Cohen Not Just Story (NJS)Programme is an integral part of ourearly years and primary curriculum.It has been introduced to ensure that learning reinforcements are continued at home, which is really not just be stories but learning in a natural way.

The programme is facilitated by Ms.Saswati Nanda. She is an Early Literacy Specialist and a certified Story Teller with an aim to increase the happiness quotient of children by passionate and powerful performance storytelling. She is an International Synthetic Phonics Trainer and is associated with over 130 schools of national and international repute across the length and breadth of the country. The NJS sessions focus on developing the LSRW (Listening Spelling Reading Writing) skills amongst the children through the medium of storytelling.


Storytelling brings language learning alive and creates a participatory and immersive experience that allows Young Learners to enjoy hearing the language in a dynamic, sometimes stylistic and entertaining way. It could be done when participants use key vocabulary and phrases that could create an awareness of rhythm and structure.

Children have explored Imaginative art pieces (as per story), Homophones, Stone Soup story, Virtual tour to jungle, Lord Ganesha’s birth story, Who is more powerful - Sun or Wind, Flower antonym etc. using different techniques.


The sessions were informative, well organized and interesting. Students were interactive and out-spoken during the session. It's quite effective that the students got exposure to new words and an opportunity to infer the meanings of words they weren’t aware about. So, the story context easily enhanced their vocabulary usage, helped them differentiate the sounds of alphabet, converse/speak to their teachers and peers confidently in English and made their learning tangible in turn.