My husband and I feel very strongly about instilling Indian values and traditions in our kids that our Parents and Grandparents taught us .We always emphasize the importance of celebrating and honoring Indian traditions and festivals in our family . Our family traditions, our language ,our food and our festivals keep us connected to our Indian roots while raising kids in America . Diwali is one of the most important Indian festivals and we always try to make it special in our home. At my Son’s school every year, we try to celebrate and educate kids about Diwali.
After reading the old style mythological Diwali books in my son’s school for a few years, I felt that the kids were not getting engaged and needed a book which would really interact with them. With this, the idea of ‘Diwali Fun with Mouse in the House’ came about. The intention was to have a playful way to teach kids about three main days of Diwali. The Mouse who is Lord Ganesha’s messenger educates the kids about Diwali and its values and presents interesting puzzles\tasks on Diwali .