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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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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For the Love of Reading

For the Love of Reading

Looking back, I think the reading aloud was the biggest contributor in making him a reader. He hardly ever went to sleep without having a story read to him, and I saw my husband happily taking over the bedtime ritual of reading. It’s the sacrosanct father-son bonding time, but the roles have been reversed – it’s the boy who reads the story for his dad now.

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International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

International Lego Day – 8 Benefits of playing with Lego

One of the most educational toys available also happens to be one of the most inviting! The skills children learn from Lego are important and incredible! Here are 8 benefits of playing with Lego

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Does your child HATE reading? Here are 5 Tips that will help your kids to form an everlasting bond with books!

Does your child HATE reading? Here are 5 Tips that will help your kids to form an everlasting bond with books!

There is no magic potion that will help your kids to love Reading. Parents usually buy board books for their babies in the hope that kids will love reading. And yet, by middle school, most kids stop reading books that aren’t assigned in school.Here’s how you can help your kids reach that ‘happy reading place’.

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Old Stories, New age

Old Stories, New age

It also happens that as adults you get bored with sharing the same story to a toddler who would like to listen to the same story a million times in a row, all they are looking is to memorize and learn – hence that is a very important teachable moment in the history of your child’s life. You don’t have to be very creative about it, you just need to be an aware parent, not authoritative.

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Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

Fun, the old-fashioned books way – For the lazy afternoons!

We all look forward to the summer vacation, and indulge in some serious air dreaming. We make plans for what we will do when schools finally close and the daily tedium of packing dabbas can be forgotten for some time. This is the time to introduce your child to some fun books that will keep them engrossed and the house blissfully silent so that the longed for summer vacation can be enjoyed by everyone. With so much penetration of gadgets in our everyday life, I thought I’ll put up a list of books that promise and deliver fun, the old-fashioned way!

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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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KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

KidEngage Reads: Mooncake (Moonbear Books) by Frank Asch

Mooncake (Moon bear Books) Frank Asch Simon & Schuster Now that Science has spoiled the game for us, we would not dream of ‘tasting’ the moon. We know that it is nothing but a land of craters, with perhaps some water lying around. But for the kids, it is still something of a mystery. And on a full moon’s day, it probably looks good enough to eat! Frank Asch’s ‘Mooncake’, a part of his Moonbear stories series,…

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KidEngage Reads Roald Dahl : #Dahl100 for lessons in life

KidEngage Reads Roald Dahl : #Dahl100 for lessons in life

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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