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THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 11TH JAN, 2014

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Stories ‘n’ Puppets !!

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Saturday, Jan 11th’ 2014 @11.00am  

Ages 3-6 Years

 Stories are fascinating, captivating and entertaining , and if told with puppets they can be a visual treat for the kids.

 Puppets are Fun !! Puppets can be used “anyway, anywhere, and anytime” to bring stories to life and to spark young imaginations.

Come listen to some stories, sing some songs and have fun with the puppets . Watch the stories come alive with Evelyn.

It’s theatre, it’s storytime, it’s a bit of everything!
Pongalo Pongal !!
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Saturday, Jan 11th 2014 @ 11.00am 
Ages 7 & above
“Connecting with the four days of Pongal harvest festival, the Tamilian way! A Thanksgiving to Nature highlighted through stories,songs and dance!” 
Come along and listen to a bagful of stories with Asha Sampat.Like all Hindu festivals pongal too has some interesting legends attached to it. Pongal is celebrated every year in mid -January mostly in the south of India and especially in Tamil Nadu to mark the harvest of crops and a special thanksgiving to God, the sun,the earth and the cattle.  
Join us for some Pongal stories and pot paintings.

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THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS CHENNAI – 23rd JUNE’12

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Meet Eric’s Carle’s Grouchy Ladybug and Hungry Caterpillar !

Date: Sat 23rd June ’12|| Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm|| Ages 5-8 Years

Master of the picture book, Eric Carle is often referred to as the ‘picture writer’. As the title suggests, it is mainly his distinct collage art-work that draws children to his books. He takes his inspiration from nature and often features animals (many of them small ones) in his books– a caterpillar, a ladybug and even fireflies that glow on the page!

Join us at Hippocampus to celebrate Eric Carle’s birthday. We will be reading some stories and of-course, making some collages .

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS FOR 3 TO 5 YEARS @ HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 2012

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Let’s  Get Curious !

( Where Art, Science and Adventure  Meet )

Hold on to your yellow Hat for an exciting and adventurous Summer Workshop at Hippocampus. Go bananas making George’s favourite foods. Go on outdoor trips and encounter fun-filled adventures just like George. Explore the adventures of Curious George, with storytime, Outdoor trips and creative crafts. This workshop inspires children of all ages to ask questions and find answers through hands –on solution seeking.

Mentor:Sapna Dugar

Sapna Dugar a Mass Com graduate has been working with kids for over a decade. An early child educator, a good storyteller, dancer and a very creative personality will conduct this workshop.

Age Group – 3 to 5 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 !

Get Bitten by GOGO, theTravel Bug. Let him be your travel guide. Explore different cultures and customs through folktales, activities, music, dance, costumes, food and audio visuals . GOGO will teach kids the basics of travelling and give them tips on how to help their Mom’s when they travel together.

Prance Around the World , learn the African Stomp, do the Hawaiin Hula, enjoy the Chinese fan dance . Enjoy some great movement and footwork with Andrea.

Mentors:Padma Nagarajan and Andrea Jacob

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 – 3 to 5 years|| Dates -23rd April to 27th April 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

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

Panchatantra – A Musical

Meet the musical donkeys, talkative tortoises, clever rabbits, foolish frogs, slithering snakes, lions, elephants and foxes . Catch the kids perform a musical,  based on Tulika’s Panchatantra  at Hippocampus this summer. A lot of animal based dances and movement , song and theatre  and loads of animal masks and crafts  will keep the kids busy this summer

Mentors: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 – 3 to 5 years|| Dates -30th April  to 11h May 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

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

Clowning Around !

Everyone loves the circus ! Clowns, Acrobats and exotic animals assure you that there will be always something fun to see and do.From circus foods to crafts, acrobatic clowns and tricks, face painting and balloon sculpting and meeting a clown, learn all kinds of cool tricks and get plenty of exercise. Juggle your way to Hippocampus this summer and have fun with circus themed activities.

Mentors:Vandana, Andrea Jacob & Sangeeta

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

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

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

Age Group – 3 to 5 years|| Dates -14th May to 18th May 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

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

A Day With….

This camp focuses on fun visits, stories and activities to introduce children in a friendly way to situations and people they meet for the first time. A visit to the Bakery, an introduction to a police officer and a trip to the fire station are some of the situations and people they will encounter in this camp.

Mentors: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 to 5 years|| Dates -21st May to 25th May 2012|| Time -10:00 am to12.30 pm

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

CAMP YAKABOO – SUMMER CAMPS FOR MARCH 26TH TO 30TH MARCH 2012 @ HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI

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A Day With….

This camp focuses on fun visits, stories and activities to introduce children in a friendly way to situations and people they meet for the first time. A visit t o the Bakery, an introduction to a police officer and a trip to the fire station are some of the situations and people they will encounter in this camp.

Mentor: Vandana Gobind 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 to 5 years || Dates –26th to 30th March 2012 || Time – 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

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

Camp Explorers !

This camp gives children an opportunity to explore, observe and study nature- inspired ideas through fun outdoor hands-on-activities, alternating with indoor story-hours and enrichment activities such as word games, puzzles and crafts to reinforce the many joys of reading together and love for books!

Campers will get a chance to investigate the outdoors through age appropriate activities based upon the daily theme. (Trees, Birds, Fishes and Human Body )

Mentors: Praba Ram & Sangeeta

Praba Ram  – Author and Reading consultant , started Saffron Tree – a one – stop resource that throws light on some wonderful children’s books.

Sangeeta – An interior designer but also a mom,who loves doing craft with her daughter and with other kids too.

Age Group – 6 to 8 years || Dates –26th to 30th March 2012 || Time – 10:00 am to 12:30 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!

Mentors: 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 and above  || Dates –26th to 30th March 2012 || Time – 4.30 to 6.30 pm

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

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY AT HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 4TH JUNE 2011

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Gear up for a fun-filled World Environment Day!

 Saturday, 4th June 2011. Time : 11.00 am t0 1.00 pm for all ages.

Ever seen a street play before??? Come, watch a lively and educative performance by the volunteers of  “Roots and Shoots” and capture the true essence of World Environment Day. And the fun doesn’t end here…

“Lets plant Trees” and watch the “Black Panther” in action. Join Hoo at the book reading session of the latest Tulika book.

Parents Join us and help to preserve the future!

The above mentioned activites are open to members of Hippocampus and their guests only.

THIS WEEKEND AT HIPPOCAMPUS, CHENNAI – 9TH APRIL 2011

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FUN ON THE FARM

Come and see the new born Emu’s, and meet lots of other friendly animals. Colourful fragnant flowers, mango groves and eucalyptus trees, a natural stream and a pond filled with lotus and lillies are some of the highlights of this farm. So, hop on board for this farm tour and see, hear, smell and taste nature life never before.

  

Registration fee:

Rs. 250/-  (Members)

Rs. 350/- (Non-members)

 Registration closes on  8th April ’11(Friday)

Please Note:

Children will have to carry snacks and water bottles.

                                                          

 THE ABOVE MENTIONED ACTIVITIES ARE OPEN TO MEMBERS OF HIPPOCAMPUS AND THEIR GUESTS ONLY