Kimicia ByrdExpert Play Panelist & Primary Educator
Kimicia graduated from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL where she completed her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She then received her master’s in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University. Kimicia is currently a third grade educator in South Florida. Kimicia is also a diverse book advocate and the face behind her Instagram account, Pretty in Primary, where she shares diverse books and resources for families and educators. As an educator, I believe that play has an integral role in a child’s learning and development. I am so excited to be a part of the Play Panel team and I can’t wait to share more!
Favorite Family Activity:
From indoor activities to outdoor fun, I love creating memories with my family. My family I love to enjoy family dinners after church, this intimate time draws us closer together. We also love to take family trips to the most magical place on earth…Disney World!
Favorite Outdoor Game as a Kid:
My parents surprised my sisters and I with a trampoline one Christmas day and it was absolutely amazing. Being suspended in the air as we did flips and cartwheels as the sun shined on our faces is an unforgettable feeling.
What makes you smile:
Watching my niece and nephew learn and grow is one of my greatest joys. Also, making a positive impact on others makes me smile whether its my students, family, friends or my Instagram community.
Favorite way to play:
I love play that includes increased creativity, productivity and feelings of well-being. I love amusement parks and thought provoking board games.
Favorite Radio Flyer product and why:
The Classic Red Wagon is definitely my favorite Radio Flyer product. The red wagon makes me reminisce about my sisters and I having loads of fun and creating precious memories playing in our backyard with our wagon.