Friday, August 17, 2007

Literary Dough to Play with

TE/HGH/KB - Press TV - Tehran, Iran
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In a bid to familiarize Iranian children with the country's mythological figures, Tehran is hosting the first play dough sculpture festival.

Children aged 4-11 years will create play dough sculptures of figures from the Persian literary masterpieces, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and Mowlana's (Rumi) Masnavi.

The organizers of the festival have arranged lectures on the necessity of familiarizing the younger generations with the country's cultural heritage.

The one-day festival will be held in Tehran on August 27.

[picture: A scene from Shahnameh]


[Shahnameh Ferdowsi homesite: http://www.shahnameh.com/
Shahnameh on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahnameh].

1 comment:

irving said...

Why not just teach the subjects in school?

Ya Haqq!

Friday, August 17, 2007

Literary Dough to Play with
TE/HGH/KB - Press TV - Tehran, Iran
Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In a bid to familiarize Iranian children with the country's mythological figures, Tehran is hosting the first play dough sculpture festival.

Children aged 4-11 years will create play dough sculptures of figures from the Persian literary masterpieces, Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and Mowlana's (Rumi) Masnavi.

The organizers of the festival have arranged lectures on the necessity of familiarizing the younger generations with the country's cultural heritage.

The one-day festival will be held in Tehran on August 27.

[picture: A scene from Shahnameh]


[Shahnameh Ferdowsi homesite: http://www.shahnameh.com/
Shahnameh on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shahnameh].

1 comment:

irving said...

Why not just teach the subjects in school?

Ya Haqq!