Prepare children for life beyond the classroom with essential 21st century Cs: CREATIVE THINKING, COMMUNICATION, COLLABORATION

Little Readers' Nook

- Challenge young minds with probing questions around world class literature

- Get creative juices flowing with art, drama, stories, games, conversations

- Encourage children to read, think, connect, empathise and express freely

Join us in changing how young India reads, thinks and communicates... at over 75 Little Readers’ Nooks across India and beyond, and growing!
— Devaki Bhujang Gajare, Mum of 2, Founder and Chief Book Lover
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3 TIERED PROGRAM

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Parent-Child Story Times for ages 2-3

• Bond over picture books
• Sensory play, action songs
• New words, thematic learning

Foster active listening, vocabulary, connect with books

Offered at select locations
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Early Literacy Play Times for ages 4-7

• Storytelling, read aloud, story theatre, story art
• Action games, sensory play, word play, drama energisers
• Think aloud - step into a story, twists in the tale, build a story

Foster vocabulary and comprehension, design thinking, empathy and expression

Flagship program offered at all our locations
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Creative Communication Workshops for ages 8-10

• Buddy reading, comprehension strategies, contextual vocabulary
• Design thinking, process drama, problem solving
• Debates, presentations, writing exercises

Foster reading fluency, thinking skills, oral and written communication

Offered at select locations

OUR PROMISE

With sustained engagement, your child will join our tribe of Little Readers - empathetic readers, creative thinkers and expressive tellers skilled at extending and enriching their reading in astounding ways:

  • Empathise and recognise what motivates others
  • Connect with books and appreciate their essence
  • Think beyond the book, creatively and independently
  • Work together to express their ideas, freely and joyfully
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PARENTS SPEAK

My daughter comes home from her nook and narrates the most amazing stories. Her imagination is on fire!
— Reema Srichand
Agastya has become very expressive and imaginative. I consider this program a great investment for kids!
— Ruchika Saraf Daga
Little Readers’ Nook offers my child a safe, stress-free space for expression and to explore her emotions.
— Priya Date
The sessions help us teach the value of books, particularly now when kids are hooked on iPads.
— Radhika Vedula

OUR STORY

Why did Devaki Bhujang Gajare, a software analyst in New York, return home to start a children’s book club in Mumbai?

As a book-lover, I was alarmed to see my son’s generation prefer gadgets over books.

With a firm belief in the magic of books, I began reading to kids around me, bringing stories alive through discussions, art, games and drama. The little ones were not just hooked, the leap in their imagination and thinking skills amazed us all.
— Devaki Bhujang Gajare, Mum of 2, Founder and Chief Book Lover

As word spread, other mothers expressed a desire to weave the same magic in their own community. A network of mums and educators with a shared vision was thus created in 2012. Experts came onboard to help us realise our vision.

What began as a fun home experiment blossomed into a beautiful collaborative enterprise called Little Readers’ Nook. Our network has grown beyond our wildest dreams since then, challenging over 10000 kids to read and think in over 25 cities across India and beyond today.

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KNOW MORE

What are Language Arts? . . .

Language arts are the use of language to communicate ideas — by reading, writing, viewing, listening and speaking.
 
Skills covered include reading proficiency, vocabulary, comprehension, grammar, public speaking, writing.
 
Language is the basis of all thought — the best ideas are worth sharing with the world!

What are Life Skills? . . .

Life skills are the ability to independently deal with challenges of life. This includes learning to share, making new friends, mastering a skill or planning a trip for example.
 
Skills covered include creativity, communication, problem solving, decision making, empathy, managing people and emotions.
 
Life skills allow us to navigate a demanding life with joy and confidence.

How do you use childrens books to promote Language Arts and Life Skills? . . .


 
Good children's literature is rich in language and thought — new words, multicultural themes, interesting characters caught up in tricky situations… !
 
We curate award-winning books from around the world and design holistic activities to promote book appreciation and interaction.
 
Kids learn to read and write in school. We take them a step further: thinking beyond books to form their own views, effectively collaborating to display and nurture ideas.
 
Our small group size and warm fun-oriented approach ensures even reticent children express themselves freely and with confidence!

What happens in your sessions? . . .

A mix of stories, teacher-led thinking and communication routines, and child-led creative play:
 
• Energiser song, drama or game
• Interactive narration with story imagery
• Read alouds, picture book walks
• Discussions, games, drama, art-craft and play — to reinforce vocabulary, and recall, reflect upon and rejig stories
• Independent or buddy reading and writing (ages 7+)

What kind of books do you use? . . .

We curate the best in children's literature from around the world, picture books from acclaimed publishing houses created by award-winning authors and illustrators.
 

 
Featuring rich language and vocabulary, imaginative pictures and multicultural themes, these open-ended stories offer lots of food for thought, discussion and learning.

What learning outcomes can I expect? . . .

Over time, your child will learn to:
 
• Listen thoughtfully, imagine freely
• Communicate confidently using a rich vocabulary
• Show keen interest in exploring books
• Comprehend and think critically to extend reading
• Read with proficiency, write with ease (ages 7+)

Why don’t you teach my child to read? . . .

Learning to read is only the first step in your child’s journey as a successful reader and learner. This basic skill is taught in school.
 
Purposeful reading — to seek out new things or for pleasure — requires far more - vocabulary and comprehension, critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration.
 
Developing ‘soft’ skills to navigate real life problems are our focus at Little Readers’ Nook.

Why a weekly session? How long should my child attend? . . .

• A weekly session allows us to unlock reading goals without overwhelming the children.
• The gaps between sessions offer kids time to reflect and connect to stories.
• Exploring language, enjoying books and building life skills is a continuous process.
• We therefore recommend your child attend our sessions on a continuous basis.

We make each story count as we channel its power to prod your child to think creatively and critically. Please allow our thought provoking book appreciation activities time to weave their magic!

Will my child be able to retell stories at home? . . .

Most kids respond better to interesting discussions rather than overt questioning. Use our story recap and food for thought tips to get your child talking!

What can I do at home to support my child’s journey as an engaged reader? . . .

Read together everyday! Let kids choose books, or use our themed booklists.
Communicate often, integrate our vocabulary and food for thought tips into daily conversations.
Create experiences around stories — follow up in-class lessons with real life stories and other teachable moments.
Reflect on our handouts to recall words and stories. Add twists to the tale. Please do send the Little Readers’ Nook file to class each week.

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ENROL YOUR CHILD

Outside India . . .

Dubai
Simran, 0553505570
Ishita, 0554959900

Zurich
Nayana, 41787676175

Hong Kong
Mala, 60122075734

Jakarta
Aarthi, 81284906058

Bangkok
Sonam, 823233238

Mumbai - South & Central . . .

Marine Drive
Duja, 9930311151

Malabar Hill
Amrita, 9821670704

Tardeo
Nitisha, 9833185101

Worli
Charita, 9969022412

Shivaji Park
Meher, 9833646412

Parel
Manasi, 9820693860

Sion-Matunga
Khushbu, 9821410765

Dadar-Wadala
Khushbu, 9821410765

Mumbai - Central Suburbs . . .

Chembur-Deonar
Sadhna, 9819311105

Ghatkopar East
Apeksha, 9819581065

Bhandup West
Divya, 9769694342

Mulund West
Apeksha, 9987076201

Mumbai - Western Suburbs . . .

Bandra West
Sarita, 9821175055

Khar West
Nikita, 9819955398

Santacruz West
Ruchi, 9892114433

Juhu-Versova
Geetu, 9821621210

Oshiwara
Anindita, 9820700954

Vile Parle East
Priya, 9967357230

Powai
Archana, 9867194449

Chandivali
Tasneem, 9769282322

Malad East
Smita, 9819790377

Goregaon East
Suchi, 9870296113

Kandivali East
Priya, 9096060007

Vashi-Nerul
Raashi, 9619564848

Panchpakhadi
Amrita, 9987721713

Rustomejee
Amrita, 9987721713

Vartak Nagar
Amrita, 9987721713

Hiranandani Estate
Ruchika, 9867605134

Hiranandani Estate
Subha, 9867963972

Delhi NCR . . .

Model Town
Ankita, 9643541763

Civil Lines
Neha, 8383043764

Karol Bagh
Geetika, 9811619811

Janakpuri
Dora, 9818606072

Pitampura
Ruchika, 9971522468

Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Shilpa, 9717770960

Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Surbhi, 8826045453

Noida
Ruchika, 8800997952

Bangalore . . .

Vasanth Nagar
Kashish, 9880002200

Kormangala
Shrutika, 9059005555

Hebbal
Harika, 9560509513

Whitefield
Sonam, 9831423370

Marathahalli
Sweta, 9742621210

Uttarahalli
Sunitha, 9844327021

Kolkata . . .

Ballygunge
Swati, 9836324466

Hyderabad . . .

Hitech City
Krishna, 9490318272

Amberpet
Meghana, 9866672830

Nallagandla
Sruthi, 9959408080

Giridhari Park
Anuradha, 9885127845

Gandipet
Harita, 7674805132

Pune . . .

Salisbury Park
Neelam, 8888814882

Koregaon Park
Suman, 8008022994

Kalyani Nagar
Suman, 8008022994

South & West India . . .

Mysore
Nandita, 9916962655

Coimbatore
Hemalatha, 9790922443

Cochin
Nisha, 9809909046

Allepey
Nisha, 9809909046

Nagpur
Rashmi, 9823213532

Nasik
Saylee, 9049810030

Panjim
Deepali, 7387096407

Surat
Shruti, 9099011146

Vapi
Avni, 9099922523

North & Central India . . .

Indore
Gunjan, 9893826411

Bhopal
Stories & Beyond, 9826067973

Jabalpur
Ishdeep, 9669575000

Ranchi
Illuminatrix, 7028021162

Agra
Ranu, 9319103433

Allahabad
Mona, 9839179722

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JOIN US

Believe in our vision? Join us to build your own kid-centric startup! We seek enterprising book-loving mums or educators to conduct Little Readers' Nook programs in their own neighbourhood.

Our Promise:

  • Branding and marketing support
  • Training and supportive team environment
  • Flexible work hours with work-from-home option
  • Well-planned curriculum - books, props, lesson plans, handouts
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Our Requirements:

  • Passion for teaching, reading and interacting with kids
  • English fluency, a flair for drama and a great sense of fun
  • Commitment to ethical practices, excellence and teamwork
  • Dynamism and long-term outlook to grow your own venture
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CONTACT US

Contact your nearest centre to enrol your child.

For all other queries, contact 91-9833778885 | admin@littlereadersnook.com.

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