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[27 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 774 views]
Parents, Leave Us Alone This Summer

Summer is here and so are all the tempting summer camp invitations pasted next to staircases and elevators. Now summer camps used to be fun. Like everything else which used to be fun we revisit the very notion of summer camp and ask big question in our internet-addicted times. Are summer camps still fun for kids?

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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 976 views]
Events: Stones2Milestones – Summer Affair 2012

Event: Stones2Milestones – Summer Affair 2012
Where: Multiple places in Bangalore.
When: April, 2012 – May 2012

The camp will be at following places:
1.Stones2milestones Centre:482/57, Behind Akme Harmony, Near Trinity Meadows Road.
Date: 9th of April to 30th April.
Age group: 5 to 8 years
9 to 12 years.
Timings : 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at our centre.
2.The Bright Beginnings Pre –School: Green Glen Layout, …

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[25 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 816 views]
Events: READING BUG – Summer Reading Program 2012 at Treasurehouse, Hyderabad

Event: READING BUG – Summer Reading Program 2012 at Treasurehouse, Hyderabad
Where: Treasure House, Hyderabad.
When: April 15, 2012 – May31, 2012
The reading bug summer program is designed by Anitha Ramkumar of utbtkids fame. They have many programs to choose from depending on the age of the child and their reading interests. More details here and here.

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[23 Apr 2012 | No Comment | 659 views]
Event: Story Telling by Tulika Author Alankrita Jain

Events are great way to introduce kids to new books and similar adventures. At MyToyStory we will be following events happening all over India. Our aim is to highlight good quality events and spread their story. If you are planning any event related to kids, crafts, apps or books then please let us know. Our submit form is not ready yet but you can use comment section in the meantime.

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[22 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 2,961 views]

Excellent write up on the role of picture books in child development, by Lori Calabrese at The Children’s Book Review site.
Some points I could completely identify with:

-Picture books are multi-sensory, which aids a child’s growing mind and stimulates their imagination.
-The repetition in many picture books allows a child to participate in the story.
-Children love art.
-The illustrations of a picture book help children understand what they are reading and allow young readers to analyze the story.
-Chapter books are not necessarily more complex than picture books and in fact, their vocabulary …

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[16 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | 2,831 views]

Inventory of books bought from the Bangalore Book Festival 2010. We have read, read and read in the last couple of days. These books have been accompanying us everywhere, to the park, to friends house and to the school even! A handful of books already missing, apparently they have been given to their friends!
National Book trust
Pratham Books
Tulika Books
eAppu and some adhoc books
Thanks to SaffronTree, I had read a lot of reviews on NBT books. Obviously picked up a whole lot, luckily the walking talking encyclopedia happened to be there …

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[7 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 3,041 views]

The eighth edition of the Bangalore Book Festival starts on November 12th @ Palace Grounds. It is a 10 day feast, with publishers and distributors from all over the country participating. The festival also claims to host entertainment programmes, book reading sessions and author meets.
 Image Credit:
via The Hindu

Over a million titles under various categories and languages will be displayed in more than 300 stalls during the 10-day Bangalore Book Festival (BBF). The fest is expected to attract more than two lakh people. The country’s biggest publishers, distributors, exporters …

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,442 views]

If you haven’t visited

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[19 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 1,145 views]

PrathamBooks is organizing a book reading event of their popular book Cauvery tomorrow @ 11 AM.
More details here..
Wish I could participate, but there is somewhere else I need to be at the same time. The dreaded PTM!

Events, Story Telling »

[23 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 1,741 views]

Hoo’s Tales is a week long carnival organized by Hippocampus. This past Saturday was their curtain raiser, a day long story telling and puppetry carnival at Cubbon Park. We went for the afternoon session, and the initial thought of the weather being insanely hot got swept over by Richard Martin’s story narration in just few minutes.
Every story teller had their own unique style. While Richard Martin’s narration was interactive with the children from the audience participating in the narration, Jeeva Raghunath’s narration was loud, animated in the form of …

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,260 views]

The tech news room is flooding over the release of Apple’s tablet, with Steve Job claiming this is the most important thing he has done. If rumors are to be believed, this will bring a revolution in the textbooks and newspaper industry.

With the new tablet device that is debuting next week, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Steve Jobs is betting he can reshape businesses like textbooks, newspapers and television much the way his iPod revamped the music industry

With some of us still adjusting to the e-book revolution, looks like it …

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[22 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 5,366 views]

Khan Academy is a video library of how-to math and science videos, founded by a Harvard Business School MBA graduate Salman Khan. It is a non-profit organization aiming to provide free basic education across the globe. I am totally bowled over by this kind of social entrepreneurship. And I am puzzled with the variety of topics covered, from basic math to finance and credit crisis issues!
Their vision statement says “The goal of the Khan Academy ( or ) is to use technology to provide a free, world-class education to …

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[26 Nov 2009 | 2 Comments | 1,635 views]

Bookaroo Children’s Literature Festival in Delhi on the 28th and 29th November.
My favorite publishers are there, Pratham Books, Tulika Books, Karadi Tales. Are your’s there? Wish I could take couple of days off and fly to Delhi with my kids. Missing a golden opportunity to meet with the authors.
More details here , here and here.