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'Devnagari ki Kahani' means 'Story of Devnagari'. (The script of Hindi language is called 'Devnagari', which literally means City of Gods). This is a unique and first of it’s kind Hindi book which makes learning shapes and sounds of Hindi Alphabets easy, fun & full of joy. The book takes the little child through a fantastical journey of learning where each letter dances out of their favourite animals, birds and things to meet the child like his or her little friend. It has been prepared out of scientific principles of effective memory retention for little children- using a combination of story based poem (narrative poetry) and beautiful handmade visuals.
Devnagari Ki Kahani– ‘Story of Devnagari’ is a narrative story book written by Anjali Sanghi to help kids recognize Hindi Alphabets easily.
Hindi is an easy and scientific language. In Hindi the sound of each letter and it’s pronunciation is the same. This makes Hindi very easy to read and write.
~Hindi script is called ‘Devnagari’
~Hindi letters are called ‘Akshar’
‘AKSHAR’ ARE OF TWO TYPES:
Vowels are called ‘Swar’
Consonants are called ‘Vaynjan’
This book makes it easy for children to recognize shapes and sounds of all basic ‘swar’ and ‘vyanjan’.
HOW DOES THIS BOOK HELP CHILDREN IN HINDI ALPHABET RECOGNITION?
POEM & STORY FORMAT: This story book weaves all Hindi letters in the form of a poem and tells their story. As the story progresses it takes many exciting turns. This keeps the child engaged to know more and to ask- ‘What happened next?’ or in Hindi kids love to say ‘Phir kya hua?’ Most kids love poems and stories. They love to memorize little poems and keep singing it all day. They also want to listen to the same story over and over again. So by telling them and retelling this Hindi Poem story they are sure to learn the alphabets in a very comfortable and enjoyable way.
ART: Each letter is also introduced through colourful painting of an animal, bird or a thing from which that letter starts with. The shape of the letter is matched to the shape of the animal, bird or thing in a way that child is bound to associate them together. This will help the child to make right neural connections in his/her brain regarding these letters. Thus the child will remember the shape of the letter much more easily and for long term. There is much research to show how art helps in making education easier and more relaxed.
OPPORTUNITY OF REPEATED READING: Child can look at this book as many times as they want. Before you know it, they would have learnt much more from it then you can think of.
REPETITION IN WORDS: The poem in the book contains Hindi words of day to day use as well as those words which children should know by a certain age. You will see that several words are repeated at-least 2-3 times in different parts of the book. This helps children in many ways and also strengthens their recall power. When they hear the word again and again it makes them very comfortable at the time of starting reading.
WHAT ELSE DOES THIS BOOK TEACH CHILDREN?
The poem and story in this book is woven to fulfill the learning needs of children. Along with teaching them letter recognition- which is an academic activity, this book also teaches several values & virtues which most parents want their children to imbibe from young age.
In a very subtle way it tells children about:
Best use of resources
Respecting teachers & elders
And much more…
The example of this can be taken from the poem of the first letter itself. This poem tells the child how to address another child when they are meeting for the first time. This gives them confidence and helps them build happier relationships when they start school in a new class.
The poem of second letter helps them know how to introduce themselves to other children with confidence.
DO YOU KNOW: This book can be used for several years in several different ways as a story book, reminder of shape of letters, virtues builder and more…
IMPORTANT: Even if you are not very fluent in Hindi yourself still you can teach Hindi to your child through this marvelous book through pronunciation details, videos, online courses, free printables and more available on: www.anjalisanghi.com