In March of 2013, we brought to you a set of 3 board books in Punjabi and English for children of all ages. These stories delighted your children and connected them with their Punjabi heritage and Mother language. You loved them. You asked for more.
Rest is history. We now have a series going. Nine books in five years, more on the way. Our ninth one includes the children from East & West Punjab and brings them tales in both Gurmukhi & Shahmukhi scripts.
This is a rare opportunity to share these ancient tales with your family, friends, classrooms or playgroups and connect generations together to each other, to the Mother Language Punjabi and to the land of Punjab.
Book Trailer - Punjabi
Book Trailer - English
- Illustrations in vibrant colors will attract young ones and help form an early association with the Punjabi language and the Gurmukhi script.
- Tales are told poetically both in Punjabi and in English. That makes them more fun and easy to remember.
- Characters and artifacts depict the environs of Punjab.
- Language is simple, communicative and enriching for all ages. Designed to connect many generations together.
- Each tale has a moral and values that are communicated in a fun way.
- Punjabi school teachers will love these resources for Gurmukhi reading and Punjabi vocabulary building.
- Great tools to help organize plays, puppet shows, recitals or to share with your child’s school.
- Books [1-5] are gloss laminated board books in child friendly sizes and are long-lasting and designed to pass on to many generations.
- Books 6-8 are meant for older children (ages 5+) and have an extensive list of dictionary at the end to make children familiar with hard words and idioms.
Who are these books for?
Research shows that early childhood associations with a language have an everlasting impression on the human brain. Thus, the five board books are designed for parents to read to their pre-school aged children. However, your children will keep coming back to them over and over again because of richness in language and presentation even when they are older.
Books 6,7,8 are meant for grade-1 to mid-school level children as their vocabulary is much more evolved. However, the style of narration and the accompanying illustrations will make the learning a lot of fun.
Why Punjabi, Transliteration and Translation?
So these books can talk to anyone with love for the Punjabi language and heritage. You don’t have to be able to read Punjabi in Gurmukhi script. Romanized Punjabi (written in English) is included. English translations will help enhance understanding or facilitate sharing with non-Punjabi friends.