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

Dosai Amma Dosai – Traditional Nursery Rhymes from All Over India

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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

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

Children’s Mythology from Nosey Trunk!

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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

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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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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Children's Books

Book Reviews “Meet My Hindu Gods” and “My First Indian Coloring Book”

Meet my Hindu Gods

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

6 Hand-Picked Books to Read this Holi!

6 Picture Books for Holi

Holi, a festival of colors, is a spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal. It is celebrated to rejoice the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring and as a Thanksgiving for a good harvest. It lasts for two days starting on full moon day somewhere between February and March. The first day

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Celebrations, Preschoolers

Celebrate Holi with Me!

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About the Author Celebrate Holi with Me is the latest release From the Toddler Diaries series by Shoumi Sen. The first book in the series was Celebrate Durga Pujo with Me! The Toddler Diaries Series started off as a series of poems that the author wrote for her daughter.As you turn the pages of this book, you

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

Pratham Book Reviews | Brushing is No Fun & Sringeri Srinivas Learns to Laugh

Level 2 Pratham Books

Brushing is No Fun by Srividhya Venkat and illustrated by Anupama Ajinkya Apte: Vaandu doesn’t like to wash his hands after play time and according to him brushing is the boring job in this whole wide world. He doesn’t want even to miss the playing time by doing all those not-so-fun stuff. I bet this

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

8 Ways to Draw an Elephant

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8 Ways to Draw an Elephant is an interesting mix of Indian Art traditions presented in the most adorable form, the Elephant. Targeted for ages 3 and up, this book presents interesting facts about elephants intertwining it with Indian art forms like Meenakshi, Sohrai, Mata ni Pachedi and more. Apart from Art, this book got

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

Best Books of 2016 for 2-4 yr olds

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Books we reviewed and loved this year! Knock! Knock! Knock! Knock! illustrated by Kaori Takahashi and published by Tara Books is a quirky delight. The story unfolds literally as the books folds out. A book that takes you on a literal and imaginative adventure, you will never know what you will find when you open that

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Age 2 -4, Children's Books

Story Of Diwali Written By Amruta Ram

Story of Diwali

 Some festivals bring with them immense joy, enthusiasm, warmth, positivity, colors, lights & love with them. Diwali is one of those festivals. No matter whether it’s a child or an adult or even birds, all are soaked in happiness. That is how this lovely book about Diwali starts. Story of Diwali is a wonderful book

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review

Let’s Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali

Lets Celebrate 5 Days of Diwali

Diwali, albeit one of the biggest festivals in India, is celebrated differently by different parts of India. Growing up, for us Diwali was just for one day and involved waking up before sunrise, taking an oil bath and wearing new clothes. Then it was off to burst some crackers, temple and Diwali Bakshanam eating! As

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

A Cute Book About Indian Gods and Goddesses!

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After Trishala’s Dream (giveaway coming soon), Beanstalk Cottage are back with their new book. ‘My First book of Indian Gods & Goddesses‘ by Sonila Prashant, illustrated by Alankrita and published by Beanstalk Cottage, is a cute board book aimed at introducing our little ones to our Indian Gods. And that is exactly what it does, oh so perfectly! Some would argue, there

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Book Review

The Lal Badam Tree & The Boink Mystery

Pratham Level 3 Books

I love Pratham books. The simple and easy stories are always fun to read and their level-by-level reading books encourage kids to read more and also teach them something new in each and every book. Here are two Level 3 books that we recently enjoyed. Pratham’s Level 3 Books are for children who are ready

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Age 2 -4, Age 4 - 9, Children's Books

Let’s Recollect the Sacrifice | 70 Years of Independence

5 Books on Indian History for children

Today we are celebrating our 70th Independence Day!!! 70 years of freedom. It was not an easy task to get freedom from the British Government. The 1857 revolution, popularly known as Sepoy Mutiny or the Indian Rebellion or the India’s first war of Independence paved the way for the independence. The rebellion led to the

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

3 Tiger Picture Books and a Fun Printable!

3 Tiger Picture Books

July 29 is International Tiger Day . 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 – through picture books! The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith

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