Here is a quick question for all of you. What, in your opinion, is the single most essential value that this pandemic has taught us, especially the kids?
Take a minute to answer that. For me- I must say, gratitude.
Among all the despair and gloom across the globe, somewhere we learned what it means to be spending all day together at home, as a family. We learned what it meant to help each other out when other resources were cut out. We learned all about co-operation and understanding when online exams, team meetings, client calls, and appraisals were held under the same roof, at the same time!
Of course, there were teething troubles, friction, and a feeling of being overwhelmed. The raging uncertainty and the looming despair made things difficult for us, as adults, but for children, it was a year they will remember for a long time to come.
As a parent, I often feel, it is our responsibility, to teach our kids these essential life lessons and values, in a way that doesn't sound all too preachy. Somewhere between those Paw Patrols they watch and the Harry Potters they read, they must realise that they have had it all lucky and easy compared to other kids out there. And that's where books come to the rescue.
This week, on KSP Book Club, we were delighted to speak to Sukanya Rangaraj Shah- a mom, author and a psychologist, who has come up with her latest series of children's books titled- Shiny & Her Wardrobe Of Virtues.
In this exclusive Facebook LIVE I asked Sukanya what inspired her to write this series, and why it is relevant now more than ever for our children. Watch this video to follow the discussion and don't miss the special read-aloud session from the book by Sukanya for your young readers.