young African girl

‘Na hii nywele yako sasa tutaifanyia nini?’ my mum asked as she helped me pack in preparation for the new school year. It would be my first time to join a boarding school and her biggest concern was my hair! According to her it was too kinky and would be a challenge to maintain.  She…

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Child playing with dad on a swing silhouette

Previously on Boi and his lovely parents at home: https://akilikids.co.ke/keeping-up-with-boi-teke-teke-haiya/ There’s a knock on the door. Mzee wa Boma amewasili.  Daddy!   Boi ran towards the door and hugged his dad!  “Mkurugenzi!  I watched your friend Dora the Explorer on Akili Kids! on my way home. She’s a smart one and can speak Spanish too! Any new word you’ve learned from Dora?” Boi’s dad asked as…

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Time flies! I was watching Boi play with his friends at the time when that thought crossed my mind. It was only yesterday I was changing his diapers and now, he can kick a ball high up in the air! “Ni saa ya kurudi kwa nyumba” I shouted from the balcony. “Really Mami, ata saa…

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Mom and Daughter

Most of my Saturdays are spent baby-sitting my nephew, and if you have spent time with kids, then you know they are the ones in charge of the remote! This particular day, we were watching Ubongo Kids on Akili Kids! and one of the characters, Baraka, had a goal to be a better basket-ball player. But for…

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dancing with dad

A few days ago, I was at the kiosk near our home, getting some groceries from our resident Mama Mboga, when she suddenly looked at her watch and yelled at them to go back home and study. After which she turned towards me and commented, “These children just like to play all the time. If it was up to me, I would have them studying all day every day.”

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Rastamouse

I try really hard to be kind, thoughtful and friendly, and share those values with all the other kids who watch my TV show. But many times, there are people who see that I’m a Rasta, and think because of my accent or the color of my hat, that I am a bad mouse.

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Cat looking at mirror and sees itself as a lion. Self esteem or desire concept.

If you can help a child to live in a growth mindset, it’s a gift that will serve them well for the rest of their lives. Your child can do anything they put their mind to, but in order to actually do it, they need to imagine and believe that they can succeed. Akili Kids! can help…

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Brain of a baby

Continuing the series on How To Raise a Successful Child, I thought it important to address the challenge of fear and its impact on learning. “Would my child learn more if they were not afraid?” Well actually, yes, they would…

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