Hello Namaste! Books

Navratri Garba 2018

Navaratri (नवरात्रि) which literally translates to nine (nava) nights (ratri) is an Indian folk dance festival that lasts for - you guessed it - nine nights, and celebrates Goddess Durga’s victory in the battle against the buffalo demon Mahishasuran. While it is observed all over India, it is especially celebrated with much fan fare in… Continue reading Navratri Garba 2018

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Grandparents Love Hello Namaste! Books too

Just like in English, Hindi too has many endearing ways to refer to grandparents. Pictured above are my parents Jayshree and Jayesh, whom my kids lovingly call Jay-baa (“baa” for grandma) and Jay-da (“da” for grandpa"). Ila and Dinesh, their paternal grandparents are simply daadee (grandma) and daadaa (grandpa). And since we are talking about… Continue reading Grandparents Love Hello Namaste! Books too

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Doodling and Tracing is Allowed

Unless it's a coloring book, kids are usually encouraged not to write on the books they read. But that you can ignore this rule when it comes to the Hello Namaste! board books.  The high-gloss laminated pages, make it OKAY for kids to use dry erase markers to doodle, trace, and color. Here is Arjun,… Continue reading Doodling and Tracing is Allowed