Looking for a fabulous sensory spice activity for the summer? We think this wonderful idea works throughout the year!  Have you ever had an experience where your child has picked out those “black-black things” from their dal? Well, we decided it is time to come up close and personal with the pantry staple in every…

If I Could Teach My Teacher by Sakshi Singh is a wonderful collection of poems that your children will love reading and reciting! Ever since I was a child, I simply loved poetry. My favorite poems when I was growing up were ‘Matilda’ by Hillaire Belloc, ‘Bells’ by Edgar Allen Poe, ‘Macavity’ by TS Eliot, and of…

It’s a Mom Thing: Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy will make you laugh till you cry! Beneath the hilarity and the brilliant writing, though, there are the intriguing stories about raising children that we will relate to and recognize immediately.  It’s a Mom Thing: Kickass Parenting by Sathya Ramaganapathy begins with a delightful spin on Jane…

When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina is a YA historical novel set during the 1976 Soweto student uprising. A powerful and moving book with interesting and diverse characters, your young adult will love it! As soon as I read When Morning Comes by Arushi Raina, I was fascinated by how this young writer had achieved something remarkble. She managed to…

My daughter is 8 and she wants to conquer the world with a lemonade stand. Sound familiar? When I was a kid, I put one up too, in our colony in Madras. It did fairly good business. Why lemonade? Well, it’s healthy, hydrating, simple to make, yummy. Also, when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.…

Susie Will Not Speak by Shruthi Rao is about a girl who lisps, the people who bully her for it, and the one friend who sticks up for her. What’s not to love? Susie Will Not Speak by Shruthi Rao is a book about a girl named Susie who talks with a distinctive lisp. Kids at school…

Published by Puffin, The Curious Case of the Sweet and Spicy Sweetshop is one of those delightful books that you just cannot put down. It has everything – funny, interesting and endearing characters, a fabulous and quaint setting, a fast-paced plot, and enthralling sub-plots. It’s like JK Rowling’s Harry Potter, Neil Gaiman’s Stardust and RK Narayan’s Swami and…

Tigers Forever! published by Katha Books by Ruskin Bond and illustrated by David Stribbling is a wonderful book to introduce your child to this magnificent animal. There was a time when the mighty dinosaurs ruled the earth. We see them only in books, toys, and cartoons now. Though its hard to imagine sharing the world with those gigantic…

The Ammuchi Puchi by Sharanya Manivannan is a book that the children will love reading again and again! Every reading brings back new meaning and fresh delights. “When Anjali and I were really little, we were sort of afraid of our grandmother, Ammuchi.” Want a children’s book that combines a great plot, powerful storytelling and gorgeous…

The Valentine week is here, and the mommies have their work cut out for them. Need some simple Valentine ideas for school? Fret not, we’ve got you covered with these minimum-effort, easy card ideas from Pinterest! The Perfect Place for Valentine DIY Honest confession. I love Pinterest! My favorite board around this time of the…

Learning to write at least some code has become a necessity for all kinds of jobs. Teaching our children to understand and write code has become one of the aspects of a complete STEM education in schools that will prepare our kids for the future. Here are 6 games, apps and websites our kids have…

We picked our top board books and top chapter books for 2017. How can we miss our favorite part – picture books! Girl Power One of the very first books we review for 2017 was Sonia Panigrahy’s Nina the Neighborhood Ninja. Picture books sorely lack girls having adventures and being represented as smart and courageous and more. When it…

I can’t believe we already in the middle of the December and will be bidding farewell to 2017 soon. At the same time, it is the time of the year where we do the bests of 2017. Last week we shared the best board books of 2017, and now here we are with the top chapter…

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…