Ganesha's Sweet Tooth
It's Just For Fun Friday! On JFFF, we review items and activities that you can do with your kids in order to increase their cultural competence and diversity awareness.
We're back to another great book. This one was sent to us by DC's Books From Birth program through DC Public Libraries. If you live in Washington, DC and have a child under age 5, be sure to check it out. They sent us this book a few months ago and it instantly became a household favorite. It is a fantastic story about a Hindu God, called Ganesha, and how an epic Hindu poem came to be written. I loved the story and how relatable it is for kids, but it's the illustrations that really captured my attention. Deep blues, vivid pinks, bright oranges. The pictures are gorgeous! Be sure to spend extra time with your little one marveling at the stunning visuals in this book.
Check out the video and then print out the page below for a quick list of potential questions, comments, and activities as you and your child read this book together. There is also a link to buy this fantastic book (or if you're in DC - sign up for the program and they might send it to you!)
Are you familiar with the Hindu religion and Hindu culture? If not, what did you learn? How do you think the illustrations really bring this story to life? Leave a comment below.
Most of all, enjoy. And don't forget to HAVE FUN!
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