Our team at Educated Nannies is looking forward to welcoming a new month with many opportunities to celebrate. February is Black History Month! It is a wonderful chance to commemorate the history of African American people and pay tribute to all the inspiring Black men and women we know and love today. In our blog we will be sharing a few ways to teach, honor and recognize Black creators with your family.
Visit A Local Museum
A great way to educate yourself and your littles on the great achievements and history of African Americans is to spend the day at your local museum. Here in Los Angeles, we have so much at our fingertips including California African American Museum. CAAM is a beautiful place filled with a collection of over 5,000 objects dating way back to the 1800’s all the way to today! They even offer a Prosperity Market for children and teens where they can enjoy fresh produce, listen to music, watch cooking demonstrations and so much more all while recognizing Black farmers, chefs and entrepreneurs!
Enjoy A Delicious Meal
What better way to support your local Black owned businesses is better than enjoying a wonderful meal? In our opinion it’s one of the best! There is an abundance of restaurants with a wide variety of flavor offerings right here in Los Angeles. From fine dining, Caribbean flavor, Vegan options and green juices we can enjoy and support these amazing establishments while supporting our Black community. Black Book LA has an incredible list of Black owned eateries for you to check out with your family. And for anyone who has a sweet tooth be sure to check out Southern Girl Desserts to fix that craving!
Donating is a wonderful way to give back to your community and support the people all around you. We have so many different choices when it comes to donating to a program in need these days! California Black Women’s Health Project is an organization that is committed to focusing on the health of Black women and girls while empowering Black women to take responsibility and advocate for their own health.
Read A Book
Are you always looking for great books to add to your children’s bookshelf rotation? Well, we have got you covered! Malik Books has rounded up some amazing children’s books about Black leaders, inventors and creators. Some of our favorite books on this list are Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History, We’re Different, We’re The Same and I Am Enough. Happy reading!
We hope you and your family enjoy celebrating the incredible accomplishments of African Americans. Please share all the fun activities you are doing with us at Educated Nannies!