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On Monday, August 21, 2017, all of North America will be treated to an eclipse of the sun. Anyone within the path of totality can see one of nature’s most awe-inspiring sights – a total solar eclipse What Is An Eclipse? The Moon travels between the Earth and Sun about once a month. However, due…

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Are you one of the many parents who faces questions like, “why is our language different from my friend’s?” “why don’t we eat steak but he/she does?” and such. Then, We are One is the book for you. About We are One Author, Pinky, mother of a curious six year old has done a fabulous job of weaving…

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“The Great Race” is an Indonesian trickster tale retold by Nathan Kumar Scott. It is the third story in the Kanchil series. The other books in the series include the popular ‘Mangoes and Bananas‘ and ‘The Sacred Banana Leaf‘. The Plot The Great Race is a story twined around social values. It begins when a mouse…

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Trickster tales appear in the folklore of most cultures around the world. They are the popular tales about the wise, the clown, the fool, or the small animal who outwits the larger more powerful animals in the jungle. Tricksters and clowns can be human, animal or God-like characters, but their stories always convey social values…

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The Dance of the Flamingo written by Anita Mani, is a level 3 Pratham Book, that describes the world of the uncrowned queen of birds. About The Dance of the Flamingo This book serves as an encyclopedia of flamingos. Ever wondered where they got their shimmering color from? Can this bird loose its color?  Where did the…

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Mangoes and Bananas is a story of a mouse deer named Kanchil and his best friend Monyet, the monkey. The duo love to eat but hate to forage high and low for it. So they decide to produce food to satisfy their hunger by planting a favorite tree each – the former a mango tree and the…

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Ladoo books are a series of fun books for young learners from Vaibhav Malankar and Ankita Sagar. These bilingual books are ideal for kids aged 2-4. Ladoo Books The series of four books titled ‘Ladoo and Chai Time‘,’Ladoo and Pooja Day‘, ‘Ladoo and Counting to Ten‘, ‘Ladoo and Farm Friends‘ are bilingual. Ladoo books are…

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My kid is now 2.5 yrs old. I have waited too long to ‘begin’ potty training for him. The internet supplies a surfeit of  information, and it’s hard to find the right practice. This book, The Ultimate Parenting Guide to Potty Training, by Kiwi Family Media came handy just in time. What is in the…

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“Pehelwaanji ji aur kela“, an original story in Hindi by Sanjiv Jaiswal ‘Sanjay’ is translated for the benefit of English readers as “Pehelwaan ji learns a slippery lesson” by Manisha Chaudhry. This short story book is crafted for beginner level (Level 1) by Pratham books. The Plot Pehelwan is a strapping man who needs to…

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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 books. “Okaasama Otousama” by Sandhya Rao and Krishna Bala Shenoi Age 2+ ‘Ma’ and ‘Pa’…

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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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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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Knowledge of tradition and customs being passed on to the progeny is a mandate! But in Indian Hindu families this knowledge transition hits a snag because unlike many religions, the pantheon of the Hindu deities, undoubtedly, is huge. Parents definitely have a hard time explaining the roles of these uniquely varied forms of Hindu Gods.(At…

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SWaCH waste pickers collect around 650 tonnes of Pune’s waste each day. They hand segregate to recycle more than 140 tonnes. Sanitary waste (diapers and pads) comprise 3% of household waste collected. This means that the workers handle 20 tonnes of them every day. Waste Disposal Today Many of us think dusting houses clean, tying up our wastes in plastic…

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About This Truck Has Got To be Special Many a times, we see kids go crazy over the huge containers that rule the road. I’m sure they would have imagined what it is like to drive a big beast  proudly around. Here comes the book, “This Truck Has Got to be Special“, written by Anjum Rana that…