After many requests, I have finally put together a list of the main curriculums and resources we will be using for the coming year! Our grades tend to blend together…
“Because things are less scary when we understand them better.” A Kids Book About Cancer uses this motto and creates a valuable resource for any child impacted by cancer.
It’s not enough to just read diverse books - you need to have open and honest communication with your kids about these issues. And, don’t only read books about the oppression of BIPOC, kids need to read books about kids that don’t look like them doing everyday fun and silly things too.
As a mother of biracial children, this book hit a cord. Lulu [...] has a white father and a black mother. Her parents are constantly asked if they are the nanny or babysitter, or if their children are adopted. Lulu, herself, is asked to explain her racial identity with the question, “What are you?”
"I always suggest connecting before you correct, meaning try to put yourself in your child’s shoes and understand why they may be feeling a particular way, before you react negatively to their behavior."