Whats new on our activity shelf ?

Diwali is here..Here are few of our montessori inspired simple shelf activities on the diwali theme for my 29 month old son..

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One love One heart Let’s go together

ONE LOVE  BASED ON THE SONG BY BOB MARLEY

Adapted by CEDELLA MARLEY

Illustrated by VANESSA BRANTLEY- NEWTON

A story about a little girl who builds a “ONE LOVE PARK ” by bringing all together.

So cute adorable book loved by my 2.9 year old son from the first read. The story line of the book is based on the song by BOB MARLEY.

One day when the little girl went out to play she found the garbages all over the ground. she started cleaning them up with the help of her friends . Then she brought her family, friends and  all neighbors together to clean up the environment and create a garden and park space where they all can enjoy together..

“ONE LOVE ONE HEART

LET’S GET TOGETHER AND FEEL ALL RIGHT”

A refreshing multicultural wonderful book with strong message and beautiful illustrations gains the complete attention of kids to the book

 

I ‘ll always love you , no matter what..

NO MATTER WHAT

Author:  DEBI GLIORI

A story of a small fox and mother fox.When a small fox feels that nobody loves him at all since he is grim and grumpy..But the large fox explains that she will love him always no matter what…

Small fox continues the same by asking number of questions to his mother like what if I turned into a bear, a big  a crocodile for which the large fox explains that she will love him always No matter what..

An example to how star still shine even they die is a great way to exaplin kids about death, love and acceptance in a easy way..

A book about acceptance and love which gives the confidence to the children to do everything with full heart and they are loved by thier parents no matter what in all situations  whomever they may be..

We love reading this..This book always stays special to my heart as my son hugs me for the every read and tells”Ma I love you” for every page we turn..We love watching stars together after  every read..

A picture to introduce about phases of moon in simple phrases

​LOOK THE MOON


Author: Sandhya Rao
Pictures : Trotsky Marudu..

A picture book for toddlers to introduce about the phases of moon..
It’s always great to look at the dark blue sky through a window..Added to this happiness is to watch the moon grow everyday through the window..
Its great to watch the wisps of cloud( while reading this I always remember the imaginations I used to have everytime while watching the clouds: sometimes a lion, sometimes a lady, sometimes a horse and many more ), a silver moon, a semi circle, a comma, a half Circle, a big circle….

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A book to learn about fingers

LITTLE FINGERS


Author: Shella Dhir
Pictures : Mugdha Sethi

A Book about fingers on the hands and uses..

Each finger has its own personality and when it comes together they make many things happen around. Each fingers have different fingerprints. They can be used to make animals ..
First comes the thing without which its hard to hold anything..
Next comes the index finger which helps to hold, write and draw..

Next comes the middle finger , the tallest of all.
The fourth finger needs the the support
Of other fingers to tap, type mix and fix..
Then comes the littlest finger of all..which moves together with thing for many activities.
When two hands join together they can clap, play music, paint, pull, count, pick, cut,sign, and most of all welcomes people through Namaste….
A playful entertaining picture book to learn about hands and fingers for the toddlers..

A story of a little boy whose shopping turned into an unexpected adventure

MYRON’S MAGIC COW

AUTHOR : Marlene Newman

ILLUSTRATOR: Jago

         Whenever mum needed something Will was too busy and Rita was too little to help, so it is always Myron who was about to help mom. One of the such Sunday ahs turned to be an adventurous day for Myron.

On a  Sunday morning when mom was about to make pancakes milk got over and so she called Myron to get milk from the shop.

As usual Myron went out of the flat, down the corridor and through the street, A peculiar sound came from the separation of the tall buildings. A girl with a curly hair whispered through his ears. Though Myron knows he wasn’t supposed to talk to strangers He was curious to know how could she know that they are out of milk? Continue reading

A tale of an adventurous kitten discovering himself

ONLY A CAT by JUTTA ASH

AGE : 2 YEARS AND ABOVE

STORY

Kitten cat was upset because he cant fly like a bird, he cant crack a nut like squirrels, he cant hop like frogs,he cant shook the mud and stroll over like cocks. ” I am only  a cat , I cant do anything “,he cried to his mother in distress .

His mother sprang to her feet and asked the kitten to follow her to show what it meant to be a cat. His mother showed to climb a tree, catch a mouse, walk on a tightrope, move silently more like lizards, get to the lazy dog, taking a nap safely, tasting the cream without wasting them, to see clearly in the darkness. And finally she called out for the meet to announce loudly that only cats can do all this and not all other animals and birds.

But the kitten who couldn’t stop for that rushed to the river to catch a fish, which in turn turned into a adventurous funny story..

REVIEW

A great book with glowing illustrations for cat lovers where it is easy to understand what is to be like a cat . The importance of knowing one-self, self esteem  and to stay away from comparisons and traps.