Archive | March, 2014

Chocolate Storytime Premiers at La Pintoresca Library

1 Mar

Chocolate Storytime PostOn the last day of Black History Month 2014, Dr. Ayesha Randall, interim vice president of LACCD BFSA and education instructor at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, premiered her first Chocolate Storytime at La Pintoresca Library in Pasadena, California.

Chocolate Storytime is set in a positive and affirming environment that includes fun with books and stories, songs, and movement activities. Chocolate Storytime builds language acquisition, literacy development, and cooperative team building skills and is a way to expose all children to more images of African American images.

She said, “As a mother of a 6-year old, it is important to bring my daughter around images of herself in a positive and supportive environment.  Recently, she has been noticing differences in her hair and skin color, so I wanted to make sure that I celebrated those characteristics in a public setting.  But although it is a deliberate choice of authors, illustrators, characters, and content, it is still just storytime for the kids, and they had a great time.”

Chocolate Storytime will occur on the last Fridays of March, April, and May of 2014.  For more information, visit www.chocolatestorytime.com.

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