Littlescholarsplayground, Author at Little Scholars Playground

ITV News interview

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What an amazing day we had on Saturday at Afrori Bookshop’s Black History Month event in Brighton. We had so much fun being filmed by ITV News as we did the workshop. The workshop was focused on our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book. But more importantly, seeing the impact and inspiration the book gave to the young children and how much fun they had with the science experiment and engineering activity we did. It was really a pinch me moment, and we’re so thankful to be able to share our journey and why we started with ITV News.

We’re forever grateful for the blessings our business has, for not only us but the young children who get to read our books. We’re very thankful to everyone who supports us by buying our products.

Black inventors book

You can buy our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book here.

Natalie

info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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The author

Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.

Black History Month Event

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To celebrate the start of Black History Month, Afrori Books bookstore in Brighton is kicking off with a history extravaganza. Denhue will be doing a fun and interactive reading from a part of our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book, followed by two creative activities related to two inventors from the book. You will also be able to buy a signed copy of the book.

There will be crafts, games, authors sharing their fun history stories and prizes.

There will be tea and coffee for the adults and snacks for the children will be served free throughout the event.

🗓️ Sat 01st October 2022⁠

🕚 10am-10:45pm (full event is 10am-12:45pm)

🎟️ Book a ticket (via Afrori Books website)

📍Afrori Books bookshop, 28 Kensington St, Brighton BN1 4AJ

You can buy a ticket here.

We hope to see you there!

Black History Month Event

Natalie

info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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The author

Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.

National Coding Week – Our Tips for Kids

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This week is National Coding Week here in the UK and we often get asked by parents how to get their kids into coding. There are many benefits of coding for kids, including improving their; logical thinking, problem solving skills, resilience and their maths skills. Natalie is a coder/developer, so below are her 3 tips to get your kids started with coding.

1) Online resources

There are some great online resources that can help you introduce coding to your child such as; Girls Who Code, CSS Tricks for older kids and BT’s Skills for Tomorrow programme.

STEM activity cards

2) Our STEM Activity Cards

Our STEM Activity Cards are a great way to introduce coding to your child early on. The pack includes some coding activities. You can buy the pack here.

Black inventors children's book

3) Our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world

Our STEM Leaders book includes inspirational leaders in tech and has useful links to help you introduce coding to your child. You can buy the book here.

We hope you found these three coding tips for kids useful. Let us know in the comments below

Natalie

Little Scholars Playground
info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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About the author

Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.

Our Black History Month Resource

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Black History Month is only a few weeks away (where is the time going? It will be Christmas soon, eek!) Our STEM Leaders: Black inventors and innovators who changed the world book would be a great resource. We all know schools will not be teaching children about these amazing people. So it’s for us all to do this at home.

STEM Leaders will introduce children to important Black inventors and innovators who changed the world. This vibrantly illustrated book is a stimulating reference source; it is educational and includes; Q&A’s, useful links, fun facts and activities to get children started with STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) experiments. You can buy the book here.

Black history month book
Black inventors book

We’re so excited about this book. We both work in the STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) industry and we don’t see many people that look like us. So we want to inspire the next generation to embrace STEM subjects. An industry which creates the inventors, innovators and leaders of tomorrow. You can buy the book here.

Natalie

Little Scholars Playground
info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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About the author

Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.

Our Back to School Tips

Is your child starting school soon? Starting school for the first time can be daunting to both parents and kids. It can bring up a lot of feelings. There’s lots of things that might cross your mind, such as will my child be bullied, will they cope with a new routine and will they make friends. It’s always important to keep communicating with your child. Below are some things to do with your child to get them prepared before and during the start of school.

1) Independence the Montessori way⁣:
Things like teaching your child to learn to pour their own water, put on their own shoes, or clean their own play area, will help them become a more confident, independent child, which will lead to ongoing benefits throughout their school life.

2) Learn about emotions:
⁣Talking about different feelings will help your child talk about different emotions and understand how they’re feeling during this new transition.

3) Hygiene:
⁣⁣Hygiene is important at school. One of the best ways to help them is to try and make their trips to the toilet a fun learning experience.

4) Sharing:
⁣Encouraging your child to share their toys through pretend play is a great way to help them practice turn-taking.

5) Write down worries and hopes:
Get your child to write down everything they’re looking forward to at school and everything they’re worried about. This can help to ease their concerns.

Going to school for the first time can be scary. We hope your child has a great first day!

Natalie

Little Scholars Playground
info@littlescholarsplayground.com

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About the author

Natalie is the co-founder and illustrator at Little Scholars Playground. She is passionate about literacy, learning, illustrating, black women in STEM and Montessori.

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