Hello! My name is Dhvani Shah and I'm the owner of Bright Bandar Co. I'm a mom raising two bilingual kids in Canada!
As a parent raising two little ones while living outside of India, I know how much conscious effort it takes to consistently teach kids our language and expose them to traditional foods, stories, music, and activities to get them to understand and appreciate their South Asian heritage!
At Bright Bandar Co., we believe that the key to
understanding our culture lies in learning and developing native language skills. Being able to communicate in the native language helps children better connect with their grandparents, participate in family conversations, familiarize themselves with traditions, laugh at cultural jokes, and truly understand their heritage and roots.
English is the main language in many of our homes (including mine), and many times, we (parents) don't speak or know our language enough to pass it on. Also, there aren't too many child-friendly resources that are easily available to us closer to home.
I'm passionate about helping you raise bilingual children. I want to create high-quality billing dual products that make language learning fun and help preserve our South Asian roots.
WHY BRIGHT BANDAR CO.?
The word 'Bandar' means monkey in Hindi & Urdu. Monkeys are known to be curious and playful, just like kids! Bright is for the studies that show that children raised in a multi-cultural environment and who learn more than one language at an early age grow up to have better critical thinking skills, social skills, creativity, and flexibility of mind. Through Bright Bandar Co., we hope to help you raise your own "bright Bandar"!
All our products are BILINGUAL and include English words, so children can develop their vocabulary in two languages!
Non-native speakers or parents who aren't fluent can still teach the second language using English transliterations that are included for each word in the native script. This way, both parents and kids can learn together!
It can be very difficult to expose kids to their South Asian heritage when they are born and/or live in a different country.
Our books and toys are designed to help spark kids' curiosity about culture. Our illustrations include hints of our heritage on each page (or block), from showing kids doing yoga and eating traditional food (in our First Words books), to exploring Mandala patterns (on the blocks).
Each of our books & toys is packed with so many words to learn -- the amount of content (i.e. number of words) you get from one of our products surpasses most other similar language learning products on the market.
The quality and content of our products are worth the investment in your child's bilingual education!