A fun Life Skills class to spark free thinking and expression in kids!
Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.
— Margaret Mead

A fun Life Skills class

to spark free thinking & expression in kids!

 
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Would you rather find your own way or be told what to do? Children are no different!

One day in class, we read about a boy who fell in love with farm fresh vegetables. Back home, a child asked to eat spinach for dinner. His mother was stunned! Another child wanted to help with house chores after a story where mum was tired.

Nobody TOLD these children what to do, nobody ASKED them to empathise. They discovered it on their own. And that made all the difference!


THE SKILL GAP

Understanding feelings (emotional quotient), forming your own ideas (creative thinking), effectively sharing ideas (communication), learning from mistakes (growth mindset) - these and other LIFE SKILLS build good habits for lifelong wellness.

Imagine your child being bullied in school, or grown up and at their first job in a new city. Don’t you want them ready to face real world challenges?

Our innovation-driven world demands life skills, but schools focus on academics. This boxes creativity.


STORY APPROACH

Enter Little Readers’ Nook, a safe space for discovery. We’ve picked stories as a teaching tool because kids love stories plus stories mirror life. Dig deep and one discovers bite-sized lessons for life.

Our unique story approach encourages children to voice their feelings, questions, thoughts and ideas. Children LOVE it when we really LISTEN to them!

Our mantra at Little Readers’ Nook? Questions to make you think, stories to help you understand!

Reading is at the heart of effective communication. Our Little Readers read to feed on words and ideas, reflect to imagine and understand, and finally, communicate powerfully to inspire!

We invite you ALL to this adventure of a lifetime!

Our Methodology

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Multicultural books open windows to the world

Kids meet diverse people in celebrated multicultural books and stories, soaking in new ideas, words and rich language.

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Questions and drama - our secret sauce!

We specialise in asking probing questions to spark open conversations and using drama to dig deep into stories.

As kids step into characters’ shoes, they learn how other people think and share ideas to creatively solve problems.

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A magical brew sparks communication

Our programs are FUN! The most reticent child’s self expression soars with our magical brew of books, stories, art, drama, games, questions and conversations. Children never realise they have been ‘learning’!

Our revolutionary approach transforms how young minds read, think and communicate.

Our vision? A world that nurtures

Creative, Eloquent Kids

able to think and speak for themselves!

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3 Tiered Programs

While we believe in early intervention to stimulate thinking, children shouldn’t feel burdened either. With goals so big, we take small, age appropriate steps.

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Level 1 - Books made Fun

Parent and Child story times for ages 2-3

- Discover new words

- Develop active listening

- Action games, rhymes and sensory play

- Fall in love with the magical world of books

- Thematic learning with choicest picture books

45 minutes, once a week, offered at select locations

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Level 2 - READiscover

Early Literacy play times for ages 4-7

- Comprehension and Vocabulary

- Creative Problem Solving

- Speech and Drama

- Multicultural children’s literature

- Introduction to reading and writing

- Self Expression Days to build confidence

1 hour, once a week, offered at all our locations

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Level 3 - Words and Beyond

Creative Communication workshops for ages 8-10

- Design thinking with team work

- Reading fluency and word play

- Debates and public speaking

- Comprehension strategies

- Creative writing

90 minutes, once a week, offered at select locations

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Rave Reviews

 
 
 

Have we piqued your interest?

Find a Class

Trained educators follow our acclaimed curriculum at all locations listed below.

Call your local nook and enrol your child today!

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Outside India click to expand

Dubai
Simran, 0553505570
Ishita, 0554959900
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Zurich
Nayana, 41787676175
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Hong Kong
Mala, 60122075734

Mumbai click to expand

Marine Drive
Duja, 9930311151

Mazgaon
Ekta, 9870009029

Worli
Charita, 9969022412

Shivaji Park
Meher, 9833646412

Sion-Matunga
Khushbu, 9821410765

Dadar-Wadala
Khushbu, 9821410765

Chembur-Deonar
Sadhna, 9819311105

Ghatkopar East
Apeksha, 9819581065

Bhandup West
Divya, 9769694342

Mulund West
Apeksha, 9987076201

Bandra West
Sarita, 9821175055

Juhu-Versova
Geetu, 9821621210

Vile Parle East
Priya, 9967357230

Powai
Archana, 9867194449

Chandivali
Tasneem, 9769282322

Malad East
Smita, 9819790377

Goregaon West
Khushbu, 9987259081

Goregaon East
Suchi, 9870296113

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Call Rekha, 9930076690

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Call Priya, 9096060007

Borivali - Follow on Facebook
Call Miti, 9833423458

Vashi-Nerul
Raashi, 9619564848

Panchpakhadi, Thane
Ketaki, 9833694075

Vartak Nagar, Thane
Amrita, 9987721713

Hiranandani Estate, Thane
Ruchika, 9867605134

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Karol Bagh
Geetika, 9811619811

Janakpuri
Dora, 9818606072

Model Town
Ankita, 9643541763

Sector 30, Gurgaon
Priyanka, 9717125935

Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Shilpa, 9717770960

Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
Surbhi, 8826045453

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Vasanth Nagar
Kashish, 9880002200

Kormangala
Shrutika, 9059005555

Kasturi Nagar
Shantheri, 9910562737

Hebbal
Harika, 9560509513

Bellandur
Ruchika, 8800997952

Marathahalli
Sweta, 9742621210

Electronic City
Nishita, 9590565288

Kolkata click to expand

Ballygunge
Swati, 9836324466

Garia
Diptee, 9748011117

Hyderabad click to expand

Hitech City
Krishna, 9490318272

Giridhari Park
Anuradha, 9885127845

Gandipet
Harita, 7674805132

Rest of India click to expand

Usmanpura, Ahmedabad
Aarti, 9375222225

Salisbury Park, Pune
Neelam, 8888814882

Aynavaram, Chennai
Sikha, 9841929619

Nagpur
Rashmi, 9823213532

Nasik
Saylee, 9049810030

Mysore
Nandita, 9916962655

Cochin
Nisha, 9809909046

Allepey
Nisha, 9809909046

Aurangabad
Pooja, 9922439791

Panjim
Deepali, 7387096407

Surat
Shruti, 9099011146

Vapi
Avni, 9099922523

Indore
Gunjan, 9893826411

Ranchi
Illuminatrix, 7028021162

Agra
Ranu, 9319103433

Allahabad
Mona, 9839179722

 
 
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Our Story

A mother’s passion to make a difference led to the birth of Little Readers’ Nook in 2012.

 
 

Former software geek, eternal bookworm and now mum of 2, Devaki Bhujang Gajare believes in the power of reading to spark independent thinking.

As a young mum Devaki struggled to raise readers in a digital age. She soon identified the problem - children saw reading as a task, not pleasure! Devaki began reading to kids around her, bringing stories alive through conversations, art, games and drama.

The little ones were not just hooked, the leap in their thinking skills amazed parents.

As word spread, other mums and educators joined the cause. What began as a fun home experiment in 2012 blossomed into a beautiful collaborative enterprise called Little Readers’ Nook.

The initiative 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.

Franchise

Believe in our #ReadToThink vision? Join our vibrant team to build your local nook. Together, we’ll spread the Little Readers’ Nook magic in your neighbourhood!

We seek mums or educators with:

  • A passion for teaching and reading with kids

  • English fluency, flair for drama, sense of fun

  • Commitment to ethics and excellence

  • Business orientation to grow your own venture

We offer you:

  • A chance to be a thought leader

  • Training and a well-planned curriculum

  • Membership of a dynamic and nurturing team

  • Branding and marketing support

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Contact Us

We love to hear from you!

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