Reading Caterpillar Toddler Book Club starts on 23rd July

The book club for Toddlers (2 years to 3 years) starts next week, 23rd July and will meet on Thursdays for 7 weeks till  the third week of September. 

The series ‘Fun With Looking’ will explore books that excite visual imagination and visual experience. We will explore books where images are as vital as words. The art activity will focus on process not product.


This book club will be led by Deeksha Natha. She is an art critic and curator, currently the Director of Artreach and Fellow at the National Museum. She is the desk editor of Art AsiaPacific. Trained in art history, arts policy and contemporary theory she recalls loving repetitive writing exercises in school, they allowed her to explore the high and low points of typeset. Looking back at her own childhood, as she travels the mysterious and strange land of parenting, Deeksha recalls numerous, often painful visits to museums. Promising to herself the tyranny of looking would end with the end of childhood, the irony is that as an adult her happy place is an exhibition! And so she inflicts the same tyranny on her young boys and is amused at their often contradicting responses. Love it and hate it, they are never indifferent and their favourite game is to make stories of the images. 


This is an accompanied group, a parent or a caregiver- the child is comfortable must accompany the child. The session starts at 4 pm, please do be on time, so that your child has time to settle down . You are more than welcome to drop in 10-15 minutes early. Please do dress the children in old clothes as we will be doing projects using paints. It is always nice when children bring in their books to share, if you like you can bring it in the first session and leave it with us so we can bring out each child’s book one by one during the sessions (Do write their names). 

The Schedule is : Thursdays @ 4 to 5 pm, Group Size- 8 children


23rd July


30th July 


6th August – no session


13th August


20th August


27th August

3rd September- no session


10th September


17th September

The fee for this term is Rs.4500. Do let us know by email if you would like to sign up for the upcoming sessions . The Reading Caterpillar Library is in Nizamuddin West.

 A little bit about us:

Reading caterpillar is a library and a book club. Story hours are a weekly feature in the library and as illustrations  are an integral part of children’s books, Art is an important element at Reading Caterpillar. The books are always chosen keeping in mind the content, the quality of the drawing and the interests that children can be sensitised to at a young age. 

Drop in a mail at JOIN@READINGCATERPILLAR.COM to join the library. 


Toddlers in Spring

The morning toddler book club is such a joy! The first day they look around but soon make the space their own. The library is alive with their chatter. Looking at books, going  to the art room or getting their Reading Caterpillar stamp – they remember the order!

Illustrations are an integral part of children’s books, it is the visual that first attracts a child to the book, and conveys so much! This  book club we  selected books that are a visual treat enabling us to create projects  focusing on activities that particularly tap into their visual, tactile, and creative sensibilities

Sharing a few pictures with you –


How Pig is a Big? A beautiful book by Barefoot Publications.


A spider weaves his web. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle


Rosie struts off with real feathers in search for some supper. We ate honey that day!


This one we love! No David by David Shanon. A lovely lovely book . Love the button eyes and pencil shaving hair! And don’t miss the the belly button.


We had fun sharing books like Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett , The story of a Naughty Crocodile and The Giant Ravensberger Picture book with the Toddlers!

Till we meet again. Have fun with books!