Workshops for 5 to 9 year olds at Learning Ladder, Fort, 28 – 29 May

Making Handmade Paper, Thursday 28 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

Making paper by hand is a traditional art, passed through the generations by craftsmen known as kagzis. The name comes from the wordkagaz and after this exposure, you can call yourself a kagzi too.  Handmade paper is traditionally made using various vegetable fibres or pulverised cotton rags or even discarded paper. At this workshop, participants will recycle used paper to create new paper using a deckle (wooden frame). By making their own paper, participants will experience the artistic and scientific aspects involved. It will also help them to see paper from an environmental perspective. Participants will get to take home a kit consisting of a deckle, organic colouring agents, a sponge and napkin with an instructional booklet.This will enable them to make special papers for their cards, invitations and other customised needs.

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 Clay Modelling, Thursday 28 May, 2:00 to 4:00pm, Registration ₹650

Clay modeling is a form of play-based learning that encourages children to express their emotions and to think about what they are doing with their hands. Whether you’re a child or an adult, the act of shaping clay can be very calming and thrilling. After some free play, the resource person will show participants how they can conceive of a form in their mind, and then realise it with their hands. When children pull and shape the forms they have imagined into existence, they experience the deep inner joy of seeing the results of their creativity emerge from their own hands.

 
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Sand Art, Friday 29 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

Sand Art is an outstanding activity where children will learn various transferable skills like creativity, logical thinking and more. At this workshop children will choose a picture and then decide what coloured sand to use on each section. When developing their picture they will think positively about their creation, having a real sense of achievement as their pictures continue to develop. As a child’s morale is boosted, benefits such as improved motor skills, hand-eye co-ordination, concentration, colour awarenesss and problem solving skills are seen. At the same time, self-expression causes imagination and self confidence to grow. Sand Art is also beneficial to children with learning difficulties.

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Film Screening – Media awareness on World Cultural Diversity Day, Friday 29 May, 2:00 to 4:00pm,  Registration ₹500

Film is a powerful tool that fascinates the young. In this session we would engage with young people through critical guided viewing of advertising media that is part of our everyday environment. Detailed viewing will enable them to understand the constructed nature of cinema. This exposure will help them to develop skills of de-constructing film images and sequences themselves. They will understand the effects of film on individuals and how the compelling imagery of films influences our understanding of the world. They will see how manipulative media push us towards a narrow homogenous culture, when we are uniquely blessed in the rich diversity of cultures that makes India, on this day celebrating World Cultural Diversity.

Cold Cooking for Hot Days, Saturday 30 May, 11:00am to 1:00pm, Registration ₹650

When the summer weather gets harsh, children love cooling foods. This workshop will show them how to combine various ingredients to make their own healthy smoothies, salads and deserts without the use of fire. Along with learning some creative cold cooking recipes, children will gain nutritional ideas that will help them to mindfully choose what they eat. Participants must bring a knife that they are familiar with using, a cutting board and an apron or at least a thick cloth or towel that they can wrap around their waists, to protect their clothes from spills. The best part is they can eat their creations at end of the workshop.

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You can pick single sessions or register for all 5 session and get a discount of ₹450, paying ₹ 2500 instead of ₹ 2950.

For registrations call +91 90110 30055 or write to us at learnignladder.comet@gmail.com

Learning Ladder
301 Meher House, 15 Cawasji Patel Street
Fort, Mumbai 400001, India
www.cometmedia.org/learning-ladder| +91 22 22876033

 

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Storytelling Workshop for kids, May 31st in Khar (West)

Join Small Tales for a story workshop for children 8 to 14 years of age. Kids will explore what story actually is and leave knowing what it takes to create their own. More than just a storybook session, the three-hour event (including lunch) is full of games, exercises, and interactive discussion about how to find the storyteller inside you– no matter how old you are!

“People have been asking us for years to create a children’s version of what we do with adults. We’re thrilled that it’s ready. Human beings, no matter what age, are natural storytellers. Our work with Small Tales is to capture that spirit, nurture it, an unleash the storyteller in all of us.”  – Michael Burns

For more on Small Tales see the ST page at the Tall Tales website: talltales.in/smalltales.html

On Your Mark. Get Set. Story!
11am to 2pm
The HIVE
50-A, Huma Mansion, Next To Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Off Union Park, Khar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400052

Fee: 1500 per child

Registration at the door and ahead of time via Book My Show: http://in.bookmyshow.com/events/on-your-mark-get-set-story/ET00030430

Questions? Email smalltales@talltales.in or call 98205860

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19th June, 11:00 am, ‘Time Travel’ for the young Travel-Loggers, Nehru Centre, Worli

Let’s discover how India got to where it is today! Right from shaking hands with the earliest man, to the Mughal courts to seeing the bloodshed during the independence struggle, come and see history coming alive as we take you through the key aspects of India’s journey through the ages. Starting from 10,000 years ago, witness how India and Indians have evolved over the centuries: myriad cultures, philosophies, people and architectures! So parents and children – discover India in a new light, with Travel-Logs!

 

Rs. 750/child. Rs. 850/adult. Light refreshments included. Duration: 2 hours, Meeting point – Nehru Centre, Worli

To register for any of these walks, call @ +91 8425830004/+91 8425830006 or email  at dhiresh.sharma@travel-logs.co.in ornitika.khanna@travel-logs.in.

Visit to Mahatma Gandhi’s Life @ Mani Bhavan, 14 Dec,

Calling out to our ‘Young Explorers’ for a peek into MK Gandhi & His Life@ Mani Bhavan! We have studied about India’s independence ….now it’s time we actually see it come alive at Mani Bhavan, which was not only the residence of Mahatma Gandhi but also the venue for landmark protest movements. The Charkha (spinning wheel), the Swadeshi movement, Non-Co-operation and Satyagraha, Home Rule and much more…

Contact Details

@ 9867350005/9930999748

Email: dhiresh.sharma@travel-logs.co.in
Website: http://www.travel-logs.in

Rs. 750 / child. Rs. 850 / adult. Duration: 90 minutes. Meeting Point – Mani Bhavan

Forensic Workshop for kids, 28-30 Oct, Santacruz West

If u think your kids can be future Sherlock Holmes, who’s always looking for crimes to solve and criminals to catch! Then do send them to this fantastic forensic workshop for your junior detectives.

What’s it all about?

Your young detectives will learn everything there is to know about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab and they will learn how to perform different experiments and cases just like the ones handled by expert forensic investigators. They will search for the evidence, gather clues, Dust for fingerprints, analyse handwriting, examine footprints, bite-marks to identify mystery substances and discover how science can help mystery- solving.

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Ages : 6-8yrs
When : October 28th- 30th, 2013
Time : 10:30am-12:30pm
Where: Fasttrac Kids G-2 Paradise Park, Anil Mehta Marg, Near Sarla Nursing Home Santacruz West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400054
What you need to bring:Water
Key Takeaways: Investigative Skills, Scientific Thinking, Forensic Toolkit

For Registrations and enrollment contact -+91- 9819288253.

Email: joulyn.kenny@ifsr.in
Website: http://forensicworkshopsforkids.wordpress.com/

So if your little detectives are bored without any mystery and adventure, grab a magnifying glass and enroll them now.

 

Meher Marfatia’s Book Club, Nariman Point (Wednesday, 13 Jun till Thursday, 13 Sep, 2012)

Ever wondered why there are no Book Clubs for kids in Mumbai. Well now you have National National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), India’s premier art and culture institution has started its first book club for children. The discussion will be conducted by Meher Marfatia and Rupal Patel.

The kids will all read the same book and then meet to discuss it. The idea is to expose children to different genres of reading they don’t always easily access in local libraries or bookstores. Besides every child having a say and sharing his/her take on the book and its characters, they will be free to suggest how they would have wanted to end the story differently, or enact their favourite part of the narrative, design their individual book jacket, create a new attention-grabbing back-of-the-book blurb and engage in similar literary-related activities and games to bring the title more to life and think in terms of effective critiquing of a book. There may be an occasional writing exercise pertaining to some theme in the book they could further explore and, whenever possible, a film version of the story can be introduced. Guest speakers and Meet-the-Author sessions will be arranged when possible.

Meher Marfatia is a well-known author of children’s books and Rupal Patel is child psychologist and parent counsellor.

Address: Chauraha Garden, NCPA, Nariman Point , Churchgate, Mumbai 400020

Email: ncpabookclub@gmail.com

Every third Wednesday of the month starting January 18
Timings: 5 to 6.30 pm at Fees: Rs 1,200 per child

Cosmic Fusion Yoga, Khar (West)

Cosmic Fusion runs yoga classes for kids and adults alike at their studio which opened in January 2010.  The kids yoga classes aim to address issues that afflict most children these days due to the increased distractions posed by television and Wiis, Playstation, X box etc. One of the main areas of their kids program is mental focus that aims to improve mental abilities in children and prevent them from the long term effects of the sedentary modern life style of kids that has become prominent in the Indian metros.

Address: A/2 wing, 101 Lok Nirman Towers, Ambedkar Rd, Khar (West), Mumbai 400052
www.cosmicfusion.in   Email:  urlife@cosmicfusion.in

Tel- 022 26488055/56