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."
We believe that it’s not enough to accept or tolerate people with different lived experiences from yourself. We should be celebrating and uplifting everyone!
Book Recommendations Music Louis Armstrong - Hello Dolly https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=kmfeKUNDDYs Duke Ellington - Take the A Train https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=D6mFGy4g_n8 Ella Fitzgerald - Summertime https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=u2bigf337aU Billie Holiday - All of Me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lI5ORDi7yOs Find…
I believe that every child (from a young age) should be raised and taught the values of respect, tolerance and empathy to show not only others but also to our only living planet.
What better way to model inclusiveness than to show our own children that we value and celebrate differences through the books that we read, the voices that we choose to listen to.
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