Each night I read a story to the kids in the village on the porch of the hotel. They begin to look for me somewhere around 6:00 p.m. and if I have not appeared with book in hand within the hour, they begin to ask the staff where I am!
They sit down quietly as I attempt to read them a story... They love to "repeat" the sentences immediately after I read them and I go with it...hard to keep continuity at times, but I think this is how they are read to in school and perhaps it does help them learn how to pronounce the words and sentences. Regardless, they enjoy it immensely and so do I.
One of the staff members, Sujan, is a natural born teacher and he jumps right in to help facilitate and works with the kids so nicely. He clearly loves kids and it makes me smile when I see him with them! The other day we brought out a stack of books after the story and it was like reading frenzy!!!! Hilarious~ kids and books were everywhere...the village people just looked at us all like we were a bit odd... I just smile and say, "Namaste!" :)
they are getting used to me....