During times of uncertainty, it's pretty normal for our youth to have questions. Staying Safe During Covid 19: Olivia's Handbook Fb or Kids, provides some of the answers for our inquisitive minded little ones, in a kid friendly, age appropriate way.
This short, easy to read story from Olivia Robinson's perspective describes how everyone, including children, can stay safe and help fight against COVID-19. The book is filled with engaging illustrations and language to connect with young children on their level. Given that, it was written by an intelligent 8 year old, children of all ages will have absolutely no problem relating. :)
This style and approach really assists young readers with comprehending the material. It was important to Olivia that other children learn the basics of what COVID-19 is, understand prevention recommendations and feel that their emotions (like being afraid) during these unprecedented times, are OK.
With children in many cases, being away from their friends, their daily routines and possibly missing out on important milestones, such as, graduation and school award ceremonies. It was imperative that Olivia create a narrative for her peers about being informed, taking the appropriate precautions and through it all… smile. When children feel empowered and know they play an important role in ensuring the success of us all, they rise to the occasion, and oftentimes exceed our expectations.
Written in a manner that will appeal to parents and children alike, Staying Safe During Covid 19: Olivia's HandbookFor Kids, chronicles a day in the life of what a child feels during the chaos of a pandemic. Making it the perfect shared reading experience for families to enjoy during the health crisis.
Your purchase also comes with a set of 12 colored pencils.
Every year on the 32nd day, our country is indirectly given “permission” to acknowledge the struggle and honor the enormous contributions that African Americans have made to this country. February 1st marks the beginning of a 28 or 29-day, (depending on the year) observation of the heroic individuals that have left an indelible mark on the world and undoubtedly, changed the course of human history. To commemorate their accomplishments many events are held in their honor and worksheets with generic biographies are passed out across America. This tradition started in 1970 atKent State University and was nationally adopted in 1976 when President Gerald Ford recognized Black History Month during the celebration of the United States Bicentennial. He urged Americans to “seize the opportunity to honor the too often neglected accomplishments of Black Americans in every area of endeavor throughout our history.”
A history that is rich and illustrious. A history that is not only too often neglected stated President Ford, but purposely suppressed, ignored, distorted and flat out eradicated. Most American outlets that disseminate information have been utilized to erase the power, presence, and significance of Black people outside of how they assist white people. To add insult to injury, has been the conditioning of our history, which is reduced to one month of recognition and not all year round, giving the impression that our history is some novel idea and minimizes the transformative impact of our achievements.
Given that, in 50 years, there has been no real attempt to adequately recognize our many contributions. We will no longer sit by quietly or modestly, as it relates to praising our ancestors and giving our heroes, among the living, their flowers while they can still smell them. That’s one of the main reasons why the team at Positivity Pays has embraced the challenge of “changing the narrative.” Which narrative, one might ask? The one that goes a little something like this – “Black people don’t work with each other.” Well, we do subscribe to that white supremacist talking point and are proud to celebrate those that consistently support their kinfolk with an innovative idea.
A marketing ploy started out in the 1880s to promote tobacco companies. Then, in the 1950s this gimmick turned into a nationwide obsession when Topps began creating trading cards that displayed high quality images coupled with statistical and biographical information of baseball players. Now imagine if the most important leaders in our community were put on the same pedestal as athletes. Baseball players were so honored in the 50s when it was still America’s national pastime.
Imagine if there were such a thing as an autographed 1963 Malcolm X or Martin Luther King mint condition 1 of 10 trading card. How valuable would that be? If we began to consistently lift those who, every day without fanfare, did amazing things in our community. Those that aspire to the level of greatness of Dr. King and Brother Malcolm. How beneficial to our community would changing the current narrative to not ONLY, obsessively celebrate our athletes and entertainers but to also acknowledge the incredible work of our community leaders, activists, educators and entrepreneurs?
So… the innovative idea was, started on February 1, 2020, our heroes, the ones that we look to for inspiration, will be valued and celebrated just like the athletes. Given that, they too, will have their own trading cards with different themes and special editions. Each day during black history month an honoree was announced as the inaugural set has the 28 amazing individuals from South Florida that are here on our website.
Although he has been with Broward County for less than four years, Kelvin Watson has a long and illustrious career serving this, and each community he has touched as a librarian, friend and innovator. His hard work brought him professional, excellence and achievement awards in 2016, 2017 and 2019. Named Librarian of the Year in 2019 by the Florida Library Association (FLA), he went on to lead the Broward County Library System to be recognized by the FLA as the 2020 Library of the Year.
Kelvin Watson is committed to providing library and information access to all. To achieve his vision to decrease barriers and increase equitable access through technology, public outreach and expansion of programs and services, he has launched award-winning programs and initiatives that improve the lives of disadvantaged children and families; veterans, and active-duty members of the military; the homeless; and individuals re-entering the community after incarceration. Positivity Pays is proud to select this community hero for his continuing service to the people of South Florida and beyond.
This Muhammed Ali t-shirt is everything you've dreamed of if you are a fan of the original GOAT. Growing up in Kentucky, during jim crow, Muhammad Ali fought not just to feed his family, but he also fought for the people. His impact went far beyond the ring and that's why he was named Sportsman of the Century by Sports Illustrated and the BBC. Ali redefined what it meant to be an athlete by giving hope to millions around the world and inspiring us all to fight for what is important to us.
So to honor this legendary icon in style... grab this Muhammed Ali T-Shirt, it feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It's comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (Heather colors contain polyester) • Ash color is 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton, 48% polyester • Athletic and Black Heather are 90% combed and ring-spun cotton, 10% polyester • Heather Prism colors are 99% combed and ring-spun cotton, 1% polyester • Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2) • Pre-shrunk fabric • Shoulder-to-shoulder taping • Side-seamed
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Community leader, mentor and coach Eddie Frasier promised in his social media introduction, in June of 2019 as the new Head Football coach of his alma mater. To GIVE his ALL to the young men he coached, the high school he attended and the community he loved, with every fiber of his being. And that's exactly what he did, in his brief but, truly impactful and program changing stint as the head man in charge at Dillard High School. An institution of learning with a rich tradition and history of excellence. A tradition of excellence, that if you asked members of the community, he helped bring back to its glory days. Given that, he genuinely cared for the players, the alumni and the Dillard High School brand. His passion spoke volumes and his players would soon become fluent in this language, as they began to embody their coach's enthusiasm on and off the field. Many observers would also add, the unmistakable love and admiration his players had for him. It's not unusual for coaches to be loved by the players they coach but, there was absolutely something unique about the relationship he had with his boys at DHS.
Little League - Lauderdale Lakes Vikings State Championship (Unlimited)
Middle School - Back to Back County Champions (23-1 record)
Junior Varsity - 1 lost in 2 years. First Undefeated team since the early 2000s.
Varsity - 12-0, 2019 Large School Coach of The Year.
With all that being said, it would be irresponsible to ONLY tout his football accomplishments because he was more than just a coach. He was a father figure, a positive black male role model, an educator, an incredible friend and a truly special one of a kind individual. The type of special individual that during the worse pandemic in modern American history, people from various walks of life, did not hesitate to pay their respects. Knowing the possible health risks involved by attending his wake in an environment that was impossible to practice social distancing.
The late, great Eddie Lydell Frasier, the honorary Make A Difference Community Hero. Gone too soon. The community celebrates your dedication to being a difference maker.
The Adventures of Junior and Rubble is a story about a young Haitian-American boy and his dog, Rubble, who have a strong connection to the natural world that began during a shared disaster. This connection allows Junior to do amazing things like manipulate the elements and take on attributes of plants and animals. Through their bond to each other and the earth, they fight to protect the environment. Junior is also aided by his friends, but from whom he feels he must hide his special gifts. With each installment, they overcome new obstacles and dangers to the environment. The stories are both fun and educational, drawing on science as much as fantasy.
Dr. Davidson: Fear and Anger A Christian Comic Book For Kids
Looking for new ways to inspire your children to enjoy scripture? This action-packed biblical based short story utilizing an innovative approach, by using a real life hero may be the answer.
Dr. Marcus Davidson, the senior pastor at New Mount Baptist Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida is the perfect protagonist who utilizes a “superpower” that only a few have studied long enough to apply effectively to defeat any villains he may encounter. In one of his many therapy sessions, Dr. Davidson meets a young man, who has been intoxicated with the allure of social media and needs to speak with someone about his troubling behavior. This leads to an unexpected battle, that ultimately concludes with a life changing experience.
This comic book is an invaluable resource to teach kids about how to properly deal with any fear and anger they may be experiencing. Not only is this a relatable story, this book could serve as an amazing tool, given that there are a series of questions at the end, designed to engage the reader and act as conversation starter about the use of social media, bullying and anxiety.
If you or your kids like superhero stories, this one of a kind comic, is a great way to learn about common problems in everyday life with a gospel-centered approach. Here are a few reasons why this christian comic book for kids is an excellent purchase:
A concise teaching about fear and anger, coupled with the scripture(s) that correspond with how to manage these issues from a biblical perspective.
The questions at the end of the book help walk parents and teachers through a study of the topics the comic addresses.
The art is excellent and fun, displaying a well-told superhero action story that all kids can connect with.
It is wholesome material that you can let your kids read without worrying about any vulgar messages or imagery.
The hero in the story is solely based on an actual pastor and real life hero in South Florida. This type of unique acknowledgement is important for us to continue because it recognizes the amazing work of those that are working tirelessly to make a difference in our communities.
Keep Dreaming (Leron's Song) is a story that underscores the difficult and all too prevalent problem of bullying. The narrative focuses on a young man, Leron, who often daydreams and "lives" in his own world of music. He constantly hears it, dreams it, and like a shadow, it follows him wherever he goes. Throughout the story he is bullied frequently by a group of older kids, which keeps him from ever expressing his true genius. He consistently suppresses his God given ability because he feels inadequate. One of the turning points, as the story moves along, is the destruction of an important composition of his. This awful incident really devastates Leron. Although, this unfortunate incident occurred, which felt like a punch in stomach. Leron has a revelation about himself and it sends him headlong into his greatest musical adventure. Granted, bullying is most certainly the primary theme of this comic; this story is also, about the unwavering human spirit. "Keep Dreaming" is definitely a page turner and an amazing story for all ages.
The Adventures of Junior & Rubble: The Oil Monster – Part 2
In 'The Adventures of Junior & Rubble: The Oil Monster– Part 2,' Junior discovers another very special connection he has with the Earth, a golden raintree that "refuels" him, giving him the energy to do the amazing things he does. Later, he and his two best friends, Jack and Seth, set out to discover the origin of the oil "slick." They do some research and learn a number of different ways that oil enters the ocean, other than through accidents. The boys decide to track down one of the most likely sources; and, in the process, a new power of Junior's is revealed to Jack and Seth. The boys promise to keep Junior's secret. Now, he is no longer alone with the changes coming over him. This is a story about learning, adventure, friendship and a deep commitment to loving mother nature.
This mini deck of 22 trading cards highlights the pioneers and trend setters from Broward County, the second largest county in the state of Florida. The deck has been utilized as a fun and educational way to play trivia games and family feud. Additionally, it will be the foundational component of lesson plans, designed to spotlight local black history, with the goal of having it integrated somehow into Broward County public schools.
The deck includes some historic people that have made a tremendous difference in our community. Coupled with, some courageous individuals that helped paved the way, for many of us today, such as:
The First Black Physician in Florida
The First Male and Female Elected Officials in Broward
The First African American Elected To The Broward School Board
America's First Black Mom
The First Black Surgeon and Co-Founder of The First Black Medical Facility in Florida
And not to be forgotten, there are athletes, entertainers, entrepreneurs and trailblazing educators, that are a part of this series as well.
So click the add the cart button below and help support the idea that #LocalHistoryMattersToo
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If You Believe Our Youth Need More Positive Images That Look Like Them, Then Keep Reading...
Right now, we are living in some very interesting times. The social and political climate is extremely volatile, and our children are constantly bombarded with negative imagery. From television to social media, even the print ads are a constant reminder of who they are in this world and where they fit in. Whether we like it or not, the media and literature play such an essential role in shaping the way our children understand race, ethnicity, and social institutions. Often, the lack of positive representation and the "fake news" about those that look like them, on the airwaves, or the daily headlines. Have a profound impact on how they view themselves. This gross misrepresentation has not been lost on the school system. As they, too, have used the classroom as a breeding ground for misinformation. Hence, the reason we have taken it upon ourselves to do our best to educate and change the narrative. To create our own stories and reveal our true history.
This book is:
A book most kids have a hard time putting down because it's inspiring, engaging but, most of all, educational.
A great learning resource for adults and children.
A model of success our youth can feel a sense of pride about, relate to, and hopefully recognize the endless possibilities they can achieve.
A short and easy read but, it's jammed packed with substance.
"How I Met..." is a series for young and early readers about African American inventors, civil rights leaders, black activists, and the many significant contributors, without much fanfare or glory who helped shape the modern world as we know it.
Each book highlights our unsung heroes through the interaction between different members of the "Robinson" family. The goal of the series? To put on full display the amazing things African American's have accomplished throughout history. By doing so, our children will make the connection, that anything is possible if you dream big enough.
In this book, in particular, we acknowledge an African American entrepreneur and pioneer who contributed so much to our society. Sara Breedlove, also known as Madam CJ Walker a brilliant woman, who was actually one of the first woman in America to become a millionaire. This is an important African American story and it was written, with the hope that it will motivate the next generation to find their inner entrepreneur and excel by not only selling product but creating their own.
So, if you want peace of mind knowing that, just a small investment could end up having a big impact. By ensuring kids focus on literacy and the truth about their history, click the buy button. Thank you so much for your support.
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