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A-B-C of Storytelling for Children {Part 2: F – J}

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When I was a little child, every night I tormented my parents for 2 songs and 2 stories. My grandmother wasn’t spared either. Since there weren’t such gorgeous picture books as we have today, most stories were shared orally. Even then there were some stories that struck deeper than the others. And perhaps I asked for them more often than not.

Stories from my own childhood were largely forgotten until the time I decided to rewind. As I retraced the steps gathering stories that were orally told me, I regretted my inability to read in Bangla. So I had to settle for English translations of Thakumaar Jhuli and Pagla Dashu in an attempt to reclaim my childhood. But reading a text in English and recalling a story told orally in Bangla doesn’t evoke the same fuzzy feeling as re-reading an old copy of Agathie Christie. What it does however is recreate a sepia-toned memory that comes in flashes. Read More

Tickle Your Story Bones - Storytelling Workshop

Discovered your Story Bone yet?

Tickle Your Story Bones – Storytelling Workshop

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“So has your Story Bones been tickled?” I asked to a roomful of excited parents and teachers.

“Yes…yes..yessss!!” yelled back my audience.

“So where did you find it hiding in your body?” I fired the next one quickly.

There was an awkward pause. People smiled back, as if telling me that it is hidden in a secret corner of their soul, one they now know exists but cannot put their fingers to!

I looked around expectantly. Until a teacher rightfully said, “It keeps moving about!” Read More