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Mayaro stop in Children’s Storytelling Caravan
Early booking is a must for the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan which rolls into Mayaro on April 5, at the BP Mayaro Recreation Centre from 9.30 am to 12 pm.
Star storyteller will be the popular Auntie Thea, the Mystic storyteller, who has been delighting audience of all ages for many years with her ancestral stories.
A release from the organisers said this magical storytelling event for children, ages six to 13, includes a series of exercises and activities during which the children will weave their own story, titled One-legged George and His Dog, based on the famous ferryman George who transported people across the Ortoire River during the 1940s.
The story will later appear in book form together with other stories told by children during the caravan. Two brand-new colouring books of abridged stories from 2012 and 2013 will be handed out to all children taking part in this year’s caravan.
Stories from the 2013 Caravan are currently appearing weekly in the Sunday Junior Express.
The intention of the storytelling events is to help foster a love for and interest in reading, writing and books, so that the children strengthen their appreciation of Caribbean literature.
Children are motivated to become people who take pleasure in self-expression through the written word and for whom books lose the sole association with formal study.
NGC Bocas Lit Fest Storytelling Caravan is travelling throughout the country until April 24 when it arrives at its home base, Nalis, Port-of-Spain as part of the 2014 NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest which takes place from April 24–27.
The National Gas Company of T&T is the new sponsor of the NGC Children’s Bocas Lit Fest. The Bermudez group is sponsor of surprise treats and the Nestle Company is the drinks sponsor.