Mindsprings is a thought leader in English language education. We publish text books to help students to learn to speak and write the English language. We also conduct teacher training and consultancy to get teachers to rethink and change the English language teaching process to suit Indian child’s needs and aspirations.
We are unique in that we follow aggressively a set of logical thinking premises in formulating strategies based on the nature of the child and his/her natural learning processes. We customize syllabus based on a dynamic process of observation and need. The learning of the child is paramount and our differentiation methods are bold, original and protean. Success is measurable in the competencies, behaviors and attitudes of children to learning the language.
The Magic Box Pre-Primary series is a unique academic curriculum for the 3+/ 4+ and 5+ child. It recognises the essential nature of the child as an observant, active, curious, imaginative, rhythmic and social individual. We have created activities for the child that go with the flow of these traits. Therefore, learning becomes joyful and successful.
The Series consists of progressive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities, an experiential art and construction book, an absolutely rare oral skills book for training to speak English fluently, a structured sight word reading programme to learn reading effortlessly, and critical thinking in stories for training the child to reflect, problem solve, and make choices. All this in addition to the alphabet and numerical skills which most pre-primary books teach exclusively.
A revolutionary English textbook series based on layering and scaling of skills as opposed to just doing prose and poetry comprehension with meanings. It is part of a system, along with “Language with Ease” and “Writing with Ease” that addresses all parts of English learning efficiently. It is used by some of the best schools in the country, and has no match when it comes to promoting critical thinking, skills and competencies for autonomy, and literary appreciation in students.
The ‘Grammar with Ease’ for primary school grades 1 to 5 is a complete handbook of child-friendly English grammar that can be used as for understanding grammatical patterns and conventions in speech and writing in English.
This book offers an umbrella view of English grammar. It provides simple definitions and clear examples. It seeks to demystify the complexity of grammar and provides links to different parts of grammatical study. Items have been carefully selected to ensure that children do not lose clarity and do not get enmeshed in advanced grammar study which is unnecessary at the primary school level. It helps build good foundations in English grammar.
Language with Ease is a unique, revolutionary series that offers the child a complete English Language solution, consisting of a blend of English grammar, oral language, advanced vocabulary and writing skills . It is based on the principle of frequency. In future, all language learning is likely to use this effortless method. Schools report astonishing success for their students after using this book and they benefit from tomorrow’s pedagogy today by subscribing to this method.
The ‘Writing with Ease’ Revised Edition, retains all its original splendour in being the only book of its kind for writing skills, creative writing and word lists. The new improved revised edition, now has a new contemporary font and a two-colour format. It offers more ideation techniques and analysing icons. Vocabulary list has better words, writer’s craft has many more forms of writing. Also included are, 5 paragraph essays, reflective essays for college entrance, and several types of formal letters, CV writing, articles and blogs. A section in poetry has been added for helping students with the procedure to analyse unseen poetry. Overall, the book has more to offer the examination going students in High School, University and beyond. A lot more value for the same price.
Mindsprings has facilitated in building confidence and overall development of our students, parents and the teachers. The content gives practical insights to the students by helping them to comprehend and communicate in a better way with highly improved vocabulary. The course has tremendously pushed all of us to stretch and has undoubtedly helped improve the life of our students. The transition of students from other texts to Empowering English had not been easy. Constant Handholding and training sessions by Usha has smoothened the entire process, with time we all understood the thought behind various books published by Mind springs. We have Witnessed a positive impact of Writing with Ease, Empowering English , Language with Ease and Grammar with Ease in our school which has brought in a real understanding and meaningful learning in our institution. The students have improved remarkably in their communication skills and are more confident at various competitions and events. It has been an amazing learning experience for both the faculty as well as the students.
Principal Heritage School Vasant Kunj
EMPOWERING ENGLISH – The book abounds in interesting stories with excellent vocabulary. Kids love them. It helps them broaden their perspective and give wings to their imagination. The stories also help them in developing basic desirable qualities like sympathy, empathy, and cooperation. It builds up sound vocabulary, promotes critical thinking and creativity through activities. The class is engaged, interactive, and gets opportunities to integrate other subjects.
LANGUAGE WITH EASE – Generally, grammar is supposed to be the most boring subject, as it involves rules and concepts, but this book has made the learning of grammar very interesting. <
My kids look forward to having grammar classes as they are very interactive and children find it rewarding if all their answers are correct. Even the slowest learner can grasp the toughest concept, as it does not involve mugging up the rule, instead, it progressively teaches using daily exercises, done briefly. Concept acquisition of flawless grammar comes to kids naturally with this system. They will remember it throughout their lives.
As an English Language teacher, I would strongly recommend this book to help the kids become grammatically sound.
English Teacher, Jasudben ML School, Khar,
I am teaching in Shri Ram Swaroop memorial public school, Lucknow. This session onwards,have started using your book ‘Empowering English ‘from classes 1-8.
My experience makes me to share this with you that students in general findreading English literature and language books a mundane task that is forced upon them in order to clear exams and pass from 1 class to another. I know as English teachers,we have moments of disillusionment when we realise that not everyone is a book nerd and that our students do not actually feel the same passion for Sarojini Naidu,Robert frost,William Shakespeare that we do. But your book ‘Empowering English ‘ has changed this thinking of mine. This book ‘Empowering English ‘ is quite different, interesting and influential from others.
While teaching during the class,I’ve noticed my students feeling…those paragraphs in the chapters make them laugh out loud,shed a tear,feel anxious or scared or sad for someone ‘s plight, worried and rejoice. This shows and proves that they are not only involving themselves but also understanding the things that are being taught. In case of language, after the lectures are delivered and activities are discussed and completed,a positive change is seen in their language both in terms of conversation and writing.
So, would say that your book is solving our purpose and proves to be powerful. It’s an effective tool that is helping us to cater to the needs of our students and making them better by each passing day. It is making our job easy.
H.O.D. English, SRMPS
I enjoyed the learning. I wish some teacher had taught me all this when I was in school. Not an English honours person, I am learning about some of these details now. Very well organised and carefully curated information and concepts brought to us in the lucid manner that is quintessentially Mrs Pandit. Thank you for the clarity
Headmistress Cathedral & John Connon School
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