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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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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

Race & Cultural Diversity: Testimonials
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Talking to Your Child About Racial Justice

 American Sign Language (ASL) and English Resources

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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.

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