Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Pratham Books Champion : Anitha Jebaraj

As the International Year of the Forest draws to a close, we are running the 'Awareness Today for a Greener Tomorrow' campaign. We asked our AWESOME community if they would be volunteer to become a Pratham Books Champion and conduct storytelling sessions based on the book "A King Cobra's Summer'. And again, our friends volunteered eagerly. We will be sharing the stories of all our champions through our blog.

Today's story comes from Anitha Jebaraj who conducted a storytelling session in Chennai. Anitha is a blogger, trainer, instructional designer, and social media enthusiast. She authors four blogs that include topics such as travel, lifestyle, photos, education, and work environments. She has been working for close to 11 years now. She is a good singer and foodie too. You can follow Anitha on Twitter at @ani_twits and visit her blog

This is the second time that Anitha has volunteered to conduct a storytelling session. You can read about her previous storytelling session here.

Anitha writes about her storytelling session at AIKYA...

Eight kids at AIKYA were eager to listen to the adventures of Kaala, the King Cobra. Storyteller Anitha told the story. As the kids were very young, a recollection of facts was helpful.

So, the kids repeated after the storyteller:

The King Cobra is 15 feet long
King Cobra does not have ears and eyelids.
King Cobra uses smell and its tongue to catch food.
The King Cobra does not eat food daily.
The King Cobra hatches from eggs.And so on.... The kids had a look at the colorful picture book. They also created a forest using crayons and sketch pens. The kids drew a tree, river, a King Cobra, and birds. Finally, they mimicked a snake dance pose.

Thank you Anitha for spreading the joy of reading!

Click here to read the stories sent in by all the Pratham Books Champions.

Note : If any of you want to be a Pratham Books Champion and join us on our journey of getting 'a book in every child's hand', write to us at web(at)prathambooks(dot)org.

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