Review by Nisha Abraham “If there was one place I could be I think it would have to be under the sea If you think there’s nothing there You’re in for a surprise, to be quite fair!” If, like me, you love beautifully illustrated, easy to read, wonderfully imaginative books for children, you will adore [...]
I almost want to break out into a few halleluiahs after my recent visit to Kitab Khana. Let it not be said anymore that Mumbai moms are only subjected to workbooks, educational books and storybooks with the worst grammar on the planet anymore.
‘Hoo’ the Hippo who is the Mascot for Hippocampus greets you as you enter this “Experience Centre” and you know immediately that this is one fun place to hang out. The Hippocampus Experience Center is a library to start of with and also turns into a place where kids can play games, learn new skills, participate [...]
Thank god there is no limit to having fun. Something we should all indulge in more often I think, and of course for that, we need more fun places. So here’s one more to the list, Kids Kouch in Indiranagar, Bangalore. A multifaceted place which offers a Book and Toy Library, Activity Centre and a [...]
If your child is between the ages of 10 months and 6 years then you can now borrow age appropriate toys and finally say ‘yahoo! no mess with old toys piling up’. So all you Mumbaiites, we have discovered a gem of a toy library in Bandra. It’s called Crezca (means growth in Spanish) and [...]
I was amazed with this fantastic reading tool that has absolutely no letters or words on any of the pages. That’s because it’s a ‘Picture Reading’ book.
Learning to be still There are some books that I keep on my bedside table as a ready reckoner for kiddie emergencies. While Gopika Kapoor’s Spiritual Parenting doesn’t fall into that category, it is an easy and informative read, striking a familiar and reassuring chord that there are other women out there going through the [...]
We love this initiative by Young Zubaan. Do participate if you can! Dear Fellow Booklovers, We are in the process of putting together a guide to the best Indian children’s books…. and we would like to hear from you! 101 Indian Children’s Books We Love seeks suggestions and contributions from children, parents, teachers, grandparents, librarians, [...]
Book Bonanzaaa Hey guys, last 10 days of the BIG Om Book Shop sale. They are offering from 10% to 90% off on all their products only till the 11th of July. Om Book Shop is one of the oldest book retailers in Delhi, they now have a strong NCR presence too. Their collection is [...]
Yes, like a horse whisperer but with babies and toddlers a la Tracy Hogg. I heard about Tracy Hogg through a cousin and it happened to be at the same time that Discovery channel was airing a program featuring Tracy Hogg with families dealing with their baby concerns or problems of eating, sleeping etc. As [...]