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“My First Hindi Book”, a colorful book which introduces children to colors, counting, and animals in English and Hindi, is making headlines in India and United States. This book is written by a first time Indian-American writer Chandani Bhatia.
According to Outlook India, the book is little different from traditional Hindi learning books and targeting kids of bilingual households. The Hindi words are written in English letters to make it easy for children and caregivers to read. The writer who currently resides in California is an Indian-American author.
She said that her book is for children growing up in bilingual households, making it easier for parents and kids to read and the language together. Making an statement about her book, she said that after giving birth to her daughter in the US, she aspired to teach basic Hindi to young children.
In her “My First Hindi Book”, Bhatia presents a colorful and creative way to teach children counting, colors and animals in Hindi.
“As the only Hindi speaking parent to my daughter, I found introducing my native language quite difficult and set out to write a book to playfully teach her some introductory Hindi,” Bhatia said in a statement.
“To my knowledge, there are very few Hindi-English children’s books. My hope is that other Indian parents living abroad will find the book helpful for their own multi-cultural homes.”
Born and raised in New Delhi, Bhatia immigrated to the United States in 2013. She has a bachelor’s degree in communication, and after working in the field of market research in India, she found her passion in ‘early childhood development’ upon moving to the U.S. she received a certification in Early Childhood Education from Irvine Valley College and Pasadena City College.