Monday, September 14, 2015

The Story Express visits an Apartment Complex

And the kids were so participative and delightful.

Full house with about 30 participants

I almost scared a little kid with my fierce angry play acting but we turned good friends by the end of it

Saturday, September 5, 2015

A Pratham Champion again

This is my fourth year of Pratham Books -One Story, One Day.

I conducted Four sessions in English, reached about 250 kids
With the apartment kids, Shishukunj. Kidwai with Samiksha, Anand Vidyalaya kids

- Set the story in my words to the Knick Knack Paddywack tune
- I learnt with them as I took them through Indian percussion instruments
- Conducted Drum Jams
- Wove in some Krishna and Teachers' Days stories- songs into the latter sessions

A most satisfying day!!

Go here for the pics

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Arts Tales visits Vizag

After Sri Lanka, Chennai, Mumbai, Bhuvaneshwar, also did a session in Vizag!

For a delightful six year old and her friends. And of course her book loving mother!! 

A bright , enthusiastic bunch of kids a mix of stories, song and activities- the perfect recipe for FUN!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Myths with a Twist

Arts Tales visited Thinkbox after a long break and had a cosy mini session on myths with a twist

Friday, August 21, 2015

A trip to God's own country

A Kerala Focus with our version of Pookolam, dance, Stories ( Mahabali, Parashuram, Tulika Publishers's Veena Player and the real life inspiring Globetrotting Tea Kadai Couple) , Quiz, trivia through a word jumble and an Art Hunt

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Peacocks and Myths

Stories, Songs, Dumb charades, Dance, Word Jumbles and Matches in Devlok and even a speech or two for a little Rajkumari.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Salaam Kalam, Tiger Tales and A Baaarthday Singalong

Put together a quick and short session on Abdul Kalam's death for kids to celebrate his principles rather than mourn his passing away. Also did a rocket craft for it.

A Tiger Tales outing had to be done to mark International Tiger Day of course.
Was delighted to conduct a Singalong for a little tot who loves sheep

Monday, August 3, 2015

Of Wands and Magic

Did a magical session with the kids 'creating' witches' brew and room on the broom.

Had a magical time with the Kidwai kids who enjoyed elephant tales stories along with the wand craft

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Monsoon Mania and Ship Shape

A couple of weeks ago had Monsoon Mania with The Blue Umberella, Rain in KapitiPlain and Gajapati Kulapati of course. Showered in some song and dance and what fun was had. Pics here

 Had a wonderful session on Shapes and used apart from songs and trivia, these stories Fluffy Puffy Chapatis, A husband for mouse, Ismat's Eid to bring home the theme. Pics here

And soon there will be a magical session this week!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

A round up of Summer Fun

Have not been regular with updates here

Have been dabbling in a variety of themes  with an art- craft to go with it:

Joy with  Julia

Environ Day

Mango Mania

Also hosted an off beat adults Tea Stories with a Chai for Cancer Adda

It will be a story shower this evening, all excited!!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Myths with a Twist

Had a very fun and interactive session on myths with a twist

A Story Sunday and Hairy Tales

Hosted a lovely do for a six year old bookworm. Had kids from a wide range of ages and did the Indian Story Trail followed by a Super Hero Hunt.

Also conducted a Hairy Tales session with kids donning pretty hair styles and learning hair facts

Friday, May 15, 2015

Mothers' Day Weekend

Did two sessions over the weekend

One was at home for kids to usher in Mother's day with Are you my mother? And Where is Amma? and Guddu's photo capturing children's imagination

The second was at an event by Big Fat Events and was chuffed that older kids enjoyed themselves too.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dino Dash for CBW

Enjoyed the Dino Dash with a  bunch of kids who could put paleontologists to shame.

Loads of fun with trivia, quiz, dance and song and stories- Edwina, Brontorina, Stone Eggs and an NBT Dino cumulative tale.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Summer Cool at The Green Pocket

Did a really fun and lively session with tiny ones at The Green Pocket

Celebrating holidays and fruits, travel, elephants and snakes- all that make for a great summer

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Easter Gala

Conducted a cool and eggciting easter session last week.

And two on Easter Islands with Globetrippers Sr and Jr. Great learning alongside the fun.

Monday, March 30, 2015

100 Saree pact

Am part of this initiative and having great fun sharing and learning about sarees. Attended a do where stories were shared and demos held on new styles of draping. Great fun.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

World Storytelling Day

Was celebrated with kids from Aarohi online on a Japanese tale.

And it lived up to being International Happiness Day!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Under the trees at Kitsch Mandi

Had a long cosy session with some enthu tiny tots

Similar to the one in iLeap the previous weekend. No pics of that one.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Holi at Heritage

Was invited to a preschool at Bannerghata- a nice fun  colourfilled session with very helpful teachers.

Did a micro session with two kids who turned out to be ardent listeners at Ileap an activity centre in I'nagar.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Superb Seuss Session

In honour of Seuss's birthday we had a session with activities, stories and craft.
 What fun it was , With such a cause

Friday, February 27, 2015

Rararara Rajasthan!

Was the guest storyteller at Globetrippers' Rajasthan Session
My first time with them and what fun!!

Did two back to back sessions with kathputlis, kalabalia dance, kavad and camels.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Mickey in gear

Mickey and cars met at a birthday I had the pleasure of conducting recently.  A huge bunch of kids of ages 3-15yrs! So it was only one story but multiple activities that kept the kids engaged.

A maze for Mickey to get to his car
A word search on Mickey Characters
Spotting Mickey's nose
A car logo quiz

Steering through a hoop dance

And the grand finale- a quirky toilet roll craft car

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Potter mania and pottering about

Had a terrific Harry Potter session with a Blommsbury Kit and some ideas of my own.

Did a small tribute to nature/ Neralu fest at a personal level since I could not be a part of it this year

Monday, February 2, 2015

2015- Kidwai and AV

Did  sessions at Kidwai( Rabbits)  and AV ( Caps and Kites) , first for the year, at both places
Overwhelmed by the love these kids shower!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

All rise for Republic Day

Being Indian session saw a fun mix of art, food art and India brought alive with Sringeri Srinivas and Karadi's Just like you

More pics on the FB page.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sankranthi Lohri

Celebrated with a fun activity at home, as the CC session fizzled off

Sunday, January 11, 2015

And 2015 begins- Tsunamika

Had a great beginning to 2015

Ushered in the new year in with a session for Tsunamika's 10th birthday