Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Poignant Children’s Books Featuring Characters With Disabilities

Children’s books play a pivotal role in shaping early thoughts, beliefs, and perceptions. Books that feature characters with disabilities help children with disabilities understand that having a disability, even though life-altering, needn’t make them feel any lesser; different maybe but not lesser! And NO! Books with characters who have disabilities are not for children with disabilities alone! It is a must-read for ALL children. When children read about the diverse characters – their disabilities, the strengths…

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Hindu mythology – Books about Itihasa and Purana for children

Hindu mythology – Books about 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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Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Boo! Can reading scary stories benefit children?

Photo by Roman Denisenko on Unsplash 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’…

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5 Best Indian Colouring/Art Books for Children

5 Best Indian Colouring/Art Books for Children

Indian Colouring/Art books for Children Did you know that colouring provides lifelong benefits to your children! This simple and fun activity can help greatly in the development of your children. It is also one of the most favourite pastime activities of the kids. It sparks their imagination and gives them an opportunity to express themselves. Colouring helps children with fine and gross motor strength, tool use, sensory processing, pencil grasp, line awareness, hand-eye coordination, dexterity,…

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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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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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Worth your salt – Children’s Books about Money & Finance

Worth your salt – Children’s Books about Money & Finance

Hit the jackpot by wrapping money lessons into stories Financial literacy is as important for children as it is for adults. Children who are taught to manage their finances from an early life have better chances at a financially secure future. Teaching your kids to be financially literate helps them understand how to manage money as they grow. Wise spending becomes a habit, and this is very important. Many children know a few basic things about…

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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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#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

#Dahl100 for Life Lessons

If there’s one author that makes us all smile with the exaggerated (and sometimes macabre) sense of humor, it’s got to be Roald Dahl. You might have great trouble finding someone in the crowd that reads who has not read a Roald Dahl story. And boy, do his stories entertain us! He wrote some true gems in his trademark funny style, with invented words. All you want to do is to read them over and over…

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