A fun Life Skills class to spark free thinking and expression in kids!

SPARK CREATIVITY, LANGUAGE AND LIFE SKILLS AT

Little Readers’ Nook

Children must be taught how to think, not what to think!
— Our Guiding Mantra, in the words of noted anthropologist margaret mead
 
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Welcome to our nook!

STORIES are at the heart of what we do, so let’s begin with one.

Once upon a time in a Little Readers’ Nook class, a bunch of kids read about a tired mum who wanted a break. Touched by the story, the kids went home and offered to help with chores. Parents were stunned! How did we teach their kids EMPATHY in just one day?

We did not! Kids discovered this life skill on their own, through a handpicked story and a stimulating conversation. Since the discovery was SELF DRIVEN, the learning was impactful, memorable. That, in a nutshell, is the power of stories at Little Readers’ Nook!


Consider this. A rapidly evolving 21st CENTURY demands not just knowledge, but innovation and strong people skills. A host of challenges await children in the world beyond our home: fear, failure, pressure, ridicule. Are our kids equipped to meet them head-on?

At Little Readers’ Nook, kids learn through DEEP DISCOVERY of their favourite stories. Stories mirror life, featuring hurdles children may face growing up. Learning through experiences of story characters is a safe way to tackle real world problems.

We cannot think of a better way to build LIFE SKILLS, can you?

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In our weekly class, we use stories, conversations and play to:

- decode feelings and build emotional intelligence,

- foster a ‘Can Do’ spirit and nurture a growth mindset,

- form original ideas and spark creative thinking,

- discover rich language to build vocabulary and comprehension,

- share our ideas to build effective communication.

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!

Little Readers’ Nook is on a mission to inspire young minds with stories, to shape confident, creative and expressive little people.

Thousands of kids across the globe build positive attitudes with us.

SELF ESTEEM

CREATIVITY

PERSISTENCE

COLLABORATION

EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

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Join the revolution!

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Methodology

Our questions make kids think. Our stories help them understand. Our listening sparks their self expression.

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Multicultural books - 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’!

 

3 Tiered Programs

While we advocate early intervention to build life skills, our small, age appropriate steps ensure children are never burdened.

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Level 1 - Books made Fun

Parent and Child story times for ages 2-3

- Discover new words

- Develop active listening skills

- 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 and discovery for ages 4-7

- Shared reading, comprehension and vocabulary

- Thinking prompts for creative problem solving

- Socio-emotional skills with group discussions

- Storytelling, Speech and Drama

- Introduction to reading and writing

- Multicultural children’s literature

- 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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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
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Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane click to expand

Byculla-Parel
Ekta, 9870009029
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Worli
Charita, 9969022412
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Shivaji Park
Meher, 9833646412
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Sion-Dadar-Matunga-Wadala
Khushbu, 9821410765
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Chembur-Deonar
Sadhna, 9819311105
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Ghatkopar East
Apeksha, 9819581065
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Mulund West
Apeksha, 9987076201
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Bandra West
Sarita, 9821175055
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Juhu
Geetu, 9821621210
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Versova
Geetu, 9821621210
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Vile Parle East
Priya, 9967357230
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Powai
Archana, 9867194449
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Chandivali
Tasneem, 9769282322
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Malad East
Smita, 9819790377
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Goregaon West
Khushbu, 9987259081
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Goregaon East
Suchi, 9870296113
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Kandivali West
Rekha, 9930076690
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Kandivali East
Priya, 9096060007
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Borivali East
Miti, 9833423458
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Vashi, Navi Mumbai
Raashi, 9619564848
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Nerul, Navi Mumbai
Raashi, 9619564848
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Panchpakhadi, Thane
Ketaki, 9833694075
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Pokhran Road, Thane
Poonam, 9820984149
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Safdarjung Enclave
Kanchan, 9717060090
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Greater Kailash
Kanchan, 9717060090
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Karol Bagh
Geetika, 9811619811
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Janakpuri
Dora, 9818606072
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South City 1, Gurgaon
Priyanka, 9717125935
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Sohna Road, Gurgaon
Shilpa, 9717770960
Surbhi, 8826045453
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DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon
Divya, 9769694342
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Bangalore click to expand

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 and belief in the power of stories led to the birth of Little Readers’ Nook in 2012.

 
 

Former software geek, eternal bookworm and now mum of 2, Devaki Bhujang Gajare is a proud story educator and reading advocate.

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! So 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 socio-emotional and 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 empowering over 100 women entrepreneurs, each carrying the Little Readers’ Nook magic to her community.

The initiative has thus grown beyond our wildest dreams since then, challenging over 10000 kids to read, think and express in over 25 cities across India and beyond today.

 

CONNECTIONS

Besides conducting weekly classes for children, we also tell stories at children’s festivals, host training workshops for schools and parents, and work with corporate and NGO outreach programs.

Here’s a sneak peek into some of our most prestigious hosts!


Google

SMILE Foundation

STAR TV

Kala Ghoda Arts Festival, Mumbai

Kolkata Arts Lane Festival, Kolkata

Bookerpillar Children’s Festival, Ludhiana

Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai

Kings' School Al Barsha, Dubai

The Heritage School, Kolkata

Bombay Scottish School, Mumbai

Kendriya Vidyalayas across India

Shri Ram Global Preschool, South Delhi

The Happy Studio, Dubai

Klay Preschools, Mumbai and Pune

Toddler’s Den, Mumbai and Ahmedabad

The Little Company, Mumbai

Jamnabai Narsee School, Mumbai

The Somaiya School, Mumbai

Goldcrest High, Navi Mumbai

Sherringwood World School, Indore

Story Express NGO

Franchise

Believe in our vision? Join our vibrant team to build your local nook; let’s spread the Little Readers’ Nook magic in your community!

We offer franchises to select likeminded individuals.

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!

To enrol your child, please call your local class, then fill up the enrolment form.

For all other enquiries, please fill the form below.

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