We’re huge National Book Trust (NBT) & Children’s Book Trust (CBT) Books fans! For many reasons! They are by Indian authors. They are super affordable. They have the most beautiful stories and illustrations. Most of us have English books, but many parents have been asking for Hindi books – so it made perfect sense to curate this post.
In addition to what we mentioned above, most important, the language of the Hindi books is easy to understand and interesting enough to engage with readers who are used to reading English books only!
Though the books are ideal for 3-7 years, they have been a boon even for 3-8 year olds from non-hindi speaking backgrounds! And hence come highly recommended.
So if you’ve been wanting to expose your children to easy-to-read and understand Hindi books to help them improve their language skills, NBT Books would be a really good start.
We used to buy them at Book Fairs. But now after the pandemic they are also available on Amazon! They come in different sets of 10-13 books. We’re listing down some here with you!
2. Hindi Story Set of 13 Books – Sharaddha has this set!
I was looking for some Hindi story books and then I found this gem thanks to Kbc! I got a set of 10 books and what beautiful stories and colourful illustrations. Perfect to get my 8 year old son into reading Hindi!
NCERT BARKHA SERIES
Meghla recommends NCERT Barkha Series so we’re including them here as well.
NCERT BARKHA SERIES Level 1 – 4 (40 books)
Amardeep highly recommends this series. Quoting her:
With us not talking much hindi at home, the only way to make Neil (my 4yo son) pick up the language was to make Hindi reading a routine. I wanted books with short, simple lines as my aim was to help him pick up words, grammar and speak full sentences, but not feel overwhelmed with the language. The NCERT Barkha books, recommended by Meghla, seemed perfect for us given that they were graded level wise. Meghla, thank you so much for recommending these – Neil has picked up speaking (and reading basic) hindi within 2 weeks! These books are possibly the best books for early hindi readers and also for those trying to pick up the language. They have short, simple, easy to understand sentences but have not compromised on the fun aspect of the story – they are as engaging as any other story. The paper and printing quality is very basic, but I’m extremely happy with the content. The same characters (children) appear in the different stories from Level 1 to 4, so kids find it easy to relate to them and look forward to reading another story about them. Highly highly recommend these books for anyone looking for early readers in Hindi, ideally for ages 3 plus.
NCERT BARKHA SERIES Level 1 & 2 (20 books)
NCERT BARKHA SERIES Level 3 & 4 (20 books)
A lot of parents have been asking about the basics for Hindi learning. Adding some other recommended books/resources here.
Wonder House Pratham Hindi Varnmala: Early Learning Padded Board Books for Children (My First Padded Books) has been recommended by Gauri Aras and many other parents.
Skillofun Hindi Shabd Rachna was first recommended by Shipra. Amardeep says,
“This has helped us tremendously in word formation and maatra recognition and reading.”
T4TALES HINDI BOARD BOOKS are push, pull interactive super duper hit books with our 0-4 yos. Every parent recommends these books big time!
Thank you Meghla, Achira, Shraddha, Amardeep, Shipra for sharing your images and inputs!
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