National Museum is going to release 4 activity books in the early June 2014 that will introduce kids and children to the world of museum in an engaging manner and fun way. The books are affordably priced at INR 25.
These books will initiate the better understanding of history among Children, along with creating the seeds of interest in National artifacts, as mentioned in the official release.
Jayati Roy, the museum's outreach department official along with another Museum Officer Rige Shiba have themselves the 4 infotainment books revolving information and pictures about different museum artifacts. The books are best suited for children aged over 7 years.
Book one is termed as "Birds and Animals in Indian Art" which contains images of many animals and birds which in our Indian Mythology had a symbol or were god’s vehicle. The books lead the children to learn about sculptures and deities as well.
The second book called "Life in Harappan Civilisation" highlights agriculture, art and the lives of people of those times and is also framed keeping in mind the History syllabus in Text books.
The third book titled as "Finding Buddha" is compiled in a way that acquaints the kid with different types of Buddha sculptures and the last book the fourth one, called "Nine Rasas" make the child know about famous Indian nine essential art aesthetics and forms of art originated in India, as told by Roy.
The books are also filled with many activity sheets such as draw, fill in the blanks or identify sculptures. The child may remain engaged for up to 40-45 minutes to finish activities of each book.
There is also a feedback form at the end to let children have their opinions and will help the books to get better with every response.