Nov
14

Discover the Dance of India – With Maya and Leela

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Maya and Leela Present: Dances of India
by Kyra Khanna and Malini Sekhar, Illustrated by Alyssa M. Torres

Children love to dance and move, and this bright and beautiful board book introduces them to Indian culture in the most wonderful way – through the enthusiastic eyes of two young girls.

In Dances of Of India, Maya and Leela watch and participate as the dancing and music come to life with bells jingling, sticks tapping, drums drumming and dancers acting out legendary characters.  Deceptively simple, the book is a ton of fun to read but can be used in lots of ways  – to teach basic beats of music, to share stories that the dancers reenact or to try out fun creative activities with kids such as tapping musical sticks, making masks or swirling with colorful scarves.

How to sum up this book for young readers and pre-readers?  The last page does it perfectly:

“All Across the Land,
Music Fills The air
That’s because, in India
Dance is everywhere !”

Check out this wonderful “must have” book for tiny dancers and little global citizens!  To purchase a copy from the publisher’s site, visit:
https://squareup.com/market/our-little-loka-store

Or find it on Amazon at:
http://www.amazon.com/Maya-Leela-Present-Dances-India/dp/0991140001

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