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Small Tales is the name of our storytelling event offerings for children. We do reading, activities, discussions, games, workshops, and class sessions for young people ages 3 through 16. We hold monthly events where anyone is welcome but also organize private events for companies, groups, schools, birthday parties, and families of all sizes.

We have a large menu of exercises we do with kids that both entertain and educate. What's special about what we do is that we always leave the young people we work with with a deeper appreciation and understanding of stories. We also pride ourselves on instilling positive values in everything that we do, resonating beyond just the story reading and discussions that we make possible.

Storytelling is in our collective DNA and so it's never too early to understand how stories work and how we can bring out the innate storyteller inside each of us.

This is our Small Tales Menu. For pricing information contact us at hello@smalltales.in. We can also do custom workshops to accommodate your group size, your length requirements, and your themes.

Our next event is on Saturday, May 14th at Hungry Minds in Andheri East
for children 4 to 7 years old
(click on the pic below for more)

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Our Menu

Individual Sessions

A. Storytelling and Discussion from books -- 2 hours long*
(ideal for ages 3 to 10)

B. Story games: cubes, cards, and much more -- 1 hour
(ideal for ages 6 to 12)

C. "On Your Mark. Get Set. Story!" -- 1 hour
(ideal for ages 6 to 12)

D. "Story Punch Bowl" -- 1.5 hours
(ideal for ages 10 - 14)

E. "Postcards from the Edge" -- 1.5 hours
(ideal for ages 12 and up, including adults)

F. "Worst Case Scenario" Flash Fiction Writing -- 1.5 hours
(ideal for ages 12 and up, including adults)

G. "Root Beer Float" How do I start a story? Here's how! -- 1.5 hours
(ideal for ages 12 and up, including adults)

* = length based on a group of 15 people

Half Day Packages (including lunch)

Workshops A + B + C = 5 hours

Workshops E + F + G = 5 hours

All of our workshops include gifts for our participants!

Again, for more information on any of our sessions and to find out how much we charge, send an email to hello@smalltales.in or call 98211199591.

Some recent events:

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KPMG India Limited organised the Annual Family Day for the employees and their families. Small Tales was invited to conduct a storytelling session for the children ranging fro 3 to 12 years old. Our storyteller, Priyanka Babbar, dressed as Pippi Longstocking and Sylvester McMonkey from the two lovely stories that she chose, was a big hit with the kids and their parents as well. The children, excited to meet the two characters, listened and participated enthusiastically in the dramatic narration of the stories. They learned to be courageous and cheerful in difficult situations and appreciate the humane qualities of people around them, rather than their outwardly appearances

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Small Tales was invited to conduct five storytelling sessions at Aditya Birla World Academy on 29th January, 2016. Our storyteller, Priyanka Babbar, along with our guest storyteller, Sahil Gangurde, organised the sessions for students from Junior K.G. upto Grade III. Our storytellers, dressed as different characters from each story, brought the stories to life with the help of visuals and sounds. The students learned some valuable lessons while participating wholeheartedly  in the dramatic and interactive sessions. The teachers felt that they relived their childhood and were reminded of the lessons that they sometimes tend to forget as adults. That is the power of stories, that we, at Small Tales, want to share with everyone.


The Small Tales Storytellers and Teachers!

ga Gayatr Aptekar is a writer and blogger-- and believes in the power of dreams. As a child she wanted to be a teacher, but, like most of us, she ended up doing something else. However, she continued to write. She began to explore her creative side after the birth of her daughter. As a mom she observed that her daughter enjoyed listening to her expressive narration of stories. She decided to become a professional storyteller. A Master Practitioner of NLP, she works with children to accelerate their learning, to move them into peak performance states, and to coach them to deal with everyday challenges.
pb Priyanka Babbar has been an educator for almost a decade. She is a certified drama facilitator from Theatre Professionals Pvt. Ltd. Besides teaching dance and drama at NSS Hill Spring International School, she is involved in theatre and choreography of various events. She has been an active member of theatre groups that have performed at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival , NCPA Experimental, and Prithvi Theatre. Having taught various subjects during her teaching career, she believes that children learn best through stories, paving the way for them to become better thinkers and problem solvers.
Mb Michael Burns is an American living in Mumbai. He holds a Ph.D. in documentary film from the University of Birmingham in the UK. He is also an actor, editor, and filmmaker, having directed five feature documentaries. He is the director and founder of Tall Tales, Mumbai's premier live storytelling event series, which performs monthly and showcases personal, true stories told by the people who lived them. In addition, he's the creator of the Tall Tales Experience, a monthly, in-depth workshop for adults that is an extension of Tall Tales and allows for a closer inspection of the details of great storytelling.

hello@smalltales.in - 9769725776