Everyone can see the color of people’s skin. The years of “we don’t see color” are long behind us, both academically and practically.
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics children’s brains can pick up on racial differences by 6 months old. By 3 children are often picking friends to play with based on similarity with their own skin tone. It is important to talk opening with children about recognizing racial differences but emphasize that those differences don’t change our equality.
Discussing race with children can be difficult and introducing diversity into your young child’s world can be a wonderful way to help them understand that different does not mean bad. Books are one of the most effective ways to engage with young children on any topic, including this one. Here are a few lists of children’s books that promote diversity:
13 Children’s Books About Race and Diversity
Diversity and Inclusion Books for Kids
9 Anti-Racist Children’s Books to Teach Kids About Diversity
Kayt’s Kids Corner
Kayt has been with The McCarthy Law Firm since 2011, her law clerk days, and has been practicing law since December of 2013. Her emphasis is business valuation and other complex financial matters related to family law cases. Kayt has a young son and is always interested in the intersections between parenting, being a working parent, and family law. She hopes you enjoy and find this Kids Corner information useful!
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