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Storytelling 2021

Storytelling - 23 January 2021
16.00 -16.50

Woofy Time by Aparna Karthikeyan

Duration: 20 mins
Age group: 10+

Do join Aparna Karthikeyan for a Woofy storytelling session about Shingmo and Puchu, the coolest Indie dogs, their best friends on a Mumbai beach (one of them is a Girl Don!), and eight astonishing facts about these noble creatures…

PS: There may be a surprise that involves a Very Important Creature. 

PPS: There may be a rapid-fire quiz… 

Science Stories for All by Rohini Chinta

Duration: 10 mins
Age group: 6 yrs and above
Participants: 20 to 40

Language: English

Using the medium of storytelling to introduce the concepts of ‘Science’ helps a child understand and appreciate the wonders of science and ensures long lasting learning. This session will include science stories which enhance children’s awareness of their surroundings like ‘why trees are green’ or ‘why leaves change colours’.

Beti by Shaikh Bushra Parveen (Urdu)

Storytelling - 24 January 2021
16.00 -16.50

Why is my Hair Curly? by Lakshmi Iyer​

Duration: 20 mins
Age group: 8-14

Lakshmi Iyer will read from her debut children’s book Why is my Hair Curly? and talk to children after the reading. Some of the themes she will explore and interact with are:
1. Why do we need books set in India with protagonists who look like us?
2. What does diversity in children’s literature mean?
3. What are stereotypes and how can books break them?
4. Questions and Answers.

Ps. It will help if the audience has read the book or come with prepared questions.

Science Stories for All by Rohini Chinta

Duration: 10 mins
Age group: 6 yrs and above
Participants: 20 to 40
Language: Telugu

Stories allow children to engage and understand diverse cultures and expose them to common wisdom. Apart from arousing the inherent curiosity of a child, science stories open up the wonders of science to children and helps them experience the joy of simple experimentation. This session will include science stories which show how our ancestors used simple, easy-to-do experiments to prove the ‘Shape of Earth’.

The Foodie Princess by Ambujavalli

Duration: 10 mins
Age group: 6 yrs and above

A humorous story based on an Indian folk tale. Aanandhi,a princess, never gives importance to staying fit. The only thing she likes in life is food…food….and more…food. And one thing she hates is physical activity! The story travels through her life, her parents’ initiatives, her responses and how she understands and changes at last. Though the protagonist is a princess, the story, with humour and rhythms woven into it, is set in contemporary times.