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Pride month is in full swing, but it’s not a time just for adults. Pride month is a great opportunity to educate, inform and inspire children to learn about the LGBT+ community, and this year tonies® is doing that through one of their storytelling boxes.

The Pride Tales offers a wonderful introduction to the LGBTQ+ community in all its diversity. tonies® carefully curated the collection to gently educate and inform children about the importance of acceptance without judgement.

The Tonie takes the shape of an adorable Pride rainbow and is narrated by Strictly Come Dancing star, Johannes Radebe. Johannes’ offers a backdrop to the tales, as he peppers the audio content with his own insightful context and commentary.

Johannes Radebe says: “It was an absolute pleasure to narrate the role of Rainbow – I believe each one of us represents a colour and together we create a beautiful colourful world. I’m from a country known as the rainbow nation and from a young age I’ve always understood that our beauty lies in our uniqueness as people”

But don’t just take our word for it, Amy and Lucy from @ourbiggayjourney said, “We feel very passionate about Nathaniel hearing about all different types of families, so this Tonie is perfect for us. I want Nate to hear and see his family represented in the things he reads, watches, and listens to. I hope he never questions if our family is ‘normal’ and that is why representation is so important to us. Our boy will know that love is love and that every family is different.”

The collaboration has lots of content and is full of captivating stories and heartfelt songs, written and produced exclusively for the Pride Tales tonies®. It’s a great opportunity for children to learn about Pride and why it’s so important. They’ll explore a range of family dynamics and gain an understanding of what it means to belong, as well as the importance of always being respectful to others.

Better yet, tonies® has partnered with Mermaids, with a pledge to donate 100% of the profits made from the sales of every Pride Tales Tonie to the charity. You can pick yours up here now.