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Bringing Culture to Your Doorsteps Through Books and the Media - By Tokunbo Ifaturoti
The art of story telling and educational activities must not be forgotten!
By: George Bricks
There used to be a time when spending quality with loved ones was not an option and tradition was enough for one’s desire. Thanks to a woman who has a passion to educate, a love for culture, and filled with dynamism we have a chance to enjoy the greatest things life has to offer by educating children and youth in cultural awareness, history, geography, and resurrecting the tradition of storytelling.
Tokunbo Ifaturoti, the mastermind behind the highly acclaimed children’s variety TV programme “Time Out with Auntie Toks” which airs Saturday mornings in London, has the ultimate renaissance program for children. Though her non-for-profit organisation, The Lighthouse Children’s Workshop Productions, Ifaturoti provides “resources to parents and educators so they may foster an understanding of various world cultures through storytelling, arts, and play.” The organisation gives children the opportunity to learn about history, geography, culture, literacy, and community through various activities. The activities include but not limited to arts and crafts, outdoor activities, drumming and dancing, and storytelling. Her workshops also include authors making guest appearances such as K. N. Chimbiri the author of, "Step Back In Time To Ancient Kush."
Tokunbo's passion is to see "an alternative form of education" made available to all children as she strongly believes that every child, truly matters!
To read more about her Organisation, visit www.lighthousechildren.org.
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Towat Publishing is an independent children’s book publisher, creating books in the Eden Folk Tales Series for children aged 3- 8 years in paperback.
Eden Folk Tale storybooks and activity books are multicultural and colourful with large beautifully illustrated pictures making the books a great resource for Teachers and Parents.
Children are encouraged to interact positively and freely with their families at home, in schools and playgroup centres. Each story book includes a lovely traditional cooking recipe as seen in the - Come and Cook with Me Series!