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Mattel Makes Venus Williams Barbie Role Model Doll

Photo credit: Mattel/BarbieA Venus Williams Barbie is coming soon.The Mattel Group, the makers of the popular Barbie doll, has announced that it will make a special Venus Williams Barbie doll to honour the trailblazing athlete.The Venus Williams Barbie is one of nine Barbie dolls that Mattel will be adding to its collection in…

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Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV is No More in Jamaica

Photo credit: PAHO.orgJamaica, along with two other Caribbean countries, Belize and St. Vincent and the Grenadines became the latest countries to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis.Present in a ceremony on 7th May, 2024 to mark this incredible achievement were Jamaica’s Health Minister, The Honourable Christopher Tufton and the Director of the Pan…

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Celebrating Single Mothers: Nurturing Resilient and Successful Children

Single motherhood is a reality for millions of families around the world. While single mothers often face numerous challenges, they also possess remarkable strength, resilience, and determination that shape their children's lives in positive and profound ways.In this article, we celebrate single mothers' resilience and explore their positive impact on their children, fostering traits…

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Black Comic Book Characters and a New Edition

photo credit: Shequeta L. SmithThese days, black comic book characters are not hard to imagine. Since The Black Panther took the world by storm, people recognise the value of Black comic book characters being lead characters in comics.Black comic book characters have been around in the US since the 1930s albeit with racist portrayals.…

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Childhood Central Listed on the Top Black Parenting Blogs List

Photo by Greta Hoffman : https://www.pexels.comWe Are Making Moves! Childhood Central has been listed in the top 10 of the 20 top Black Parenting Blogs by Feedspot.At Childhood Central, we are very honoured to be included on this list of Black parenting blogs. Childhood Central is just under 2 years old. Our first post…

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A 23% Decline in Black Children’s Books Since BLM is Why We Need Black Children’s Book Week

Photo by cottonbro studio: https://www.pexels.comBlack Children’s Books Week is almost upon us. The event is planned to coincide with Black History Month.Although Black Children’s Book Week is relatively new, it is making a splash! In this article, we look at this great initiative to support Black authors and to increase the readership of children’s…

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Read Across America Day 2022: How to Make Reading Fun

Photo by William Fortunato from PexelsThis week we are celebrating Read Across America Week. Today, March 2, 2022 is Read Across America Day. Wait, it gets better, March is National Reading Month! Yay for all my fellow bookworms out there! This article is about how to make reading fun for children.Why Read Across America?Read Across America…

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Going Back to School? How to Thrive this School Term

Photo by olia danilevich from PexelsIt is a new year, which means children are going back to school. It also means another year of school during COVID, and everyone, including our children, is exhausted.This article provides some helpful tips on how to thrive this school term.Having only returned to face-to-face schooling in November, many children…

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4 Christmas Activities for Children to Help with at Home

Photo by Any Lane from PexelsAs a child, I loved the weeks leading up to Christmas as much as Christmas day. This was because of all the Christmas activities for children that were fun and exciting.Firstly, I couldn’t wait for school to break because this meant going to the country to see my grandmother. Equally, it meant…

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