Kaleidoscopic Jamboree Fundraiser On May 12

May 8, 2018

The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation [KAF] will host their sixth annual Kaleidoscopic Jamboree fundraiser this Saturday [May 12] at their premises on Jubilee Road in Devonshire from 9.30am until 3.00pm.

A spokesperson said, “Organizers have planned a fun family event which will bring literacy to life in the beautiful KAF garden space. The event will help to support the Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation and their important Creative Minds curriculum enrichment program in Bermuda’s public pre and primary schools.

“Parents and children will have the opportunity to listen to six unique books be read in a story tent and then brought to life in the KAF garden. Using books that are beautifully and skillfully illustrated with rich, meaningful literature, is the nucleus for the Jamboree.

“KAF teachers will interpret and create arts and craft activities and games around these books which is magic to watch. Books that will be read at the Jamboree this year include Escargot, Aunt Flossie’s Hats [and Crab Cakes Later], Octavius the Octopus, What a Wonderful World Hardcover, The Little Island, and Sonya’s Chickens.

“The Kaleidoscope Arts Foundation’s love of combining literature into lessons at and wanting to make this more obvious at the Jamboree led to a natural partnership with the Reading Clinic.”

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Fiona Rodriguez Roberts said, “We are thrilled to have The Reading Clinic join us this year and I am looking forward to seeing what they will have available at their tent! I know it will be hands on.”

“Guests can also enjoy arts and crafts, games and prizes, sensory play areas, and loose part spaces for toddlers. Yummy baked goods, sandwiches, cold drinks and a cake walk will be available for purchase. A $5 entry fee will be charged per person. For more information, contact the office at KAF on 542-9000 or info@kaf.bm.”

Fiona Rodriguez Roberts said, “This event brings together everything that is KAF! A safe and age appropriate event full of learning easily hidden in art and play, showing off our amazing staff, board members and volunteers in our beautiful and thriving garden and building.

“Every year we rise to the challenge of narrowing down the book search to ‘only 6’ amazing books to bring to the Jamboree! We believe that in order for children to develop rich and extensive vocabulary they must be read rich and beautifully crafted stories from birth! These stories will develop their curiosity, empathy, memory skills, concentration and communication. At KAF when we pair that lovely language from books with a childs natural first language of art and play then we bring a deeper learning to them.”

More about the books that will be read at the Jamboree:


“Get your French accents ready, because Escargot is a snail with unmistakable charm. Children will love this interactive story about a dashing little snail who wants to be a child’s favorite animal. And who wouldn’t choose the snail? He’s beautiful, [just look at that shell!], he leaves shimmery trails of “shimmery stuff,” and he can pull off a teeny tiny beret like nobody else.”

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Aunt Flossie’s Hats [and Crab Cakes Later]

“For Sarah and Susan, a visit to their great-great-aunt Flossie is a literal and figurative feast. After tea and cookies, and before crabcakes, they are permitted to look through Aunt Flossie’s prodigious collection of hats and try on their favorites. “Each hat has its story,” says Aunt Flossie.”

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Octavius the Octopus

“A charming story that centers around an Octopus called Octavius who cares for the fish in his aquarium tank when his owner Zachariah breaks his leg and has to go to the hospital.”

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What a Wonderful World Hardcover

“Hopgood interprets this beloved ballad, written by Thiele and Weiss and made famous by Louis Armstrong. His colorful mixed-media collages present a hopeful world, filled with summery trees, sunny blue skies, and pastoral scenes from around the globe.”

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The Little Island

“As seasons change, days and nights pass, and storms come and go, life changes on the little island, but the little island is steady through it all. One summer day, a kitten sails over with some people on a picnic and spends the day prowling around.

“When the kitten belittles the island for being so small and unimportant, the island sends him to a fish who helps him see that, even though the island seems small, it’s truly a part of the bigger world.”

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Sonya’s Chickens

“Sonya raises her three chickens from the time they are tiny chicks. She feeds them, shelters them and loves them. Everywhere Sonya goes, her chicks are peeping at her heels. Under her care, the chicks grow into hens and even give Sonya a wonderful gift: an egg!

“One night, Sonya hears noises coming from the chicken coop and discovers that one of her hens has disappeared. Where did the hen go? What happened to her? When Sonya discovers the answers, she learns some important truths about the interconnectedness of nature and the true joys and sorrows of caring for another creature.”

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