Supriya Dadoo conducted a storytelling session in Singapore and wrote to us about it.
The children were very excited and they understood well how Pratham Books was trying to conduct story-telling sessions all across India celebrating 'International Literacy Day'. They even remembered last year's story. This year too, I got a very enthusiastic response. I feel that children love to hear stories and it is an extremely good and subtle way to impart values, while they enjoy the story and think & rethink about it. The values get imprinted in their minds. While I was narrating the story, they were quite inquisitive and had some very valid questions which were answered well in the later pages of the story itself. They loved the illustrations on the book.
I thoroughly enjoyed myself and plan to take fortnightly story-telling sessions here.
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.