Kolkata, India (PressExposure) July 23, 2014 -- After hosting a successful series of seminars, digital storytelling sessions and book shows at leading schools in the United States and Australia, Story Time Publications is now on a mission to connect with Indian kids. Last week, the organization held a book fair at International Public High School (Madhyamgram, West Bengal), and it was a huge success.
In an exclusive interview, Mr. Hussain Fakhruddin, whose company (Teknowledge Software) owns Story Time, informed us that extensive prior planning had been made for ensuring the success of the event. A senior executive had first contacted the school authorities via phone and email - and submitted the proposal for hosting an interactive storytelling session and a book fair. She had also gone over to the school twice, to finalize all the details. Mr. Fakhruddin expressed his delight about the readiness with which the principal at International Public High cooperated.
To generate excitement and a buzz among the young kids, the Story Time team had also distributed catalogs of the books that were to be displayed at the show. The pamphlets also had information on Story Time For Kids - a highly popular mobile storytelling app for kids developed by Teknowledge. A large number of paperback and hardcover books were displayed at the school. Not only was the response among the little ones uniformly positive - the school authorities even announced that the books would be included in the study curriculum of the junior section.
According to reports received from the school, separate storytelling sessions were conducted for the students of Classes 2, 3, 4 and 5. The representatives of Story Time Publications lauded the staff at International Public High School for the exemplary discipline with which they arranged the sessions. Most teachers praised the innovativeness of the drive. Mr. Fakhruddin has repeatedly emphasized that his company aims to excel in both mobile app development and storybook publication. Given the response at the Madhyamgram school, Teknowledge is definitely on the right track!
The digital story session and book fair at International Public High was initially scheduled to be a one-day event. However, the craze among the little ones, coupled with the impressive number of book sales, have prompted the Story Time team to fix another date at the school. A spokesperson from the publishing house mentioned that, since many of the book titles had run out of stock on the first day - more books will be taken along on the next day. 'The Jungle Book' and 'Simon In Space' were the two books that were most in demand at the school.
Teknowledge has no plans to rest on the laurels of the success of its book fair at International Public High School and Park English School (where a similar book show was organized in May), however. Executives from the company have already started surveys among toddlers at other schools - about other favorite stories of kids. Feedback is also being sought, about the Story Time iPhone app for kids. Based on the survey reports, Teknowledge would take a decision on what new storybooks it should bring out. The company is also already in talks with four other renowned schools in the state, where this type of story sessions/book fairs can be conducted.
Story Time has won several professional accolades on its delightful kids' app, and its printed storybooks are also fast gaining in popularity. In these times of cut-throat professionalism, it is indeed refreshing to see a company actually caring to put a smile on the faces of little children.