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Welcome Back to IMC! Toka Box is available in United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore besides United States and Canada! Learn More at www.tokabox.com We have all heard of the STEM subjects — Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But what about STEAM? Yes, when you put the Arts in there, you turbocharge your child’s learning like never before.…

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Perfect for the middling and transitional readers, Enid Blyton’s books are lucid and beautiful. Hachette brings you two Enid Blyton original collections and two more games and pastiches based on the characters created by the beloved British children’s author.  A few months ago, I tried introducing my daughter to Roald Dahl but it didn’t work. Her…

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The 72nd Independence day of India is right around the corner. We even have the Toka History series now through September as part of the Gandhi box! So I decided to go with a grab and go snack recipe from the land of Gujarat and capture the feel of India. Here comes the famous dhokla recipe – it’s…

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One and Many is a beautiful bilingual book from Tulika publications that play on the words ‘one and many’ and ‘ek aur bahut saarey’ beautifully.  Bilingual books are a great way to introduce a child to many languages in a single sitting! This Hindi-English Bilingual book Ek Aur Bahut Saarey is Indu Sreekumar`s first book with…

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The Lion and the Fox is a book that puts a spin on the original tale from the Panchatantra! Retold by Deepa Balsavar, this book emphasizes the environmental aspects of the modern world. This is one book you don’t want to miss! Panchatantra stories are the oldest surviving fables from ancient India. Most stories employ animal characters…

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You’d be amazed at the variety of books available on India and the Indian Independence, for children. We have listed them all. From picture books to chapter books, activity books to books on Indian History and more. Picture Books Dances of India Published by Our Little Loka, introduces little kids to Indian Dances. Bharathanatyam, Dandiya, Chaau and…

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Looking for magazines for kids? All children’s magazines aren’t created equal. We bring you the ones that are totally worth their salt. Every child’s happy memories are filled with magazines of some kind. I used to love Disney Today, Tinkle and Gokulam when I was a child. I’d come hurrying back from school to read the…

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The Snake and the Frogs is a beautiful bilingual book published by Tulika. It is based on a beloved Panchatantra tale retold by Mariam Karim-Ahlawat. Children love animal stories. Dig into our country’s rich storytelling tradition with this engrossing tale! Panchatantra stories are the oldest surviving fables from Ancient India. Most stories employ animal characters and…

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Books for babies are designed to stimulate them and engage their senses. They also serve as a first step towards communication. Here’s how this mamma got her baby to like picture books. My son is now almost one. Till recently he would protest and try and wriggle away when he realized we were going to sit and read.…

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Looking for gifts for children? Want to give something other than toys as a birthday gift? We have some wonderful ideas! Being parents of toddlers comes with inevitable commitments like attending birthday parties of our children’s friends. Recently, we were invited to a birthday party of our son’s classmate whom we barely knew! The Invitation read- “No…

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July 29 is International Tiger Day  and we have 5 Picture Books on the Tiger that your children will love!  We have lost 97% of tigers in the wild and the International Tiger Day is both to raise awareness for the conservation of these majestic creatures and to celebrate them! We are celebrating in our favorite way…

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Written by Nalini Ramachandran and illustrated by Abhishek Choudhury, Lore of the Land: Storytelling Traditions of India is a book about Mohini, a legendary storyteller in search of her voice.  Before getting into the review, I would like to thank the author for this book – writing about the storytelling traditions of our diverse India is nearly an…

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Always Anjali is a beautiful children’s book about a 7-year-old who feels out of place in her environment.  Anjali is 7 yrs old and is excited to get her new bike and take it to her school carnival with her friends Courtney and Mary. At the carnival, they decide to get name license plates for…

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Ever heard the term ‘elimination communication?’ Here’s how you can use it to achieve your parenting goals. I must confess, I had not heard the phrase ‘Elimination Communication’ till my friend told me about it. I was like WHAT? And then she explained it to me. And I was like ooohhhh that! When you type Elimination…

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We all talk about play as being a great way to sharpen the brain. Pretend play, in particular, is very powerful and often therapeutic. Here’s why it is such a great teacher. While grown-ups see things the way they appear, kids have a talent to imagine anything as any other thing they want it to be! Stones become…