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May 11th, 1:30-3pm


Little Leaders: Storytime with Mandela Barnes

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Storytime with Mandela Barnes and his mother LaJuan Barnes just in time for Mother’s Day! Take home a flower-themed craft and learn about kindness. 

Welcome back to our Little Leaders Series! We’ve collaborated with Motherhood for Good to bring you this monthly workshop series focusing on raising the next generation of engaged and empowered humans. Each workshop will offer our little ones the chance to learn about all the different facets of being a good community member: inclusion, kindness, respect for each other and our planet, democracy, and speaking up for what's right.  📣

Our May workshop is centered around the question of how can we be kind? Focusing on ideas of kindness, respect, and love, we will explore all of the different ways we can show up for one another–whether in our communities, our friendships, or our families. Our special guest readers, Mandela Barnes and his mother, LaJuan Barnes will delight us with a story. 🌟


📅 Date & Time: May 11, 1:30-3pm

📍 Location: The Little Village Play Cafe, 6505 W. North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

What's Included:

  • storytime with Mandela Barnes and his mother LaJuan Barnes 
  • a flower-themed craft
  • open play time 
  • a book to take home 
  • education about the importance of kindness


🎨 CRAFT: April showers brought us May flowers (and sunshine!☀️), so it’s time to unleash your artistic and emotional creativity by making a kindness flower suncatcher! Each child will be provided with the materials to create their own flower suncatcher that can include a message or tribute to someone special. Hint hint: this could make an excellent bonus Mother’s Day gift. 

📖 BRING HOME A BOOK: As a token of this memorable experience, each child will receive a copy of “How Can We Be Kind?” to take home. This book teaches us about how different animals show kindness and respect to one another while offering a glimpse into the lives of the animals that inhabit our natural world.


Motherhood for Good is a community of moms with a purpose-driven playbook. 💪 We believe that parenting includes politics and the more informed and engaged we are with our democratic society, the better advocates we can be for our children.

We use social media and relational organizing to share information and provide context on political news, legislation, and important elections that affect your life and community. ❤️ We organize in areas with key elections and provide fun and accessible ways to get involved.

Raising the next generation includes raising the standards and expectations of our elected officials to support progressive policies that allow all people to thrive.


  • Regular Ticket: Includes entry for one child and two parents/caregivers.
  • Special Friend Ticket: Ideal for an additional adult guest to share in the fun.


  • If you need to cancel, please contact us via email at least 24 hours before the class starts (
  • A gift card will be issued for the class value minus a 20% cancellation fee.
  • Unfortunately, no-shows and day-of cancellations will not be refunded.

Join us for an engaging, educational, and inspiring session that celebrates the importance of kindness and empowers our future leaders to make a difference! 🌟