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Helping To Inspire Children Through the Decor on Their Walls
By Candice Nicole
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ATLANTA, Ga. — Bringing positivity, creativity and inspiration to a child’s room is often more than a goal for most parents and for Tiny Tots and Tikes, that’s no different.
Tiny Tots and Tikes was founded in 2016 and is a black-owned and operated company. Their mission is to inspire and motivate children through books, clothing and creative wall decals.
Recently, the children’s company proudly launched their new line of wall decals. These are non-damaging, ready to purchase and customizable wall decals that are made to bring life and personality to your child’s bedroom or play area. From the options of Black Doctors, Athletes, Dancers and more any little one is sure to wake up and see what they are capable of becoming every day.
In particular, wall decals have been a staple for many bedroom designers when adding something fun and exciting to the home. Not only are these an easy and inexpensive way to transform homes, but Tiny Tots and Tikes also offers a great way to encourage the positive images of little Black boys and girls everywhere.
Often, parents and guardians are tasked with reaffirming children of color, reinforcing that Black is beautiful, and intentionally purchasing toys and other items that promote Black beauty and success. Therefore, Tiny Tots and Tikes have sought to become change-makers for the way Black and Brown children see themselves in every aspect of their lives.
“We are super excited and so grateful for the release of our line of wall decals! Our goal is to create decals that reflect positive and beautiful black images so that black children can be inspired through their walls. For years, society has taught us that only those of European descent are beautiful, smart, and solely qualified to hold certain job positions. Unfortunately, I experienced this firsthand when my then 4-year-old daughter began to question if her skin tone and hair texture were beautiful. After much thought about this surreal moment, I realized that I had completely underestimated the impact on my own daughter’s self-image when I decided to enroll her in a predominately white pre-school and when I was serving as a pastor of a predominately white church. My daughter was receiving conflicting messages about her self-image because everyone and everything around her at the time were white. Therefore, our decals are meant to creatively affirm black children so they, too, will see themselves as beautiful, smart and equally qualified to hold any job position they desire.” says Cynthia Jackson, Founder of Tiny Tots & Tikes
For purchasing and more information, visit www.tinytotsandtikes.com and on social media @TinyTotsAndTikes.
About The Founder
Cynthia is a native of Athens, Georgia. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Sociology. She is also a 2011 graduate of Candler School of Theology at Emory University where she earned a Master of Divinity degree with a concentration in Church and Community Leadership. Currently, Cynthia is pursuing a Doctor of Ministry degree from Duke Divinity School at Duke University. In order to promote positive self-image in black children, Cynthia founded Tiny Tots & Tikes (TT&T) in 2016. It’s mission is to “Inspire and motivate children to be their B.E.S.T.: Bright, Empowered, Strong, and Transformed”. TT&T is a black-owned and operated company that publishes reading materials, creates inspiring t-shirts, and designs non-damaging wall decals for children’s rooms.