Five Things: A bunch of movies, bi-lingual storytelling sessions and painting workshops — extracurricular activities for your young ones this season

With the holidays coming to an end, here’s a rundown of the indoors ActivitiesTo help you make the most of the last few days of summer vacation:

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Lemony Snicket series of unfortunate events
where: Netflix
Suitable for: 7+ years

Bad Beginning, the first book in Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Events series begins, famously, “If you’re interested in happy endings, you’d better read some other books.” The cult series about the extraordinarily talented Baudelaire children, whose parents’ deaths were just the beginning of their tragedies, was made into a movie in 2004, featuring Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, their archenemy. The movie wasn’t good, but it’s weird Netflix Adaptation more than makes up for this disappointment.

Violet (Malina Wiseman), Klaus (Louis Haines) and Sunny (Presley Smith) Baudelaire have to use their talents to take on the treacherous Count Olaf (Oscar winner Neil Patrick Harris), who is tasked with looking after them after the wrong time. the death From their parents in a fire. Olaf wants their fortune and will stop at nothing to get it and so begins conspiracy Set on three series of eight, 10 and seven episodes, respectively. A visual treat, this is the best adaptation of the 13-book Snicket Book series (by author Daniel Handler). Enjoy watching the seasons over the weekends or take your time to savor each episode, this is a series well worth your time.

Our Planet: Behind the Scenes
where: Netflix
Suitable for: 7+ years

If you don’t have a lot of time, David Attenborough’s 2019 film takes a behind-the-scenes peek at the award winner. our planet The docu series will give you some downtime. Unpublished snapshots collected over four years show just how much hard work and sheer daring goes into the making of nature. documentaries. From attempting to photograph the elusive Siberian tiger in eastern Russia to capturing the rare sight of polar bears hunting in the Canadian Arctic, the documentary shows the planning that goes into each one. temper natureAn existing project. Sometimes, detailed planning comes to no avail as the animals keep dodging. But sometimes, it can be very rewarding – like witnessing the birth of Store Glacier in Greenland. Watch it to share vicariously the excitement of these experiences as well as admire the courage of the men and women who capture these scenes for us.

sea ​​monster
where: Netflix
Suitable for: 7+ years

Animated movie by Chris Williams sea ​​monster It launches on Netflix on July 8 and promises to be another action-packed adventure. Legendary sea monster hunter Jacob Holland’s life is turned upside down when, on a mission to stop the dreaded Red Blaster, he discovers a stowaway – a young girl named Maisie Bramble – aboard his ship. Maisy wants to join the clan SeaMonster hunters and what better way to gain experience than by learning from the best in the trade? To be sure, there is no one better than Holland and Captain Crowe, who commands the ship, to teach her but will they take her there?

Williams’ previous work includes Big Hero 6 (2014), moana (2016, co-director) and Bolt (2008, co-director), which was critically acclaimed at the Academy Awards, and thanks to an outstanding voice cast that includes Karl Urban (as Jacob Holland), Zaris-Angel Hator (as Maisie Bramble), and Jared Harris (as Captain Crowe), sea ​​monster It promises to be an equally worthwhile watch.

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When the earth lost its shape
where: Goethe Institute, Chennai
when: July 16, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Suitable for: 4-12 years

Unique bilingual Storytelling An initiative in English and German, this session will see author and publisher Shobha Vishwanath and German educator Anjali Kothari tell the story of Vishwanath, when the earth lost its shape. Pick up a few German words or find your way to a new language by enrolling in a course afterwards, this is a session that promises to be fun in all respects. For more details, contact: library-ch


drawing course
where: Learning Brush, 2nd South Extension, New Delhi
Duration: 3-6 months
Suitable for: 2 years +
to sign up: Call +91-8447993385 +91-8839797905

The Learning Brush in New Delhi’s South Extension II includes a range of drawing courses for various age groups, from very young learners (2+) to 10 years and above. Each unit will take you from blending, creating strokes, and detailing to using a dry brush educated Through a variety of techniques. New collections are starting July 1st, so if art is what interests you, check it out.

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