Listen to the story “A King Cobra’s Summer” : Dec 17, 4.30pm

We invite you to a delightful storytelling session by Deepa Kiran ( She will also tell some stories from the life of Rajkumar Kanuri, a renowned Ophiologist (Snake expert) from Hyderabad.

Book : ‘A King Cobra’s Summer’ from Pratham Books
Author : Janaki Lenin
Illustartor : Maya Ramaswamy
Synopsis : “Set in the verdant Western Ghats, this story brings to life all the strange life forms that Kaala the king cobra comes across – the birds, the animals, the plants. How is he to find his way back to the areca nut plantation where he is the king? “

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Deepa Kiran is a storyteller by profession and passion! She finds stories magical, both listening and sharing, and always feels revitalized after a storytelling session. She has been involved in storytelling with schools, libraries, publishing houses, and the radio. Being a trained English language teacher she is also constantly aware of the educational benefits of storytelling. She brings the learning into the stories and post story activities. Deepa often weaves music and dance into her stories to liven them much more. She is particularly fond of folk tales especially from her country India. Deepa is a member of 2 International associations of professional storytellers.

“A Festival of Stories”

Nov 21-Dec 21, 2011, Monday to Friday, at 5pm
For children 5 years to 9 years old.

Stories about people, places, animals and things.

Read stories : Listen to stories : Tell stories
Create stories : Write stories : Enact stories
Meet characters from stories : Make puppets for stories
Watch stories : Illustrate stories : Complete stories
Set right jumbled up stories
Enjoy stories : Have fun with stories : Learn from stories : Party with stories

So many things we can do with stories! And we are doing it for a whole month!

We can do these by ourselves or we can do them in pairs. In small groups as well as in large groups. We can do it just for an hour or we could spend longer.

Come and join us for just a day, a week, a fortnight or the whole month.
The month-long festival of stories starts on Nov 21.
Everyday, Monday to Friday, at 5pm, we will have one story.
And more at different times.

Call Kaleidoscope for further details and to register.
Prashanthi : 9949095665, Raju : 9949184605
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“Read with U.S. – Children’s Book Fest”. Nov 11-12-13, 2011.

Book Poster Exhibition

Nov 11-14, 2011

Submit your poster by Nov 9, 2011

Pick a favorite book. Make a poster illustrating the story and what you liked about it.

No comics. Poster size must be A3 i.e, half of a chart paper. It is better to laminate your poster. The name, class and school details have to be mentioned clearly on the bottom right hand corner of the poster. Book Posters along with registration forms have to be submitted to Kaleidoscope by 9th November 2011. They will be displayed from the 11th to the 14th of November at Kaleidoscope, Gachibowli and you will receive a participation certificate.

Stories and Theatre go together!

5pm – 7pm, Friday, Nov 11, 2011

For children 5 to 10 years

Facilitated by A S Devendranath, this session will help children enact some favorite American stories.

Book Reading

5pm – 6pm, Saturday, Nov 12, 2011

For children 5 to 8 years (others can join too)

by an American Officer from the U.S. Consulate General

Creative Writing Workshop

6pm – 7pm, Saturday, Nov 12, 2011

For children 8 to 13 years

by Staphanie Diamond

Film Screening

2pm – 4pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For children 7 to 15 years

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz – Puppet Show

5.45pm – 6.45pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For everyone, children, young adults & grown-ups!

by The Nori Art and Puppetry Centre

Join us an hour before for some Craft fun, Face painting and Meet the characters

4.30pm – 5.30pm, Sunday, Nov 13, 2011

For kids, tweens and teens!

Admission is free! Book your place immediately!

Call Kaleidoscope

Prashanthi : 9949095665, Raju : 9949184605


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