The Fooniferse Book Making workshops are exciting and inspirational! Each of our students come out with unique and thoughtful picture books, discovering so much about themselves in the process. To learn more about our model, scroll below to view our presentation.
To read Srivi Kalyan's articles about making books with children and to understand the creative and cognitive processes involved in the process, read on!
Your Child the storyteller in Parent Circle magazine
"Creating an illustrated storybook is a difficult, complex and demanding activity. Several cognitive, creative and artistic processes work together to create a storybook. While children enjoy doing this arduous task in a playful manner, each child’s ability, his involvement and his simplest attempts need to be appreciated."
Book Making- A Creative and Cognitive Process in Parent Circle magazine
Rasa, the enjoyment of the joy and sorrow of creating, the pleasure of resonating with one’s deep core of creativity is another artistic process that teaches much. Little children sometimes return a bird’s call and laugh at the startling discovery of finding a voice that resonates with another life. In that moment, they enjoy an aesthetic experience that tunes them to the world around them. Similarly, while creating storybooks, they are creating several such moments of rasa, while they imagine, compose, practice, critique themselves. Rasa is a very healing and sacred experience. Staying with your child through this experience would give them a life-long path to heal themselves through any tough experience.