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#Christmasbooksforkids – How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I can’t believe December 1 just rolled by! And we did not forget to read How the Grinch Stole Christmas by Dr. Suess! Why, didn’t you know? December 1 is Grinch Day! And unlike every year, this year we are celebrating GrinchMAS!!During holidays I focus mostly on giving gifts that my children will love. The idea of Diwali, Christmas and many other festivals, we celebrate is not just gifts, it is never *just* the gifts actually. So this year forth, for every festival, I will try to focus on all the good we

Toy Kraft – Review

Happy Children’s Day to all my friends. Our kids generally celebrate Children’s day, essentially everyday; but it is us who need these days to remind us of the child in us 🙂 I constantly share the number of crafts or arts activity that we do with the kids. These are done on days, that I call nice days. But then there are many, many days where I get nothing done. There are many reasons why we didn’t do, but one of the main reasons is always – getting all the supplies

Our Favorite Dinosaur Picture books

We just read and enjoyed our new favorite Dinosaur book Excavate Dinosaur; and thus came the urge to read some old favorites. Here are some of our favorite Dinosaur books (we own) which we have read gazillion times and keep reading some more. Harry and the Bucketful Dinosaur Series Who doesn’t know Harry and his bucketful of Dinosaurs? This is one of the very first books I bought for Aarya. He still loves this book! And he also enjoys the video series based on these books, I occasionally treat him with

#DiwaliDhamaka – Diwali Advent Calendar

Diwali holidays have begun and it is like schools are off till 2nd Nov! Whoops! that’s a LONG break. But Diwali is a festival we look forward too. Even though, in my heart I would LOVE to say no to crackers this year, I know it will NOT be fair on my son. He only bursts his gun around and I am not going to say no to that, not this time atleast. So, I took the concept of Christmas Advent Calendars and made this calendar so that Aarya can

Write 31 days: Tip #5

Write 31 days – How NOT to kill the reading habit in kids with Book Recommendations for boys Tip #1 – Even if the book he selects is a book you do not think has any “value”; do NOT discourage! Tip#2 -Let them abuse the book Tip #3 – Do not offer reading instead of screen time. Tip #4 – Do not Give up on your Children, they need you more than you will ever know. Tip #5 – Reading is not just for bedtime. Anytime is  good time to read.

Love books Exchange – #lovebooks

Bubbleink Writes had the fabulous idea of hosting a #lovebooks exchange party  just like what The Educators Spin on it did. SO with ample support from The Educator’s Spin of it, we recently had our own little book exchange party. I was to send my package to Suchi Ravalia and I received mine from Jyotsna Dilip; 2 pretty awesome girls – who are passionate about books just like I am! I first of all want to thank Bubbleink Writes, because of her I was introduced to a group of parents

Write 31 days: Tip #4

Write 31 days – How NOT to kill the reading habit in kids with Book Recommendations for boys Tip #1 – Even if the book he selects is a book you do not think has any “value”; do NOT discourage! Tip#2 -Let them abuse the book Tip #3 – Do not offer reading instead of screen time. Tip #4 – Do not Give up on your Children, they need you more than you will ever know. Every book I bring into the home is outright rejected. Feeling dejected and annoyed, I

Write 31 days: Tip #3

Here is day 1 post Here is day 2 post Write 31 days – How NOT to kill the reading habit in kids with Book Recommendations for boys Tip #3 Tip #3 – Do not offer reading instead of screen time.   My boy ended up hating books at one point when I kept telling him that *instead of TV, he should just read a book or look at a book*; I agree I was not so pleasant when I told him on many many occasions! I bite my tongue now, when it

Write 31 days – Tip #2

Here is day 1 post Write 31 days – How NOT to kill the reading habit in kids with Book Recommendations for boys Tip #2 Tip #2 – Let them abuse the book. Seriously  this has been the most difficult thing for me because I HATE anyone who dog-ears books in anyway. I DO NOT like writing in books..nor tearing them, nothing. So when my son quietly tore away a page of an awesome book I screamed at him and took away that book from him and didn’t read to him. Another

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