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Our May Toka Junior Box focuses on Process Art for preschoolers! So, what is Process Art? Process Art emphasizes the process of making art; where the means of making the art project is more important than the end result! It is not about teaching kids how to do art, but all about the experience kids…

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Ninja Nani and the Bumbling Burglars, is the first book in the Ninja Nani series of 2 books released thus far. Written by the brilliant Lavanya Karthik and published by Duckbill Books, this book is a whacky 100 plus pages of witty and hilarious story-telling, written in Chapter book format, and is sure to expand one’s imagination. The Plot…

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Every year, we pick our favourite books for kids, be it Board books, Picture books or Chapter books! Books that we have reviewed and loved for our kids. Books we believe are a great addition to any child’s library! In keeping with this tradition, here are our Top Board Books for kids for the year 2017! 2017…

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IMC and Chitra Soundar have had a long association. As Chitra rightly puts it, ‘We are old friends!’. IMC is very glad that Chitra has agreed to dedicate a full afternoon to sharing her knowledge and experience on story-telling and story building for kids at the Author Session with Chitra Soundar coming this December at ICC Milpitas,…

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About Miheika Publications Today we have, yet another book from Miheika Publications! A Diwali book for young children – Lilu’s Lantern, written and illustrated by Devika Joglekar. This is our second book from Miheika Publications and I was happy to review it for IMC. The illustrations by Devika are so simple, yet so pleasing and perfect – one of the biggest USP…

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Hindi Diwas/ Hindi Day is celebrated across India on 14th of September every year to show the importance of Hindi language in the country. This began when the Devnagari script was approved as an official language by the Constituent Assembly on 14th September, 1949. If you are planning to raise your child bilingual and Hindi is your chosen language then,…

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It is back to school time, and back to school means, early morning lunches! With a few days to go before first day of school here in the east-coast, I found myself browsing for recipes – quick and easy, approved by the 6 yr-old, no mess, easy to pick and eat and of course healthy recipes…

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As we move away from India, raising our kids to be bilingual does get difficult. However, there are a lot of bilingual books available in the market these days. And if Hindi is your chosen language and quality of the book is important to you, here are 2 really well-made books Das Din & Gol Mol Bol…

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With the onset of August, comes the season of Indian Festivals and celebrating them is a great way to pass on some of the Indian culture to our kids. Secondly, most festivals come with a story and tell me one kid that does not like to listen to stories! And then there are the yummy…

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We have 3 chapter books on Tigers that have won awards and won our approval! Tiger Boy (Winner of the South Asian Book Award) It’s only once a while that you get a book that manages to create a lump in your throat and at the same time makes you read as fast as you can because you…

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Be it summer days or weekend breaks, art and craft is one of the best and easiest ways to keep young kids engaged! Screen free afternoons that help stimulate your child’s brain is the need of the hour. So, here you have a super fun and easy summer activity to work with patterns – Making your own stamps!…

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Shoe Shopping is a charming little book from Miheika Publications. It is written and illustrated by Devika Joglekar. The book is targeted at kids aged 4 and above. About the Author & Illustrator Devika Joglekar, the author of the book is an award winning animator and illustrator based in San Francisco bay area, CA. She has been…

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If museums make your kids groan about how boring they are, here is a round up of 5 of our favorite hands-on museums for kids in California. Psst…….You can touch everything here 🙂 1. Exploratorium                           pic credit: Exploratorium Located in San Francisco’s Pier…

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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…