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Little Readers' Nook

Thoughtful & Empathetic Communication for Life Beyond the Classroom - Read, Listen, Think, Speak & Write

Challenge young minds to STAR in the greatest story there is... their own!

COMMUNICATION & LIFE SKILLS THROUGH STORIES

The human mind relates better to action, colour and emotion - everything that’s present in stories and missing in facts. 

We harness this power - of multicultural children's literature that mirrors real world challenges - to get kids to empathise, share ideas and creatively solve life-like problems.

Stories | Questions | Art | Drama | Games | Talks

Our questions will make you think. Our stories will help you understand.

JOIN US IN CHANGING HOW YOUNG INDIA READS, THINKS, COMMUNICATES!
— Devaki Bhujang Gajare, Mum of 2, Founder, Little Readers' Nook
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At a Glance

    WHAT?

    3 tiered program with weekly sessions for ages 2-10

    WHERE?

    75 Little Readers' Nooks in 25 cities across India and overseas, and growing

    HOW?

    A magical brew of stories, questions, art, drama, games and talks thoughtfully engages kids with literature

    WHY?

    Traditional learning builds knowledge; after school programs focus on either 'speech and drama' or different aspects of language.

    Little Readers' Nook offers ALL this plus crucial thinking prompts to prepare kids for real life beyond the classroom.

    21st century SOFT skills 

    • Empathy
    • Creative thinking
    • Problem solving

    Expressive COMMUNICATION skills

    • Reading and writing
    • Listening and speaking
    • Comprehension and vocabulary

    Join our growing tribe of over 10000 Little Readers across India and beyond - empathetic thinkers, creative problem solversexpressive communicators!

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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

      Weekly 45 minute sessions offered at select locations at select times
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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

      Weekly 1 hour sessions offered at all our locations all year round
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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

      Weekly 1.5 hour sessions offered at select locations at select times

      Rave Reviews

      My daughter comes home and narrates the most amazing stories. Her imagination is on fire and I am loving it!
      — Reema Srichand, Parent
      Agastya has become very expressive and imaginative. I consider this program a great investment for kids!
      — Ruchika Saraf Daga, Parent
      My Little Readers and I love this safe, stress-free space to freely express and explore our emotions.
      — Priya Date, Story Educator
      I feel lucky to be aligned with this program, it’s a hit! Kids are now far bolder in their communication.
      — Sujata Patki, Library Owner
      WHY CAN’T WE HAVE THIS CLASS EVERYDAY?
      — Our Little Readers!
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      Find Us

      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

      Cuffe Parade
      Pooja, 9819380613

      Malabar Hill
      Swati, 9820282033

      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 West
      Devanshi, 9920661812

      Malad East
      Smita, 9819790377

      Goregaon East
      Suchi, 9870296113

      Kandivali West
      Rekha, 9930076690

      Kandivali East
      Priya, 9096060007

      Borivali
      Miti, 9833423458

      Vashi-Nerul
      Raashi, 9619564848

      Panchpakhadi
      Amrita, 9987721713

      Rustomejee
      Amrita, 9987721713

      Vartak Nagar
      Amrita, 9987721713

      Hiranandani Estate
      Ruchika, 9867605134

      Delhi NCR . . .

      Karol Bagh
      Geetika, 9811619811

      Janakpuri
      Dora, 9818606072

      Model Town
      Ankita, 9643541763

      Civil Lines
      Neha, 8383043764

      Pitampura
      Deepti, 9999111381

      Sohna Road, Gurgaon
      Shilpa, 9717770960

      Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
      Surbhi, 8826045453

      Bangalore . . .

      Vasanth Nagar
      Kashish, 9880002200

      Kormangala
      Shrutika, 9059005555

      Hebbal
      Harika, 9560509513

      Whitefield
      Sonam, 9831423370

      Marathahalli
      Sweta, 9742621210

      Uttarahalli
      Sunitha, 9844327021

      Electronic City
      Nishita, 9590565288

      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

      South & West India . . .

      Mysore
      Nandita, 9916962655

      Coimbatore
      Hemalatha, 9790922443

      Cochin
      Nisha, 9809909046

      Allepey
      Nisha, 9809909046

      Nagpur
      Rashmi, 9823213532

      Nasik
      Saylee, 9049810030

      Aurangabad
      Pooja, 9922439791

      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

      Our Story

      Why did Devaki Bhujang Gajare, an engineer working in New York, start a children’s book club on her return to hometown Mumbai? Motherhood and the passion to make a difference.

      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, Little Readers' Nook

      As word spread, other mothers and educators expressed a desire to weave the magic in their own community, and joined hands with Devaki.

      What began as a fun home experiment in 2012 thus blossomed into a beautiful collaborative enterprise called Little Readers’ Nook.

      Our 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.

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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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      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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      Contact Us

      Contact your nearest centre to enrol your child.

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

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