Reading Caterpillar Toddler Book Club starts on 23rd February

The art and book club for Toddlers (18 months to 3 years) starts on 23rd February and will meet on Thursdays till the last week of April. 

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The series ‘Celebrate Art and Imagination‘ will explore books that excite visual imagination and visual experience. The art activity will focus on process not product. Illustrations are an integral part of children’s books, it is the visual that first attracts a child to the book. For this book and art club, the book list will include works of some of the most creative author/artists like Eric Carle, Leo Lioni , Petr Horacek. For us at Reading Caterpillar, art in children’s books has always been an important criteria for selecting a book. This time at the book club we have selected books that are a visual treats enabling us to create projects where children can explore multiple mediums. focusing on activities that particularly tap into their visual, tactile, and creative sensibilities

This book club will be led by Prerna Sood. Prerna is an architect by profession. In her free time she loves to work on different art projects with her kids, where they can explore multiple mediums. She runs a private architecture practice nilaA with her husband Nishant, out of their design studio in New Delhi.

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This is an accompanied group, a parent or a caregiver- the child is comfortable must accompany the child. The session starts at 10.30 am, please do be on time, so that your child has time to settle down . You are more than welcome to drop in 10-15 minutes early. Please do dress the children in old clothes as we will be doing projects using paints. It is always nice when children bring in their books to share, if you like you can bring it in the first session and leave it with us so we can bring out each child’s book one by one during the sessions (Do write their names). 

 The Schedule is :

Thursdays @ 10.30 to 11.30 am

Date

1

Feb 23rd

2

Mar 2nd

3

Mar 9th

4

Mar 16th

Holiday

5

April 6th

6

April 13th

7

April 20th

 8

April 27th

The fee for this term is Rs.6000.  Email (join@readingcaterpillar.com) if you would like to join in the upcoming sessions .

April 2016 Schedule

We are now open from Mondays to Saturdays. Please check https://readingcaterpillar.wordpress.com/reading-caterpillar-library-details/ for timings.

Sharing our Schedule for April (Saturdays) @ 10.30 am

1. 9th April 2016 – Toddler story hou

2. 16th April 2016 – Printing making for ages 6 and above

3. 23rd April 2016 – Hindi Storytime for all ages 

4. 30th April 2016 –  ‘How To Plot a Murder’ – a writing workshop for ages 8 to 11 with Meghna Singhee* – A quick overview on the tricks of developing your own story.

*Meghna Singhee started her career as a script writer for feature films and has worked worked with various production houses like Adlabs and Mukta Arts. She brings the visual sense of writing for films to her books. All her experiences melded together to help her bring words to kids. She ticked a dream off her list when she authored The Case Files of P. I. Pojo: The Killing of Mr Heathcote (2015)

These Saturday sessions are free for library members (Non-members – Rs. 300/-) and if you feel like contributing something – we would be happy to accept book donations. Please do email to let us know the session you would like to join in for : join@readingcaterpillar.com

Also

  • We are also setting up a reading program and two libraries at the Delhi centers of Cankids, a not for profit that works in the area of paediatric cancer. We will send out a detailed mail on how you can be a part of this initiative soon but in the meantime if this is something you would like to join in and help us out with, please do drop in an email.
  • The toddler morning group will be starting in April. The days and schedule will be mailed out separately.

Toddlers in Spring

The morning toddler book club is such a joy! The first day they look around but soon make the space their own. The library is alive with their chatter. Looking at books, going  to the art room or getting their Reading Caterpillar stamp – they remember the order!

Illustrations are an integral part of children’s books, it is the visual that first attracts a child to the book, and conveys so much! This  book club we  selected books that are a visual treat enabling us to create projects  focusing on activities that particularly tap into their visual, tactile, and creative sensibilities

Sharing a few pictures with you –

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How Pig is a Big? A beautiful book by Barefoot Publications.

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A spider weaves his web. The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

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Rosie struts off with real feathers in search for some supper. We ate honey that day!

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This one we love! No David by David Shanon. A lovely lovely book . Love the button eyes and pencil shaving hair! And don’t miss the the belly button.

 

We had fun sharing books like Matilda’s Cat by Emily Gravett , The story of a Naughty Crocodile and The Giant Ravensberger Picture book with the Toddlers!

Till we meet again. Have fun with books!