A Children’s Day Story – 14th Nov, 5:00PMDec 28,2013
On the 14th of November this year, I dashed off from work at 4 PM , headed straight to my son's daycare, disrobed him and transformed him into a mini batman and had boarded an auto to atta galatta where a story telling event was scheduled to happen for the occasion of Children's day. Kids came in all shapes and dresses - from Batmans, to mickeys, from Iron mans to princesses;
Shreya Biswas, a new story teller in town regaled the boys and girls and mommas and daddies with the famous Ekki Dokki story from Tulika Publishers. Ekki was a good girl. Dokki was vain and proud. Dokki learns a lesson or two on kindness and being humble
And do you know once the sun and the moon lived on earth and water was their friend. One day water invited them to his home and the moon and sun decided to dwell on the sky when the water reached their knees and they feared they would drown. This African story and the Maharastrian Ekki Dokki kept the kids enthalled .
And going with the atta Atta Galatta fame, cookies freshly off the oven were served to little boys and girls
And as always . we picked a book from their store on the first floor before we headed home all happy and feeling very batman like
Aagaya Aaagya Story wallah aagaya, Aagaya Aaagya story waalah aagaya ..... his stories are the best in the town
and thus begins every session with the story wallahs . With the narrator singing a mini jiggle using his mouth organ
The Storywallahs have taken Bengaluru by storm literally. Ameen , the story wallah has been performing at various places across Bengaluru. We have attended his monthly meetups at Atta Galatta. So calendars are marked well in advance so as not to miss his stories
From a momma mouse and papa mouse wanting to find a suitable groom for their daughter mouse, to stories of an evil spider devouring animals in the jungle , to stories of the rainbow bird, the story wallahs have kept kids and adults enthralled with their stories
Often it is diffcult to judge if its the adult that had the most fun or the child . Because we all have a child hidden within us . Agreed?
So what are you waiting for. Like the Storywallahs (https://www.facebook.com/TheStorywallahs) on Facebook and get ready to be enthralled by stories as you hop on to the story train
On a quiet Sunday afternoon. while the rest of Bangalore was enjoying a nap , we slipped out to attend a Christmas story session at Ever After Learning , at Sobha Lake view Club House , Bellandur Bangalore.
Deeptha is friend whom I met in another story workshop at Atta Galatta ,so Deeptha was happy we could make it to her session. We were the only ones to have travelled a distance to listen to her stories. The rest of the audience were moms, grand parents and kids residing within the apartment complex
The first story that Deeptha narrated that truly warmed me up was the story of The Baker. The Baker’s dozen is a Saint Nicholas Tale story that wants us to believe in spirits and miracles. A beautiful story that teaches us to be generous and give with all our heart without sounding too preachy. The story book is The Baker’s Dozen by Aaron Shepard
Story 2 was another heart warming story of how a poor family gets home a X mas tree that lies on a rubbish pile. Nevertheless the family gets all excited and decorates it with pop corn,a baby rattle and what not. The tree feels very happy to be accepted and loved in the presence of the family. The story book : THE TREE-WITHIN-THE-TREE by Sally Huss teaches a lesson or two on how being appreciative brings happiness and love
Together we all tried singing the Deck the halls carol, followed by Rudolph the reindeer song
There was also a puzzle for older kids which I managed to finish pretty quick ;-)
We happily got back home after checking out a really colorful huge santa clause walking stick in one of the super markets in that area
Thanks Ever After Learning for introducing us to brand new international stories.
Ain't it an awesome way to await Christmas tree. The bakers story truly warmed me up and being a picture book enthusiast , I prayed that santa would place it under the X mas tree for me.
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