Thursday 11 September 2014

Pratham Books Champion : Under the Magic Tree

Shalini V Bansal from 'Under the Magic Tree' conducted 2 storytelling sessions this year. Shalini is a Storyteller and Designs and conducts program for Early Development Learning. Having gained exposure and experience in India and the US, Shalini brings her deep passion and love for children in her programs offered through Under the Magic Tree and PlayLabs India. Under the Magic Tree conducts Story Time and musical programs. PlayLabs offers interactive programs for babies and toddlers focused on Early Learning through fun activities designed to enhance physical, social, language, sensory and music/rhythm development in children.

Session 1 conducted on : 6th September
Number of kids : 88
Number of sessions : 1
Language the session was conducted in : 

Session 2  conducted on : 7th September
Number of kids : 30
Number of sessions : 1
Language the session was conducted in : 

The first session took place at Sri Satya Sai Baal Vikaas School (Noida) and the second session took place at Oxford Book Store (New Delhi) for children from ANK India NGO.

At both the sessions the response and the participation from the children was very enthusiastic. We 
started with the discussion on the geographic location of Anjarle and the culture of Maharashtra. Children came up with the description and culture of their own villages and that sure was a learning 
for me. Also, we discussed and enacted different animals the children had seen in their villages.

One thing which was common in both the sessions was the hearty laugh they had on hearing the name “Takloo”. Children loved the illustration of Banabai. After the story we all tried selling the salt 
and/ or any other thing in their own style. 

It was truly fun, pleasure and a heart touching experience.


Thank you Shalini and Under the Magic Tree 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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