Monthly Archives: January 2020

Think to Ink (Activity-based Writing workshop for children)

Day 1

• Introduction
Helping children present the unique points that sets them apart from a crowd

• Word list
Applying a memory game sharpens observation and analysis

• Story writing
Weaving a story with few sentences showcases the creativity of each child.

• Taboo words
Enabling children to interact well with their peers through an interesting game

Day 2

• Jumbled sentences
Working as a team to rearrange sentences in order strengthens team spirit

• Article writing
Helping to pen down the ideas of each child in an organized manner

• What am I thinking of?

Describing a thing helps the child to think of even the minute details

• Crossword
Enhancing vocabulary and quick thinking through cross words

Day 3

• Word making
Enabling each child to learn new words from their peers

• Summary writing
Learning short and crisp reproduction of an idea already known to them

• Mindmap method
Visualising and prioritizing ideas enhances the thought process

Learning new words through games always thrills children

Day 4

Familiarizing adverbs
Introducing adverbs in an interesting manner helps them express thoughts clearly

• Punctuation
Using punctuations in the appropriate places and introducing new punctuations

• Pictionary
Picturising thoughts enhances and sharpens presentation skill

• Speech writing
Coming up with speech in a short span of time enables children to think and act quickly


Drawing in inspiration from the Father of our Nation

Gandhiji’s story has always inspired people, it was no different this time when conducted the Republic Day Reading Circle program on 25th January. Children enjoyed the book ‘I am Gandhi’ and actively participated in the imaginative discussion that followed.

Republic day story 2

Republic day story 3

Republic day story1



No child should be ignorant of our struggle for Independence, this was a book that provided food for thought and sparked some interesting questions. How much the children had soaked up ideas from the book was clear during the quiz session – they could answer most of the questions; they definitely made us proud.

Republic day Reading Circle

Here is a golden opportunity for children above 8 years. Yes, on the occasion of republic day, Children’s Library is excited to announce the perfect literary program for our young readers that teaches that the smallest of us can be the most powerful. The program is based on the book ‘I am Gandhi’, which is an amazing graphic biography of Gandhiji with stunning illustrations that really makes Mahatma Gandhi’s story come alive. We will have role plays, games and also a fun quiz based on the book.

Brad Meltzer is the author of the New York Times bestselling ‘Ordinary People Change the World’ series for children. Twenty-five exceptional comic book creators have joined forces to share the heroic story of Gandhi in this inspiring graphic novel biography. This is a chance for children to look at the idea of peaceful protests that have changed the course of history, to connect Gandhiji’s philosophies to those who influenced him and those he influenced – Henry David Thoreau influenced Gandhi who influenced Martin Luther King, Jr. who influenced Barack Obama who influenced Cory Booker, etc.


Date: 25th January (Saturday)
Time: 4 PM
Seats are limited! So register early to join the fun! Contact 0471-4015293 or 9847320281 to register.

Author’s visit at Schoolkutti

It was a pleasant surprise to have author Sumi Chandrasekhar visit Children’s Library recently! Our charming little bookworms love her book ‘Kozhukatta’ about forgetful Ponnu who loves to eat and his adventure with soft, white, round dumplings called Kozhukattas. We were delighted to meet her and looking forward to her visit to the library again!

sumi visit

Story treat at Pongummoodu

One of the best things about books is that they transport us to far and distant lands without having to move our legs. During the Story Treat session last saturday, we were transported to the jungles of Africa for a wild dance with some interesting animals. Ever wondered who might be at your door when the doorbell rings? It’s not often that you have a tiger come knocking at your door. Our staff, Ms. Akhila was wearing her storytelling hat at our Pongummood library on Saturday. The children were enthralled by her tales and enjoyed taking part in the interactive parts with real enthusiasm.





Storytelling is such an important and enjoyable way of developing literacy skills, especially speaking and listening. It was a fun hour for the kids and us alike.


Everyone knows that giraffes can’t dance….or can they? Gerald’s story does inspire us to believe that if we put our heart into it, anything is possible. Who wouldn’t want to own a magic porridge pot like the one in the popular fairy tale? It was raining stories for the kids at Schoolkutti, Vellayambalam on saturday morning. It was fun discussing their thoughts and also the morals of these stories. We also had a book themed coloring activity and a guided reading session afterwards.

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Communication Development Workshop

What our trainer Kavya had to say after the 4-day Communication Development Workshop at Schoolkutti “Thank you so much to all the kids for these amazing Saturdays. All of them were active participants in the sessions. All of them are good communicators in their own style. During today’s rebuttal session, they were able to raise right questions and defended themselves well. Please ask them to practice JAM (Just a minute) during break times, so that they can polish their skills. “.

As usual, we also received some wonderful feedback this time also
1. “If advanced speech craft sessions are introduced, I will be more than delighted to send my kids again.” – Mom of Jiya and Ryan
2. “My son, who had to be bribed and coaxed to join this class, was quite sad that the sessions ended. My daughter says she will miss the sessions too” – Mom of Jiya and Ryan
3. “Thank you kavya .. shruthy had a very nice time with ur sessions. Keep up the good work” – Sruthy’s mom

Thanks to all the participants