Talking to Kids About Race & Diversity

 
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February is Black History Month

"This is a month to celebrate Black history, Black voices, Black leaders, Black culture, Black joy."  Diversity & Inclusion Expert Here Wee Read gives ideas for how to celebrate Black History Month with your Children.  

 
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Meet Hallie Quinn Brown:  The First Black Speech-Language Pathologist!

The National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing outlines her history, accomplishments, and contributions to the field of speech-language pathology in this article. 

 
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Sesame Workshop Is Talking More Explicitly About Race—and Welcoming Two Black Muppets.

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Read-along of "I Love the Skin I'm In" by author Mayma Raphael

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African American Historical Figures: Vocabulary + Listening Comprehension activities.  Twelve different historical figures are featured.

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Virtual Event: Talking to Children Authentically About Race and Racism
PBS KIDS for Parents hosted this important conversation — featuring fellow parents, educators and child development and trauma experts — about how you can talk with young children about racial injustice and violence against Black people.

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During the CNN Sesame Street town hall, Elmo discusses racism and what it means to protest with his dad, Louie.

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NY Times Article discusses how to talk to kids about racism and provides a list of books to help start the conversation.

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Huffington Post article discusses the benefits to providing your child with diverse toys, such as building confidence and nurturing compassion.

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We All Have Different Shades of Skin Story provides a simple, basic way to talk about skin color.

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Explaining Peaceful Protests Vs. Violence and Looting is a story that explains what peaceful protesting is.  It also talks about violence, vandalism and looting in a non-scary way.

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"The Tutu Teacher," a kindergarten teacher in Brooklyn helps explain racism to her students.

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Nickelodeon has compiled a list of resources for parents who want to discuss racism and bias with their children.

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June is Pride Month.  Nickelodeon helps you explain the meaning of all the different colors in the rainbow flag to your child.

 
 
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Talking to Your Child About Racial Justice

 American Sign Language (ASL) and English Resources

 

I am Perfectly Designed

Join Miss Lindsey for a reading of "I Am Perfectly Designed" - an exuberant celebration of loving who you are, exactly as you are, from Karamo Brown, the Culture Expert of Netflix's hit series Queer Eye, and Jason Brown―featuring illustrations by Anoosha Syed.