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Idia of the Benin Kingdom: Coloring and Activity Book (Our Ancestories)
Age Range: 2 – 12 years
Idia of the Benin Kingdom Diverse Coloring Activity Book For Kids
Accompanying coloring and activity book to the Idia of the Benin Kingdom picture book.
Idia of the Benin Kingdom introduces young readers to the story of Queen Idia of the ancient Kingdom of Benin, who helped her son Esigie rule between 1504-1550. This story tells of a young Idia who pursued her dreams, believed in herself, and became the first Queen Mother of Benin.
The coloring and activity book for kids covers ancient African history by introducing children to uniquely creative worksheets.
- Inspire Imagination by bringing Queen Idia’s story to life like never before as kids picture what her life may have been like.
- Get Truly Creative by exploring shape, color and developing the fine motor skills that are important to help allow children to express themselves in a way that stimulates their imagination and creativity.
- Explore an ancient city with a rich history and culture.
- Embrace History in a truly creative way by making it fun.
Ekiuwa Aire was born and raised in Benin City, Edo, Nigeria. Ekiuwa’s passion for African history emerged when she left Nigeria for Canada in 2007. When she became a mother, Ekiuwa realized that there were not a lot of resources to introduce African history to her young children. She wanted her kids (and other kids) to develop an appreciation for African history and to value the wisdom and pride that will come from this knowledge. This desire spurred her to write her first picture book about Queen Idia, Idia of the Benin Kingdom.