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June 10th Activity Bundle

ANTI-RACIST RESOURCES FOR CHILDREN & FAMILIES

Resources for Parents:


LIFE DOESN’T FRIGHTEN ME BY MAYA ANGELOU

READ BY NATALIE


BEIN’ WITH YOU THIS WAY BY W. NIKOLA-LISA

This is a great book about bodies and what we notice about our bodies and the bodies of others!  It recognizes on EACH page that we notice differences and that those may seem strange but are really variations in our physical bodies.  The book celebrates diversity of our bodies and acknowledges that we are a community of unique individuals.

This is an important book;  I like to start reading it very early so that children are familiar with it and can even participate as we explicitly teach that the physical aspects of our body do not determine value.   This is especially crucial in our society which  values some over others based on features of our bodies and sends so many value messages what is most desirable/valuable in regards to physical attributes including skin tone, height, hair color, fitness level, functionality of our bodies, and so many more!

VELS:

All ages:

DEVELOPING SELF – SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT: SELF AWARENESS Goal 1: Children demonstrate an awareness of own personal characteristics, skills and abilities

LEARNING ABOUT THE WORLD-COGNITIVE: INQUIRY Goal 1: Children make sense of the world around them by actively gathering and interpreting information.

READING – ENGAGING WITH LITERATURE AND INFORMATIONAL TEXT Goal 1: Children develop “book language” and demonstrate comprehension 3.Make connections between stories and real-life experiences

LITTLE BLUE TRUCK LEADS THE WAY BY ALICE SCHERTLE

READ BY LAUREN B.

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