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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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….Read More
Is reading at the top of the list of habits you would like to cultivate in your child?
If yes, then you are probably also aware that as a parent you have the power to empower your child to unlock his or her full potential and reading plays a significant part in this. Yet reading is not a skill all kids just pick up naturally. Knowing this, can be daunting to a lot of parents. I know it was for me, till I realized early on, love for reading can be slowly but surely nurtured.
as Stephen King famously said – Books are uniquely portable magic! So let the magic take over, and transform a dull, dreary afternoon into a fun, adventure in the land of stories.Read More
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…Read More
Teachers are amazing! Children spend much of their life in their schools, learning new skills, and discovering the world around them. A very big part of their schooling journey is a teacher. With Teacher’s Day coming up, it is the right time to think about the value a great teacher adds to a student’s life. Most of us can name at least one teacher that made a difference for us, and we hope that our…Read More
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….Read More
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…Read More