Chapa-chap is derived from the word ‘Chaap’ meaning print,
the kit includes a special book along with a set of stamps.
There are four types of learners : auditory, visual, kinaesthetic and tactile.
Often tactile and kinaesthetic learners get left out in a classroom scenario.
Chapa-Chap is an inclusive approach to storytelling for 4-5 year olds,
it combines story telling and print making.
The teacher, parent or care taker sits with the child and reads out the story.
 
This kit is about seasons and comes with a set of related stamps which can be
mixed and match to create different illustrations.
These are rubber stamps, mounted on wood. The stamp image is printed onto the wood, which has been cut following the contour of the image it holds to make it easy for the child to recognize which stamp is which. 
 
 
Each page has a simple sentence, with highlighted words and the child can be instructed to create his/her own picture using the stamps. 
 
The text is simple and indicative.
The parent reads, and the words are the cues for the child to make their images.
Using coloured pages and inkpads makes the entire process
more fun and engaging for the child.
 
The book is designed in such a way that once the story has been told, the page for the illustration can be replaced by a blank sheet for the child
to make a new illustration and start over.
 
The artwork can be stored in the pockets once the child wants to start fresh or
can be pinned up on the child's board.
Using stamps to create their own artwork gives a child certain liberty and a feeling of accomplishment
of having created something using their own hands.
 
 
 

Such an alternate method of storytelling works very well for young children as it 
involves four main senses of sight, touch, sound and movement, and gets them engrossed.
 
 
 
After some user studies, I found certain areas for improvement which I am currently exploring and I hope to take this further!

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