Panchatantra, Akbar Birbal: 4 Books That Will Really Educate And Entertain Your Kids!

These literary classics will engage, educate and entertain young minds enormously. Check out!


September 6, 2020


3 min


This September 6 is ‘Read a Book Day,’ so seize the opportunity to provide your kids with any of these highly scintillating works of literature! These books are guaranteed to keep them occupied for hours, while providing them with a wealth of knowledge, introducing them to a rich cultural heritage, and endowing them with valuable linguistic and critical thinking skills that are of paramount importance in building a strong educational foundation at such a young age. Not only will these books and shows entertain children endlessly, they will also build life skills and make for excellent skill-building activities that are crucial to child development. Enjoy!

1. Panchatantra

The Panchatantra is an ancient Indian collection of folklore with lots of characters who are animals! Originally written in Sanskrit, this iconic collection has since been translated into English and other regional languages, and printed in editions with colourful illustrations. A favourite among children, they can even watch these stories told and brought to life in Karadi Tales on ZEE5.

2. Swami and Friends

Swami and Friends
Swami and Friends (Source: ZEE5)

Swami and Friends is the first from the trilogy of novels written by author R. K. Narayan. This story of a ten year old boy called Swami and his friends is set in a fictional town called Malgudi of British India. Let your kids embark on a fun-filled adventure while building superior reading and writing skills from this book!

3. Akbar Birbal

Akbar Birbal
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The legend of Birbal, the witty advisor in the court of King Akbar, has been passed down by generations! Birbal’s characteristic humour and sharp intellect is rather famous! Read the short stories and watch them come to life in Akbar Birbal, which is available for streaming on the platform.

4. The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book
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The adventures of Mowgli, a boy who is brought up in the jungle by a pack of wolves, have been brought to life in The Jungle Book. But did you know that the story on screen has been adapted from the original novel written by author Rudyard Kipling? Give your kids the gift of knowledge and a piece of literary brilliance by letting them read it too!

Which of these books are you most excited to let your kids read first? Tell us in the comments below!

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