CBeebies celebrates Black History Month

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by Adejumoke Ilori |
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This year, CBeebies is celebrating Black History Month, where you'll be able to discover more about the presenter's black history heroes and their heritage.

What is Black History Month

Black History Month, celebrated every year in October, is a chance for people from all around the world to come together and celebrate the contributions of black people to the community.

It was originally founded to appreciate the remarkable contributions that black people have made to the UK over many generations.

Now, Black History Month has broadened to include the history of not just African and Carribean people, but all black people as a whole.

Why is it important to teach children about Black History Month

We may think the topic of past events is too big for our kids, but part of our job as parents is teaching our children between right and wrong, especially when it comes to learning from history's mistakes. Depending on their age, approach the conversation in the most simplest way, explaining what empathy is towards each other as humans.

Diversity may be one of the biggest lessons to teach for Black History Month. This will also give your kids a better understanding the value of people who think, act and sometimes look differently.

Below we have shared list of CBeebies kids programmes to help you and your children find out about black history and why Black History Month is important.

Asnath and Semhar are in Notting Hill, home of the famous Notting Hill Carnival, celebrating Caribbean culture. We learn the sign for dancing, and Bobbles is the star performer for the song Dancing in the Street, by Martha and the Vandellas

Premise. JoJo is an inquisitive and cheerful four-and-a-half-year-old girl who lives in London. Her loving Gran Gran looks after her while her parents work and teaches her about the many wonders of life and the world, such as cookery, friendship and her Saint Lucian heritage.

Watch Ben on Cbeebies Bedtime Story where he speaks about his family heritage for Black History Month and how “at the moment, it’s really important to be kind, because you never know, you might make someone’s day.”

Find out about Princess K's black history heroes in this animation from CBeebies House and discover why they inspire her in different ways.

Let’s celebrate Black History Month together. Watch the video then play the quiz to see how much you know about the Three Little Birds song written by Bob Marley and performed by Semhar and Tianah.

Mummy to a little girl, Adejumoke Ilori is Commercial Content Writer for Mother&Baby. With a BA hon in Creative Writing, she has worked for digital platforms, where she has empowered women from the inside and out, by sharing real life stories based on relationships, loving yourself and mummyhood.

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