Wednesday 11 August 2021

Rewriting a story

 Rewriting a story

Yesterday, I had an engaging class with 10 to 13 year olds on rewriting a story. Earlier, we had done a comprehension and that was truly a comfort zone.
They were not prepared for this. But with slow prompts and adding a bit of drama and dialogue writing the tough task seemed interesting.
This explores their general knowledge, improves critical thinking and helps them get confident with new phrases and sentence starters.
Re-Telling a story is different from Re-writing it. 

Monday 19 April 2021


Narratives need the extra flair of writing skills especially when it come to Story writing. Why not add the 'punch' with a 'Pow Wow' . ' Ouch', ' Thud', 'Kaboom.

I grew up reading the Amar Chitra Katha and Phantom comics and there is a distinct use of such Onomatopoeia there.
That afternoon, in my creative writing class, we were describing the 'Beep Beep' of the security check sensor but we did not just want to use Beep Beep, so we worked on ' Pling, Pling'. ' Bleep, Bleep'.
Creativity is thus seen in usage of innovative Onomatopoeia.


Thursday 18 March 2021


What brings confidence in a child? While the evaluation is mainly on academics, it is the co curricular that takes them to a new paradigm.

At Our Creative Talents, we Nourish your Childs' Creativity. 

With well spaced periodicity in classes, gentle persuasion and counselling, we coach non readers to read. Inculcating good habits like dairy writing, travelogues during staycations, we encourage creative writing. Academic syllabus as per the Board is also catered to in the creative writing classes.

We include drama everywhere and certainly in Story Telling. Browse through the pictures and you will actually see the dramatic expressions, fun and mirth in rendering poems, dialogues and reading.

Conversation  is an important Life Skill and the earlier it is taught it is better and there always a scope for improvement. Students learn new words, better way to punctuate, voice modulation, write their own speech and express themselves better. All in all the confidence improves and leads to better self esteem.

Personality, view points and attitude of a person is assessed via Grapho Analysis. Send in your Childs' writing in a plain white paper ( not ruled paper). Understand your Childs fears, your parenting style, and initiative taking ability. Procrastination is detected via the writing assessment. I have had most students delaying homeworks and submissions and also corrected the same via GraphoTherapy. Scroll through the blog and view the before and after pictures.

For details on all the courses and a counselling session, please call 9820646229. 

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Tuesday 9 March 2021

Public Speaking classes for enhancing Personality, Intonation and interesting Idioms.

Today, the class was exceptionally vibrant and we completed the module on voice modulation. The students were intrigued yet shy to experience the voice modulation. Taught a few exercises and also them to build on voice control with good breathing capacity to pull on long sentences and use the conjunctions effectively. Enjoyed the afternoon. 


Saturday 6 March 2021

Public speaking and Personality development

Dedicated effort of this 10 year old is reaping good results. Public speaking is about confidence, improving General Knowledge, Grammar and Syntax quality and Intonation. Good luck champ, yo are doing well! 

Thursday 25 February 2021

Teddy colouring, freehand for 4 year olds.


Christmas time with my student from London. Enjoy story reading and building.


This was a Diwali party we had. Looking at the world with their own perspective. Enjoyed!


 Depiction of a story via drawing. Both kids have read and understood the same story but look at the difference in perception. Just affirms that all of us are unique. There is no comparison between the sun and moon. 

An origami flower by a 4 year old


Don't know about Bubbles, but my students are really great at reading, dramatics, writing and art!

Thea enjoys writing and reading all the way from Hong Kong. We were reading up The Tree by Ruskin Bond. I certainly adore the descriptive parts and the subtle use of adjectives which adds so much of flamboyance while explaining the growth of a tree, its branches, a climber and the natural habitants. It is indeed a pleasure to learn along with a student. 


We were doing Gulliver Travels. Literature for the 10 year olds is not easy but we actually cracked up at the scene wherein Gulliver sprays urine to bust a rising flame in the Queens abode. Oh My, ripples of laughter. The knowledge that the Queen was miffed is an understatement. 


 A happy time at our Reading class, It is full of fun and dramatic expression. Students end it with a tricky riddle and it feels great when they make their own sentences and work on spellings. 

My online story telling batch. Students are from Hong Kong

The funny things in a Poem is what makes Story Telling interesting for 3 - 6 year old. The little souls absolutely love the banter and the rhyming. This is a poem I created just 15 minutes before a class and it was a hit. 

Wednesday 24 February 2021

 Young readers between 6 to 10 years, Reading the dramatic play of words in the story Thumbelina. One of the best way to have a Saturday morning.