Celebration of Stories & Reading @ ipsaa
Book Speak: A Celebration of Stories & Reading
Designated by UNESCO, The World Book Day is the biggest celebration of authors, illustrators, books and, most importantly, of reading observed in over 100 countries all over the world. At Ipsaa, we view this event as a celebration of education as books are the cornerstones of learning. Books help in cognitive skill development by giving impetus to imagination, and supplement analytical thinking. Thus, it is an imperative function of any educational institution to inculcate the habit of reading in children.
On the occasion of The World Book Day, ipsaa organized ‘Book Speak’ a unique story telling session, to help invoke love for reading.
More than 200 children including children from the Eco Lib foundation participated in Book Speak and went back home with happy memories and the lingering magic of stories. Mrs. Sonia Duggal a renowned storyteller, who is working with Katha, conducted an interactive story telling session. The children participated with much zeal while enacting different characters. This was followed by a creative writing session in which children wrote stories and poems on postcards which they would later post back to ipsaa. The event was covered by the media including Dainik Bhaskar and Education Insider.
There has always existed a strong link between storytelling and reading. After being read out stories in the primal years, children develop a natural curiosity to pick a book and read on their own to experience the many adventures that a book has to offer. As a token of remembrance we gifted the children sets of storybooks to take home with them.
We at ipsaa invited children to make friends with books through stories. Our joy and pride knew no bounds as the children viewed their new storybooks with unbridled excitement and happily clutched them close to their chest as we bid them goodbye.
Goodbye, until the next edition of Book Speak!