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Splish Splashing At The Spray Park!

Sunday in the Park!

Most weekends we love to get up early make coffee at home and head out to the park after breakfast. We have a favorite park but didn’t have much time and decided to head to the park around the corner from us.

Plot twist…

I totally forgot this park was remodeled last year and had been upgraded to a SPRAY PARK! How lucky are we to have a fairly off the radar spray park within walking distance from our house?!

Much to our delight when we arrived there was not a child or parent in sight. Juju enjoyed the unpredictable bursts of water and splashing and jumping in the puddles that would form. 

I think we found our summer weekend hideaway. 

Juju had a blast!

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Happy Half Birthday Juju!

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Jujubear is half way to 2!

He are smart, funny, silly, thoughtful, and affectionate! Mommy baked him a cake that he will probably take a picture with, but not get to eat because…yeah sugar! 

                      

Mom and Dad love you lots Juj!

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Summer Reading: Juju’s Top 5 Books For Brown Kiddos!

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Can you believe Juju is approaching 18-months?!

I cannot get enough of watching him grow into his personality and start to develop personal interests. 

I am an avid reader. Before Juju even came into the world, his bookshelf was stacked with books. While they aren’t the first item he gravitates towards in a room, slowly but surely they are getting and keeping his attention for much longer than they ever have. 

A mom in one of my groups on Facebook was looking for books featuring  positive images of dark skinned black characters. I search far and wide for books by black authors and with black and brown characters to line Juju’s bookshelf with. Why? So that Juju can see himself represented in popular stories, that’s why! After seeing that post, I was prompted to compile a list of our favorite books for brown kiddos! Don’t have a brown kiddo? No problem! Normalizing the black experience is important so its also a great idea to purchase these books for kids of any color! 

So without further ado…

Juju's Favorite Books Featuring Brown Characters!

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Brown Boy Brown Boy What Can You Be?

This is a  cute story with simple rhymes that Juju really loves. The illustrations are a great talking point  to review words and sounds with your little reader. 

Jabari Jumps

This book exhibits great images of a strong father and son relationship. It also promotes themes of positive male masculinity. Added bonus that it tackles risk taking and establishing trust. 

Sulwe

This is a book we have been waiting to get our hands on. Brought to us by Hollywood It Girl, Lupita N’yongo and illustrated by Vashti Harrison. This book dives head first into colorism in an easy to digest kid-friendly format. 

Chocolate Me!

Written by Taye Diggs, this is another book that perfectly  deals with instilling a sense of pride in ones skin color. It features characters displaying a healthy attitude towards being a beautiful chocolate kid! 

“Bloop, Bloop!” Goes the Poop

We are nearing potty training age so I had to go on a hunt for a potty training book featuring black characters. And this is the only one I found. 

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Juju’s Latest Obsession

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Juju is so smitten with this weaning Table!

What’s a weaning table?

A weaning table and chair fosters your little one’s independence, self-confidence, and competency. The table and chair are purposefully made for your baby’s size and honor their dignity by meeting them right where they are.

While the high chair allows your little one to participate in family meals, it is too large for them to climb in and out of on their own. They have to be lifted in and out of it, and can’t participate in setting their place or cleaning up after themselves. It’s not designed with their needs or abilities in mind. By giving your little one a place to eat that suits their size and capability, you give them a sense of ownership over their own life.

This chair was passed down to Juju from his Grandumi and had been used by many of his older cousins. It was a family right of passage almost. Juju is taking good care of it and we have some snacks on it but usually don’t actually use it for eating. We do use it to focus on Montessori activities and toys or arts and crafts.

Basically we use this any time we want him to focus on just one thing. 

Right now, climbing up on the chair and being able to  move the chair on his own is very gratifying. Most of the table time is spent sitting, getting back up to adjust the chair and then sitting again. I am not exactly sure what developmental dots he is connecting by doing this, but the proud look on his face proves he certainly IS doing some act of self-care. 

How old was your child when you added a small table and chair or desk to their play area? Drop me a comment and tell me all about how its done around your home! 

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There is an entire section of this blog dedicated to my playful toddler Juju. He is 1 1/2 years old and learning so much every day.


He is a fashionable young man with a growing collection of cool sneakers! 

Keep an eye out for his posts where I will share his daily schedule, favorite activities, review his favorite products, and just show him being the super silly boy he is! There will also be links to shop his  closet and sneaker collection.

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