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CAMP YAKABOO SCHEDULE FOR AGES 9-12 @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Date:April 27th – 1st May 2015

Public Speaking 27th april - 1st may

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Date:4th May – 8th May

Curiokidz may 4th -8th

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Date:11th May – 15th May

Scolympic  Workshop May 11 - 15

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Date:18th May – 22nd May

Creative writing 18th may 22nd may

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Date:May 25th – 29th May

May 24th - 29th cooking (Age - 9-12)

CAMP YAKABOO SCHEDULE FOR AGES 3 – 8 @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Date:27th April – 1st May
Science Factoty 27th april to 1st may

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Date:4th May – 15th MayDrama Foodies

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Date:18th May  – 22nd May

Jeeva Workshop 18th may to 22nd may

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Date:25th May  – 29th May

Heros and monster 3-5

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Date:25th May  – 29th May

May 25th to 29th (ges 6- 8) heroes and monsters

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 9 AND ABOVE @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (MORNING SESSIONS)

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The Art of Public ‘SPEECH’ing

Public speaking consistently ranks as the #1 fear in the world-higher than death,ghosts or cockroaches! ‘Catch ‘ em Young’ is the song of the day,and young adulthood is the best time to nurture talent. With no inhibitions & limitless enthusiasm, they are ready to learn and excel.This practical, activity- oriented workshop is an introduction to the (art &science) of public speaking, with modules & exercises on

•Facing the Fear
•Impromptu Speaking
•Structure and essentials of a Speech
•Verbal & Non-verbal communication
•Voice & Volume, Emotions & Modulation
•Understanding Body Language & the Stage

Mentor:Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

“Magnetism & Its Works”

Experience the Magic & Wonders of Magnetism.Investigate the powers & daily uses of magnets. •Explore magnetic fields & learn about magnetism & electromagnetism through experiments that are fun filled & amazing. Gear up for mind boggling fun & crazy design challenges as we build metal detectors, work the Indian snake charmer trick, make our own magnets , build our own direction seeker, use magnetic power to move and design fun gadgets using electro-magnetism .All brought to you in our very own inimitable CurioKidz way….. Where we get your hands dirty & ‘‘your minds to be passionately curious’’.

Mentors:Nagalakshmi (Curio kidz)

CurioKidz is powered by a team of professionals, professors and domain experts who create activity based learning modules that facilitate learning through inquiry and exploration. At CurioKidz every child is equipped with an individual kit and encouraged to participate in the learning experience. The experiments are performed under safe conditions and close supervision with a student to trainer ratio of 1:10. Having worked with Science and children for several years now , CurioKidz is now a proud partner to Schools for Designing and Implementing Activity Based Learning Programs.

Age group – 9 -12 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Aim, Click, Shoot!!

Explore and capture the world through camera. This workshop aims to turn every camera owner into a photographer. Photography not only helps beat boredom blues but also whets children’s creative appetite. Kids will learn the art and craft of still photography. They will be introduced to the tricks of capturing great images and refining them through digital imaging. Develop this into a hobby or turn this into a career.

Mentors:Sudharsanam

Sudharsanam is a fashion / underwater portrait photographer based in Chennai. A Bachelor of Commerce who got diverted to photography & pursued it by completing post-graduation in Visual Communication, from Loyola College. He has won the Best Photographer Award from Behance International Portfolio Reviews and the National Runner up with an Online Portrait Photography Contest.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 12 – May 16th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Cook Up A Storm!!

More than just cupcakes, Its tarts, pies and shortbread bars this time, Of course wholesome tea time cakes as well, Chocolate ganache and homemade nutella from the scratch. Yummy sandwiches and Pita bread with interesting fillings, Boil pasta to perfection, and flavor them with sauces, Toss up a healthy salad with tangy dressings,
And last but not the least, Make quenching coolers to beat the summer heat. Do you have a budding master chef at home?? Grab your chef’s hat and apron and head over to Hippocampus for the coolest cooking workshop in town. A workshop that will enrich and equip the kids with the most essential life skill of all – COOKING.

Mentors:Anusha kaushik

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 19th – My 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

Write Away!!

A 5 – day CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP with JAYA NARAIN and BHAVNA ARYA using techniques and exercises that enhances your creativity and writing skills What happens to our words, images, phrases and ideas when we allow our brains to remain free ? Explore, Experience and enjoy the art of writing this summer. This workshop helps to develop their imagination, creative writing and thinking skills. Discover the joy in writing, and the confidence of authorship.

Mentors:Jaya Narain & Bhavna Arya

Age group – 9-12 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3500 || Non Members – Rs. 3700

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 6-8 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI (MORNING SESSIONS)

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Growl & Prowl: Of Big Cats & their habitats!!

Are you ready to prowl on a big cat trail across India? Let’s lurk in Gir to discover the Asiatic Lions, hover over the Himalayas to meet Snow Leopards and then, trudge to the Sundarbans to say hello to the Bengal Tigers. Create a non-fiction book filled with facts, drawings & photographs about these cats, and learn some creative crafts featuring the wonderful cats of the sub-continent. Children’s author Praba Ram who has written three books on endangered animals will lead the session along with resource person Vandana.

Mentors:Praba Ram & Vandana Gobind

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 21 – April 25th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Super Space Aliens Adventure!!

Lets learn about flight planes & helicopters, get a promotion to rockets and satellites ,explore space, constellations & heavenly bodies on land and maybe just get lucky enough to find alien life!! Campers will discover new worlds,look for space aliens and explore the “final frontier”.Put your imagination into hyper drive, and explore a galaxy far,far away. Hop aboard and listen to stories about the wonder of space & evolution of life through the theme of aliens, with a hands on approach of experiments, model making & creativity!!

Mentors: Padma & Niveditha

Padma Nagarajan has been working with children and edutainment, across television theatre and workshops for over ten years. Her aim is always to pass on information in a pictoral , hands-on ,fun way . For this she employs games ,stories , day to day parallels and models . She loves working with children and learning from them .

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Water Wonders!!

Cool off this summer with a whole range of water based experiments- Learn about density. Viscosity, Surface Tension, water pressure & whole range of propertie of water in a way that’s super duper fun! Dip our toes into stories, myths & traditions all revolving around water.Explore the exciting medium of watercolours & create amazing works of art.

Mentors:The Science Factory & Vandana

The Science Factory is one of India’s first science enrichment programs for school kids, making science study a truly visual and participative experience. The Science Factory conducts workshops and partners with schools to offer hands-on, fun, scientific experiences designed especially for children between the ages of 4 to 11.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Nautanki!!

Explore folktales through theatre .The focus this summer is on folklore,folk music and folk art. Kids will express themselves in Warli, Gond,Folk Singing, Music Instrument,Dance, Drama and Movement. The mime and Movement workshop will not only flex the body but will also help in wiring the brain and will stimulate your child into a thinking human being.

Mentors:Shakila & Andrea Jacob

Shakila Arun , Director , Programmes of Applause Theatric activities has been involved with theatre since 1991. She has performed in the capacity of actor in more than 30 plays.Shakila has directed many plays for children and is conducting workshops in corporates, educational institutions and other organizations.

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Age group – 6-8 || Dates – May 12th – May 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3800 || Non Members – Rs. 4000

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Book a Trip Around the World!!

Have you read a picture book set in Mexico, cooked a Chinese salad,made pita bread with humus,or tried another fun activity that exposed you to life in another country? Take an imaginary trip around the world with books and explore different cultures through cooking and creating dishes from around the world. On this culinary journey, kids gain knowledge about different cultures while preparing global delicacies. With a focus on fresh, healthful ingredients, kids practice knife skills and explore various cooking methods as they cook their way through the exciting flavors of India,China, Italy, Middle East, & Mexico.

Mentors:Anusha & Vandana

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

CAMP YAKABOO 2014 – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 3-5 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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Critters & Scales: Of Colorful Creatures!!

Calling all little campers to get excited for story-telling, as we explore the works of Eric Carle.Through the classic,Panda Bear, Panda Bear,  What do you see? We will look at endangered species & how we can help them. Let’s stroll along the animal trail with a story each day and get our creative juices flowing to create offbeat crafts featuring    the very quiet cricket,the greedy python and the foolish tortoise. Let’s bring the beautiful world of Eric Carle  alive through this very colorful camp! Storyteller and children’s writer Praba Ram will lead the session along  with arts resource person Vandana.

Mentor: Praba Ram & Vandana Gobind

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 21 – April 25th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Alien Science!!

Do you believe in Aliens? Well, let’s go exploring into space in our mean flying machines. Let’s see what kind of habitats support life and what the probabilities of creatures growing on different planets are. Can we imagine alien creatures, how would they look and what special characteristics would they have? Did you know that astronauts eat special food in space? Are there really aliens? Meet some aliens who love under pants even more than you do . Get hooked onto stories of Aliens and spaceships. Join us for a space celebration with,stories, crafts and activities.

Mentor: Padma & Niveditha

Padma Nagarajan has been working with children and edutainment, across television theatre and workshops for over ten years. Her aim is always to pass on information in a pictoral , hands-on ,fun way . For this she employs games ,stories , day to day parallels and models . She loves working with children and learning from them .

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 28th – May 2nd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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Waves of fun!!

Cool off this summer with a whole range of water based experiments- Learn about density. Viscosity, Surface Tension, water pressure and whole range of properties of water in a way that’s super duper fun! Splash away the summer heat with wet and wild books, dip into water based art projects and activities.

Mentor: The Science Factory & Vandana

The Science Factory is one of India’s first science enrichment programs for school kids, making science study a truly visual and participative experience. The Science Factory conducts workshops and partners with schools to offer hands-on, fun, scientific experiences designed especially for children between the ages of 4 to 11.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 5th – May 9th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

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A Dash of Folk and a Pinch of Mime!!

Hop on stage and give it a go, A song, a tune, a joke or a jig,Come and give it a go. Energise your body and mind into creative action. Express yourself through movement & mime.An Introduction to drama though role play, mime & creative movement.Let your creativity take flight through dance,drama & singing. A fun filled theatre camp with emphasis on mime, movement & folk theatre.

Mentor: Shakila & Andrea Jacob

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Shakila Arun , Director , Programmes of Applause Theatric activities has been involved with theatre since 1991. She has performed in the capacity of actor in more than 30 plays.Shakila has directed many plays for children and is conducting workshops in corporates, educational institutions and other organizations.

 

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 12th – May 23rd, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3800 || Non Members – Rs. 4000

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Cooked ‘n’ Booked!!

Enjoy the essence of Cooking. Explore important cooking skills such as mixing, pouring, shaking, spreading, peeling, rolling & mashing. Learn all about colours shapes textures & smells of the ingredients and increase your math skills through measuring & mixing.Churn out a wide variety of recipes that the kids will be thrilled to make and munch on!! Did you ever think Dragons could love tacos or a Spoon could have feelings? From finger licking food to nail biting books, this workshop has it all.

Mentor: Anusha & Vandana

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make, simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 26th – May 30th, 2014 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2600 || Non Members – Rs. 2800

HIPPOCAMPUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR-21ST & 22ND APRIL, BANGALORE

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HIPPOCAMPUS CHILDREN’S BOOK FAIR 2012

Books, Visits by Authors, Book Promotions, Activites for Children, Contests and A Whole lot of Fun!

Date: 21st & 22nd April’12 || Time: 11:00 am onwards || Entry Fee: Rs 20 per head

 

On the 21st

Enter the wonderful world of Amma’s Tales

With Hema Vaidyanathan 

(Author of Amma’s Tales, Dhika Media (P) Ltd)

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3 to 8 years

About The Books: Tales of How and Why (Volumes 1-4): Quirky stories and catchy characters from the animal kingdom make these books a must-read for this age group. Find out why the cuckoo doesn’t build a nest, why the crow sees through one eye and a lot more. Activities at the end of the book help engage the reader and synthesize information from the book. 

Tail Tales (Volumes 1&2): Jump into the jungle kingdom of monkeys from the Ramayana. Follow the exploits of Vali, the monkey king and the pranks of other monkeys in Kishkindha! Monsters galore and funny faces make for some swinging good fun!

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Join The Great Taranaut Puzzle Pentathlon!

With Roopa Pai (Author of Taranauts, Hatchette)

Get code-cracking, memory-testing, wits-matching, number-crunching, and puzzle-solving with the Taranauts! Five challenges, five earth dinglings to solve each in – are you up to it? Psst! Winners get prizes!

Time: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm|| Age Group: All Earthkins between 8 and 12 yrs.

Plus: Get a sneak peek into the next book in the series –

Book 6 – Taranauts: The Key to the Shimr Citrines!

Participate in the ‘Draw A Kolaverobot’ contest and (if you win) get your name – and your drawing – into Book 6!

Have your Taranauts books autographed by the author, Roopa Pai!

 

On The 22nd

Miaow Away!!!

With Alankrita Jain  (Author Of Miaow, Tulika Publisher)

Storytelling session by the author based on the book.

Time: 11 am to 12 pm|| Age group: 3+ years

About the book: A black cat with bright green eyes becomes a white cat with bright green eyes. How does this happen? Come find out how.

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Lets have some Idiomatic Fun!

With Ishvar Vedam (Author Of ‘A Leap in a Blue Moon’, Good Luck Publisher)

Book reading and activity session by the author based on the book.

Time: 12 noon to 1 pm||  Age group: 9+ yrs

About The Book: Jumping from the top of a mound of sand, you would say, is child’s play. And that’s what 11-year old Nidhi is doing one twilight, alone in the neighborhood making fun of the idioms “a leap in the dark” and “once in a blue moon”. What starts off as an innocuous prank makes the ground slip from under her feet, literally, and she falls into a world called Graria where events and people have tumbled out of a dictionary of idioms. Little does she know that there is someone out there who doesn’t want her to go back…

Please Note: These sessions are open for members and non members. There are no pre-registrations. Participation is on a first come first serve basis only.  

If anyone would like to put up a food stall at the fair you can do so by contacting us at 41101927 for more details.

About the Book Fair
Come shop your heart out with Scholastic, Tulika, Good Luck, Hatchette, Puffin, Penguin, Paragon and many more publishers all under one roof at the Hippocampus Children’s Book Fair. Dont miss this opportunity!!!!

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 6 – 8 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 2012

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Little Scientists !

 You are never too young to be a Scientist.

What’s hair for? How do Birds fly? . Rediscover your sense of wonder with “Sid the Kid”. Sid loves to observe and investigate objects and events and thus learns that science is all around us. Learn to think and act like Scientists. This hands-on science investigation workshop is a great way for kids to be explorers as well as learners. Celebrate a child’s natural curiosity about science in everyday life.

Mentor:Padma Nagarajan has been working with children and edutainment, across television theatre and workshops for over ten years. Her aim is always to pass on information in a pictoral , hands-on ,fun way  .  For this she employs games ,stories , day to day parallels and models . She loves working with children and learning from them.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years|| Dates -16th April to 20th April 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.1800 || Non members – Rs. 2000

TRAVEL BUG !

Join GOGO bug on his travels around the world .Travelling is fun .But it is important to travel responsibly and always be prepared. GOGO will give the kids basic travelling knowledge and  take the kids through basic travelling tips, rules and requirements .

GOGO will take the kids to different parts of the world and introduce them to the customs and culture of the places through language ,stories ,songs , food ,costumes , artefacts, structures  and much much more .

Come expose your kids to folk dance culture around the world ,  learn the  Brazilian Samba , do the Spanish Flamenco,  and enjoy the Cuban salsa with Andrea Jacob.

Mentors:Andrea Jacob & Padma Nagarajan

Padma Nagarajan  has been working with children and edutainment, across television theatre and workshops for over ten years. Her aim is always to pass on information in a pictoral , hands-on ,fun way  .  For this she employs games ,stories , day to day parallels and models . She loves working with children and learning from them .

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years|| Dates -23rd April to 27th April || Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.1800 || Non members – Rs. 2000

Panchatantra – A Musical

This Summer experience , a fun filled learning through Panchatantra, by using drama and movement at Hippocampus.. Inspired by Tulika’s Panchatantra , watch the kids put up a theatrical performance with a lot of unexpected twists and turns . Add colour to your performance – make your own masks and props . Come alive with Indian characters from the past , thereby creating moments of magic, knowledge and oodles of fun.

Mentor:Sangeeta, Andrea jacob & Shakila

Sangeeta is basically an Interior designer but also a mom,who loves doing craft with her daughter and with other kids too.

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Shakila Arun , Director , Programmes of Applause Theatric activities has been involved with theatre since 1991. She has performed in the capacity of actor in more than 30 plays.Shakila has directed many plays for children and is conducting workshops in corporates, educational institutions and other organizations.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years|| Dates -30th April to 11th May 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.3500 || Non members – Rs. 3800

Funtastic fitness @ Hippocampus !

Imagine a Place , where exercise is play and being healthy is fun! Get your kids enjoy the process of getting healthy and fitter with Andrea Jacob and Vandana.

Have your Kids moving this Summer…Yoga, New age workouts,floor excercises,, Body stretching,Arm Strengthening and Feet excercises will be some of the highlights this session.

How well do you Know Your fats ?? Learn the Why’s and How’s of cooking delicious meals and with a healthy twist. Make some healthy snacks, salads and juices this summer.

Every little change adds up to a healthier child!

Mentors:Andrea Jacob & Vandana

Andrea Jacob,a fitness enthusiast, a dancer, choreographer and a creative movement instructor will share her global experiences with us at Hippocampus.

Vandana enjoys doing storytime ,craft and fireless cooking with kids.Started off as a hobby,but now runs workshops and does birthday events too.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years|| Dates -14th May to 18th May|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.1800 || Non members – Rs. 2000

More than Just Cakes !

Create Art with Flour and Sugar !

Introduce your child to the joy of baking with some kid-friendly cookies, cupcakes and more! Learn how to cream, butter and sugar, measure ingredients, frost beautiful looking cupcakes and  more ! Roll out the perfect cookie, and learn to decorate them in beautiful and creative ways. Whip up some yummy cupcakes and ice them with butterscotch and glaze. Get to fill pre-baked tarts shells, make some yummy sandwiches and salsa sauce. Anusha’s concoctions not only taste delicious, but look amazing too!

Mentor:Anusha kaushik

Anusha kaushik, founder of Delicioso, a one stop bake shop conducts workshops for kids. Easy to make . simple recipes and methodologies which will introduce children to the world of baking.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years|| Dates –21st May to 25th May 2012|| Time – 10.00 to 12.30 pm

 Workshop Fees – Members – Rs.2000 || Non members – Rs.2200