Category Archives: Trivandrum

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 Children’s Library.

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 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.

HelenO’Grady Speech & Drama

Fun and inspiring drama classes by HelenO’Grady International in progress at Schoolkutti. Lovely to see the children growing in confidence, building new friendships and having a great time. Skills that are learned studying drama with Helen O’Grady Drama Academy are invaluable in later life.

Best Summer Camps for kids in Trivandrum 2022

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 2022.
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Paadashala TEEN PREP PROGRAMME (Location: Vellayambalam)

Paadashala Summer camp 2022 Trivandrum

Paadashala launches an attractive back to school program for children of class VIII – X.(Age 13Yrs to 15 years) Prepares children to return to school with enthusiasm and leaving back a load of anxiety and fears. Come and Experience a program to alleviate your fear of school…. Intensive 50 Hrs programme stretched to 14 days without break . Everyday 3 hrs each (Fun filled interactive and activity based sessions handled by experts.) Brainstorming sessions, interactive and activity based sessions,problem solving session. No textbook no notebook, no pen. BACK TO SCHOOL PROGRAMME FOR KIDS OF 2 TO 12 YEARS. Contact or whatsapp at 9995458074.

Cocoon Preschool Summer Camp Location: (Location: Edapazhanji and Puliyarakonam)

Cocoon Preschool is also coming up with an amazing summer camp for children aged 7 to 10 years.

At the Cocoon summer camp, we have got days jam packed with creativity,  adventure and excitement. Life is full of experiences! Cocoon kids camp brings big experiences to little people. Hourly change over of activities means great fun and pleasure throughout the day. There is something for every child aged 4 years to 14 years. Loved and trusted by parents, our ethos has always been to put children 1st. Each unforgettable experience at the camp will enhance their well being and revitalize them for their return to school.

The Learning Minds Summer Camp (Location: Maruthankuzhi)

The learning minds are conducting summer classes for the children aged 6 years to 12 years. This is a gateway for students to develop and sharpen their skills on English language, handwriting improvement and mental ability. The class is scheduled to be held from April 6th 2022 to May 6th 2022. Registrations are open now. The learning minds conduct sessions by complying with all covid appropriate protocols. Contact 7994147887 for more details.

Schoolmynd Summer Camp Location: (Location: Ambalamukku)

  Schoolmind summer camp 2022 trivandrumGet yourself immersed in the joyful, fun filled world of scintillating science experiments ranging from Martian Robots to Spiralling cyclones, and get unshackled from the learning constraints. We proudly present the fifth edition of the premier science camp, Eurecka 2022 conducted by Schoolmynd, Ambalamukku, Trivandrum. Meant for students of grades 3 to 9, the camp is tentatively planned to be held from April 15th to May 2nd ( except Sundays & Saturdays ).
Timings : 10 am to 1 pm. Registrations open. First come first serve basis, only for 15 students following all Covid protocols.

For more details please contact Dr.Kishore: +91 6282103148 What’s app: 9847091451.

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

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

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