‘A book with a hole in it’- Children’s books made by my twins – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

This is an art Project on ‘Dots and Negative space’ for kids ​done at home. The video below  features read aloud of picture books made by my twins. It also contains brainstorming ideas for a book. 

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Top 3 Recommended Dinosaur books for kids aged 5-8 years as chosen by Raising Twins

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Are you ever amazed by a young child’s ability to rattle off dinosaur names such as Ankylosaurus, Brachiosaurus, and Pterodactyl? Something about these prehistoric animals captivates the imagination of many kids.

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Many kids go through phases of what researchers call “intense interests.” One of the most common one is dinosaurs! What’s so fascinating about these prehistoric creatures? Well, for starters, `it’s pretty mind-blowing that new species are still being discovered regularly. The awesomeness of dinosaurs as a children’s book topic is no secret. Dinosaurs are equally appealing in fiction and nonfiction titles. Plus, there are so many curriculum possibilities, including learning about classification, fossils, extinction, and more. There are TONS of dinosaur books for kids, so how do you choose? I have narrowed down this list of our favourites for you. You’ll find a mix of fiction and nonfiction books to delight and inform your young reader.

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REVIEW: World of Eric Carle Electronic ‘Me Reader’ Story Reader and 8-book Boxed Set (Age: 2+)

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There is no doubt that books like ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’, ‘Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?’ are beloved by millions of readers around the world. While you may think these books are entertaining and simply written to capture a child’s attention, there is much more going on under the surface.This is why I recommend teaching with Eric Carle books and other predictable pattern books like these as anchor texts beginners.

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BOOK REVIEW: Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series for reading aloud and young readers (Age 2+)

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Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series are perfect for introducing young children (Age 2+) to classic stories and fairy tales, and the books are just right for those just learning to read. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Ladybird’s First Favourite Tales series for reading aloud and young readers (Age 2+)”

BOOK REVIEW: Tinkle Origins (Vol 1 to 10) – Collector’s Edition

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It is a warm summer evening, you have just come home after playing with your friends. The moment you enter, you see a fresh new Tinkle waiting to be read. You flip through the pages, and finish it within minutes. But that’s not enough, you keep re-reading it till you memorise every single word. When someone says children books, the first thing that pops in a 80’s kid mind is Tinkle! That’s the impact of Tinkle on all our childhoods.

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BOOK REVIEW: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 1 & 2

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

“It is important that girls understand the obstacles that lie in front of them. It is just as important that they know these obstacles are not insurmountable. That not only can they find a way to overcome them, but that they can remove those obstacles for those who will come after them.”

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls (1 & 2) are children’s book packed with 100 bedtime stories each about the life of 100 extraordinary, revolutionary, smart, strong, powerful, charismatic, talented and fearless women and girls throughout history, illustrated by 60 female artists from all over the world. Pirate Queens and Marine Biologists, Painters and Drummers, Ballerinas and Spies. Empowering, moving and inspirational, these are true fairy tales for heroines who definitely don’t need rescuing. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls 1 & 2”

BOOK REVIEW:Coronavirus: A Book for Children Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

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Author: Gauri Kshirsagar

Our lives have all been affected by the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and things are still constantly changing worldwide. Besides adults having questions, your young children might also have questions, but don’t know how to ask or how to express feelings they might be having. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW:Coronavirus: A Book for Children Illustrated by Axel Scheffler”