Book 3
Book 3

Book 3

The Flourish books aim to inculcate values, teach life skills, and impart social-emotional learning. Therefore, due focus has been given to making the content as inclusive as possible. Further, we’ve created an Inclusivity Index to map and gauge the inclusive nature of the books. The Inclusivity Index for Book 3 has been given below. For more details about the framework, click here.

Analysis of the Stories

Story NameMinority ReligionCharacters with DisabilityClass DiversityGender DiversityBreaking StereotypesValues Covered
Ammachi’s Incredible InvestigationNoNoNo★★★★★★Teamwork, Respecting Others
Nichchumi Helps OutNANoNo★★★★★★Helping Others, Empathy
Brushing Is No Fun!NoNoNo★★★★★★★★Self-management, Physical Well-being, Cleanliness, Creativity
Today, I AmNANoNANA★★★Creative Thinking, Goal-setting
Mulan – The Movie (1998)YesNoYes★★★★★★★Interpersonal Relationships, Courage, Loyalty, Integrity
A Tale Of TailsNANANA★★★NATime Management, Creative Problem-solving
Ammu’s PuppyYesNoYes★★★★★★★Honesty, Friendship
Kalpana’s CycleNoNoNo★★★★★★★Perseverance, Resilience, Self-confidence
Goby’s Noisy Best FriendNAYesNANANAInterpersonal Relationships, Appreciating Others
Rosa ParksYesNoYes★★★★★★★Motivation, Inspiration, Courage, Leadership, Social Justice
Laundry DayYesNoYes★★★★★★★★Respecting Diversity, Being Responsible
Get Down, RockyYesNoYes★★★★★★Curiosity, Problem-solving, Interpersonal Relationships

Minority Religion – Is a minority religion being represented in the story?
Characters with Disability – Are there any characters with a disability in the story?
Class Diversity – Do the characters in the story belong to diverse social classes?
Gender Diversity – Do the characters in the story represent diversity when it comes to gender?
Breaking Stereotypes – How much is the story trying to break away from a stereotype?
Values Covered – What are the Values covered in the story?

NA – Not Applicable

Analysis of the Exercises

The exercises in this book focus on grammatical concepts like nouns, adjectives, punctuations, question phrases, etc. Apart from these, there are also activities for the children to develop and maintain good habits and become aware of themselves and their surroundings. The exercises manage to do this through individual and group activities and information snippets. A lot of them also encourage the children to connect the dots themselves and think creatively and critically to arrive at conclusions and encourage teamwork. Some of the values highlighted in the exercises of this book are kindness towards animals and other humans, respecting one’s family members, punctuality, honesty, etc

Overview of the Book

Out of the 11 stories in the book, 8 are written by females and 3 by males. Out of the 13 protagonists, 9 are females and 4 are males. None of the protagonists or supporting characters has a disability. At Least 6 of the stories are reinforcing a stereotype, gender role, or expectation defined by society. In 5 of them, the characters are breaking some gender expectation or stereotype prevalent in the society—for example, in ‘Laundry Day’, all the characters, both men and women are shown to be washing clothes; ‘Rosa Parks’ is about the story of a Black Woman who stood up for her rights. The book overall promotes peace and equality for males and females, regardless of their race, class, disability, religion, sexual preference, or ethnic background. According to the WHO Gender Responsive Assessment Scale, the book is gender-specific.