Books, Headline, Story Telling »

[15 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 727 views]
Book Review: Magic Vessels, a Folklore from Tamilnadu

Just finished reading this wonderful book to my daughters. Bed time reading session where I usually tend to mash-up two stories. One from the book and one I imagine while reading the original. It’s a small game we play. Daughters try to catch me when I go off the script. Going off the script is what we enjoy most. Almost like reading and reviewing at the same time.
Basically Magic Vessels is a story of a poor playwright Muthu. He is poor, he is a playwright, and he has …

Headline, Parenting, Story Telling »

[1 May 2012 | One Comment | 1,004 views]
Some Mythology, Some School Work and No Futurology!

Headline pretty much sums up my frustration with lot of parents – yes including my own household. Kids need to learn mythology. They need to know our culture. Culture of bygone days. Days so far away from today that our sanitized sensibilities cannot see the bad, cannot see the class layers, cannot see the caste layers and definitely cannot see the shoes wore in those days…

Events, Headline, Parenting »

[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?

Books, Events, Featured, Parenting, Story Telling »

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

Event: Stones2Milestones – Summer Affair 2012
Where: Multiple places in Bangalore. www.stones2milestones.com
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.

Causes, Crafts, Events, Featured, Headline »

[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.

Causes »

[24 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 4,060 views]
Child Sexual Abuse in Cyber World. Just Cannot Ignore!

Bunch of blogger friends are hosting a month long initiative on child sexual abuse awareness. Please visit the site, support and spread the word. Do your bit for your child.

We like it or not, we have stepped into times where the line between the virtual and physical world is getting blur. Online sexual abuse is on the rise and is as damaging as physical abuse. When I talked to friends about this initiative, was surprised to hear how they completely overlook online abuse. These friends, who are otherwise …