A STORY ABOUT AFIYA by James Berry and Anna Cunha is a masterwork that should be included in every library and home bookshelf. Click here to purchase the book.
As an educator and therapist, I'm often called upon to use books like this one as an anchor to engage kids and open more challenging or abstract conversations.
To that end, I've created a 33p companion packet of activities so that after they read the book, they can imagine, remember, and learn new skills.
The packet includes:
Biography of James Berry
Fact sheet about Jamaica
Fact sheet about Swahili and a few beginner phrases
Drawing and Writing activities on:
Imagination and Memory
Remembering and Forgetting
Coping with Emotions
Mindfulness and Meditation
and a word search.
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Please note, Kid Lit Motivates claims no rights to the story, which are reserved for the publisher. We hope to demonstrate some of the many extensions this book inspires and provide educators and librarians with further ways to incorporate this book into storytime activities.