Monday 7 April 2014

Pratham Books Champions : Amruta Dabholkar

Amruta Dabholkar sent us the following story about the session she conducted on 3rd September, 2013.

Date of the session- 3rd Sept'2013
Place- Gajanan Society Mahim
Kids Age-group- 3.5 to 5 years
Number of Kids- 8 & their mummas
Language- English

Session included story telling. After i told them the story, each kid went through the book, looked at the pictures and narrated his/her version of the story.

We had giant sized chart paper in which, children drew their versions of giant building, man, boy, train or bus.

Then there was an impromptu addition to the session, where in each of them came forward and did a little performance, some recited poems, others told us another story which they knew.

We were together for about 1.5 hours.

And one of the outcomes of this session was that we have started a group called Tuesday Talent Group ( as 3rd Sep was a Tuesday), where in we have decided to meet every Tuesday and do some or the other activity with the children.


Wow!!! We love to hear when one storytelling session spurs on a movement that engages children. Great going Amruta.

On International Literacy Day (2013), Pratham Books took a 1000 steps towards a 'Reading India'

What started as a small step by Pratham Books to spread the joy of reading has become a movement. In 2012, Pratham Books initiated the One Day-One Story initiative on the occasion of International Literacy Day and we conducted over 250 storytelling sessions. In 2013, over a 1000 sessions took place across the length and breadth of the country.We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations.

This blog contains stories sent in by all our champions. Browse through the blog for more stories. You can also go through the tags on the right side of the blog to find stories happening in your own city.

Note : If you want to be a Pratham Books Champion and join us on our journey of getting 'a book in every child's hand', write to us at champions(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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