Monday 7 March 2016

Pratham Books Champion : Sindhu Karanth

Sindhu Karanth sent us this story about the storytelling session she conducted as part of StoryWeaver's Wonder Why Week. Sindhu wrote in to say :

I conducted two storytelling sessions of the story "Lets Go Seed collecting" with the school kids I work with.

First session was with around 35 kids of govt school, Gandhi bazar, Bangalore. I dislpayed the PDF version of the book on laptop as I wanted them to see the colorful illustrations. It was a first time experience for all of them and no need to say how much did they enjoy :) {they closed the windows to get a theater like effect ;)}

The story was read aloud to them in English, and we discussed about it in Kannada and they were all happy to share about all the things that they get to pick on the roads.

Second session had around 25 kids of class 1,2 & 3 of the other school. Here, it was a story telling session in Kannada. Initially, nobody was ready to say that they too pick things on the road. After listening to the story, almost everybody proudly said that they too are like Tooka and Poi. Only thing missing is Inji ;)

It was also very interesting to know from them what are the things that they do on their way back to home from school. Two girls said that, everyday they fill their water bottles from school n water the random plants and trees on the road. So much to learn from them :)

Thank you Sindhu for spreading the joy of reading!


Wonder Why Week was a week-long (28th February- 6th March, 2016) celebration of picture books that introduce children to topics from robotics and measurement, to genes and forest canopies. These new titles were created under a grant from the Oracle Giving Initiative and touch upon Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. You can see some of these titles here.

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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