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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

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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

MAGNETS AROUND ME – SAT 22ND FEB 2014 AT HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI

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MAGNETS ARE AMAZING !!

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SATURDAY 22ND @ 11.00 A.M.
AGES 4 – 10.
 What do magnets have that make objects stick to it ?? Magnets are mysterious objects. They have an invisible force by which they can repel or attract other objects.
Children are fascinated by magnets, to them magnets seem to have almost magical properties.Explore the many unique properties of magnets with Gitanjali Sriram. Have fun learning about magnets with activities that include music, dance , role play, and art & craft.

HURRY UP AND REGISTER !!

CALL 044 42116417 / 24433544
Or email – chandni@hippocampus.in
Please note: Registration on first come first serve basis only.
A Non- member fee of Rs. 250/-is applicable.

VALENTINE’S DAY CELEBRATIONS @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI 15TH FEB ‘2014.

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A Valentine’s Picture Book Picnic !! 

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Saturday, 15th Feb @ 11.00 am 
Ages 3 -6
Love for family, Love for friends, Love for animals….Valentine’s Day is a time to show we can share and care. There are so many ways we can celebrate love.
Let’s have fun discovering the joys of Valentine’s Day this Saturday with a book picnic featuring a picture book classic “Guess how much I love you” by Sam McBartney.
Don’t forget to bring a teddy bear or any stuffed toy along. We will have a jolly good picnic with candies, paper heart crafts, sing-along and more!
Light up your Life !! 
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Saturday, 15th Feb @ 11.00 am  
Ages 7 & above
Express your affection by making your own gifts this Valentine’s Day.
A sure shot way to show any loved one how much you care.
Celebrate Valentine’s day or just every day with these sweet heart shaped candles and brighten up your home.
Let’s warm someone’s heart and make this valentine’s day special and spectacular with some home-made candles.
Please note: Registration on first come first serve basis only.
A Non- member fee of Rs. 250/-is applicable.

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 4TH JAN, 2014

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“Snow “much Fun !! 

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Saturday, Jan 4th’ 2014 @11.00am  
Ages 3-6 Years

    How about making some yummy, and extremely fun snowman cookies ??

Come along and listen to the magical story of a boy befriending a snowman, an enchanting tale of a small boy’s friendship with the
snowman and their flight together over the sparkling winter landscape.

Make a super cute and fun winter treat, super yummy, almost too cute to  eat.Build a frosty friend with “HOO”, and the best part is that you don’t have to wait for him to melt, you can eat him when you are done.
Make a Spin Drum !!
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Saturday, Jan 4th’ 2014 @ 11.00am 
Ages 7 & above
Start 2014 right with these creative ideas from HOO !! Kick off the new year with fun and style, sure to leave your kids with a smile .
Make a little noise this Saturday with these spinning drum noisemakers . Bring in the New Year with this homemade noisemaker, a hand drum based on a traditional Asian design.
Ring in the New year’s with some fun Crafts and games.

THIS WEEKEND AT HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI- 13TH JULY 2013

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Painting with the Art Wizard!

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Saturday the 13TH OF JULY @ 11.00 am 

Ages 3-6

Explore Colors and Strokes ! Unleash your child’s imaginative skills and enhance their motor skills!

Join us at Hippocampus and indulge in the world of splashing colours, take home your hand painted room decor!

The Naughtiest Boy in Town !

Saturday the 13TH OF JULY @ 11.00 am  

Ages 7 and above

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer is about a 12 year old boy growing up along the Mississippi River and the mischief he’s always getting into.

Be a part of the plot with Shilpa and Bhavini at storytelling and try your hand at a fence-painting craft activity!
Join us for some adventurous storytime and fence painting activity.

Call us at 044-24433544/ 42116417 to register NOW!

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 6TH JULY 2013

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MAKE SOME MUSIC !!

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Saturday the 6TH JULY @ 11.00 am  

Ages 3- 6 

Brighten up your balcony with this fun and simple wind chime made from paper cups and some beaded strings.These wind chimes play beautiful music as they sway with the breeze.

Come along and string a variety of beads and make a colorful wind chime craft.

PLAYING WITH DOTS!!

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Saturday the 6TH JULY @ 11.00 am 

Ages 7 & above   

What’s in an array of Dots?? Dot patterns can help kids learn Math and perspectives. Come discover the world of dots and make lovely designs in symmetrical patterns in the house.

Kolam, comprised of dots and patterns, is a decorative design drawn in front of the house. It is a popular tradition in South Indian homes.
Join us as we explorekolams through maths with Aunty Malini from Culture India Gallery.