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    This May, Ashvitaa��s summer studio has three workshops, with field trips and more.

    AS PARENTS plan how to keep the children engaged though the summer, Ashvitaa��s Summer Studio adds to the options with three different workshops. a�?We have a lineup of engaging activities for children of eight years and older,a�? says Munira Daniel, head at Ashvita. The nature workshop conducted by Harish Krishnamoorthy, owner of The Offshoot, a horiculture-related service providers, involves a field trip to Kotturpuram Tree Park. It will introduce children to indigenous plants and teach them about their role in the ecosystem. a�?If youa��re lucky you might spot a deer as well,a�? quips Krishnamoorthy (May 4-14, except Sunday. Rs 5,000).
    For those who love the arc lights, opt for Theatre Nishaa��s workshop, which will begin with free verse speaking and creating poetry on the spot. a�?Theatre teaches children about personal space, respecting another persona��s body, team work and much more,a�? says V Balakrishnan, the artistic director (May 4 – June 5. Rs 6,000). Lastly, Dr R Bhanumathi, founder of the Pavai Centre for Puppetry, will not teach children how to make sock puppets, weave a story and present it in the form of a small puppet show (May 3 – 7, Rs 2,500). At Ashivita Nirvana, Besant Nagar. Details: 9791088189

    a�� Seema Rajpal

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