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Happy Holi – A Podcast, Books, Recipes and a Coloring page!

Holi Round Up

Happy Holi! Here is a round up of all things Holi that we have found, created and loved this year ! 1. Balgaatha Holi Podcast  Balgaatha is a podcast of kids stories from India. We loved their Holi edition with stories of Holika Dahan and Radha and Krishna. They also mention other stories of why

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Download Center, Story Time

App Review: Story Talkies

Story Talkies Mobile App

Storytelling Now, I don’t think any parent will undermine the importance of storytelling to their kids. Storytelling helps in developing early literacy skills, builds vocabulary and language along with familiarizing sounds and words that may not be common in day to day interaction (think trenches and snowball). Storytelling encourages imagination and creativity in children. Regular storytelling

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Book Review, Children's Books, Preparing For Baby, Story Time

Invited to a Baby Shower? Gift a Book!

Books for Baby Shower

Baby showers and ‘first visits’ to meet newborns come with the need to carry along the perfect gift. Clothing, bedding, towels and other ‘baby essentials’ are always popular, but run the risk of duplication – and are outgrown so quickly! More meaningful and original is a book, which should hopefully be treasured forever. Here are

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Age 9+, Book Review, Children's Books, Nose Buried In, Parenting, Perspectives, Story Time

The Unknown Indians – A Unique Look At History

The Unknown Indians

History has always held a fascination for me. I find it amazing that the way things were in the past and the events that occurred in a very different time are the ones that decide how present day things turn out. Everything we see today around us has been shaped by these times past and

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Bilingual Products, Parenting, Story Time

Importance Of Reading! – A Post From Neev Magazine

Neev Magazine

This is a sponsored post. “A child who reads becomes an adult who thinks” – unknown Importance Of Reading For Pleasure Children are surrounded by a plethora of organised activities these days. After school sports, weekend creative events and summer workshops are an integral part of childhood in today’s world. We teach our children how to

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Story Time

Story Time: The Happy Highway (Audio Story Included!)

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Highway was big and broad and ran 200 kilometres. He was the only road connecting the two cities and had thousands of cars and trucks and buses passing over him everyday. All the side roads were so envious of him. “Wow, look at his breadth and look at his length..and did you see how everyone

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Dear Ashi… And the Journey Begins!

The Journey Begins

Continued from http://www.indianmomsconnect.com/2015/12/01/dear-ashi-past-haunts/ AND THE STORY CONTINUES …… Chapter 2 And The Journey Begins…… Dear Ashi My name is Kajal. I’m your mother’s Kochar hostel friend. You probably have heard a lot of stories about us. Well, I’m a part of those stories. One time, simply because I was bored, I decided that our hostel would be a big

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Activity Corner, Event Review, Featured, Story Time

Kala Ghoda Festival 2016: 10 events just for your kids!

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival

Mumbai’s biggest multi-cultural festival, Kala Ghoda is just around the corner and it promises to be bigger and better in 2016! The 12 days long festival is a vibrant celebration of art, dance, theatre, literature and food. While the festival holds a lot of activities for adults, it is a mecca of fun, entertainment and learning

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Dear Ashi …. The Past Haunts [Short Story]

the past haunts

The Past HauntsThe first time that I paid close attention to Pallavi Shrivastav was the saddest day of my life. And when I say close attention, it simply doesn’t get closer than this. It’s hard not to notice a person, when they are hovering over your face, and almost screaming in to your ears. It

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Story Time

Book Review: Rama Fights Tataka

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Rama Fights Tataka Retold by – Aparna Nambiar Pictures by – V S Madhu  Mango Books Here’s a question – can you recall how many times have you listened to/ read/ watched the story of Ramayan? And has there been a single time when the story failed to fascinate you, or you could not find

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Children's Books, Story Time

“Becoming a Hero!” – Adventures of Ted, The Fire Engine (Part-10)

ted the fire engine

What would it be like to become like your favorite Hero? Join Ted and Ronny in the latest and concluding story of the series, and cheer for them as they strive to become heroes themselves. If you enjoyed the Adventures of Ted series and would like to see previously published stories please click on the

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Age 4 - 9, Book Review, Story Time

Book Review : The Story of Jatayu – #IMCRecommends

story of jatayu

The Story of Jatayu Retold by – Aparna Nambiar Pictures by – V S Madhu Mango Books Here’s a question – can you recall how many times you listened to/ read/ watched the story of Ramayan? And has there been a single time when the story failed to fascinate you, or you could not find

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Stories Retold: All Is Well

sivahars

Editor’s Note: Vasantha brings back those stories which we heard from our grandmothers, so that we can use them as bed time stories for our children! Read the story of King Sivarama Pandiyan and his minister Veeraramaiah! Once upon a time,there lived a King Sivarama Pandiyan. He was famous for his just rule in the

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Children's Books, Story Time

“Ted At a Magic Show!”- Adventures of Ted, The Fire Engine (Part-8)

Ted

Ted’s fireman got free tickets to a magic show after Ted and his team of fire engines put out a fire at the venue. The Fireman told Ted and Ronny that they could take the evening off and attend the magic show. Ted and Ronny are very excited! Watch the latest episode on the “Adventures

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Age 9+, Book Review, Book Week 2015, Children's Books, Story Time

Book Review: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Cloudy with a chance of Meatballs Story – Judi Barrett Pictures – Ron Barrett Aladdin Picture Books Ah, rains! And the things from the childhood that are associated with rains!! The rain dance, jumping in the puddles, school holiday for ‘rainy day’, and staying indoors with the aroma of food wafting from the kitchen. In

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