Showing posts from March, 2013

World Story Telling day 30th March- Chicken Licken with a twist

"Sometimes the act of doing something itself gives a sense of satisfaction" So it was on World Storytelling Day-March 20th Those opening words are my excuse for not sharing and blogging about our day of stories with tiny tots of Makkala Mandira; a government run play school on campus and a laboratory for the students of VHD Central Institute of Homescience in Gandhi Nagar, Bangalore. These dates have been created primarily for us to take efforts to actively engage with our community, and so when the urge hit me, I just tossed the question to my friend and partner Aparna; " Where do we tell a story for World Storytelling Day?", and she promptly came up with Makkala Mandira! As part of our endeavor to use stories as tools for learning and socio-emotional development, I bring the stories and my friend Aparna (Kid and Parent Foundation) helps me convert them into wonderful interactive platforms for us to engage with children, adults and every soul connected and

Ganesha's Mango..errr...or should I say Street smart?!

Ganesha is reading a book in his own personal library when his younger brother Karthik enters: "Hey dude, I am planning to ask Siddhi-Buddhi from Temple Street out on a date. What do you think?" "No way man, I have already asked them to keep themselves free this weekend, I am planning to take them to see a dance programme at Mount Kailash." "That's not fair. How come you always get what I want? Hey...thats the last Mango of the season, you have finished that too?". I have had enough; I challenge you to a competition, a race around the world, and whoever wins will take Siddhi-Buddhi to the programme. Are you game?" "Hmm...a  race is just not my thing...Look at my steed, a puny mouse, while yours is a sleek peacock. I know you will win hands down." "Tough Luck Bro. That's not my problem; come on, I am off. The person who travels around the world and reaches back here is the winner." While Kartik, jumps on to his pea