A magical brew of stories, questions, art, drama, games and talks thoughtfully engages kids with literature
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
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 - empatheticthinkers, creativeproblem solvers, expressivecommunicators!
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
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
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
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.
Why not cover more stories? . . .
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.