August 28, 2020 | St. John’s, Antigua | Lindale Daniel
The Tindall Seventh-day Adventist Church Communications Department had a desire to keep its members abreast with the social events and programs of the church that some were unable to attend as a result of the COVID-19 lockdown. Out of this vision came The Tindall Light magazine, a pun on the word “Tindallites” (a name given to members of the Tindall Seventh-day Adventist Church).
While it was evident that the needs of the adults were met by the dissemination of The Tindall Light magazine, the children of the church had nothing of interest to captivate their attention and provoke their desire to read and make discoveries. The revival of the now defunct Children’s News Network was considered but the timing was not right. Therefore, a section of the current paper, The Tindall Light, was dedicated to the children. Many persons thought that this was inadequate for the children. It was back to the drawing board again.
Many names were considered for a new children’s magazine, and the name Kids Pulse was chosen. The Kids Pulse magazine was designed to use meaningful things around the children’s environment to help captivate their interest.
The publication of the children’s magazine started off as a bi-monthly edition, but because of the increase in subject areas, the magazine became a monthly edition. Many of the subject areas covered in this magazine are Science, Mathematics, Art, STEM, Food and Beverage, and of course, humor, with some knock, knock jokes. A few of the magazines had tips that were published in an area called “Writer’s Corner.” This corner featured a two-part story from one of our young writers, Allyne Josiah, who took up the challenge to write her own short story, “Rich or Poor, Who Loves More?”
It is hoped that in the future Kids Pulse will have most of its featured articles done by children. This is an avenue that can be used to empower them.