Read our generational, multicultural tale, Ranjit's Rainbow Tigers. It will lead to a topic that shows how people of different cultures work together and how ideas have spread all over our world.
Reading Ranjit’s Rainbow Tigers beautifully conjures up the sights and sounds of an Indian bazaar but what is it about the author’s writing that helps us to build the picture in our mind’s eye?
All children can relate to Ranjit's feelings towards Asha, his treasured toy tiger. Talk about children's own treasured toys and use this as a springboard into exploring toys today and in the past.
A Trading Week or Enterprise Fair is a great way to encourage creativity and enterprise, as well as providing a valuable 'real-life' context for developing literacy and number skills.
The bazaar in our story is just one part of a great trading heritage. Bazaars sprung up all over Asia as a way to trade in the goods that made their way along The Silk Road.
Learn about the magnificent Indian temple, the Taj Mahal, and also the Indian art of zardosi embroidery.