His picture books will inspire children to dream big and embrace the power of whimsy and imagination. His books tell stories that matter and challenge us to reach our full potential. Here is a list of our favorite 9 inspiring…

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15 Whoopsy wiffling, Phizz-Whizzing Books by Roald Dahl your should not miss!

15 Whoopsy wiffling, Phizz-Whizzing Books by Roald Dahl your should not miss!

Roald Dahl is the author behind some of the best-loved children’s books of all time, including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, Matilda, and The Twits. Roald Dahl’s book have been adored by children and adults alike all over the world. His books have been published in over 50 languages and adapted into numerous movies. There is even a Roald Dahl Museum in the UK for the true fans. His stories are full of magic, mayhem, and mischief….

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20 Razztwizzling-ly brilliant words invented by Roald Dahl

20 Razztwizzling-ly brilliant words invented by Roald Dahl

No one knows how to spin a yarn like Roald Dahl!  He was the master of colourful characters and spellbinding stories and his splendiferous imagination was responsible for some of the greatest children’s books of our times. Did you know Roald Dahl invented 500 words and character names, from the Oompa-Loompas, Rumpledumpus, Skillywiggler, Uckyslush, and Whizzpopping to the less well-known humplecrimp, lixiviate, and zoonk? He also coined the term “gobblefunk”, the name we now give to the lexicon of…

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