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Here comes the next book in the Children First Series– Manya Learns to Roar written by Shruthi Rao and illustrated by Priya Kurian. This book won the Children First Writing competition, organized by Parag, an initiative of Tata Trusts and Duckbill books. You can find the review of the other winning book and about the…

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The 71st Independence day of India is right around the corner. This month’s Toka Box is all about India Our Toka Juniors explore the colorful streets and street transportation in India, and our Toka Explorers learn all about the Dandi March. So I decided to go with a grab and go snack recipe from the land of…

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Looking for ways to engage your little ones on a rainy afternoon or a hot summer afternoon or a super-cold winter day? Then check these excellent Puzzlemania Puzzle activity books published by Puffin India. Puzzlemania Books This Puzzlemania series is perfect for children in the age group 3-6. The books are available in four fun volumes and…

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Are you looking for a gripping and a fascinating chapter book for your young reader? Then you have to check this book – Kittu’s Very Mad Day by Harshikaa Udasi. The book is illustrated by Lavanya Naidu and published by Duckbill books. This book was a winner of the Children’s First writing competition, organized by Parag,…

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We are exploring the tigers of Ranthambore, Rajasthan this month at Toka Box. So we decided to explore the royal food of Rajasthan too. 🙂 So, here comes the Baked Baati Churma recipe which is a famous Rajasthani delicacy. Baati is nothing but baked wheat rolls, and churma is the crushed baati which is served…

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“Let’s celebrate Ramadan and Eid” by Ajanta Chakraborty and Vivek Kumar, is book four of the popular Maya and Neel’s Indian Adventure Series. This book is published by Bollywood Groove. Like the other books in the series, this book is also educational and diverse. Maya and Neel visit New Delhi in the month of Holy…

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How can we divide seventeen camels among three people? Interesting huh? STEM reads are always great additions to the library. The Will is a wonderful book that tells a story through numbers. “The Will” written by Anis Azmi and illustrated by Juhi Agarwal published by Pratham Books solves this puzzle. 🙂 It is translated from Hindi by…

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A balanced diet with proper physical activity is the key to good health. As a parent, it’s our duty to inculcate healthy eating habits in our kids. I know, it is not an easy task. This month our Toka Chef recipe is a kid-friendly, yummy and simple spread – Indian Thali with veggies sneaked in. 🙂…

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Dal is one among the staple and traditional diet in India. Dal pairs well with both rice and roti and makes it a healthy food as dal plays a primary source of protein for the vegetarians and vegans. Today I am going to share a mix dal tadka with zucchini. Dal Tadka Traditional plain dal…

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Banana Froyo is an easy and a perfect summer recipe prepared with frozen bananas and yogurt. Banana is a readily available fruit year around, and this recipe can be made not only during summer but year around too. When you have some excess bananas or ripe bananas, you can peel the skin and put them…

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Indian food is known for its flavor and the flavor comes from the spices we use. This recipe uses both whole spices and spice powders. Dum Aloo, precisely Kashmiri Dum Aloo is a yogurt based potato gravy loaded with full flavors. Here is my mild no onion no garlic version of Kashmiri Dum Aloo. 🙂 Kashmiri Dum Aloo…

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We all want to know what future holds for us. A bit of prediction always helps huh? No wonder all the newspapers and TV channels have a horoscope section. 🙂  Nalini Sorensen has weaved a fantastic plot around this theme, and she has delivered a delightful read – The Star That Saved The Day for…

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Can kids make bread all by themselves? Oh yes! with the Ice Cream Bread. The month of May at Toka Box is all about Mother’s day and so is the recipe! Try this two ingredient bread recipe and wow your mom! A No Yeast, No knead Ice Cream bread – all you need is two main ingredients:…

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Are you all ready for a new adventurous ride with the Dev and Ollie pair? But before that, let’s recollect the first two adventures. The first time the duo flew to Gujarat to learn about the kite festival and next time they intended to travel to Delhi but they crash land in Agra, but still, they…

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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…