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How to Celebrate Diversity In & Out of Your Community - Click for details!
there are still ways you can ensure that you and your family remain socially aware.
Here are five ideas for seeking out and celebrating diversity in and out of your community.
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I Love My Hair- a story celebrating the beauty of African American hair - Click for details!
In this imaginative, evocative story, a girl named Keyana discovers the beauty and magic of her special hair,
encouraging black children to be proud of their heritage and enhancing self-confidence.
Selma Dolls| Diversity Dolls - Click for details!
about accepting and learning from people of all different backgrounds, races, cultures and religions.
The first collection of ragdolls includes a Muslim friend, Mexican-American friend and a friend with Down syndrome.
Our goal is to help parents and caretakers teach little ones about differences through a doll that may,
or may not, look like your child – it’s about teaching that differences are beautiful, and friendships can be made regardless.
Each doll comes with an illustrated storybook and conversation starters.
We hope that by bringing one of our dolls into your home, you can start a conversation around acceptance and friendship.
How many ways can you learn to say Hello! - Click for details!
Holidays Food Traditions from Around the World - Click for details!
Even if the foods are different from country to country.
You might indulge in mince pies, or perhaps ham is more your style.
For others, a holiday meal wouldn't be complete without fried chicken, fruit cake or salted cod.
Depending on where you grew up, and where you live now.
The seasonal delicacies that grace your table may be sweet, savory, or a little bit of everything in-between.
Let's look at different Christmas and Hanukkah food traditions around the world.
3 Ways to Talk to Your Kids about Diversity| Video & Article
3 Ways to Talk to Your Kids about Diversity
Often, we feel the urge to shield our kids from the harsh realities around us.
But sometimes the best gift we can give them isn't "safety,"
but a set of tools to deal with difficult feelings and the true nature of the world
Leadership Video for Kids| Diversity
In this leadership video for kids watch as Frankie talks with Lee about diversity and what it is.
Feel free to share this cartoon for kids and more as we bring you educational videos for students.
Diversity Self-esteem Portraits| Activity - Click for details!
This activity will help your child understand that we all look different, think different, and that’s what makes us all special!
What does Diversity Mean? - Click for details!
What does diversity mean?
Diversity means that there are lots of different kinds of things.
Just as there are lots of different makes of cars, bikes,
washing machines, balls or just about anything you can think of, so there is diversity among people.
We all have the same general structure - two legs, two arms, two eyes, etc.
(although women have a different shape to men) but we all look different to each other).
Captain McFinn: Teach Your Kid What Makes You Different Makes You Special
Your child will learn how Captain McFinn deals with being different and unique, and how those differences are what make everyone special.
Captain McFinn’s message that what makes you different makes you special assists in children’s social and emotional development and helps them become good people.
You, Me & Community | Together We're the Key
Watch more full episodes and play PBS KIDS games at http://pbskids.org!
Understanding Dwarfism - click for details
Although everyone with dwarfism is thought of having the same condition, there are actually more than 300 types of the disorder that are currently known.
Most people with the condition won’t achieve a height that is greater than 4 feet 10 inches, but that won’t stop anyone from finding success.
A person with dwarfism can do just about everything anyone else can do.
What is it like to be colorblind?
If your clothes don't match, someone might have teased you about being color blind.
But some people really are color blind.
It doesn't mean they can't see any color at all, like a black and white movie.
It means that they have trouble seeing the difference between certain colors.
Being color blind can make it tricky to match your shirt and pants, but it's not a serious problem.
People who are color blind can do normal stuff, even drive. Most color-blind people can't tell the difference between red or green, but they can learn to respond to the way the traffic signal lights up — the red light is generally on top and green is on the bottom.
See it, Say it, Sign it | Letter sounds | ASL Alphabet
This is a simple and fun way to learn sign language for each letter of the alphabet. As a fun follow up challenge have your child spell their name using signs for each letter. ASL alphabet
Different skin colors and hair/fur!
All Families are different in a GREAT way: November is National Adoption Month - click for details!
National Adoption Day is a collective national effort to raise awareness of the more than 117,000 children in foster care waiting to find permanent, loving families. A coalition of national partners – Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, The Alliance for Children’s Rights and Children’s Action Network – sponsor National Adoption Day.
The day an adoption is finalized is one families never forget. The National Adoption Day Coalition created the One Day Project to share with the thousands of waiting children and families what this “one day” feels like.
Splendor Montessori where students learn Chinese as their second language - click for details!
A Rainbow of Friends! - Click for details!
A Rainbow of Friends from author P.K. Hallinan celebrates the differences that make all people special. Friends come in all colors and sizes. They may be funny or serious, athletes or stars, shy or outgoing. But no matter our differences we can work together and be kind to each other. This book is wonderful reminder to celebrate our differences together!
Embrace Family Diversity - click here for details!
Raising Bilingual Kids - click here for details!