Found this post about an absolutely fabulous session around Rooster Raga conducted at Auxilium in Goa. Thank you Sheena for selecting the book and to bookworm for sharing the details of your session. I am going to take pointers!
For teachers, librarians, book clubs – here is a quick recap of the session:
- As the children entered the library, each had to pick a chit with a sound word written on it.
- They had to find other children with the same word and form their group. Imagine a class full of meows, quacks, moos and grunts!
- They sang a song, ‘I am special’. Here’s the Rooster Raga song ready for use at the session.
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- She read out Rooster Raga accompanied by the many animal sounds all through the book.
- My favourite part – each child then wrote out what they think is special about themselves and what they are good at.
- I’d even create a class list and have them put down a word or line about what they like about all the other children in the class. The teacher could collate it for each child. What a lovely list to have!
A few years ago, my father wrote this for my son. It is still on our board, and probably time to make a new one, but what better way to celebrate your children and the wonderful things they do each day. In the spirit of saving the best for last, it had to be his hugs that we so look forward to.