Children's Books

A Roundup of Poetry Books For Kids

If you’re new here, you may want to checkout our Latest Giveaways! Thank you for visiting!April, being the month of poetry, I wish to summarize the list of children’s books on poetry mentioned here in IMC earlier and some fresh ones too. Here’s a list for those of you who appreciate poems and rhymes in recent

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Age 2 -4, Book Review, Children's Books

Dosai Amma Dosai – Traditional Nursery Rhymes from All Over India

Dum Dum Dho

Rhythm and Rhyme play a significant role in early literacy skills and development in children. You can sing these rhymes to your kids while walking, playing and even while driving. It’s not only fun, but we also teach children the listening skills, a broad range of language, phonetic skills. Pbs.org clearly puts it; Nursery rhymes

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Miscellaneous

The Journey to Two Pink Lines

Pregakem

This is a sponsored post So you’re trying to get pregnant? You had decided to wait a couple of years after the wedding to have the baby. During this time perhaps you travelled, advanced your career and invested in a house. Now you and your husband are ready, especially since a lot of your friends

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Discussions, Perspectives

Should Kareena Kapoor Khan really be the poster girl for pregnancy, delivery and post-partum recovery?

Kareena Kapoor

The title obviously suggests that I think the answer should be ‘No’. For the record, I adore Kareena Kapoor. Right from her silliness in films like Kabhie Khushi Kabhi Gham and Mujhse Dosti Karoge to her characters in films like Yuva and the more recent Udta Punjab, I think there is definitely something about her.

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Product Review

Cleancult – A Non Toxic Laundry Detergent Pod

CleanCultFeature

It’s high time that we need to lead a sustainable lifestyle and save the Earth for future generations. But I agree, it’s not easy and living a sustainable lifestyle comes with its fair share of challenges. Just take an example of laundry detergent.  When you go to laundry aisle in the grocery store, you will

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Science Says

Science says – Probiotics are an essential part of health

Probiotics

Probiotics play a vital role in our lives because 80 % of our immune system is located in our digestive system. We need to make having a healthy gut a major focal point if we want to maintain optimal health. Gut is quite literally our second brain, as it originates from the same type of tissue as

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books, Parenting

Children’s Mythology from Nosey Trunk!

noseytrunk books

Growing up, listening to stories from our grandparents and parents was how most of us learnt about Indian mythology. These stories made the Divine seem human and almost friend-like. I guess that is why we love them, celebrate them and want to share them with our kids. Ranjani Krishnaswamy of Nosey Trunk combines such stories with her love for

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Announcements, Discussions, Featured, Working Moms

EAD: A Breeze of Hope for Certain Abused Nonimmigrant Spouses

Statue of Liberty

If a person entered the United States as the spouse of an A, E-3, G, or H nonimmigrant and has been abused by their spouse, they can now apply for employment authorization. Starting May 26, 2015, certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B nonimmigrants can apply for employment authorization (EA) (by filing Form I-765, Application for Employment

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Direct Dil Se (Interviews), Mother's Day 2013

Direct Dil Se with Ekta Bhatnagar, author of Genius Kids on a Mission

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Genius Kids On A Mission by Ekta Bhatnagar is perfect for kids age group 7+. This book contains two stories, and each story is in a chapter form. If your child is transitioning to a chapter book, this would be a good bet. IMC spoke to the author of this book,  Ekta Bhatnagar IMC: What made you

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Children's Books

A Stranger Comes Calling – Making Indian History Fun for Kids

Making Indian History Fun for Kids

“The soldier immediately protested, shaking his head and waving his hands vigorously. The children giggled as he patted his stomach to show he was quite full.” A Stranger Comes Calling is penned by Bharati Jagannathan and illustrated by Tapas Guha. Bharati is a historian and a teacher. She believes in teaching history to kids in

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Food

5 Quick and Easy Laddu Recipes

Laddus

Laddus are are often served at festive or religious occasions. It is made of flour, minced dough and sugar with other ingredients that vary by recipe. Preparing laddu is very simple and needs no expertise. Most Indian moms & grand moms make all kinds of healthy and tasty laddus. Maalaadu – Split Roasted ChickPeas Balls

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Age 2 -4, Book Review, Children's Books

Activity Book with Bengal Patua Scroll Painting

A Village is a Busy Place

A Village is a Busy Place is a stunning new activity book from Tara Books. The illustrations are in the Bengal style of Patua scroll painting and depicts life in a village of the Santhal people, one of India’s largest indigenous communities. Patua scroll paintings have stories that unfold while the chitrakar sings the story. This book

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Parenting

How to Raise a Creative Child

Creative Child

For 25 out of the (almost) 30 years of my life I held some very fixed notions about creativity. To me, creative people looked a certain way: crinkly cotton skirts, scarves or stoles, lots of silver jewellery, kajal and a jhola bag. The older ‘creatives’ wore beautiful saris and blouses and sometimes, these big, pretty

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Behaviour, Education, Gender Neutral Parenting, Mom's Answer

Top 5 Questions Young Children Ask About Sexuality (and How to Answer Them Right)

Sexuality

Traditionally, sex talk has mostly been a taboo topic in our society. The average parent or teacher finds it too awkward and embarrassing to broach the concepts of sexuality and healthy relationships with young children. However, keeping in pace with the changing times, it has become essential to talk about the birds and bees in

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Science Says

Science says Arts and Crafts are Important for Kids

Arts and Crafts

Art is a way for children to learn about the world, record thoughts and ideas, and enhance academic learning. Kids often love creating new things. The process of making an art product is of great interest to any child. They readily put together and take apart objects of different materials to create something unique, just for

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