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A Gift for Amma: Market Day in India

How do you help your amma know she is loved? You find something to give her that has meaning! This heartwarming story invites preschoolers to an open air market, to learn of the colors, scents, and sounds, but mostly, to learn the loving power of the right gift for the right person, set against a rich backdrop of traditional Indian culture.
Age Groups: Big Kids, Little Kids
Skills: family, Helping
Author: Written by Meera Sriram and illustrated by Mariona Cabassa

Discussion Questions

  • Giving a gift is a way to help someone else! What gifts does the narrator consider giving her Amma in the story?
  • What does she decide to give Amma in the end — and why?
  • What gifts (that you make or buy) do you think you could give to people you love to help cheer them up or make them feel better?