9 Must Reads For Your Kid To Feel The Monsoon Magic!
Vansh literally gives me a chance to relive my childhood. Pre-monsoon he gets super excited to buy a raincoat for himself and once the rains start, he loves to go out and wet himself and we are at that stage of life, where I am his best friend so, we do a lot of things together. But now that schools are on, we can get wet together only during the weekends. So during the busy weekdays, we choose the next best alternative, we read books on Monsoon. So here are some of our best picks for this monsoon.
Rain Drops - by Vaishali Shroff
The highlights of this book are its beautiful water-colour illustrations that depict a little girl watching rains and how it affects life through a glass window. It is a book suitable for kids aged 4 and above.
Let’s catch the rain- By Vinod Lal and Heera Eshwer
The book conveys very beautifully the need to conserve water through water harvesting. Thus, it is a wonderful book that every child should read since we are all suffering from a water crisis. Good for children aged 3 and above, it will definitely help your toddler become more environmentally conscious.
Boondi’s Story: Water - Part of the First look At Science Book series
This wonderful picture book talks about a little drop of water, Boondi, and maps out its transformation through various stages, from gas to liquid to gas in an easy-going interactive manner, making it fun for kids to read. An excellent book for kids aged 4 and above to learn about the water cycle.
The Red raincoat - By Kiran kasturia - (Reading Level 1- Pratham Books)
‘Manu is excited about wearing his prized red raincoat, but the rain is making Manu wait and wait.’ The book takes us wonderfully to the days before the first shower and finally the euphoria which comes with the first rain. The story is also available on storyweaver at: https://storyweaver.org.in
Peacocks and Pakodas - by Mala Kumar and Manisha Choudhury - (Reading level 2 - Pratham Books)
It is a beautiful book on the Indian monsoon that talks about the rains through the eyes of a little girl - describing dancing peacocks, the deep smell of the wet earth, Raag Malhar and delicious aromas of Amma’s hot pakoras. The story is also available at https://storyweaver.org.in.
Rain Rain - by Sanjay Jaiswal and Manisha Choudhury (Reading Level 2 – Pratham books)
The book describes the happiness that fishes and farmers receive from rain clouds, quite vividly. Offers a happy read for your kids! The story is also available on storyweaver at: https://storyweaver.org.in.
The Blue Umbrella - By Ruskin Bond
This is one story that needs no introduction; it’s so beautiful and heart-warming that it was even adopted by acclaimed director Vishal Bharadwaj into a successful Hindi movie. Although I was in two minds about categorising it as a monsoon book, I decided otherwise as the different human emotions it takes your little reader through, are too good to be ignored.
Set in a remote village located at the Himachal foothills, the story talks about a little girl and her prized possession, a blue Japanese umbrella which becomes the object of desire for the other villagers, especially a shopkeeper and how he gets it in the end. It is a deeply moving story that teaches us all including kids, the value of sharing and giving up for others. So, read it together with your kids and get inspired. It is suitable for kids aged 6 above.
What Makes a rainbow - A Magic Ribbon Book
A magic ribbon book is one of the coolest and most fun-filled ways of learning for toddlers. These are picture books that explain various concepts by using colorful ribbons and What Makes a Rainbow, is one of the most popular books of this genre. It is a work of sheer magic, eye catchy and funny, that talks about the colors of the rainbow, using ribbons of various shades. Your kids are guaranteed to fall in love with this book, and learn all about the world of colors. So do buy this book.
Usborne Children's Series : What makes it rain? – First Questions and Answers series
The book is great for kids older than 2 years with wonderful illustrations and is a basic introduction to how climate and seasons work.The book has multiple flaps on each page carrying useful snippets of information that your kids will find quite interesting. The book talks about various seasons besides monsoon. A-must-have-book that makes learning about weather an absolute blast for your little ones!
Although each book is specified for a specific age group & reading level, most books can be read by kids aged 2 and above. So, the monsoons will no longer feel dull on those busy weekdays anymore, just get these books and transport yourself to a world of monsoon happiness with your kids.
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