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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 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

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

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DARING DINO-MITES

Put on your thinking caps, and get your brush because we’re going fossil hunting! Spend some time with our Dinosaurs, exploring them inside and out! There’s more than just that! From brilliant blue butterflies to black and white zebra stripes, we’ll explore the amazing colors and patterns of the natural world.

Mentor: Sapna Duggar

Sapna is a national level orator and have represented India in rotary’s youth conferences abroad. She has been working with kids for over 8 years and love to explore the world of learning with kids!

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 15th – April 19th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

THE DR SEUSS PARTY

Dr Seuss is our favourite, and why wouldn’t he! He’s funny, he’s awesome and he’s LOVES reading! Come learn some zazzy dance moves with Aparna, as she teaches you how to dance and shake with Dr Seuss’s Mr Brown can Moo, Can you? Make Seuss-static crafts along with Sri Vidya, and have a wunderly-funderly time!

Mentors: Aparna Nagesh & Sri Vidya

Aparna Nagesh is a versatile dance professional with over 14 years of training, teaching and performance experience. She has trained extensively in dance styles such as Jazz, Ballet, Hip-Hop, Modern, Contemporary and a few Latin styles. Currently she runs her own all girl dance ensemble, High Kicks as well as Showstoppers INC which is an Arts Promotion and Entertainment solutions brand

­Sri Vidya, conducts activity classes while she was in Singapore during the last decade and continued the same even after she migrated back to Chennai during 2005. She has conducted art & craft classes at National library of Singapore and at Choa chu kang & Yew Tee community centers in Singapore.

 Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 22 – April 26th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

RIO BIRDIES

We’ve got the stage, the lights and the script. Now all we need are some talented actors! If you love acting and want to be a part of the spotlight, come join Shaan as she teaches you how to express and emote! That’s not all we’ve got Andrea too – to make you wiggle your hips, shake a leg and swing those arms. Together, we’re going to make the biggest party ever with our adorable feathery friends! Make your own costumes along with Anisha, and learn how to be creative!

Mentors: Shaan Katari Libby, Andrea Jacob, Anisha George

Shaan Katari Libby (Founder, A to Zee Creativity) is a transactional lawyer, a part-time English teacher at Abacus, a part-time law lecturer at the National Maritime University, an amateur actor for the Madras Players and the Boardwalkers, and a full-time theatre enthusiast. contact: atozeecreativity@gmail.com / atozeecreativity.blogspot.in

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

Anisha George is a Fifth year Fine Arts student at Stella Maris college. She is passionate about art and loves everything that is colourful!

Age group – 3-5 || Dates – April 29 – May 10th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 3600 || Non Members – Rs. 3800

THE TINY SCIENTIST

Blast off with Science this summer as we experiment with Volcano Eruptions, Quicksand, Magical Mirrors, Bubbles that don’t burst, and many many more hands-on science activities! If you are a tiny scientist in the making, come over and become the science whiz you always wanted to be! Also, make some amazing crafts along with Vandana and get your little creative minds going!

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 – 3-5 || Dates – May 13 – May 17th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2500 || Non Members – Rs. 2700

DANCE N’ DOODLE

Shake a leg to some good ol’ peppy numbers as we go on Zumbathon! Learn how to do the Zumba along with Senthil and flex those muscles. Join Shivani as she takes you aboard the colour carpet, whizzing through hues and shades past the whirling wheel of colour!

Mentors: Senthil & Shivani

Senthil is a dance choreographer who has represented Indian in an International Dance competition in Malaysia. He has been in the showbiz industry for over a decade as a performer, choreographer and instructor. He is also an expert at Zumba and loves having Zumba parties!

Shivani is an independent artist who loves doodling and creating artwork in her free time. She is also a certified yoga instructor. Her craft activities are fun, interactive and simple!

 Age group – 3-5 || Dates – May 20 – May 24th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

WELCOME TO THE ICE AGE!

Brrrr! Its summer! Confused? Well, it’s a blazing month so we’re bringing winter to Hippocampus ! Play with ice, make snow cones and listen to some icy tales with Padma. Freeze like ice or flow like a glacier –  learn some creative movements with Andrea as she shows you how to dance like the animals from Ice Age.

Mentors: Andrea Jacob & Padma Nagarajan

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

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 – May 27 – May 31th, 2013 || Time – 10.00 am to 12.30 pm

Workshop fees – Members- Rs. 2000 || Non Members – Rs. 2200

THIS WEEKEND @ HIPPOCAMPUS – CHENNNAI 27TH OCTOBER ’12

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A Book Picnic!

Date: 27 October , Saturday || Time:11.00 am | – 12.30 pm | Age: 3 to 6 years

Wouldn’t you love to spend a Saturday afternoon with some friends and your favourite books? Well, look who we have here!

Aunty Shona is here to read to us from some of her favourite Indian books!

Join her as she reads out exciting stories and takes you through a world of magic!

Lights, Camera, Action!

Date: 27 October , Saturday || Time:11.00 am | – 12.30 pm | Age: 7 & above

Do you love movies and may be dream of acting one day?Do you love the drama and the emotion that your favourite actors show? Then wait no more!

 Come join Uncle Sam from OHO Productions, who’ll teach you the basics of theatre,help you emote and even train you for the limelight!

INDO – GERMAN URBAN MELA @ YMCA NANDANAM ON AUG 24th To 2nd September’ 12

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Poetry & Theatre workshop with Shaan Katari Libby.

Date:  Sat 25th August ’12|| Time: 10.30 am – 12:00 pm||

Poetry workshops are fun! Theatre workshops are exciting!! When they merge, what else can it be but simply awesome!!!

Join the fun with Shaan, the founder of A to Zee Creativity. She has been involved with theatre for over 20 years, performing with The Madras Players in several productions, as also with The Boardwalkers, Loyola Theatre Society, Oxford University Asian Society and other groups.

F is for Fractured Fairytales 

Date: Sat 25th August ’12|| Time: 4.00  – 5.30 pm||

Join Praba Ram for some hilarious re-telling of classic Grimm’s Tales –

Rapunzel and The Frog Prince!

Praba worked initially for NGOs and government agencies, focusing on disability issues and early childhood education policy. Back in 2006, she started Saffron Tree, an award-winning website, dedicated to reviewing children’s books from India and the US, particularly with a strong multi-cultural thrust.

“Captain Planet” by Arun Krishnamurthy, EFI

Date: Sun 26th August ’12|| Time: 10.30 – 12.00 pm||

 Arun could talk about urban eco-responsibility or lake restoration or sparrow re-introduction or plastic free cities or again zoo volunteering. Or all of them! You never can tell once he gets going on his pet themes.The programme aims at inspiring children, the future conservationists.

Environmentalist Foundation of India is a Not for Profit focusing on wildlifeconservation and habitat restoration in 5 cities across India. With 18 projects and close to 872 volunteers, EFI is one of the youngest NGOs in India.

Adventures from Chennai to Berlin with Love !!

Date: Sun 26th August ’12|| Time: 4.00pm – 5.30 pm||

Date: Sun 2nd September’12|| Time: 4.00pm – 5.30 pm||

A theatrical creative movement session involving kids to create their own interpretation as tourists visiting Germany and exploring cultural differences. Props and musical influences will play a pivotal role during this session. Every child will be actively involved, as they become the props in this movement story. Acrobatic and physical moves will be interspersed with touristic highlights from Chennai and Berlin.

Andrea Jacob started her dance career as a child. A passionate dancer, she is equally passionate about sharing her knowledge and skills in the performing arts, creative movement and fitness tools with others, especially children.

Storigami by Latha Subramanian.
 
Date: Sat 1st September ’12|| Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm
 
A session of colour, creativity and concentration. An exciting, fun-filled Story-origami session
Story-origami is the art of combining paper folding (origami) with storytelling. With some really colorful origami exhibits displayed in the background, children will not only get to create origami models but will also be encouraged to come up with stories of their own.

 Latha Subramaniam’s interest in learning about child development was reinforced when she completed a month-long training program at the Madras Dyslexia Association. The idea of becoming a professional storyteller came about when she decided to explore how story-telling can be used as a tool to understand children.

Puppetry with R.Bhanumathi

Date: Sat 1st September ’12|| Time: 4.00 – 5.30pm

Children will learn how to make finger puppets with Dr. R.Bhanumathi

while learning more about nature and wildlife and how they can help with

conservation.

 Bag of Stories

Date: Sun 2nd  September ’12|| Time: 10.30am – 12.00pm

Book Lovers’ Program for Schools BLPS*

What can be more marvellous for children than a mix of storytelling, drawing/colouring activities and reading sessions? Join the fun with Shilpa Krishnan and Karthika Gopalakrishnan, who will use actions, songs and dance along with a few props to keep the session lively and interesting.

For further details and information contact Chandni @ 42116417/ 9444049175 or write in to chandni@hipocampus.in
 
 
 

CHILDRREN’S THEATRE FROM GERMANY 24th JULY 2012

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Duck, Death and Tulip’ is a Kinder theatre for children aged 5 and above, based on the story book titled, “Duck, Death and the Tulip” by Wolf Erlbruch!

An invite from the Goethe Institut to Members of Hippocampus.

Entry Free but do call 044-28331314 for details.