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[28 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 551 views]

Do you know what children book really mean? We know them when we go to bookstore to buy one but I can bet we don’t put much thought into what exact type of children books we want. There is a tendency among parents to just pick the popular books or the ones most aggressively pushed by store owners. Very few parents take time to build balanced collection of different types of books for their kids. Well that’s the challenge I put to myself and found that I don’t know much …

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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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[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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[21 Sep 2010 | No Comment | 2,031 views]

List of must-have multicultural books was originally compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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[25 Nov 2009 | 4 Comments | 9,197 views]

Title : Snoring Shanmugam
Author/Illustrator: Radhika Chadha / Priya Kuriyan
Publisher: Tulika Books

If we had a rough evening, dinner time battles and the likes, then one of my picks to read that night is Snoring Shanmugam. It simply takes my 5 year old into a giggling spree. The giggling is infectious enough to spread into my 2 year old, who is most of the time observing and imitating her older sister anyways. The giggling hits the roof when we all snore like Shanmugam, the Lion.
The jungle animals are tired of their …

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[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 2,479 views]

Author: Eric Carle
Read Along: 4-6 years
Read Alone: 6+ years
My almost 5 year old daughter has developed a liking to Eric Carle’s books. The minute she spots his name, she wants to read it. We were in a book shop couple of months back, when the kids got to choose one book each. I did not surprise me one bit to see The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle in her hands. I was surprised to see the Indian reprint, easing on the rupee, however
This book just like any other Eric …

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[20 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 1,211 views]

I had written a post on this here
Happened to stumble upon google book’s limited preview of this book, and I just had to jot it here. Enjoy!

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[7 Oct 2009 | 3 Comments | 6,816 views]

Read Along: 1 -4 years
Read Alone: 3-6 years
Early Childhood Publications.
My friend introduced us to the Bruno, Pepper series of books and we are hooked on to it ever since. Pretty cheap, 30 Indian Rupees is all it costs. Very very simple, not many lines to read, beautiful illustrations. I am surprised not to see reviews on this series of books.
In this particular book, Bruno doesn’t listen to his mom when she asks him to clean up his toys as he is in a hurry to watch TV. Grandpa who …

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[5 Jun 2009 | 8 Comments | 33,633 views]

List of children’s library in Bangalore

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[30 Jan 2008 | 2 Comments | 6,885 views]

Written By: Eileen Christelow

My daughter loves this book. Probably due to familiarity from hearing the song from age 1. Also the satisfaction she gets as she thinks she can reads it herself. Add to it the stencil colorful pictures on each page. the monkeys bumping their heads, making faces. She likes this book so much that even the front and back of the book is not spared. I have to end it by saying – Written by Eileen Christelow. And after some 50 odd reads so far, she has by-hearted …