Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Its a Kids Book - But there a big message for us adults too

The Mixed Up Chameleon 

The grass is always greener on the other side they say.

Like adults kids want to be everything that others are. It is not only annoying but growing up with such an attitude can be harmful to their personality.

Coming to this book, there are times we desire the life of someone else's or parts of it. Well we should read this book every time we think that way.

Magic of Herve Tullet - Play with Book

This is the first book that I read to my kid and thought that it was fascinating and engaging at the same time. I would mix up some expression + excitement to make it the funnest book ever.

I strongly recommend reading it to yourself first, which will give an opportunity to understand how to best present to your kiddo.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Death - A hard discussion

Harsha has been really curious about death and dying. It is a very hard concept. Lately, he seems to be really anxious that some day I will be no more. He cries even with the thought of it. I knew I wanted to talk to him about it, but definitely did not want to scare him more. Well, death is the ultimate truth of life after all.

I told him, lets get a book and read about it. There may be many books out there, but this one helped me get through his anxiety.

Books That Stick to Toddlers

There are certain books that stick to the Toddler's head better than others. Funny story of my little one as follows.

Harsha had just started Kumon. He was trying to identify objects in the first level of Kumon. He was offered to read "Brown Bear Brown Bear, what do you see". He started turning the pages and saying the words that would be present on the page, pointing and pretending to read. The teacher was amazed and when I went to pick him up, she asked "OMG he can read". Naaah..I said, Harsha loves me to read this book every day.

Yep, Book was in his head.