Ho, Ho, Hotep!
This is Kente Claus, Chief Joy Officer at The Claus Corporation for Africa and the Caribbean islands.
I wanted to share with all of my friends who read the Challenger, some my personal toy recommendations for 2018 that meet our standards of being both Afrocentric and inspiring.
Every year my helpers look all over the world to find toys that build culture, and character into our children. For the first time, exclusive to the Challenger we are sharing some of the top performing toys from this year’s list.
I believe it so important that we choose wisely what we give the little princes and princesses in our lives because it is something that will become a part of their imagination and take a life of its own.
I believe it’s not how much you spend on a toy that matters, it’s how much time you spend with the precious ones who are playing with the toy.
Here are some of our recommendations and you can find more on my website www.KenteClaus.com or on our social media pages @KenteClaus
Kente Claus 2018 Toy List
1. Positively Perfect Dolls, www.thedrlisa.com
2. Bino & Fino plush toys, www.binoandfinoshop.com
3. Giant Africa Map Puzzle, www.verypuzzled.com
4. NFL San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick Plush, www.culturecorner.com
5. Black Sun Comics, www.blacksuncomics.com
6. Kids Making Cents – Fundamentals of Finance Flash Cards, www.financialcommoncents.org
7. Young, Gifted and Black – Meet 52 Black Heroes From Past And Present, www.goodreads.com
8. Boombox Rattle, www.thechevronheart.com
9. Djembe (drum), www.africandrumsandartcrafts.com
10. Thomas and Friends Adventures, Nia the Train* *EXCLUSIVE. It will be available from Kente Claus himself at the African American Heritage Corridor Christmas celebration in Buffalo, NY on December 22nd.
Please remember the reason for the season and that Jesus is a gift of Grace that we all can receive freely any day of the year. Merry Christmas and have a joyous Kwanzaa!