Storytime

“Sometimes all you need is a little splash of colour “
Our weekend story time was colorful this time. ‘Elmer and the Rainbow’ written by David McKee tells a story of Elmer the elephant who decides to give his colours to a colourless rainbow. It was fascinating to learn about different jungle animals. The children discussed the colours of rainbow and were curious to know about the situation of Elmer after giving up his colours .This story shares a unique message ‘Some things you can give and give and not lose any’. During craft time, we made colourful paper elephants.

Helen O’Grady Speech & Drama

Helen O’Grady drama classes don’t just improve your child’s acting skills. They also help with confidence, self-esteem and verbal communication. They nurture children through drama, encouraging self-expression and helping them to build confidence. Sharing the pics of children preparing for their final performance at Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library.

Storytime

Our storytime book this weeekend was Dada’s Useless Present” written by Nalini Sorensen, a gladsome story centered around a spry, 82 year-old grandfather and his unusual birthday present. It beautifully captures the spirit of aging grandparents who refuse to give up their independence. Our participants enjoyed the story and shared sweet memories of the unique and loving bond they share with grandparents. Kids made lovely birthday cards for their grandparents with touching messages. They all agreed to this saying “Grandparents are old, but their love will never grow old”❤

Storytime : “Mangoes and Mischief”

Storytelling at our library is for kids to have fun, engage with books, enhance their creativity and discuss new ideas.This week it was a sweet-sour story, we chose “Mangoes and Mischief” written by Sreedevi Gopakumar. The story revolves around three characters Malu, Moidooty, Mangasura( demon). Kids loved the illustrations, especially Mangasura’s – they found him adorable instead of scary. This story set in Kerala, brings an air of mango- filled festivity and celebration in its pages.The author has mentioned some dishes made with mangoes such as pickle, lassi, dried mango and so on that are mouthwatering. Kids were craving for those by the end of the story. They absolutely enjoyed the story and the accompanying craft of making cute paper mangoes.

Author Reading Event: Vikram Sarabhai – The Space Man

Schoolkutti.com Children’s Library had the privilege of receiving Shailaja Nair, author of the children’s book “Vikram Sarabhai: The Space Man” on 13th August. It was a pleasure for all the participants to interact with the author and listen to her narrate the story of Vikram Sarabhai on the occasion of his 103rd birth anniversary. The author provided an incredible insight on the visionary that Dr. Sarabhai was and how much what we have today is a result of his genius and untiring efforts.

The children were bursting with questions that they wanted her to answer.
The number of questions asked was a testimony to the excitement and eagerness of the students. The curiosity and thought process behind the questions delighted the author.

Storytime – Granny’s Saree

For Saturday’s story session, we chose a simple, yet heartwarming story “Granny’s Sari” written by Asha Nehemiah. It tells about the journey of a granny and her granddaughter in search of a sari which was blown away by the wind. Eventually they do find the sari but not in the way they expected to. They met many persons who have used the sari to their advantage and finally it became clothes for 3 children of poor fisherwoman. This story teaches kids the value of giving and sharing. Kids liked the story and they shared their experience on sharing their lunch, snacks and pencils with their friends.

Sharing is when you become selfless and help others and find joy in it.

STORY TIME

Have you ever tried a sweet dumpling called Kozhukatta? Today we chose a humorous foodie tale “Kozhukatta”, written by Sumi Chandrashekharan which tells the story of Ponnu who is a such a forgetful person! One day Ponnu tries this delicious spongy coconut filled Kozhukatta at his friend’s place, but finds it tough to remember the name. He is unable to think of anything except this on his way to home, yet how he struggles with it is absolutely hilarious. Our children couldn’t stop giggling throughout the narration. We are sure they must have asked their parents to make this mouth-watering snack as soon as they reached home

HOG Speech & Drama

No other programmes offer the lasting benefits than Helen o’ Grady. This drama class gives children lots of opportunity to develop confidence in communication. This helps to improvise with speech throughout the lesson and encourage the students to explore what they can do with language. Speech training is a specific part of the lesson dedicated to helping the students to develop clear speech.

Storytime

For Saturday storytime, we chose a unique book that delivers an eco-friendly message – “A Cloud of Trash” written by Karanjeet Kaur tells the story of a little girl Cheekoo and the mystery behind the trash cloud that hang over her head. Is there a better way to educate children about the negligence in the way we handle our trash that might actually cause clouds of trash to attack us some day. Kids enjoyed the story and pledged that they would never litter and would ensure that the garbage goes into the garbage bins. Can you guess what was the creative craft activity for the children after the storytime? Paper dustbins, of course 🙂

Helen O’Grady’s Speech & Drama

Helen O’Grady’s drama classes in progress at our library. These sessions help children help children relate better to different situations, context and even cultures.
Dramatic play encourages children to put themselves in someone else’s shoes. Such role-playing helps them to improve their ability to do this in real life. They learn important social skills, such as empathy – the ability to view the world from another person’s perspective without judgement.