Books are Fun. Books inspire Thinking. Beat digital distractions. Raise a Little Reader.
Good questions make us think. Good stories help us understand.

Their combination in an interactive group setting lays the perfect foundation for the 4 Cs of the 21st century - critical and creative thinking, communication and collaboration. This is our focus at Little Readers’ Nook.
— Devaki Bhujang Gajare, Mum of 2, Founder and Book-lover-in-chief, Little Readers' Nook
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WE OFFER

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Thoughtful Reading Enrichment Sessions

- Outstanding world children's literature with rich language and multicultural themes forms the foundation of our programs.

- Our experts curate a mix of stories, art, drama, conversations and games to prod thinking and communication.

- Story educators and kids read, perform, think, comprehend, imagine and talk around amazing books.

WE PROMISE

- Our Little Readers don't just read, they connect with books, are inspired by them.

- Thoughtful readers, creative thinkers, expressive tellers, they are tomorrow's Leaders in the making.

- With sustained engagement, we promise an astounding transformation that stays with your child for life.

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OUR STORY

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

A book-lover myself, I found children’s preference for gadgets over books alarming.

I knew the magic of books, so I began reading to kids around me, bringing stories alive through discussions, art, games, drama. The little ones were not just hooked, the leap in their thought process amazed me!
— Devaki Bhujang Gajare, Mum of 2, Founder and Book-lover-in-chief, Little Readers' Nook

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.

Our network has grown beyond our wildest dreams since then, challenging 1000s of kids to read and think in over 25 cities across India and beyond today.

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PARENTS SPEAK

My daughter comes back and narrates the most amazing stories. Her imagination is on fire!
— Reema Srichand, Little Readers' Nook parent
The sessions help us teach the value of reading books, particularly now when kids are hooked on iPads!
— Radhika Vedula, Little Readers' Nook parent
Agastya has become very imaginative and attentive. I consider this class a great investment for kids!
— Ruchika Saraf Daga, Little Readers' Nook parent
The activities enrich each story. Thank you for helping us kindle the passion for books in our child!
— Vrinda Pasula, Little Readers' Nook parent
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3 TIERED PROGRAM

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Ages 2-3: Parent-Child Story-times

• Read aloud from picture books
• Parents and kids bond over books
• Messy play, art, action games, rhymes

Weekly sessions foster listening skills, letter and word knowledge, love for books

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Ages 4-7: Early Literacy Play-shops

• Mindful telling, doodles, drama
• Word games, book analysis
• Design thinking with twists in the tale

Weekly sessions foster vocabulary, comprehension, thinking and expression

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Ages 8-10: Language Arts Workshops

• Buddy reading, comprehension strategies
• Design thinking with process drama
• Word games, debates, presentations, writing

Weekly sessions foster reading, thinking, speaking and writing skills

 
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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

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 East
Subha, 9867963972

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

Vartak Nagar
Amrita, 9987721713

Hiranandani Estate
Subha, 9867963972

Delhi NCR . . .

Model Town
Ankita, 9643541763

Civil Lines
Neha, 8383043764

Karol Bagh
Geetika, 9811619811

Janakpuri
Dora, 9818606072

Pitampura
Ruchika, 9971522468

Gurgaon
Shilpa, 9717770960

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

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 as you conduct Little Readers' Nook programs in your locality. We seek enterprising book-loving mums or educators.

Our Promise:

  • Training and supportive team interaction
  • Complete curriculum - books, props, lesson plans, handouts
  • Marketing support
  • Choose your own work hours and place
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Our Requirements:

  • Passion for teaching and books
  • English fluency, flair for drama and a great sense of fun
  • Commitment to ethical practices, excellence and teamwork
  • Dynamism to grow your own venture
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