A unique ‘theatre reading’ workshop was held at Just Books in the city recently, to train children the important skills of visualisation.
Dileep Rangan, a resource person of theatre from Bengaluru, conducted the workshop at Just Books to inculcate visualisation while reading, through interactive and theatre workshop. The children learnt about voice modulation facilitating intonation, presence of mind and body language, facing audience, use of onomotopia, oxymoron’s and metaphors during the verbal expression.
Theatre workshop is an educational tool which enhances memory recall and expression. Children learn to pay attention, what they are reading, when they read.
Over the decades, the skill of visualisation is lost, reading has become a chore. We all had sense of wonder when we grew up. These days children invest need to know into www….
To know what they want, information is not enough, attention is needed. Children do not need to pay attention to pass examination. They need to pay attention when they wonder when they visualise and express what they read?!
Poornima V Kumar, an educator with experience of nearly 30 years, is the key person behind this workshop.
She has been enriching the knowledge of children and adults by introducing unique programmes at Just Books in Mysuru.