25 Children's Books That Celebrate Differences | HuffPost LifeYoung children can be exceptionally curious and wonderfully accepting of what our world has to offer! This provides the perfect opportunity to begin open discussions about the physical and cultural differences between ourselves and others. Here are several recommended preschool books about diversity which you can use at home or in the classroom to introduce, acknowledge and celebrate that each one of us is unique! Children are naturally curious about different skin colors and this book does a wonderful job of providing scientific explanations which are age-appropriate, including discussions about the function of melanin, correlations between the environment we live in and our skin color, and the role heredity plays in determining our skin color. This story was chosen as recommended literature by the Parent Council for its use of photography and engaging language. All the Colors We Are helps children understand why we may be so much alike and yet physically different — all at the same time!
Celebrate Diversity Books for Little Learners
The world is a diverse place. In order to raise kids in this world, we need to teach them about people outside of their immediate family. On the other hand, some kids grow up not seeing themselves or their family represented in any of the books they read or the TV shows and movies they watch. As I began to research this topic, I quickly realized this could get out of control, so I made the parameters pretty strict: these are all picture books and a few board books —depending on the book, the age range is 1—8. This a perfect book for classrooms, because it depicts a group of kids in a day at their school.
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Adele has been a youth services librarian in public libraries for 20 years. Many teachers, parents, and librarians are looking for children's books which portray racially and ethnically diverse characters. Many books focus on the aspects of certain cultures: what life is like in Chinatown, or how characters' grandparents participated in civil rights movements.
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In this post, I offer a roundup of 15 of my favorite diverse books for babies and toddlers. Disclosure: For your convenience this post contains affiliate links. If you purchase items through these links, I may earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. You can read my full disclosure policy here. One of the Dads stays how with her, presenting little ones with a different image of fatherhood than they get from most of our culture. There are also plenty of words beyond nouns, including emotion words, adjectives, and fun sounds that babies and toddlers will love making. I also like that their wordless retelling of some familiar songs have been put into new cultural settings.
Skip to main content diversity Children Books. The Families of our Neighborhood: A children's book about a diverse neighborhood. In Stock. This book about diversity is told in a cute way in order to engage little kids. Add to cart.