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Upcoming Summer Programs at Children’s Library,Vellayambalam Children’s Library, Vellayambalam is coming up with some interesting programs this summer.

1. Speech and Drama for Kids

HelenO’Grady Drama Academy is passionate about enriching the stage experience of your kids through regular training and extensive performance workshops. Kindy Drama classes by HelenOGrady International for 5 to 7 year olds from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at Children’s Library, Vellayambalam
Dates: 24 to 28 March
There will be a performance for parents on 28 March at 5:30 PM (after the last session)

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2. HelenO’Grady Speech and Drama classes for 7 to 12 year olds

The speciality of HOG is using a wide range of unique drama activities to focus the bold, outspoken child and to draw out the quiet child or the inarticulate child and help them reach into themselves to discover their full potential. HOG Speech and Drama classes for 7 to 12 year olds from 4:30 to 5:45 PM at Children’s Library.
Dates: 15 to 30 April (12 days)
There will be a performance for parents on 1 May at 5:30 PM

Helen O Grady april 2020

3. Scrabble Camp

It’s easy to see why Scrabble is not only a fun game, but also a fantastic educational tool. Scrabble makes learning fun. Obviously, it builds strong vocabulary and spelling, but it also requires math (players need to see what plays are worth what) and strategy (players need to see what plays are worth the most and what plays might keep their opponents from scoring), even spatial relations and probability. Scrabble workshop for children from March 30 to April 3 at Children’s Library Vellayambalam. Time: 4 PM. Contact 0471-4015293 or 9847320281 to register.

scrabble March 30

Best Summer Camps of Trivandrum in 2020

Looking for summer camps Trivandrum parents? We’re here to help your kids have an amazing summer with these selections.

So you’re in luck: We are listing the best summer camps in and around Trivandrum that your kids will love, so start taking notes, Mom and Dad!

Here is a comprehensive list of the most awesome Summer Camps @Trivandrum in 2020.
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Paadashala Summer Camp Location: Vellayambalam, Medical College and Jagathy

The 45 day PAADASHALA SUMMER CAMP package is from March 15th to May 31st. They have included swimming , cricket, football, basketball and volley ball for the sports lovers , yoga, aerobics, brain and personality development programmes, science workshops, creative and cultural activities, fun activities cooking and baking, all tailored to sustain and enhance your child’s interests. Movies, games and adventure camps provide the much needed enjoyment too. Contact at 9995458074 for more details.

Please note that the camp timing is from 8.00 am to 5.00pm and daycare facility is available till 8.00 pm.
They have pick up and drop facilities too.

Dates – March 15 to May 31
Timing for summer camp: 9:30AM to 3:00 PM – Monday to Friday.
Daycare (if needed) – till 6:00 PM
Commutation: School Van
Fees and other details: Contact 9995458074


Wiggles Summer Camp Location: Vazhuthacaud

Let this summer be filled with fun and knowledge through interesting outdoor and indoor activities. Wiggles is coming up with a lively fun filled camp for kids aged 3-13 years. This camp intends to nurture and develop creativity and hidden talents of children.

Dates – March 30 to May 24
Timing for summer camp: 9:30AM to 3:00 PM – Monday to Friday.
Daycare (if needed) – till 6:30 PM
Commutation: School Van
Fees and other details: Contact 9846347767


The Wonder Years Summer Camp Location: Pongummood and Palkulangara

The Wonder Years Preschools with branches at Pongummoodu and Palkulangara is conducting its 11th Fun, Rest and Relaxation Summer Camp activities with 24 different activities planned for children between the ages of 4 to 12.
The camp starts on the 30th of March and extends till the 22nd of May 2020, giving a total of 8 weeks of solid fun and entertainment for children.
The highlights of the camp will be the Annual Day celebrations of the school in which each and every summer camp children will also be a part, Dramatics and Story telling programs, Pool and water slide activities, Library facilities, Stitching practice, Indoor and Outdoor games every day, Bi-Monthly trips, trekking & camping and much much more.

Dates – March 30 to May 22
Timing for summer camp: 9:30AM to 3:00 PM – Monday to Friday.
Daycare (if needed) – till 6:00 PM
Commutation: School Van
Fees and other details: Contact 9020680385

Wonderyear Jan

Schoolmynd Summer Camp Location: Ambalamukku

Schoolmynd , Trivandrum is back with the third edition of the Premier Science summer camp – Eurecka – 2020 , from 13th to 27th April 2020 . From Robotic spiders to Fuming volcanoes and Martian rockets , the camp will be snazzier , sizzlier and more rocking than the previous editions . For students of fourth grade to ninth grade . Seats limited to 15 only , first come first serve basis , registrations open . For more details please contact Dr. Kishore at 9847091451 / 6282103148 . Visit : .
Schoolmynd, Ambalamukku, Trivandrum – 5. For more details please
contact : Dr. Kishore : 9847091451 / 6282103148 . Visit :


Dakshina Art and Crafts Summer Camp Location: As per your convenience

Spend your summer creatively with art and craft summer camp by Dakshina Art and Crafts
*Pot painting
*Glass painting
*Best out of waste (craft works)
*Bottle craft
*Drawing and painting etc



Easy English Summer Camp

Communicate Effectively. Develop Confidence!
Here is a course to improve the LSRW skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing – in English. With special emphasis on grammar,the goal is to teach English in an easy, relaxing and efficient manner. Creative writing is also included in the program.

Classes will be conducted from Monday to Friday for a duration of 30 days in April and May. Preferable timings are 11 AM to 1 PM or 4 PM to 6 PM. Maximum number of seats available per session is 12. This session is for children from 10 years to 15 years of age. For more details contact 94465 89060,9526589060.

Easy English 2

Vacation Grammar Classes @Sasthamangalam conducted by highly experienced English Teacher

vacation grammar

Level 1:- 3rd Std to 7th std: 10:00 am – 12 pm Three days a week for three weeks. From 25th March 2020 to 9th April 2020.

Level 2:- 8th std to 10th std; 2.30 PM – 5.00 PM Three days a week for three weeks. From 25th March 2020 to 9th April 2020.

Contact 9746518060,9895984174

D J Sports Club
Find your child’s Sport by attending sports summer camp at D J sports club.Each child get to know the basics and rules of all the major sports and our coaches will find your child’s sport from their talent and interest towards the respective sport.
Age Group : 4 – 6
Timing : 9:30 am – 1:00 pm(regular)
6:30 am – 8:30 am (outdoor sports)
Address : DJ sports club, Vayalikada, Vattiyurkavu,Trivandrum.


If your institution is coming up with an interesting summer camp, please email the details to For enquiries, please contact 8606405917 or 9847320281.

Learn About Family

Here is a chance for little ones to learn about family, improve their vocabulary, enjoy story and songs, while having fun!

Schoolkutti presents a family-themed literacy program for children below 9 years – ‘Learn about family’ including activities and stories from the British Council website.


* Listen to the charming story of a bear family
* Play a word game to learn and practise family vocabulary
* Colour and write the words in family flashcards
* Listen to a poem about what is important in families
* Practice worksheet exercises about family
* Play a game about different people in the family

Date: 15 Feb, 2020
Time: 3 to 4:15 PM
Location: Children’s Library, Pongummood

Contact 0471-4015293 for details.


Last Week’s Wordplay Session

Listening to stories is crucial for developing creativity and communication skills in children. Here are some pics from our last week’s WordPlay session.

We love, we love stories

Our young bookworms immersed in awesome stories

Reading can be a passion right from a young age

Birds of the same feather read together

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

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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.

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