Tuesday 15 July 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Storipur

Priya Muthukumar from Storipur is back with tales from her 3rd and 4th storytelling sessions.

Priya conducted this storytelling session as part of Storipur. As a student counselor and educator, she enjoys all her interactions with kids. Writing, telling stories and simply being with Mother Nature are few of the many things she loves to do! Storipur intends to fill up the gaps, through the ancient art form, storytelling. Sharing stories about environment, countries, societies, cultures and about all ourselves: it's Storipur's humble attempt to build responsible communities.

Just imagine, with complete concentration you are writing down the notes being dictated on the ‘ Parts of A Plant’ and then quite unexpectedly (definitely , a first time of sorts) a stranger along with the Headmistress walks in....and what unfolds is a funtabulous ( fun+fantastic+ fabulous) storytelling session! Now, today’s storytelling session (03rd July, 2014) was a complete surprise for my little friends in Class 1 and 2 at Sujana Convent.

Well, this time, I’m not telling you much ... the pictures speak for themselves, volumes and volumes! 

Two sessions for classes 1 and 2 . Paplu , The Giant and The Missing Bat were the stories told. Several interesting conversations were triggered ~ ‘ what do you call a cricket bat in Kannada?’, ‘ would you like to have a giant like Paplu as your friend? ‘ ....etc.

Anyways, I loved the experience today at this school, every bit of it! 

And Paplu undoubtedly, became their hero too!

Priya later sent a mail to share more details :

Well, the kids were even more excited when I told them that they had to become tailors stitching Paplu's imaginary dress. Once the dress was ready, I pretended to hold the dress and asked them what colours they could see...promptly, they named every possible colour! And I prodded further about what else they saw in this imaginary dress I held..they rattled non-stop about buttons, collars, ribbons etc. And the concoction of words they babbled to create the magic mantra, it was hilarious!

These were two classes of around 35 kids each.

Surprise Visitor
Totally charged

It is raining stories!

Saying the magic words to make Paplu big! ( their own twist to the tale)

Doubts in the story
We love stories....this much!!
expressions .....at the end!
Thank you Priya and Storipur for helping us spread the joy of reading!

In 2014, Pratham Books is inviting people to become TENTASTIC Champions. This year's champions initiative is a year-long storytelling drive. Join our tribe of champions and commit to conducting ten storytelling sessions for children during the year (including the main one on International Literacy Day). Lets make reading contagious!

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