5 Infants Books That Teach us Life Lessons and Business Skills

5 Infants Books That Teach us Life Lessons and Business Skills

6 Apr 2020 | 3 min Read


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The ‘art of storytelling’ is a universally accepted form, be it through films or books or even when passed down from generation to generation. A good story engages our curiosity, stirs our emotions, widens our imagination, and surreptitiously slips in a lesson or two.

As a mother to a 19 month old, I find myself reading a lot of books for infants and toddlers. It has been a very interesting experience as I have come to realise how multi-layered some of the stories can be. Besides being tales to keep the child engaged, a few of the books revealed ‘business lessons’ to me. Here are 5 books that have offered me huge take-aways.


1. ‘Little Blue Truck’ by Alice Schertle

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The story is about Little Blue Truck helping a big truck get out of a muddy country road and in the process he himself gets stuck. But Blue Truck has thick relations with his animal friends who offered help to him immediately when he was stuck. I was drawn to the lessons of Empathy, Team building and Team management, hidden within.

2. ‘My Beautiful Oops’ by Barney Saltzberg

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It is okay to make mistakes is the soul of this story. In a world  where everyone is being judged, this book is so refreshing. Finding opportunities even when things go wrong is such a heartening thing.

3. ‘Hug’ by Jez Alborough

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A visual treat, this book has only three words. Here’s an opportunity to interpret the visuals in one’s own creative way. My take-away – despite limited resources, a goal can be achieved, when creativity is applied effectively.

4. ‘Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see?’ by Bill Martin, Jr.

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A simple conversation of animals, this book showcases the power of simplified communication.

5. ‘Guess how much I love you’ by Sam McBratney

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Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare try every means to tell each other how much they love one another. When communication is from the heart, and is full of passion, one cannot not love it.

What these 5 books have taught me are akin to lessons from revered management texts. After all, ‘The human mind is a story processor, not a logic processor’ – Jonathan Haidt

About Tejal Daftary Mehta:

Owner of ‘Alphabet Media’, Tejal Daftary Mehta manages a public relations agency, offering strategic integrated communication solutions. She is also a mother to a 19-month old daughter. Tejal can be reached on Linkedin and Instagram at @tejaldaftary


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