In a recent conversation with a parent, they dismissed the role of folk stories for kids shared by grandmothers. They called them stories by Dadis and Nanis that didn’t have the quality. Folk stories across the world usually get told through oral storytelling traditions within families. These stories are often employed as ways to share…
South-Asia focused publishing house, Sambasivan and Parikh is a newly minted merger between two houses, Yali Books and Modern Marigold books. These are women-led publishing houses committed to finding diverse stories. We spoke to founders, Ambika and Suhani to learn about their journey and the industry growth they have witnessed. Yali books began publishing South-Asia…
We began Kitabi Qisse with a simple goal – to spotlight the work of South-Asian authors and bring their work to our diverse book finder. In 2023, we were lucky to have connected with 200+ creatives – authors, artists, and writers from South-Asia whose work we continue to share with our community. As the year…
Creative writing builds critical thinking and an incredible amount of empathy in children. Not only do they learn to express, they also understand their own feelings in different ways. But constant motivation to create can be daunting. Children can often lose themselves to the next distraction and sometimes the genius inside can exhaust itself pretty well. But…
If you are a storytelling you may often get the question: Why do you create? How do you find motivation to write? Often, we tell students that stories heal us. The stories we tell the world, and most importantly, ourselves, drive our lives. Writing is therapy, a practice, and an intentional way of living our lives.…
In June 2022, Peerbagh was not a nonprofit yet, but a monthly children’s magazine that launched a survey to understand how parents were exploring creative pursuits for kids. Parenting tips on how to nurture creativity in kids is not a one-size-fits all because we all go through different seasons. But there is enough research to…
Data scientist and parent to two, Kripsa Mehta just turned into an incredible author debuting with Aashi and the Robot. With a futuristic setting, Kripsa talks about teaching kids human values in a fun way. As parents, we totally relate to learning by observation and hope you enjoy this little chat too! Mehta’s writing uses…
Earlier this week we spoke to children’s book authors, Balveen Singh, Shachi Kaushik, and Dushyant Wadivkar on parenting tips to engage diaspora kids. The Likhawat panel of authors spoke from personal experiences, and had tips to go beyond reading as well. Toddler parents, Balveen and Dushyant talked about parenting responsibilities and how juggling many things…
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