Celebrating Scrabble Day with Sajja and Kabba | Chicago Family Photographer

Celebrating Scrabble Day with Sajja and Kabba | Chicago Family Photographer

This was a bright start to my week! After a pretty rough weekend of being away from my family during a time when we'd usually be together, this fun interview with Kabba the puppet really helped get me turned around. It's only about 7 minutes long and fairly entertaining so I hope your family will check it out.

Kabba is part of a puppet duo known as Sajja and Kabba, and they have their very own youtube channel with lots of other fun videos for kids and their grownups.

Travis Marsala created Sajja and Kabba in July of 2018 to help teach children logical reasoning while reinforcing emotional aptitude through humor. Besides being a puppeteer, Travis is also a cartoonist, animator, illustrator, educator, playwright, actor and all-around-awesome creator.

He lives here in Chicago, too, and he hosts a daily drawing class on his Facebook page Monday through Friday at 3 pm central. Here's some helpful info to know about the class directly from Travis' Facebook page:

"They usually go about 30 minutes. I cover drawing vocabulary and concepts, but we’re drawing fun, goofy things and not just bowls of fruit. All you have to do is come to my page at 3pm and I’ll be streaming 🙂

I’ve had students as young as four and as old as 13 (not including participating parents!)

I am incredibly happy to do this for free during this time of uncertainty! Please do not feel any obligation to pay me. But if you have a couple dollars to spare, you can Venmo me @Travis-Marsala and I will greatly appreciate it!"

If you get a chance to watch the show, you'll see that Kabba talks to me about the guinea pig calendar and its many fun holidays, like Scrabble Day, which was Monday, April 13th.

If you're curious to learn some interesting facts about Scrabble (like how it was first called Lexico), this site will tell you more

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