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+)”
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.
“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”
“All is found” from the movie Frozen 2 played on her acoustic guitar by Ashmi Kshirsagar! This a home video done without any sound editing or sound mixing. Please do like and subscribe to our Youtube channel Raising Twins Blog. Continue reading “FROZEN 2 I “All is found” I Acoustic Guitar I Home Video I 6 year-old Ashmi Kshirsagar”
The TWO THINGS which I buy for the twins, without giving much thought are: BOOKS AND COSTUMES. My twins love to play dress-up. They have a set of costume bins full of all kinds of sparkly dresses, scarves, satin gloves, tiaras, superhero costumes, jewellery and masks. They love playing together and getting all dress up and get lost in their own little world of mermaids, princesses, powerful woman and supergirls. Continue reading “DIY activity 23: Kid’s Dress-up/Costume Rack made out of PVC pipes”
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”
Art has always had a big impact in my life. As a lover of all things beautiful, I want to make sure that my kids grow up willing and able to appreciate art, particularly classical art and good design. For me, one of the saddest things is seeing people whine about museum visits. Continue reading “Art Appreciation: Van Gogh and my Twins”
Author: Gauri Kshirsagar
The Twins had a “Market”- themed month in school, wherein one of them got this idea of making a pretend shop-front for school. And not just any shop she specifically wanted to make a ‘Perfume shop’. She was ready with a plan all meticulously noted down on paper – exotic named perfumes, their price, colour of the shop, name of the shop….and so on. She had her eyes on an amazon cardboard box which she declared was perfect for her and got us all on board. Me doing all the cutting and decorating of the box, their dad getting a stack of small perfumes bottles and the twins coming up with different perfumes names and making a price list.
I had written about the debut of ‘One with Nature’ in Pune few days back in my post: Review: ‘One with Nature’, Fun Nature Fest for Kids and Parents! This year the second edition was held at Empress Garden on 1st and 2nd February and like its predecessor, it was filled with fun and ‘masti’.
Author: Gauri Kshirsagar
According to Richard Louv (2008 Audubon Medal Recipient and author of Last Child in the Woods), kids today are becoming more and more removed from nature, at the expense of their own psychological and physical well-being. Children are spending more time in structured activities and on electronic devices, leaving little time for unstructured play in nature. Understanding that many of us live the reality of a hustling, busy day-to-day life, I am not suggesting that we all pick up and move to the mountains, though the idea certainly seems appealing at times, but a short ‘nature’ trip can as well do the trick.
Many of us have heard of the Valley of Flowers in the scenic Himalayas, but how many of us know there is a similar yet smaller version of it in Maharashtra, a short drive from the bustling city of Pune? If you want to take a small weekend or day nature trip with your kids around Pune, this is the place for you. The Kaas Plateau, also known as Kaas Pathar, is a plateau situated 26 kilometres west from Satara city in Maharashtra, India. It falls under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats, and it became a part of a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012.