42 episodios

Hello hello people!! I love stories, all kinds of stories - reading, listening and most of all, telling them, getting deep into the skin of each character and trying to be and even speak like them!!

I think story telling is incredibly powerful. When you narrate classic and new tales or make up your own as you go, you make your kid/s understand the power of the written and spoken word but most importantly you create precious, unforgettable memories that both you and they will cherish forever 😍😍

So I hope that both parents and children alike will listen to and enjoy this podcast together! 🙏🤗

The Stories We Tell Mridula Kaul

    • Niños y familia

Hello hello people!! I love stories, all kinds of stories - reading, listening and most of all, telling them, getting deep into the skin of each character and trying to be and even speak like them!!

I think story telling is incredibly powerful. When you narrate classic and new tales or make up your own as you go, you make your kid/s understand the power of the written and spoken word but most importantly you create precious, unforgettable memories that both you and they will cherish forever 😍😍

So I hope that both parents and children alike will listen to and enjoy this podcast together! 🙏🤗

    When Daddy was a little boy by Alexander Raskin

    When Daddy was a little boy by Alexander Raskin

    Hello my lovely people of this world, hope you’re well! Hope you’ve been reading books or listening to books or making someone listen to books or all of the above, given that the weather leaves little option to do much else and also because what can be more fun than curling up with a book and a hot beverage 😍😍😍😍💯💯💯 Even more heartwarming is the experience of sitting with a book that is like a one way ticket to your childhood. This book, for me, is one of them. I won it as a ‘General Proficiency’ award (yes we had those weird and wonderful things when we were growing up 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼🌞🌞🤗🤗💥💥👏🏼👏🏼💪🏻💪🏻❣️) when I was in Grade 4 and I still remember how proud and happy it made me. I read the book over and over again while I was growing up and the. Of course forgot all about it until my Mum brought it with me during one of her visits to the U.K. and handed it over to me after my daughter was born. Even then, I never thought to read it much until recently and Anikka has loved it so much that we are now reading a couple of stories every night. It’s a simple book - a loving Dad who wants to make his often poorly child feel better so retells her stories of his own childhood. The translation isn’t great but the premise is so simple and it’s reassuring for kids to know that their parents were children too at one time and did all the things they now ask their wonderful kids not to :-) I hope you enjoy these little stories as much as I’ve loved reading them. Stay safe, keep reading, take care and don’t forget to be grateful for all the small things 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼❣️❣️❣️🥰🥰🥰🥰🎼🎼🎼📚📚📚📙📙📙

    • 1h 28 min
    Tales of Tenali Rama (and revisiting Akbar Birbal)

    Tales of Tenali Rama (and revisiting Akbar Birbal)

    Hello lovely people! Hope you’re well and making the best of the time we live in by reading, writing, exercising, volunteering, cooking, watching movies, making movies even and any such thing that sparks joy in your life 🤗🤗 A lot of you have messaged me and sent me heaps of good feedback on the Indian stories I had shared - both Panchatantra and Akbar Birbal. Thank you so much for your encouragement, it means the world to me! I was putting off reading more such stories when one of my favourite little people in the world, young Master Roy Ganguli, asked me for some Akbar Birbal and ‘similar stuff’ for his birthday. I can never say no to a birthday dedication especially for someone I’m so fond of so this episode has a couple of old Akbar Birbal stories and a brand new entry by way of The Tales of Tenali Rama! Tenali Rama was an Indian poet, scholar, thinker and a special advisor in the court of Krishnadevaraya who ruled Andhra Pradesh from C.E. 1509 to 1529. Tenali Rama was renowned for his folk tales, which like Birbal were witty and clever. So Roy, I hope you enjoy them and to all my lovely audience, I hope the fun conversations between my partner in crime and me, make you laugh too - we couldn’t get over the word ‘thinker’ and kept guffawing 😂😂😂😁😁😁:-) Stay safe, stay happy and keep reading ! 💕💕🤗🤗📚📚🌍🌍 More Tenali Rama stories to follow soon x

    • 19 min
    Hotel Flamingo - Fabulous Feast by Alex Milway

    Hotel Flamingo - Fabulous Feast by Alex Milway

    Hello lovely jubblies! Hope you’re all having a fabulous weekend full of fabulous things to do and fabulous food with fabulous company in the absence of other fabulous things to do 😂😂 It’s only fair then that today’s story is a fabulous one! 👊🏼👊🏼😃😃 Yes, at the request of a lovely young lady, Aria Kumar Raina, I give you - (drum roll please!), Hotel Flamingo - Fabulous Feast! This is Alex Milway’s latest book (written in lockdown no less so all the more special!) in the Hotel Flamingo series and is full of wonderful animals telling stories of overcoming fears, believing in ourselves and thinking out of the box. Thank you Aria for the recommendation - we loved reading it and I thoroughly enjoyed doing different accents, knowing full well I got many of them wrong and apologising to anyone who I might’ve offended in the process because it was all in good fun 😂😂🙏🙏🤗 Hope you enjoy the book, stay safe, stay happy and don’t ever take yourself too seriously 💕💕🌈🌈📚📚📚👊🏼👊🏼🤗🤗

    • 1h 49 min
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - Part 2 (Chapters 11 to 19)

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - Part 2 (Chapters 11 to 19)

    Hello wonderful folks that have not yet seen the wonders of Dale and Esgaroth! Hope ye’er are well and above all, have been enjoying the adventures of the Hobbit and his wonderful comrades (not by choice to start with as you know!) as they go forth to find Smaug and recover their lost treasures and glory. This is not entirely an easy read but it is magical and oh so vivid! However it is rather long so I decided to break it down into two parts with chapters 1 to 10 in the first and the remaining 9 in Part 2 here. Listen on to hear how the Hobbit and his friends fare and how Bilbo Baggins manages to get back home, if he does at all, that is :/)) Happy listening, stay well, safe and happy 🤗🤗💕💕🙏🙏📚📚📚Don’t forget to keep your love for reading alive and enjoy yourself today and each day x 🌈🌈🌈👊🏼👊🏼🙏🙏📚

    • 4 horas 11 min
    Best of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Best of Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren

    Hello, Hola, Namaste, Salutations oh wonderful people! Hope you’re well and are getting ready to embrace Autumn 🍂🍂🍁🍁 The Corona virus is still dominating the news and our lives but how lucky we are to have roofs over our heads, hot food on our tables, good health on our side and family and friends we love around us. If that want enough, we have books 📕📕📚📚📚📙📙💕💕💕💕 And inevitably, the greatest stories and books are written at times of trouble, pain, heartbreak or ill health. Astrid Lindgren created these stories for her daughter Karin who asked her for a get-well soon story when she was off school :-) Karin named this fiesty little girl Pippi who is 9 years old and lives all by herself with a horse, a monkey, a suitcase full of gold and no grown ups to tell her what to do and she is stronger than anyone else you will ever know !!💕💕 The first book ‘Pippi Longstocking’ was published in 1945 followed by ‘Pippi goes on board’ and ‘Pippi in the South Seas. I’m going to read ‘The Best of Pippi Longstocking’, an 11 chapter book which has stories from all the books above and start off reading a couple of chapters from the first book. If you haven’t read Pippi before, I just know you’ll love her free spirit, sense of humour and incredible fearlessness. If you already know her, you’ll just find yourself admiring and adoring her a teeny weeny bit more 💕💕💪🏼💪🏼💪🏼💥💥 Enjoy the stories and let me know what you think !! Stay safe, stay happy and keep reading!! 💕💕📚📚🍁🍂🌈 toodles xx

    • 37 min
    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 10)

    The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien - Part 1 (Chapters 1 to 10)

    Hello hello yer luverly folk!! Hope ye’r well and enjoyin the sunnies if ye’r here in the UK or just enjoying life wherever else yer are :-)) So, real life school (face to face that is 😄) has started, some of us have had to stay home because it hasn’t been possible to confirm whether a common cold or in the case of my little, laryngitis, is indeed just that (I’m not going to rant about that here 😱😱🙄🙄) but all of us are starting to go through book lists for Year 5 and 6 and what a joy it’s been!! A has loved Harry Potter (I wouldn’t call her a Potterhead though😄) but she’s never ventured into any other world of high fantasy so I thought this would be a good time to introduce her to the iconic The Hobbit (or There and Back Again) by the rather extraordinary JRR Tolkien. It’s an expansive work and each chapter goes on for at least 30 minutes if not more but the imagery is so vivid, the writing so evocative, beautiful, labyrinthian yet simple that I am loving rereading it, this time to and with my child, as I rediscover it’s joys and hidden corners. I hope you will enjoy this - I thank you for your patience in listening to chapters 1 to 10 that are longer than a few stories put together but my wish is that you savour the sweet fruit of this labour - the book has 19 chapters so my aim is to record at least a couple of chapters daily so as to keep the momentum and your attention too. 🤗🤗⚡️⚡️💥💥💥 Stay safe, keep reading and don’t forget to celebrate the small things in life - toodles !! 🥰🥰🌈🌈🌈🌈🎹🎹🎼🎼🎸🎸📚📚📚📚

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