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Paukwa Hummingbird Tales: Storytelling for Kids in Kenya

Article by Maureen Kasuku
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Posted: September 21, 2021  

Kids begin telling stories as young as age two or three and they continue to develop storytelling skills in interactions with their parents and others who provide guidance and feedback. The ability to tell a coherent and well-developed narrative is important for children’s literacy development. However, many of the age-appropriate stories told to Kenyan kids are so far-removed from their reality or unrelatable that they are pretty unhelpful in this regard. Here’s  where Paukwa Hummingbird Tales come in.

At Paukwa Kids, you will find different story collections curated over years that celebrate Kenyan heritage. Paukwa Kids collaborates with kids to write and illustrate stories. How cool is that? Their latest series is a Multimedia Project that includes videos , illustrations and audio books . The video series  helps children learn about Kenya’s mountains and traditional artefacts. Watch here.

Enrich your child’s learning experience by browsing their catalogue for books and toys here.

About the author

Maureen Kasuku

Maureen is our resident cat lady and Beyoncé stan. She writes about spas, brunch and ballet recitals but has never been to any. Moonlights as a social justice activist in her spare time. She knows things and is obnoxiously opinionated on the internet but not in real life

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