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.Read More
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!Read More
There are plenty of reasons to love a good book. Children often love books for gorgeous illustrations or for their humorous stories. The adventurous plot or characters may draw children to read as they relate to them. But have you imagined what would happen if a book instills a love for words themselves? Words and wordplay make readers love language, it inspires writing and helps kids learn new vocabulary. The readers may convert to an even more…Read More
The earlier a child begins to understand his or her place in this world, the better. The best way to start would be to show children maps. Maps are enchanting and children are often attracted to them. To children, they open up the possibility of an adventure in far-off places! They tell stories of places you may or may not have been to. In the current scenario, we do not use maps as we used…Read More
Journaling is often a good activity for kids who are reluctant to write or, in some cases, reluctant to speak.
The versatility of journaling makes it very helpful to be incorporated into many different areas of learning, including math, science and social studies.
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.Read More
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…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
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
We all know that our parents shape our personalities, but psychologist Dorothy Rowe says, we often overlook how much our identity is influenced by our siblings. Sibling attachments may be warm and loving, but often they’re made up of equal parts of affection and irritation, even anger and rivalry. Sometimes we feel nothing but hatred, or resentment. Yet they have an enormous influence on whom we become.
‘Raksha Bandhan’ is the perfect time to understand and learn more about this bond.Read More