Story Telling in Dolch

My handbag is always among the largest of its company. No, before you pass judgment, it isn’t because of an overstuffed vanity-kit. Well, not entirely. I am always scared of the vehicle stopping midway due to a heated up engine or a punctured tyre and being lost on a boring highway with nothing to read.

All the feel-good advice on spending time with your thoughts is very well till a point. But beyond, I absolutely must have a book to drown myself in and tune out perspiration, frustration and hassled phone calls about deadlines and meetings. Given this frame of mind, I was enthralled when I found out about The Dolch Project.

The initiative of Bodhisatwa Dasgupta, a copywriter with Grey Worldwide, the Dolch Project takes on from the Dolch word list that Edward Dolch had crafted after exhaustive research, way back in 1938. Lost in our world of books, we often miss out on how there are several children who have nothing they can read, no castles, animals and butterflies they can run after in print. What could be more wonderful than a compilation of stories exclusively designed for such kids, written with the 220 words that they fully understand? Inviting stories written using words from the Dolch list, the project aims to let children with learning disabilities enjoy the exuberant time that childhood is.

P&P decided to send in the little tale of Mitali and Kitty the cat, which is now up on the project’s Facebook page. Have you ever dropped by Kitty House? Well, they would love it if you went in to say hello.

And they, along with a lot of children, will be thrilled if you leave behind stories of your own.

If you are interested in penning a tale for The Dolch Project, do drop a message with your story at their Facebook page here.

Kitty House

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23 thoughts on “Story Telling in Dolch

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    • Welcome to P&P, Bodhisatwa. πŸ™‚ Congratulations for a wonderful project. I hope there are thousands of little tales that come in and light up lives. πŸ™‚

  2. Thank you for sharing. The Dolch project is appreciable. In the mad rat race to get to the top, the differently abled often get sidelined. Even normal kids are categorised into categories in such a way that there is no scope of thinking out of the box. The effort to see things from their angle should be definitely be appreciated.

    • You must give it a shot. We write about everything under the sun but a chance to view life through a little kid’s eyes again – awesomeness. πŸ™‚
      Good to see you here. πŸ™‚

  3. writing stories for the kids is a big challenge and the kitty’s story is so cute and lovely..
    you are a versatile writer sweetie..please write more stories for the kids so that I can boast in front of my kids(when I have them:P)

    • Bhavia, I am so pleased you liked it. Thanks a ton for the support, sweetheart. πŸ™‚
      Oh yes, when you have kids, I am going to narrate stories to them. Your Lovely Mother, for instance. πŸ˜›

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