Birthdays are special, be it during normal or Covid times. We all are looking to gift children something unique. But very few of us think of giving them something, which adds value to their lives!

Why not gift children values that lead them to happier and brighter future instead of gifts wrapped in bright wrapping papers?

All LitJoys gifts are packaged in eco-friendly bags or reusable pouches so if you choose to order them you also get blessings from Mother Earth for sending less waste to the landfills!

Birthday Gifts for Kids

Party Return Favours

Our founder, Ekta Ohri, has been conducting author speak sessions at schools across the country to directly impart humanistic values in her books to hundreds of children.

  • Our founder conducting interactive workshop with students
  • Book reading of City of Stars by students during the session
  • Our founder with children after the session on City of Stars storybook
  • Poster making to track Energy Eating Monsters during the session
  • Book signing of City of Stars by the author at the exhibit
  • Session with students of Grade 3 and Grade 4 on the book - City of Stars
  • Our founder with children after the session on City of Stars storybook

FEEDBACK FROM SCHOOLS

FEEDBACK FROM STUDENTS

Sessions For Students

Pre-Primary (NURSERY/KG)

1. Topics from the book ‘My Gulmohar Tree‘ –  To build a love for trees and greens (vegetables) and respect for nature/mother earth

TIMING – EARTH DAY, MOTHERS DAY, ENVIRONMENT DAY

2. Apple Food Menu – Activity-based session to build healthy eating habits in kids – Mindfulness about what and how they eat, including building a love for fruits and vegetables

TIMING – WORLD HEALTH DAY, ALL YEAR ROUND

PRIMARY (GRADE 1 TO GRADE 5)

1. Topics from the book City of Stars to INCULCATE ECO-FRIENDLY everyday habits

Planting Trees (Conserving Trees/Forests)

Waste Segregation

Waste Reduction (zero-waste party)

Energy Saving

Noise Tracking

Celebrating Green Diwali/Christmas (avoiding single-use plastic)

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

TIMING – EARTH DAY, ENVIRONMENT DAY, OTHER OCCASIONS – DIWALI/CHRISTMAS, ALL YEAR ROUND

2. Topics from the book Time Story – Learn Concepts, Habits and Values linked to Time (time management, not wasting time, value of your own and others time, etc)

TIMINGALL YEAR ROUND

Sessions For Parents

raising happier, healthier children: parenting in pandemic times
1. increasing the ATTENTION SPAN OF kids BY CONNECTING TO NATURE AND RESTORING THE LOVE FOR READING
2. DEALING WITH PROCRASTINATING KIDS AND TEACHING THEM THE VALUE OF THEIR OWN AND OTHERS’ TIME
3. HANDLING ANGER, ANXIETY, fear and negativity AND RAISING POSITIVE AND HAPPY KIDS
5. building healthy EATING habits AND reducing INCREASED DEPENDENCY ON PARENTS/SCREENS FOR EATING
6. ADDRESSING LONELINESS IN KIDS AND RAISING CONFIDENT AND SECURE CHILDREN
7. instilling eco-friendly values in kids from a young age to realise the concept of less is more and help protect their future

“I am a parent of an almost 7 year old child , who recently had the privilege of attending a storytelling session by you at her school. She is a fan! 🙂  I have been wishing for her to find a mentor who could see through her stories and guide her so as to share them with the world. I would be most grateful if you could be that mentor. “

When Ms. Namrta reached out to our founder, Ekta Ohri, after a school session with the above message, she was simply thrilled to get an opportunity to nurture such a talented child.

Many hidden emotions are coming out in the mentoring process to make her stories more powerful, which is adding to the excitement of publishing the stories of the young author and artist! We will be publishing her first book soon, stay tuned.

Image from Utsa’s Upcoming Book

Graphic Designer for Social Media

We are looking to hire a graphic designer for the design of social media posts (Instagram/Facebook).

Responsibilities

  1. Create a design language for all posts based on an understanding of the existing brand language
  2. Propose creative ideas for presentation of posts based on content
  3. Design short videos/reels/gifs and other creative social media content for Instagram posts and stories

Skills

  1. Should have a background in graphic/visual communication and any other related design field.
  2. Must have 2-3 years of prior industry experience
  3. Attention to detail in design is a must

This a freelance opportunity. The candidate must adhere to deadlines. Someone with hands-on experience of designing social media graphics for other brands will be preferred.

Interested candidates, please email your CV and portfolio at litjoys@gmail.com.

Content Editor

We are looking to hire an editor for our storybooks.

Responsibilities

  1. Understand LitJoys brand philosophy to propose changes for enhancement of our stories
  2. Suggest language changes to make the content more engaging for the target age group of kids
  3. Proof read and copy edit the content to ensure high quality

Skills

  1. Should have a background in English literature and any other related field
  2. Must have 4-5 years of prior industry experience
  3. Attention to detail in language is a must

This is a freelance opportunity. The candidate must adhere to deadlines. Someone with hands-on experience of designing graphics for kids will be preferred.

Interested candidates, please email your CV and portfolio at litjoys@gmail.com.

Graphic Designer

We are looking to hire a graphic designer with experience/inclination to work in the children’s books space.

Responsibilities

  1. Create a design language that aligns with LitJoys brand mission and the intent of the project and media used.
  2. Create high-quality illustrations for our storybooks based on existing characters and design of new characters
  3. Design different activities/games involving graphics and/or photographs.
  4. Be original in ideating and bringing forth visuals that justify the intent of the text in the most authentic and accurate manner.

Skills

  1. Have at least 5 years of experience as an illustrator and 3 years in the children-books space.
  2. Have a reasonable understanding of the creative sensibilities of children’s literature especially of age groups 4-10.
  3. Have a sense of print processes, requirements and techniques to align the artwork style and size, book design and size accordingly.
  4. Attention to detail in design is a must
  5. Have a high sense of responsibility and be principled enough to deliver work as per the agreed timelines.
  6. Experience in creating digital artwork for social media and a relevant degree as an illustrator would be an added advantage.

Location

While Litjoys is located in Gurugram, we don’t want to lose out on great talent by restricting ourselves to geographies. You can be working from anywhere in the world. We follow the same sentiment to the ‘type’ of the job. And so, we are open to both freelance and full-time positions (3 month contract to begin with).

Write to us at litjoys@gmail.com along with your CV and a link to your portfolio. And please don’t forget to tell us why you would like to work with us.

We will be thrilled to hear from you and create some amazing value-oriented children’s books together and make an impact on society. Come, be a part of the change!

The Heritage School, Gurugram

Conducted three online author speak sessions with students of Grade 1 (IB) based on the chapter (Abdu Celebrates a Green Christmas) from our book – City of Stars.

Kids were excited to learn how they can celebrate a Green Christmas by decorating their Christmas trees with materials that can be reused, are recyclable or biodegradable. They were also excited to learn eye-opening facts, such as all paper is not recyclable and paper mills cause more pollution than any other factories.

Time Story (A Comic and Activity Book)

Get your copy of our new comic and activity book – Time Story – to teach kids concepts, habits and most importantly, the value of time here!

INSPIRATION BEHIND THE BOOK

In 2020, when families got locked in at homes due to Covid, children (including my own 6-year-old son) started procrastinating a lot more. Not going to school disrupted their daily schedules and parents across the world found it hard to get them to do even the smallest of tasks on time. Parents also struggled to manage their own time between work from home, household chores and handling kids’ school and other activities. 

When time battles increased in households and started impacting the happiness of kids and their parents, I was inspired to write my book – ‘TIME STORY’. While writing the book, I also realised that families were struggling to stay happy at home because of the feeling of time slowing down and boredom kicking in due to travel and other recreational restrictions.

While the experience of this whole new notion of time in 2020 acted as a big trigger for writing this book, the idea of working on this concept had lingered on in my mind ever since my trip to Japan in 2017. I realised how by doing even the simplest things on time, Japanese people were able to work more efficiently. 

Growing up, my father also often used to tell me stories from his visits to Japan to instill the value of time in me. While time management is a challenge at an individual level, valuing others’ time is also a key societal issue, particularly in India. This is why I was so inspired to write this book to inculcate the value of time in kids from an early age. The intent is to also get their families to become more time conscious as kids often emulate their parents’ habits and behaviours. 

Writing all my books in a conversational style between a child – ‘Abdu’ (the main character of all my books) and his parents (mom and dad) helps in involving the entire family in reading together. For Time Story though, I decided to bring in the humour element by writing the book in a comic style and designed activities linked to different concepts, habits and values to make it simpler and fun for kids to absorb the concept.