Thursday 18 September 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Krishna Chaitanya

Krishna Chaitanya is a first time champion. She tells us about the 2 storytelling sessions she conducted.

Session conducted on : 6th September, 8th September
Number of kids : 4 + 8 = 12
Number of sessions : 2
Language the session was conducted in : English

I am glad I took the tiny step... It was my first PBC event. I had been to Saptaparni in the morning and had a small gathering of tiny tots at my home in the evening of 6th September. We read the story, colored jungle worksheets, experienced the softness of cotton and tested the hardness of betel nuts by trying to break them with hands. We also found how our five senses helped us recognize salt from sugar and we filled up a medium sized pot with a smaller one racing against 1/2 a minute. It was fun!

Then, on the evening of International Literacy Day (8th September), I read out the story to kids of a pre-school. We enacted the story and also played with paper puppets of all the characters in the story. I know it's a small group but there's always a satisfaction of taking a first step! Thank you all for having me for this noble cause!


Thank you Krishna for spreading the joy of reading!

In its third edition of the 'One Day - One Story' campaign, Pratham Books was joined by 1300+ storytellers who conducted 1500+ storytelling sessions. More than 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 . We will be sharing the stories of all our volunteer storytellers (Pratham Books Champions) through our blog.

View more pictures from the International Literacy Day Celebrations held in 2014.

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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