Category Archives: Books

Tangled – the app

Tangled: Storybook Deluxe is available for iPad or iPhone via iTunes for $7.49.

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Decor tip: How to store your kids story books in style

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Event:That Al Salasil Storytelling

Following the huge success of their first storytelling event That AlSalasil are hosting another one this weekend. Story telling is such a great way to get children interested in book as well as the perfect bonding experience.

That AlSalasil is located in the Avenues Mall, Phase 2.

Follow them on twitter for their latest arrivals and events  @THATALSALASIL

 

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Dear Jawaher, From a mother to her daughter

Dear Jawaher is a unique book written by Mona Al-Hajjaj an American born Middle Eastern speaking mother who lives in Kuwait. She addresses the book  to her 3 year old daughter were she shares her  experiences and the various topics that she has to face in the journey of her life like school, friends,marriage death and much more.The is essentially a self development book that is targeted at teenagers and young adults with some great advice on how to cope with all the challenges life throws at us.

Mona recently had an interview about her book with Alwatan Daily. To read her interview click here. 

She  will be launching her book in Kuwait tonight so if you would like to get your hands on a copy please pass by and support our local talents.

Location:  Jabriya – Block 6 – Street 1 – Villa 12. Check out her Facebook page for more information about the book launch.

If you can’t make it to her book launch then order the book from Amazon.

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Where Children Sleep

Where Children Sleep presents English-born photographer James Mollison’s photographs of children’s bedrooms around the world–from the U.S.A., Mexico, Brazil, England, Italy, Kenya, Senegal, Lesotho, Nepal, China and India. The differences between the sleeping spaces of children from different regions is striking.  “I hope this book will help children think about inequality, within and between societies around the world,” says Mollison in his introduction, “and perhaps start to figure out how, in their own lives, they may respond.”

Indira, seven, lives with her parents, brother and sister near Kathmandu in Nepal. Her house has only one room, with one bed and one mattress. At bedtime, the children share the mattress on the floor. Indira has worked at the local granite quarry since she was three. The family is very poor so everyone has to work. There are 150 other children working at the quarry. Indira works six hours a day and then helps her mother with household chores. She also attends school, 30 minutes’ walk away. Her favourite food is noodles. She would like to be a dancer when she grows up.

Home for this boy and his family is a mattress in a field on the outskirts of Rome, Italy. The family came from Romania by bus, after begging for money to pay for their tickets. When they arrived in Rome, they camped on private land, but the police threw them off. They have no identity papers, so cannot obtain legal work. The boy’s parents clean car windscreens at traffic lights. No one from his family has ever been to school.

Kaya, four, lives with her parents in a small apartment in Tokyo, Japan. Her bedroom is lined from floor to ceiling with clothes and dolls. Kaya’s mother makes all her dresses – Kaya has 30 dresses and coats, 30 pairs of shoes and numerous wigs. When she goes to school, she has to wear a school uniform. Her favourite foods are meat, potatoes, strawberries and peaches. She wants to be a cartoonist when she grows up.

Douha, 10, lives with her parents and 11 siblings in a Palestinian refugee camp in Hebron, in the West Bank. She shares a room with her five sisters. Douha attends a school 10 minutes’ walk away and wants to be a paediatrician. Her brother, Mohammed, killed himself and 23 civilians in a suicide attack against the Israelis in 1996. Afterwards the Israeli military destroyed the family home. Douha has a poster of Mohammed on her wall.

Looking through the book you cannot help but get emotional. We forget sometimes to be thankful for what we have and not complain about the little things. Where children sleep is a great book for both children and parents to go through together.

Here is James Mollison talking about his book at the TEDx conference.

You can purchase it from Amazon.

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Reading nooks

We all know how important it is to teach our kids to love reading. Devoting a little time each day to read with your children and having a little library for them to choose their own books will help grow the love of reading in them. Check out these adorable reading nooks which will surly get kids excited about reading.

Do you have a reading corner in your house ? Please share your pictures and help inspire other parents.

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A bedtime story for high tech families

One of our favorite bedtime storybooks is “Goodnight Moon”.  It was one of the first books I ever bought Nodi and he still reads it today.

A couple of years have passed and it seems like technology and gadgets have invaded our homes and storybooks!  Check out this parody of “Goodnight Moon,” called “Goodnight iPad,” Written by David Milgrim under the pen of Ann Droyd. “Goodnight iPad” is updated for a new generation of gadget lovin’ families, with goodnights to “the bings, bongs, and beep of e-mails and tweets.”  It’s a fun read that holds a great message: Sometimes we do need to take a step back and unplug everything.

Goodnight remotes and netflix streams,
Goodnight android apps and glowing screens.
Goodnight Macbook Air,
Goodnight gadgets everywhere.
For more information click here

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