Sundays are fun. Especially when we have a ToffeeTV Kahaani Time planned, and this Sunday was no exception! Our friends at T2F always help create such a warm ambiance for our sessions and this week, we had wonderful kids from two remote-area schools – Sooch and Kiran School.
Sooch works with children from the surrounding areas around Port Qasim while the Kiran School is based out of Lyari. We love that the founders of both the initiatives trust ToffeeTV enough to bring their children to us for the enjoyment and good old fashion education and fun! We encourage parents and teachers to reach out to these people and see how help can be offered.
The event itself was lovely. Planned by ToffeeTV’s Chief Illustrator Talea Zafar, she had our Toffeeteller, Fawad Khan act out the funniest Urdu story – the Urdu version of The Emperor’s New Clothes. The children giggled through every line and the parents and us just loved the mood and momentum!
Next we had ToffeeTellers Hira Ilyas Bawahab and Hamza Lari present the Urdu version of The Three Wishes (Teen Khwahishay). Loads of fun! Especially when the Kebabs got stuck on Hira’s nose!
Then we had the opportunity to ask the-one-and-only-Marina Khan some questions about her extraordinary work in the sequel to the epic drama serial, Tanhayan Naye Silsilay. Marina took some questions from the audience posed by children and parents, which was just a lot of fun. It’s not everyday that you have the opportunity to interact so candidly with an actor of her stature and experience, so the experience was definitely worth the wait!
We then had young Umme-Rufia, who has been attending our past several ToffeeTV sessions, tell us a story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf, which she did brilliantly! Many parents want their children to gain confidence and public speaking is one of the best ways to do so. Umme-Rufia, like many people, is very shy. But she mustered up her courage and stood with the ToffeeTV team and made the experience a memorable one for us!
We wrapped up the session with group SingSong which the crowd always seems to love. We invited all the ToffeeTellers, including Marina Khan and Sania Saeed (who had stopped by to say hello!) along with the Pakistani author, Bina Shah, to help with the songs. We’d also like to acknowledge our young interns, Amal the photographer and Alyaan the Volunteer! Check out the photographs here!
ToffeeTV songs, stories and activities are available online on the website for teachers and parents to see whenever they want. We’re thrilled that the Kahaani Time sessions are so popular but we also encourage you to keep an eye out online and see what all we publish there.
Just a few announcements before we end this post:
- If you’re interested in having your child’s language articulation tested by ToffeeTV’s friendly Speech Language Pathologist, and didn’t fill out the form, please send us your name, contact number and email address to firstname.lastname@example.org – This is a free of charge assessment that the SLP will conduct via Skype at the ToffeeTV office premises;
- Remember – You can purchase ToffeeTV merchandise online by click here, or just walk into T2F or Paras Art Store and buy the buttons and magnets there! You can also download the ToffeeTV app for the Nokia and iPhone/iPad.
- Our next Kahaani Time session will now be at the Children’s Expo at the Karachi Expo Center on the 14th, 15th and 16th of December. Do keep an eye out on our Facebook Fanpage and join us there!
- ToffeeTV is planning on offering storytelling, story and creative development workshops for children ages 8 and up during the Winter Break. These will be paid workshops that will allow your kids to learn how to write and produce stories! Stay tuned for the details. There will be limited seats available. Details, along with the registration, will open up this Thursday.
Enjoy the rest of the week! We have so many things in the pipeline to keep you and your children busy during your Winter Break, so stay tuned to us!