If you,like me are a parent and grew up on princess stories, where the protagonist is a damsel in distress, waiting around for her knight in shining armor to rescue her while she preens and adjusts her hair, this is for you. Dont get me wrong, I dont mean to scoff at classics, well maybe I do. Raising my daughter is something I take very seriously, and exposing her to strong women role models is top on my agenda. So for every Sleeping beauty and Cinderella we receive, I go ahead and order 2 books of my choice for baby V, mostly from the list below. If you are hunting for the perfect not-so- princess stories for your child, read on.
As conscious parents who want to introduce quality regional language books to our littles, we are always on the lookout for good baby literature. Ditto me! I was hunting for good Tamil and Hindi books to introduce to baby V. There are quite a few publishers who do this ( we will be covering all in a series) but most of them were for slightly older toddlers.
A lot of people have been asking why raising a reader is so important. And I thought, "Why not list them down neatly!?" WHEN? So when is the right time to start reading to your baby? Ans. No time is too early. We started reading The Jungle Book to baby V when she was in … Continue reading Reading to an infant. Really?
So I sat and thought (and thought and thought) about what my first post should be about. I wanted it to be an introductory post for those who do nor know me. About what kind of Amma I am, and why amma in the first place. But I am horrible at introductions.
And finally, as always, inspiration struck while reading to Baby V (2 of my favourite creative outlets. And inlets)
Here is Baby V introducing me in Usborne books style. This is also a list of the most surprising and unexpected ways in which motherhood changed me.