Like most kids in India and around the world, the Coronavirus pandemic has forced Little Miss A to stay indoors over the next few weeks. We are on Day 5 of cancelled school and classes; and there is the added scepticism towards organising play dates. Keeping
While I always knew the advantages of reading to a child from an early age, it took me three years to truly understand its importance. To go on preaching something that has obvious benefits versus seeing the magical results manifest right in front of you
If there was one thing that I was sure I wouldn’t do as a mother to a girl was bind her by the patriarchal notions that I was raised with. All through my pregnancy, I dreamed about having a girl (which Mother Nature did bless
We as humans tend to repeat activities over and over again if they bring us pleasure. We may listen to the same music, visit the same restaurants, watch re-runs of the same TV shows, provided they appeal to our brain in a pleasurable manner. Similarly, we
Released about two years ago, A Busy Day for Birds is among my favorite books by Lucy Cousins (The other one being “Hooray for Fish!”). This is a perfect read-aloud book, considering its large print, vibrant illustrations and rhyming text. Can you waddle like a penguin?
If you happen to have brought home a wordless book from a bookstore or library, chances are that you will feel lost and won’t know where to start at first. I for one get quite intimidated with all the possibilities a book with no words