EVENTS

Join trained Indian classical musician, music teacher and children's author Shyama Panikkar as she regales us with a reading of her picture book, A Musical Road Trip.

This beautiful picture book takes children on a journey through the seven swaras in Indian classical music and how they were conceived in the sounds of nature.
Read more about the book here
Enjoy the read-aloud and join Shyama in 'Sur Taal Aur Masti,' a fun session for kids to learn the facets of Indian classical music through fun and play!

This a FREE interactive session on Zoom on Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 10 am PST / 1 pm EST /5 pm GMT

A Musical Road Trip Read Aloud

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About the author:

Shyama Panikkar is a passionate and enthusiastic singer and music aficionado based in Mumbai. Trained in Indian classical music since age 3, music has always been an integral part of her life. She is an engineer with a post-graduation in management, who decided to teach children music after her son was born. Her teaching style is unique and fun, and kids love her energy. She is a foodie who loves to travel and explore new places and cuisines. Her 4-year-old son, who has been a story lover since birth, has inspired the storyteller in her.

Join author Shoumi Sen and Kathak Dancer Smita Alves for a one-of-a-kind interactive book reading and dance/drama session where you and your child can be part of the story!

This a FREE interactive session on Zoom this Saturday, Aug 15, 2020 at 9 am PST / 12 Noon EST

Celebrate Holi With Me Read Aloud

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Children's writer Shoumi Sen, creator of “From The Toddler Diaries” and Kathak Dancer & Instructor Extraordinaire, Smita Alves, of “Bhakti Bhav Dance” will lead you through a reading and an enactment of 'Celebrate Holi With Me,' a wonderful picture book by Shoumi Sen.
We encourage all children from ages 3 and above to join us … and yes, that includes parents too :) and learn about the festival of colors - Holi and how and why it is celebrated.
To ensure maximum participation we request that parents are with their kids throughout this session and that everyone is ready to have a lot of FUN :)

About our performers:
Shoumi Sen is the creator of "From The Toddler Diaries", a series of children's books on Indian culture and mythology. Her books have been highly reviewed and are enjoyed by kids and parents alike. She has written “Celebrate Holi With Me!” and “Celebrate Durga Puja With Me!” and is working on the next book in the series. Her book, Celebrate Holi With Me, is part of Toka Box's Holi box and her books can also be purchased in the Toka Shop! To learn more, please visit www.shoumisen.com
Smita Alves teaches Kathak dance classes to students of all ages across Orange County, CA through Bhakti Bhav Dance academy. She especially enjoys helping students connect with the art, the culture, and the expressive aspects of the classical dance form. For more details and glimpses of her work please visit: www.facebook.com/bhaktibhavdance
We are excited to see you for the session!

Join Shweta Sharan for a fun read aloud of our July Toka Explorer Book Pick - 'The Clever Tailor'

This is a FREE interactive session on Zoom this Friday, July 24, 2020 at 9 am PST / 12 Noon EST

The Clever Tailor Read Aloud

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Join Preethi for a fun read aloud of our July Toka Junior Book Pick - 'Farmer Falgu Goes on a Trip'

This is a FREE interactive session on Zoom this Friday, July 10, 2020 at 9 am PST / 12 Noon EST

Farmer Falgu Read Aloud

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Sakshi Singh reads aloud from her bilingual picture book 'Raiit Mein Paav/ Feet in the Sand'

This is a FREE interactive session on Zoom this Friday, June 26, 2020 at 9 am PST / 12 Noon EST

Sakshi Singh Read Aloud

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