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Your workshops have been an absolutely fantastic experience for my daughter Tia. Whether it was the “awareness about environment” workshop at Hide n Peek, Tharangini, “genres of writing” at Jagriti or the “Ramayana” one at UFO. To me, what stands out is that the information is packaged so interestingly especially in your choice of medium – art, craft, poetry, song, story game boarding etc.
In fact my daughter constantly asks me to check what workshops are planned next 🙂 I would really like to congratulate you on the immense amount of thought & planning you put in to design these workshops. Here’s looking forward to many more!
Aparna’s workshops are innovative and dynamic! She explores multiple facets of a topic and finds interesting ways to connect with her audience. Her sessions are always interactive, which truly inspires one to think and create.
My daughter Khushi is full of imagination, most of which is inspired from fairy tales and fables. She can spin a story around almost anything, be it mermaids, princess, the kind and gentle or the cruel and wicked. In the end, she tries to bring the best out of everyone.
When I came across Ms. Aparna Raman on social media, I knew I had found the right person I was looking for who could help Khushi channelize her thoughts and creativity.
Aparna has the ability to inspire and enhance children’s creative writing abilities be it with a use of a prop, flash cards or simply spinning a story with a few unrelated key words. Its all about having fun and exploring new ideas, whilst developing creative skills. One thing parents and children can be sure of with Aparnas’ creative writing class is that it will always be exciting, enriching and, in the widest possible sense, educational, too.
Ishaan’s had a blast conjuring up evil murderers (who murder their own brothers!), aliens, tortured twisted young princes (Hamlet anyone?) and even a hero Who Had No Name! All of this of course is because he settled down and became comfortable very quickly (even though he was amongst some of the youngest kids in the class) and hence could focus on each genre and what it offered and pick up a few nuances of that particular style along the way. Kudos for that goes to Aparna and her warm and gentle but witty way of dealing with the kids and making the entire sessions fun and interactive (even though the sessions sometimes over ran the 2 hour slot, Ishaan was always happy to stay back until he had thought that he was really done). It’s been a good ride and we’ll be back for more.
“Veds journey through various moods, emotions and sentiments in Aparnas sessions has kindled a new dimension to his personality. A child who feared reading and disliked writing even more is writing upto 500 words at a stretch! Kudos to Aparna as I don’t know the magic potion she used with the kids but he was actually enthusiastic to go for the sessions and to my utter joy I never had to push him even once to attend! For a mom whose child hated to write I have a lot to thank to Aparna and her method. The final presentation of course was the climax and the pride and interest with which the kids presented their stories really was satisfying!”